Here's a good job offer for newcomers who need to bulge up their portfolios. I need 20 illustrations of various (new) super-heroes and super-villains.
And that's where you come in. Draw me 20 line art illustrations of my new super-hero (and -villain) characters. All illustrations will be detailed line art, ONE character per illustrations with minimal background. (I'll show you how each character looks.)
The job should be finished within 2 months after we start work. (But remember, the sooner we finish this project, the sooner I can pay and feedback you! )
Basically, it goes like this: I'll send you instructions for the first 5 characters (the "briefing", with reference illustrations for the characters), and within 5 days after briefing, you show me sketches for the illustrations.
When you show me the sketches, I'll either ask for modifications (in which case, a revised sketch must be shown within 2 days after the revision request; remember, the illustrations have to look good), or tell you that it's okay to proceed.
After I notify you that it's okay to proceed, you deliver the finished, fully detailed illustrations within 2 weeks after I say "ok".
Then, after the first 5 illustrations block is finished, I'll send you the instructions for the second 5 illustrations block, where we repeat the procedure. After that is finished, I’ll send you the third 5 illustrations block, and when that is finished, the final 5 illustrations block.
This might evolve into an ongoing (permanent job, because I'm creating new characters all the time: After you finished the first 20 illustrations, I'll rehire you for the next set of 20 illustrations, and when that is finished, I'll re-hire you for the job after that, and so on. But those additional jobs are depending on your ability to do a good job on the intro project.
Because the illustrations are meant to come into a book, they need to be good. They can't be just "minimal" art, manga-like art or caricatures. Comic book art style is a "must" for this job. (Provided it is a western comic book art style, of course: "manga"-like art styles are a big "NO".)
Please attach an old b&w illustration sample (depicting both a male super-hero and a female super-hero, but pick characters whose face isn't hidden by a mask, so that I can see how you draw faces) to your bid/message, so that I can judge whether your art style is right for this job. Don't just link to your online-portfolio: I won't visit it. And don't "attach" a mere link to your profile, blog or art gallery, either.
Upon payment, all rights to the illustrations go to me. Budget is limited to 50$ (for the finished set of illustrations, not just for individual illustrations or for the sketches), but a positive and detailed feedback is assured.
But the feedback is NOT considered part of the payment. It is something I give customarily for a very well-done job, my way of giving back for the good job that was done for me. And it has proven on other places to be a BIG help in getting new work for artists.
Okay, looking forward to your bids. Don't forget to answer all questions, to attach at least one old b&w line art sample of your past work (unanswered questions and/or missing old art samples will cause me to take you from the list of applicants) and Good Luck!