Martyn2 picked a winning design in their illustration & graphics contest

For just £199 they received 32 designs from 11 designers.

Here’s a peek at the client’s brief

Contest title


Create the next Nose Art illustration for Cardiff Cruises


Passenger boat for sight seeing boat trips

Background information

Organization name

Cardiff Cruises

Description of the organization and its target audience

Passenger boat for sight seeing boat trips


Travel & Hotel

Content details


We've just finished a competition to rename our new boat, we'll be calling it Dame Shirley, after the Welsh singer Shirley Bassey. We would like to have her on our boat, like Virgin Airplane nose art, but instead of her legs she will be a mermaid and hold the Welsh flag, examples can be seen here and I have attached a crude mock up that I did myself.…80&bih=709

The finished piece should be more realistic and not a cartoon

See how this image has lots more shades in the face and with the hair 

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