Always a pleasure to work with Oscar. We will be using him again in the near future.
- john g. reinhart
John is very talented and was very willing to edit the images to my liking. I would recommend.
Catoz knew what I wanted before I did. The result was superb and captured the soul of the book.
Kalong did an exceptional job of creating the book cover I was after from my notes and descriptions. He did a great job in making changes once the design was in flight. VERY responsive. I will be going back to him again in the future.
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Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Games & Recreational
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I make tabletop games (board games and card games). The games usually consist of fantasy so the target audience is people who play fantasy tabletop games like Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and games like that.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I'm looking for artists for my Card Game called Guilds of Thurem. This is a medieval fantasy game similar to Magic the Gatherings. I'm looking for artist that can work long term with me that are willing to make 20+ art works (paid by the hour or per piece, whichever you prefer). It is likely that I pick more than just one winner :) I'm looking for multiple artists as it is.
Please choose one of the following fantasy scenes and make a mock up please. I want you to have full creative freedom with a few exceptions:
-I want the artwork to be "dark". I want the characters to be serious and the scenes to have darker colors. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of dark art (like dark films, video games etc) please let me know and I will explain further.
- I want there to be an even number of men and women in the card game but I don't want any sexualized images. The women should have realistic bodies and not show skin if it is unrealistic (for example no bikini armor, that would be incredibly impractical). The men should also have realistic bodies.
-You can include European Medieval Ages inspired scenes but I want there to be just as many scenes inspired by empires of the Americas (Aztec, Incas, Mayans) and African empires of the medieval ages. I want my game to represent the people that are often overlooked in medieval fantasy.
In the "Other" section I will describe the scene options you can choose from.
I want you to choose one of the following scenes, choose whichever you like best and be creative with it. The reason I'm doing multiple ones is so if I choose many artists we can already start with something. Also, it would be better to assess different styles this way.
Scene 1: A warrior (woman or man) riding a giant eagle. They should carry a sword or an axe. The eagle can be attacking other characters on the ground or not, you decide what will look best.
Scene 2: A wizard (male or female, with dark robes) casting a spell that creates an energy field around it and protects it from other spells, like fire spells or other type of rays.
Scene 3: Hooded figures sacrificing a person on an altar. this one I want it to be especially dark, it needs to be scary. It can also be bloody, I would prefer for it to be real and scary like that. They can be using some sort of knife while the body is laying on a stone table.
Scene 4: A few people talking to others in a medieval market. The idea behind it is that they are swindling or tricking them into taking their money. If you can come up with a great way of showing this in an illustration, that'd be great.
Scene 5: A queen talking to a warrior while the warrior kneels. The queen should be on a throne and there should be other guards around.
So you don't have to spend too much time with the drafts, you can submit just a drawn draft without coloring it in yet. That way we can talk about what edits need to be done etc.