Adding colour to The Steadfast Oak

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  • Palkinto: £20
  • Vastaanotetut työt: 15
  • Voittaja: lausta

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Attached is a pen and ink drawing, I now want some colour added to the image. When finished, this coloured image is to be printed as a greetings card. I have no fixed ideas on the type of colouring, whether a watercolour wash, or detailed colouring, bright or muted. A background should be added that refers to the text below, for instance, the background could vaguely represent a forest of boat masts instead of a forest of trees, or a sea battle in the forest mist. The tree however must stand out from the background

I am looking for this contest to provide inspiration. This is the first tree in a set of twelve, and if I am impressed enough by the winning submission, they may be asked to use the same style on the other eleven trees.

Here is the description to appear on the back of the greeting card:

The Sturdy Oak
Who would England be without me? Your navy were called 'The wooden walls of England'. Would those walls have kept out the French and Spaniards without the oak that clad the ships and protected the men within?
With a stout heart and a broad reach, I'll grow bigger and live longer than any honest tree in the forest.
What child does not know the shape of my leaves, what man has not been warmed by my fire, or lady sat in an Oaken chair. What pig has not been fattened by my acorns, whose shoe-leather has not been tanned by my bark.
I am the oak; I am England.

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  • samrat66
    samrat66
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Hi, please suggest if any modification requires.

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  • samrat66
    samrat66
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Hi, check out #20 for any modification if any...

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  • perrybond
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Slight revision to the text, not worried about existing entries (Assuming they will be happy to amend if they win)

    The Sturdy Oak
    Where would England be without me? It's navy were 'The wooden walls of England'. But would those walls have stood against the French and Spaniards if it weren’t for my timber that clad the ships and protected the men within?
    With my stout heart and broad reach, I grow bigger and live longer than any honest tree in the forest.
    What child doesn’t know the wavy shape of my leaves, what man hasn’t been warmed by my flames, or lady sat comfy in an oaken chair? But there’s more: What pig has not been fattened upon my acorns, whose shoe-leather not been tanned by my bark.
    I am the oak; I am England.

    • 4 vuotta sitten
  • perrybond
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Just thought. Standard card size is 127mm x 177mm which is a ratio of about 1 to 1.4, The design can be either portrait or landscape.

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  • perrybond
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Biram - not so keen on the background, but beautiful colouring of the Oak

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  • samrat66
    samrat66
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Hi, feedback for #10 and #11 pls....

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    1. perrybond
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 4 vuotta sitten

      Hi
      The mountaintop looks impressive, but it's not right for an oak tree, keep that idea in mind for future contests for the Birch or Elder trees; they colonize cliff tops, the oak is truly a forest tree.

      • 4 vuotta sitten
  • perrybond
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Ah, forgot to mention, it needs a title, "The Sturdy Oak"

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  • samrat66
    samrat66
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Hi, if you need only the image of the tree I can send it in a transparent background which would be easy to put on any background you like. again please suggest if any more changes you prefer.

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    1. perrybond
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      • 4 vuotta sitten

      i can't think of any amendments yet; it may need lightening or darkening, depending on the background

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  • samrat66
    samrat66
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Hi, if the colour of the tree is ok then can I proceed with the background? can you please seal the job so that no body can copy the concept?

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    1. perrybond
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      • 4 vuotta sitten

      I have no intention of sealing the job. I put the work out as a contest to stimulate ideas and to get a variety of possibilities. we are only 8 hours into a 7 day contest.

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  • samrat66
    samrat66
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Hi, can I have your feedback for #3 pls...

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    1. perrybond
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      • 4 vuotta sitten

      It looks good. Sofar I want to put your tree on inangmesraent's background and writing

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  • samrat66
    samrat66
    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Hi, any changes require?

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  • perrybond
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    • 4 vuotta sitten

    Thanks to the first submission by inangmesraent, I have amended my idea and would like the description on the front with the image.
    If someone else wins this contest, I will ensure that inangmesraent is recompensed for his idea.

    • 4 vuotta sitten

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