Illustrate Fantasy Hero for a Book

  • Tila: Closed
  • Palkinto: $667
  • Vastaanotetut työt: 95
  • Voittaja: GavinBaldwin

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Kalen O'Tolan is a new myth, an epic hero, an immortal being with 3,000 years of life, starting at Year 0 through the Year 3,000 CE. He is a warrior, a poet, and a magician of Thracian heritage. Tutored in a magical language and possessing mystical artifacts such as a Black Stone, a Red Jewel, and a Brown-handled Sword, he must fulfill his destiny as a leader in three different Kosmic Wars ... all before his 27th birthday.

The first book is called "The Black Stone" (forthcoming). In this book, Kalen ages from 0 Years to Age 9. The settings of the book include Finland, Greece, Kenya, and the Near East. This tells the story of the War of the Zodiac, and Kalen's quest to bring a New Zodiac. Young Kalen's friends in the book include a giant brown bear, bats, beaver, bison, and a platypus. The second and third books, called "The Red Jewel" (Ages 9 to 18) and "The Brown Sword" (Ages 18 to 27), are set in the Far East including India, China, Nepal, and Japan. These books tell the stories of the War of the Archetypes and the War of the Deities, and Kalen's quest to bring the New Map of the Archetypes and New Map of the Heavens into the world. At stake is nothing less than saving All-That-Is from the encroachment of the Entropy-creating Ro which threatens existence.

Do you want to create illustrations which can be used on the books' interior art, website, Facebook covers, and so forth? To enter this contest, submit three or more images showing Kalen at age 9, age 18, and age 27. Drawings using the black stone, red jewel, and brown-handled sword are encouraged. Use Kalen's crest of arms (see below). Also, a composite image with all three ages in one could be helpful in the judging process and would be nice to see. Color images are requested, though if the images are chosen as book interior art they will be converted to B&W.

MISCELLANEOUS DESIGN NOTES: My preference is for *realistic* illustrations rather than drawings which are too cartoonish or anime-like. As Kalen ages, he grows athletic and muscular and this body type should feature in his drawings at age 18 and 27. If you wish to include the Black Stone in your drawings, it is about the size and shape of the "Magic 8 Ball" (Google it if you don't know what that is). If you wish to include the Red Jewel in your drawings, it is a necklace with a ruby teardrop-shaped pendant worn on his chest. As a young man, he fights with a brown-handled sword (basically an ordinary sturdy sword made of metal with a wooden handle).

THE ATTACHED IMAGES: Kalen's "crest of arms" is a T'ai Hsuan symbol, which is in the attached files in both color and B&W which you can use. Kalen's name when spelled in the magical language contains 6 bars, 3 once-broken, and 1 twice-broken (see the attached file). You can use these images in your designs on clothing or as you see fit. What is your vision of this mythical boy/man? What three images (minimum) would you use to illustrate his myth, persona, and destiny in the Kosmic Wars?

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“A talented illustrator with superb artistry, he won a highly competitive design contest with 130 entries. Top-notch.”

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  • synthsmasher
    synthsmasher
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Congratulations to GavinBaldwin. A worthy winner.Good luck for the upcoming books Joe. I may not have won but I'd love to illustrate for your future books.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • GavinBaldwin
    GavinBaldwin
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I'd just like to assure you of my abilities and give you a sample of my painting style. follow the link to watch a time-lapse of a quick painting I created of our pal Kalen :) screencast.com/t/3VkaMAbSQjP thanks.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • writingwolf1
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    At this time, four designs have pulled into the lead. In alphabetical order, they are Anohreul,GavinBaldwin, rafaEL1s, and synthesmasher, Thank you to all who have participated. The final decision may come next week in order to coordinate appropriate publicity. Thank you, Joe

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. rafaEL1s
      rafaEL1s
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      synthsmasher, I totally agree with you. I also wanted to do graphic works, but the description was asked to be color illustrations. so I did a vector based sketch – used on the books interior art (which can easily turn into graphics work, using hatch), and a color version for the contest, which can be posted on website, Facebook cover, or jus prited on posters, etc.
      I think in this way were satisfied all requirements and needs.
      I wish all the best to all, rafaEL’S.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. writingwolf1
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I appreciate your comments and thank everyone for participating. I am meeting with my publisher on Monday and I hope to have a decision by early next week. Meanwhile, we are looking primarily but not exclusively at the four leading designs previously noted.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • lenssens
    lenssens
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Look at my portfolio, please! .. https://www.freelancer.com/u/lenssens.html

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Airbrushhero
    Airbrushhero
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I didnt make it in time...cant post mine...time flies when having fun. Wish you all good luck

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • writingwolf1
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I want to thank each one of you for giving an outstanding effort which has blown me away. Your many hours of work and creative genius are deeply appreciated and honored. Unfortunately, as we all know there can only be one winner. In addition to consulting my book's publisher, I will ask others including my Facebook friends and fans to comment.
    As a first step, I have narrowed the field to the top 15 candidates (see list below). If your work was not accepted, I hope you will not take the decision as a reflection on your talent; I have been on a "search for Kalen" and our visions were not quite in synch at this time. Thanks again, and good luck to all of you.
    Best regards,
    Joe Perez
    ****
    Top 15 candidates (in alphabetical order):
    Anohreul
    blacktee011
    evelyneboesch
    GavinBaldwin
    Gennan
    Graft25
    lenssens
    luxxxio
    miqeq
    rafaEL1s
    rbanu7banban
    riki05
    synthsmasher
    TearsOfDragon1
    vicos0207

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. Gennan
      Gennan
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      That's a good start, you might need suggestions not only from your fans but also from publisher to make sure which one is fit for your book. Glade to see the winner after so many fantastic working, however be careful, one important thing you need to be noticed: to make sure the work is original making that did not come from any stock images or photos, even only parts are not original would bring copyright problems to you. Good luck~ you got many amazing works~I agree that is hard to chose:D

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. luxxxio
      luxxxio
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Thank you for this opportunity!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • GollorR
    GollorR
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    None of my business, but just keep in mind that some of the so called "original works of art" are actually photos/models with filters or barely any painting on top. If you plan on launching the book for profit, then you will get sued if caught using copyrighted work. Just a word of advise

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • rafaEL1s
    rafaEL1s
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hi Sir, please put both my versions of Kalen - age 9, into the poll (that one with his animals). thank you very much! good luck to everyone!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Reihra
    Reihra
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please check 128 and 129, i just posted them. hope you like the semi-realistic gear based on historical artifacts.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • miqeq
    miqeq
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #123 is the one ;)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Mangolphin
    Mangolphin
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    please review #124, comment are welcome

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • bortnikovaalexa
    bortnikovaalexa
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please check final version #122
    thanks! :)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please Check #121 Finished Sir!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • miqeq
    miqeq
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Check the #120 ;)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Gennan
    Gennan
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please check #115, new design for 9 years old Kalen, new single 18 years old and 27 years old character design. I put old design for 18 and 27 years old to let you decide which one you would like to take. You can see how Kalen changes from 9 to 27 years old. Thanks.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • rafaEL1s
    rafaEL1s
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    sir.. how about #112 , you don't like this one?

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Anohreul
    Anohreul
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    And there! See #114
    Thanks for waiting ;) Hope to work with you soon.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Anohreul
    Anohreul
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    I'll be uploading an entry soon. Please don't close the contest before the deadline >_

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #109 is my latest entry but it's not finished yet, I am working on the details and will submit the final entry before the contest ends, I was busy serving another client but I liked your project so very much and now I want to take advantage of every hour and minute left so please don't close before it expires. Let me know what you think about my progress if you want. Thank you!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • GavinBaldwin
    GavinBaldwin
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hi, I would greatly appreciate it if you checked out my entry. its number 107, Thanks!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • writingwolf1
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Just a reminder that this contest requires 3 illustrations, one at each of Kalen's ages (9, 18, and 27), for consideration. If you have provided only one or two drawings, you have until the contest deadline to complete the set. Thank you.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. blacktee011
      blacktee011
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Working on it!

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • jpalomar
    jpalomar
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please Check #95

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • jorgeclare
    jorgeclare
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello #92 face detail wihout battlescars...thanks!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • TearsOfDragon1
    TearsOfDragon1
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hello, I would like to ask if there is a way to resubmit all my entries together in the end as you have recommended or once submitted, there is no way to do it again.Thank you in advance.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • jorgeromero3d
    jorgeromero3d
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #84

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • writingwolf1
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Just a reminder to contestants that your final submission must contain three distinct images (one for each age of Kalen). If you have submitted more than one entry with one image apiece, it will be to your benefit to re-submit as a single entry. Thanks for all the wonderful entries. You are making our decision very difficult!

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • bortnikovaalexa
    bortnikovaalexa
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please check the rest #80 #81 #82

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Anohreul
    Anohreul
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Currently working with my own rendition of the artwork. Please do not close the contest before the contest end date.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • bortnikovaalexa
    bortnikovaalexa
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Please check #78

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • jorgeromero3d
    jorgeromero3d
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #77

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Novusmultimedia
    Novusmultimedia
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #76

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Felalfians
    Felalfians
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    update #70

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Gennan
    Gennan
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Hay...I am back and pinned some draft and sketches for kalen, please check #69. All works spent my 2.5 days to design for Kalen...Please let me know what your option is. I believe it can be better if I can know your requirements are more clear. Thanks.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. writingwolf1
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      I commented in your submission, which is outstanding. I would focus on 3 images at ages 9, 18, and 27 by adding the Tai Hsuan symbol, etc., to them in an appropriate way.

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. Gennan
      Gennan
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      Sure, gonna to check them later :)

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  • synthsmasher
    synthsmasher
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #65 let me know what you think.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • luxxxio
    luxxxio
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #62 lucio's illustrations. Thank you.

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • Felalfians
    Felalfians
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    please provide feedback for entry #61 (this is usable as you want)

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • RKurmaniattafaul
    RKurmaniattafaul
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #59 please check ...

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • redsunvn
    redsunvn
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #57 is a copy paste work http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17lyhp680ukfdjpg/original.jpg

    • 2 vuotta sitten
    1. redsunvn
      redsunvn
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      carefull, you will get problem if have that licensed image in your book. :)

      • 2 vuotta sitten
    2. writingwolf1
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 vuotta sitten

      thank you! he is disqualified

      • 2 vuotta sitten
  • writingwolf1
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    Thanks for all your continued submissions. In response to fiviach, don't worry I won't close the contest before the deadline. At the deadline, I will get feedback from my publisher and poll my Facebook fans to help me to decide the contest winner. It would be a good idea for all your images to be in a single entry. Thanks

    • 2 vuotta sitten
  • RKurmaniattafaul
    RKurmaniattafaul
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #48 please check. and give me feedback. thanks

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  • synthsmasher
    synthsmasher
    • 2 vuotta sitten

    #18 I have left you a message. Please reply.

    • 2 vuotta sitten

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