james.amcd got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
School of Success needs a beautiful illustration!!
Check out james.amcd's Illustration or graphics contest…
Myself and another Co-Author have written a book and are now seeking artwork that will be used for a book cover. If the winning artist has experience with book covers we would be interested in working with them after the contest concludes to develop the art into a book cover. It is not a requirement that artist who participate have experience with book covers.
What's your vision?
We are looking for a hand drawn piece of artwork that will be used as a book cover in the future. No stock images please, only original artwork. Image size should be 9 x 10.5. The photo should be one large panoramic view similar to the example photos. A Greek inspired building (the School of Success) sitting on top of a grassy hill in the middle of an ancient Greek city. Leading up to the school is an old stone road. The road is weathered, missing bricks, some are cracked and there may even be something like a tree down across it creating an obstacle. Essentially we want to convey with the road that the path toward success is not always polished or easy to traverse. On the road is a person (dressed as they would be in ancient times: see attached photo). Ideally their clothing would be a little dirty. The person would have a slumped posture. The school itself, should have 5 pillars in front of it resembling Greek architecture. Behind the school would be the ocean, a harbor, and boats. On the harbor should be another figure dressed in white clothing standing out on the edge of the dock looking out into the ocean. The ocean water should have waves and ripples. Around the hill/school and the road leading to it would be the rest of the city. I have attached a REALLY rough sketch of the general concept and layout. We are not looking for a modern looking city or building. We are looking for ancient Greek style, feel, art, and architecture. --------------- For Inspiration: The city of champions has the largest borders in the world, and yet, the smallest population. Within the city, there are no perfectly paved streets, no white marble steps, and no polished statues of legendary figures. It is a place that most people would overlook and avoid because it lacks the flashy neon lights, advanced technology, and fast paced lifestyle of other locations on the globe. No, instead this particular city has only the basics, and the individuals who live there work daily to master them. In this place with uneven sidewalks and alleyways that lead to dead ends the citizens have no fear of failure, display tremendous work ethic, have endless compassion, share forward thinking mindsets, and are not afraid to live their legacies. The people on the outside looking in think that the citizens of the city of champions are out of their minds because of how they choose to live. The onlookers cannot comprehend why the citizens try so hard, do not take the easy paths, and open themselves up to failure or defeat. But, I can tell you that it is those people, the potential naysayers who fail to realize that in order to live the life they want, they must not be afraid to reach out and grasp it. They must not be afraid to live their wildest dreams and if they fail, and life knocks them down, they have to be willing to stand back up, brush the dirt away from their clothes, and continue again on the path to greatness. This is the shared mindset of the cities citizens. Within this text, you are going to learn about twenty incredible individuals who are driven towards greatness and share not only similar mindsets, but the desire to share their blessings with others as well. They are driven to provide you and other onlookers beyond the city of champions with lessons of how they first had to dream about their ultimate goals and then formulate plans on how to achieve them. They want to pass on the information on how they formulated their plans, how they worked harder than anyone else, and most importantly, how they endured their failures along the way – how they persevered. These amazing men and women that you will read about genuinely care about YOU. They openly share their experiences because it because their mission is to not only accomplish amazing feats, but to help better the world as well. I want you to know that you have the ability to be just like them – you can be a citizen of the city of champions. All you have to do is follow the beaten, the one you might have been afraid to follow before because it is dark and difficult. Overcome your fears, embrace the process, and realize that all roads in the city of champions start and end at the School of Success. The doors are always open, class is always in session. Come in, take a seat, and join the pantheon of champions and high achievers.
We are looking for a book cover that is artistic, authoritative, stoic, bold, and strong, but has some wrinkles and cracks as well. Please avoid cartoon-ish design. Should the winning designer have experience developing book covers we would be interested in working with them after the project is complete. This is not a requirement at all, just something we would consider. The book size would be 6 x 9 and is currently 180-200 pages in size. We would like for the Front Cover, Spine of the book, and Back Cover to be a part of the artwork. A panoramic view. Meaning on the front of the book you would see the school, the city, and the road. The art would expand to the back of the book which would be where the ocean, dock, ships can be seen.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Illustration or graphics starts at $349.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their illustration or graphics.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
james.amcd collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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