I'm about to publish a special super-hero novel. This book will be illustrated, one illustration for each book chapter. Which brings me to you.
Draw me five different characters:
1) a very beautiful super-heroine
2) a monstrous, demoniac cloud-being
3) a mad techno-overlord
4) a non-human, cosmic judge
5) an evil knight
Draw all five illustrations after my detailed instructions, which you will get when you start work. All characters are seen from the front. ONE character per illustration. There are no backgrounds in the illustrations. Work begins in May 2016, and should be finished within a week.
Those five illustrations will serve as the basis for the later book illustrations. They will be used as character guides, so that the illustrator of the 26 chapter illustrations knows how each character looks when he draws them in his illustrations.
I'm looking more for a comic book artist than a proper book illustrator. Because a comic-book artist already knows what looks good. I am NOT looking for a logo designer or a photoshop artist: I need somebody who an draw characters, not somebody who can do tricks in Photoshop.
Those illustrations are not cartoons or caricatures, so the characters must be drawn realistic yet exiting. Just like in the old super-heroes comics from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties.
This calls, above all, for a very crisp and detailed art style. The finished illustrations must just look as if a pencil drawing was inked. The finished illustrations must be just as detailed and crisp as if they were 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. They must be realistic and detailed drawn. The artist must be able to draw adults, children, very muscular super-heroes, animals and mythical animals (such as unicorns, dragons or fairies) without problem.
Despite the fact that, for the most part, only grown-up humans and super-heroes are depicted, you need to be able to be flexibel: You must be able to draw men, women, children, animals, mythic beast, and monsters with equal ease.
Because when you finish this intro job, you can have the job of creating the actual illustrations for the book also. (In addition, there will be more jobs for "character guides" like this one: My book has many characters, not just five. And my illustrators will want to know how they look before they draw them.)
At the beginning of the work, you'll receive a detailed PDF document from me. In this document, there are detailed instructions, descriptions of how the characters in the pictures look (usually with a reference illustration). I'll give you detailed instructions about just what exactly I need for each illustration. If necessary, the artist must be ready to make revisions to the illustrations.
Please attach at least 1 older b&w illustration sample 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.
If you don't attach the requested old art sample in your bid text, I'll simply decline you. (After all, ths introductory job is partially about to see how professional you are, before I hire you for the bigger jobs. And if you already refuse to cooperate before the job even starts, the employer gets an excellent red flag about how difficult a work relationship with you would be. If you fail to show that having YOU on this job -even a job as small as this intro job -, is a snap, the employer will steer clear of you and pick somebody who actually follows the application instructions of the employer.)
Work begins in May 2016, and should be finished within a week. Upon payment, all rights to the illustrations go to me. Budget is limited to 50$, 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.
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!