Here's a good job offer for newcomers who need to bulge up their portfolios. I'm about to publish a special super-hero novel. For that book, I already have a cover illustration.
But so much has changed since I started that book (for example, the characters depicted on the cover look quite different today, from their earlier incarnations when first that older illustration was commissioned) that I need a new cover illustration based upon the older one. I need the finished illustrations as scalable vector file.
And that's where you come in. Basically, your job is to re-draw the older cover (attached to this post), using the same composition as the older cover, but utilizing the new characters (I'll send you an reference illustration for each character), and add two additional characters to the mix, and from those two additional characters, we see only heads and upper-bodies. The finished drawing is to be delivered as both a high-resolution GIF and as a scalable vector file.
The job starts this month and should be finished within 2 weeks. For this job, I'm looking more for a comic book artist than a proper book illustrator.
This calls, above all, for a very crisp and detailed art style. The finished illustration must just look as if a pencil drawing was inked. The finished illustration must be just as detailed and crisp as if it was pencilled first and then finished in ink. After all, you can't use sketches or pencil drawings as book illustrations.
Art style must meet the following requirements:
The characters must not be caricatures. The characters mustn't be in stiff poses. The characters must look realistic and detailed, not like caricatures, manga-drawings or Rob Liefield-imitations. They need to look good, not just cool.
The illustrations require a detailed art style.
Please attach at least 2 different, old b&w illustration samples 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.
Upon payment, all rights to the illustrations go to me. Budget is limited to 20$, but a positive (and detailed) feedback is assured. Although the feedback is NOT considered part of the payment but is something I give customarily for a very well-done job. And it has proven on other places to be a BIG help in getting new work for artists.
And, of course, your name will be named in the "impressum"/copyright page of my book as book illustrator, which fact alone should already generate some nice new marketing opportunities for yourself, as well: Congratulations, from that moment on you are officially a published book illustrator!
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 or sloppily answered questions and/or missing old art samples will cause me to take you from the list of applicants) and Good Luck!