Illustrate my Short Story Series
- Stanje: Closed
- Nagrade: $80
- Prejetih vnosov: 8
- Zmagovalec/ka: PabloTheRisso
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.
"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."
"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."
“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%”
joejarvis, United States.