PLEASE Read the entire job posting description and follow the directions completely. It is a waste of your time to just blast us with your information without following the instructions...that is if you're truly interested in the job.
We need 15 to 20 color illustrations for a children's book we're doing (about a duck learning general time concepts-like yesterday, today and tomorrow; winter spring summer fall, etc.) for an audience of 2 to 4 year old children. One of the images would be used for the cover art.
We're looking for something stylistically similar to the illustrations on the cover of. "Orangey the Goldfish" meaning bright, dynamic colors, simple backgrounds, high contrast and engaging characters that would appeal to young kids. Characters with lots of personality and charm.
We're will retain all rights to the artwork for the project, and need the illustrations submitted as both jpg and psd
We have several projects, so the potential for multiple gigs is possible if we like what you do, and you're easy to work with.
Please submit a cover letter indicating your understanding of the requirements and why you'd be a good fit for this gig, as well as a quick b&w sample sketch of the character you would uniquely create for a duck washing his socks. Just a quick thing, doesn't need to be fleshed out with a lot of details. We want to see what your vision is for the character that is the focal point of the story. (You retain all the rights to your sample.)
We also ask for you to send us a sample because we need to see if you are willing and able to follow written directions since that is our primary mode of communicating with you. We get so many good applicants that don't follow instructions - so if you actually do, you will have significantly better chance than someone who doesn't. It is simply a method for us to screen applicants. I am spelling it out as plain as can be in writing, so if you are not going to follow these instructions, please don't bother to apply. It is disappointing, because in fact 60% of the applicants (some of them incredibly talented) do not follow instructions.
Thanks - we look forward to seeing your sample and portfolio.
P.S. We have been scammed before with upfront payments, so unfortunately we do not pay upfront before the job starts
Skills: drawing, communication-skills