Illustrate my Short Story Series

  • Stanje: Closed
  • Nagrade: $80
  • Prejetih vnosov: 8
  • Zmagovalec/ka: PabloTheRisso

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I will be releasing a ten episode short story series online. I want 2 pictures for each episode; one for the main photo, and one within the story.

This contest is just for the first episode. Please only enter if you are willing to work on the other 9 episodes, for the same pay as the contest, $60 per episode ($30 per illustration).

Below are a couple excerpts to go off of for each picture.

I am looking for more sketch-like, abstract, or broad-brush-stroke type illustrations. It doesn't have to be too detailed, I just want to put some kind of image and impression in the reader's mind, without doing all the imaginative work for them.

I DON'T want is too much detail in the way that people look, the faces etc. to not take away from what the reader is imagining.

Otherwise be creative and use your own style.

You don't have to capture EVERY detail of what is described in the excerpts. These are just for inspiration.

Here are the excerpts to go by.

Header Image:

"I stumble off the dance floor, and bust open the double doors to the outside deck, overlooking the water. It’s a cool night for the Caribbean, and steam comes off my skin.

Mist wafts ghostly over the water. Distant seagulls sound like crows. The salty air smells of extra decay. The tide must be out.

There’s not many people out on the deck.

A few old guys from downstairs in the corner smoking cigars and having a spirited old guy discussion.

A few couples or threesomes of friends interspersed around the high tables. And four guys around 30 leaning against the wooden pillars that hold up the thick black chain railing by the bay.

I walk over to look out on the choppy water. The open ocean is out to the right, and closer sits Gulf Sails [a brightly lit floating city], in the entrance to the bay. There’s plenty of berth on either side for passing boats, freighters, and cruise ships.

Way off to the left the bay gets narrower until it becomes a tidal river. Looking straight across I wouldn’t know there was land in the distance except for the sparse lights of remote vacation homes.

I have to think for a minute to decide if the deck is decorated for Halloween, or if it always has these 19th century London street lamps. The real flames are the only source of light, casting shadows across the weathered--but solid--wooden planks.

The moon isn’t quite full. It was full a couple nights ago. But it is a vibrant presence. Clouds block about a quarter of the moon at any given time, but quickly pass by. The moon’s usual fractal glint off the water flickers from the clouds, matching the gas street lamps."

Other image:

"I meet up with Dean and Craig at Amontillado’s Cask.

I know, it sounds like a boring place where old guys sip whiskey. But that’s just the basement. The main floor is a club with a gothic vibe, mainly because the building is an old cathedral. They fully exploit that for Halloween.

It’s just getting started. The stone archways and cast iron chandeliers are perfect. We couldn’t have chosen better costumes [dressed for a masquerade, including masks, the main character wearing gold]. Somehow the DJ infuses chilling organ scales into his beat.

She walks in to a beat. She flicks her hair to the side at the perfect time to match, not just the music, but the lasers too.

It all happens in slow motion. (Not really but you should picture it like that.)

She has a black mask tied around her face.

Her costume is a short, form-fitting dress: black with long sleeves. There are red ties around the waist and arms.

And the part I like the most is the slit that runs all the way up her left thigh.

She isn't just a ninja. She is a sexy ninja.

Her jet black hair is tied back with another striking red compliment to the rest of the outfit...

The music gets louder and the beat turns up. We take shots. We head to the dance floor.

A blond with black streaks and vampire teeth growls at me in a red strobe light. A werewolf busts a break-dance. Three witches hop in unison."

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Delodajalčev feedback

“His attention to detail is amazing and so willing to do revisions! He gave me so much great work to choose from and was happy to try out any random edits and insertions I wanted. Will definitely be working with him again. 100%”

Profilna slika joejarvis, United States.

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  • mrinz2000
    mrinz2000
    • pred 2 let

    Hi I had submitted my entry the second time entry entry number 29 with slight modification. would love to hear your review on this.Is it any where closer to what you were looking for?

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  • MVgdesign
    MVgdesign
    • pred 2 let

    Hello, we want to inform you that we may have some ideas, but we need time so will submit work as soon as we finish it.

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    1. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      Thanks!

      • pred 2 let
  • ahmetsaidkayhan
    ahmetsaidkayhan
    • pred 2 let

    Hi please check my entry #8 . That's just a simple draw. Also ı can draw your scenes with simple animations. There is an example (watch it on pc) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Y4G5Xkseg

    • pred 2 let
    1. ahmetsaidkayhan
      ahmetsaidkayhan
      • pred 2 let

      And you can see my portfolio here : https://ahmetsaidkayhan.artstation.com/

      • pred 2 let
  • RedfoxD
    RedfoxD
    • pred 2 let

    I would like to know what you think about my idea

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  • joejarvis
    Nosilec natečaja
    • pred 2 let

    Just increased the prize to $80

    • pred 2 let
  • sajini96
    sajini96
    • pred 2 let

    Please provide a reference image for the kind of art style you're looking for. Thanks

    • pred 2 let
    1. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      I really don't want to make people shoot for a specific style. Could be black and white silhouette art, or could be more like Van Gogh's Starry Night. Could also be more like a watercolor painting, or something more geometric. I'd even love to see a whimsical, or a "Tim Burton" sort of style option... Really open here, just don't want it to have intense detail so some interpretation still comes from the reader/ vewer

      • pred 2 let
    2. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      I've added some pictures to give an idea

      • pred 2 let
  • DiegoG26
    DiegoG26
    • pred 2 let

    Hi, I will start working on the illustrations you proposed, hope to get kind of the idea you are looking for

    • pred 2 let
    1. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      Hi Diego. I like that picture of leaves in your profile. It makes me think of maybe a Japanese sort of style, with different layers, the people almost in the background as silhouettes, and certain objects standing out with color. Not sure if this helps...

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    2. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      I've added some pictures to give an idea

      • pred 2 let
  • joejarvis
    Nosilec natečaja
    • pred 2 let

    I've just uploaded some files of examples of POSSIBLE styles... but please don't limit yourself, these are just to get a general idea of what I am imagining.

    • pred 2 let
  • EduardoDavila1
    EduardoDavila1
    • pred 2 let

    More Info, please!

    • pred 2 let
    1. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      like what? Any specific questions?

      • pred 2 let
  • PabloTheRisso
    PabloTheRisso
    • pred 2 let

    Hi how are you. I wanted to ask you if it is necessary to do the two illustrations for this contest, or just do one of the two.

    Thank you.

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    1. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      I will consider submissions with just one.

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  • Sangatsuusagi
    Sangatsuusagi
    • pred 2 let

    hello,
    I'm interested, but don't you have some description of the characters?
    I know you don't want too details, but some basic things like "about 50 years old, tall, thin" or "blonde young woman" would help much.

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    1. joejarvis
      Nosilec natečaja
      • pred 2 let

      Hey there. They are all around 20 years old, and wearing masks. The ninja girl is asian, and the main character in the gold masquerade mask is tan with dark hair.

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