Illustrate Captain Sideways

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  • Prêmio: $250
  • Inscrições Recebidas: 15
  • Vencedor: paulmage2

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Innovation Accelerator ([login to view URL]) is looking for an illustrator skilled in comic book style to draw the character Captain Sideways in various poses that can be used on our website. The person we hire for the poses of Captain Sideways will then be rehired to draw short comics (6 to 8 panels) involving adventure featuring Captain Sideways.

Captain Sideways: A Comic Book Character for Creativity

Captain Sideways solves problems by looking at things sideways (from unusual perspectives). Because of the outfit, helmet, and visor, people are unable to tell the gender of Captain Sideways. Captain Sideways is alien but resembles an 11-year-old human. I want to avoid stereotypical masculine and feminine physiques that occur in comic book characters. That is why Captain Sideways is small and resembles an 11-year-old human. While in costume, the only visible parts are the mouth and cheek area. The skin color is medium brown, but no particular race or ethnicity is discernible. Inside the visor, a computer projects images onto the inside of the visor that helps Captain Sideways solve problems. The basis of these images come from the products sold by Innovation Accelerator, Inc., and emerge from the research of Dr. Tony McCaffrey. The computer's name is Seymour (or maybe C-More) because it helps Captain Sideways "see more" than one usually notices.

Background of Character:
Captain Sideways is an alien from the far side of the universe, although looks like an 11-year-old human. In costume, it is impossible to tell if Captain Sideways is male or female. It appears that Captain Sideways can fly, but really Captain Sideways levitates (or floats) and can move in a direction at various speeds. On the far side of the universe, dark matter is prevalent and organic life evolved to respond to gravity differently. In fact, Captain Sideways has to stay focused to stay on the ground. Captain Sideways sometimes floats away while daydreaming and some people say that Captain Sideways is "spacey." When focusing on a problem, Captain Sideways often looks at the things related to the problem sideways, upside down, and backwards by floating around what is being observed. On Captain Sideways' suit is a symbol based on the standard phrase for creativity "thinking outside the box." I need an artist's touch finishing the symbol's design, but two rough ideas are in an attached file.

Although illustrators will initially be focusing on drawing the character itself, I will describe a sample adventure to help interested illustrators get a sense of what Captain Sideways does when helping people solve tough problems.

Sample episode:
While flying near Antarctica, Captain Sideways notices a large research ship that is in trouble. It struck an iceberg and will sink in two hours (like the Titanic). They do not have enough lifeboats and the nearest rescue ship is 4 hours away.

Upon landing, Captain Sideways takes the problem solving graph that was forming inside the visor and projects it onto a wall so the whole crew can work on the problem. I have attached a sample problem solving graph called a BrainSwarming graph. Also, I have included a link to a 3-minute video on BrainSwarming for those interested in learning more: [login to view URL]

Based on all the ideas from the crew, people quickly notice that iceberg is a floating surface and several lifeboats ferry some people there to await the rescue ship. The BrainSwarming graph helps people notice other things that will float (see attached figure). They empty their steamer trunks and tie them together. Then, they put wooden planks from the ship across the floating steamer-trunk-platform to form a make-shift boat.

Between the lifeboats, iceberg, and floating streamer-trunk-platform, they are able to keep everyone out of the freezing water until the rescue ship arrives.

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“The work PaulMage2 submitted was of exceptional quality! He made the minor changes I asked in a short amount of time. He was very polite in his exchanges with me. I will definitely hire him again. ”

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  • Mar Fandos
    Mar Fandos
    • 4 anos atrás

    please check #11 !! thank you!

    • 4 anos atrás
  • zeyol
    zeyol
    • 4 anos atrás

    #16 #6

    • 4 anos atrás
  • helochaz
    helochaz
    • 4 anos atrás

    check my 2nd entry sir #14 thanks. :)

    • 4 anos atrás
  • victorshade9999
    victorshade9999
    • 4 anos atrás

    Dear Sir, please check my new design #12 . Thank you.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. DrTonyMcCaffrey
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      I will do so soon!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • DrTonyMcCaffrey
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    I will do so soon! Thanks!

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Bibicon
    Bibicon
    • 4 anos atrás

    Please check #13

    • 4 anos atrás
  • DrTonyMcCaffrey
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    Thanks. Will do. I will get back to you in a private message soon.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • victorshade9999
    victorshade9999
    • 4 anos atrás

    Dear Sir, please check #8 . Thank you.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • DrTonyMcCaffrey
    Proprietário do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    For the contest, I need the Captain Sideways in one pose. But the ultimate award winner will deliver Captain Sideways in multiple poses. Does that help?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. Mar Fandos
      Mar Fandos
      • 4 anos atrás

      yes, thank you!!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • Mar Fandos
    Mar Fandos
    • 4 anos atrás

    hello, just one question, you need only the design of the character? or also various poses? thank you!

    • 4 anos atrás
  • helochaz
    helochaz
    • 4 anos atrás

    please check #4 thanks.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Ichimaru
    Ichimaru
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi, what artwork style are you looking for? realistic or more cartoony?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. DrTonyMcCaffrey
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      More cartoony. I hope this helps, but I don't have the artistic vocabulary to describe what I have in mind.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • costin55
    costin55
    • 4 anos atrás

    check me out if you want high quality illustrations: http://reiner55.deviantart.com/gallery/

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. DrTonyMcCaffrey
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Engaging. Feel free to submit a sketch of Captain Sideways to the contest. Thanks.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • hebeshekar
    hebeshekar
    • 4 anos atrás

    I am a professional in this field, but my style is more like manga rather than American comic, if it's Ok you can check my gallery: http://sugar-h.deviantart.com

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. DrTonyMcCaffrey
      Proprietário do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Interesting. Feel free to submit a sketch of Captain Sideways to the contest. Thanks.

      • 4 anos atrás

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