Dragon Scene illustration or Photomanipulation

  • Status: Closed
  • Prêmio: $100
  • Inscrições Recebidas: 17
  • Vencedor: TheLostEditor

Síntese do concurso

This is a contest for an illustration or photomanipulation to illustrate a mythological high-fantasy short story. The finished illustration should fit and accompany the story. If possible should illustrate a scene in the story.

NO CARTOONS!!
* 16:9 Aspect ratio. Min 4000px on the long edge
* 300DPI RGB JGEG and associated design files (editable .PSD)
* Winner will award full copyright to image and design files.

The story is called The First Dragen and you can read it here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhCvwP_hmOXYBEZDfnklDsBWZ5Xyo1NGb7rDHna2aD4/edit?usp=sharing

Image may be digitally painted or a photomanipulation. If a photo manipulation please note it should NOT look like a photograph and be photo-realistic. It instead should have an illustrated or painted feel to it.

If a photomanipulation you may only use source images that you have the commercial right to use (NO GOOGLE images!). You will be required to tell me what those sources are with links. You may not use just a single stock image that someone else has created. You must have a composite. You must have significantly changed the stock image/s. If a photomanipulation is chosen as the winner you will be required to provide the source files (editable .PSD). This photomanipulation must be your new original work not used or posted in any other place.

If an illustration or digital painting, it must be your original work not posted or used in any other place. when you post your entry also include the work in progress sketch, before inking or coloring.

Forgive these requirements. They are to safeguard both you and me. It is to prevent others from trying to enter work that is not theirs and/or not their own original work.

Audience and style.

Please view a work in progress site and the website theme I am using:

https://mernac.com/

Also view these pieces on Dragons

https://www.worldanvil.com/w/mernac/a/dragons-species
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/mernac/a/kellium-ink-item

Audience:

The primary audience will be RPG game players, particularly those into TTRPG's like Dungeons and Dragons, and Pathfinder (approx 40M) approximately 85% of the audience is male. approximately 75-80% of the target audience is 34 or younger.

The secondary audience is readers of epic and high fantasy. Unlike most fiction, where most readers are female, approximately 70% of these readers are male. The majority of the readers are 25-49.

That said, from experience, the audience leans toward more gritty darkr themes. This is particularly true when doing males, creatures, monsters, and landscape-based art.

If you use Male or Female characters

Men and males tend to be "heroes" of "villains" very masculine, powerful, and appearance tends to be based around physique, weapons, magic, and armor.

Females tend to be strong characters but always with high sex appeal. For the most part, they are very buxom and have attractive figures. They tend to have far less clothing than their male counterparts and show a lot of skin. For the most part long hair. “Evil” characters are "exotic" and darkly sexy and attractive. Even if they have a monster or ugly face, half-animal, or covered in blood, they still tend to have big boobs and well-shaped rear end... and that is what the audience notices. “Good” female characters tend to be weapon-toting or spell-casting scantily clad "heroines" OR prim and proper sisters, mothers, queens, and princesses, goddess, priestess - the untouchable classic beauties the reader can never have but secretly lusts after, usually with long ornate flowing dresses and or jewelry, often updos... very feminine.

For the most part, the predominantly male target audience is "role-playing" whether playing a game or reading a book. If the character playing or reading about is male - it is someone they want to be. If the character is female it is someone they want to bed.

All-in-all my target audience is male, and the art should be aimed towards that audience.

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  • Arumbus
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 2 meses atrás

    12 hours left. Thank you all for the submissions. For those I asked to list the stock assets with links that were used, please do so before the end of the contest.

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. kushwahom11
      kushwahom11
      • 2 meses atrás

      Your feedback is highly appreciated on #40

      • 2 meses atrás
  • kushwahom11
    kushwahom11
    • 2 meses atrás

    Dear contest holder, your feedback is highly appreciated on #40 . If you want any changes or improvements in the design, I can surely do so.

    • 2 meses atrás
  • EstebanSanchezMo
    EstebanSanchezMo
    • 2 meses atrás

    please check #43

    • 2 meses atrás
  • kushwahom11
    kushwahom11
    • 2 meses atrás

    Please check https://drive.google.com/file/d/14UyrxsWo1rLfw8K42MmjfSO17ATMiEyi/view?usp=sharing

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      thank you

      • 2 meses atrás
  • TheLostEditor
    TheLostEditor
    • 2 meses atrás

    Plz check entry number #44

    • 2 meses atrás
  • radiantARTstudio
    radiantARTstudio
    • 2 meses atrás

    Sir can you give me some description about Goddess Siberlee and Sola?

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      you can find out about Siberlee here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kdG0A7vOgKoCrc5rBa0pQ2FSPEXNoJe75TkVzyu7ZtE/edit?usp=sharing You can find out about Sola Here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KZJ7AM_NVmABQmHUkwKPG2GKnHI9DGqtuJS0wwltYNg/edit?usp=sharing

      • 2 meses atrás
  • TheLostEditor
    TheLostEditor
    • 2 meses atrás

    Sir can I know what is the place where first egg placed ?? because in story the place where first egg placed is'nt described

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      good question! Surprise me, I did not write that part so do what feels good. Just remember the two sisters watched and waited for quite some time as they waited for it to hatch

      • 2 meses atrás
    2. TheLostEditor
      TheLostEditor
      • 2 meses atrás

      Ohk thank you, I will submit my first entry today

      • 2 meses atrás
  • alitblaul
    alitblaul
    • 2 meses atrás

    I'll joining soon

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      I look forward to seeing your art

      • 2 meses atrás
  • NicolasReuterArt
    NicolasReuterArt
    • 2 meses atrás

    Take a look at #13. I would like to know what you thought, what could change.

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      very unique! I look forward to seeing where it goes!

      • 2 meses atrás
  • NicolasReuterArt
    NicolasReuterArt
    • 2 meses atrás

    I was excited about this lore. I intend to make an art involving the birth of dragons. If you like my art, I would love to work with you throughout the project.

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      Yes, this is one of the intents of the contests to find an artist (or artists) to help me illustrate this project. I have several hundred stories, articles, or chapters written ove the last 25-years for this world. I am looking for some long-term artists.

      • 2 meses atrás
  • islamfarid485
    islamfarid485
    • 2 meses atrás

    Please check #15

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      very nice start. Please see my comments

      • 2 meses atrás
  • jmvanbreda
    jmvanbreda
    • 2 meses atrás

    You'll probably get stolen designs as well. Just double check before you pick a winner.

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      Yes. I have several ways of checking. The community here is also quite good at letting me know if someone has stolen someone else's design.

      • 2 meses atrás
    2. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      unfortunately we were right... sighs. I had to reject several for that reason

      • 2 meses atrás
  • Arumbus
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 2 meses atrás

    It appears that some have tried to enter work that is not their own and they do not have the right to use or sell. Please ensure you only submit your own work. If you are using an element that is stock and you have the commercial right to use the element in your new composite, this is fine. Clearly advise this in your entry.

    • 2 meses atrás
  • jasongcorre
    jasongcorre
    • 2 meses atrás

    #10

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      yes I saw. ty.

      • 2 meses atrás
  • reyesonline
    reyesonline
    • 2 meses atrás

    You describe male and female character on the descriptions, which one is this contest for? should we add the character into the dragon scene?

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      Adding a character is up to the artist's discretion. You can do it or not. You may, for example, have Barak and Roadius in the cave killing Kellium. You may have Siberlee talking to Kalos, you may have Siberlee and Sola trying to create an egg, or all the gods and goddesses in the scene where Kalos is acusing Barak... or you may not have human/god characters in the scene at all. It is up to you as an artist. I put that in there in case artists did want to include human/god characters in the illustration.

      • 2 meses atrás
    2. reyesonline
      reyesonline
      • 2 meses atrás

      Need to dive deeper into the story, we'll post the entry in couple days.

      • 2 meses atrás
  • Arumbus
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 2 meses atrás

    I have noticed a few entries are leaning toward a children's audience and are a bit cartoony. I just want to advise against that. That is not what I am looking for. you may want to go to google images and do a search for "Dark Fantasy" to get a better idea of the look and feel or poke around in the mernac.com WIP site.

    • 2 meses atrás
  • RonnieCunha
    RonnieCunha
    • 2 meses atrás

    I'm working on it!

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      looking forward to you entry.

      • 2 meses atrás
  • TheLostEditor
    TheLostEditor
    • 2 meses atrás

    Plz don't end he contest earlier, I would love to sumit an entry.

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      I will let the contest run the full length

      • 2 meses atrás
  • alexander213
    alexander213
    • 2 meses atrás

    Hey there! Great contest, I am working!

    • 2 meses atrás
    1. Arumbus
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 2 meses atrás

      I see. Nice start!

      • 2 meses atrás

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