We're looking for an illustrator for doing some artwork for a booklet for an album cover for a prog rock band. We want five illustrations, one for each song, in a comic book-ish style depicting landscape (cityscape, backgrounds) and some characters (fantastic characters and human characters). We want to use the artwork both in digital settings (social media, streaming services, pdf handouts) and later in physical format (we will do the printing). The largest physical format will be as a vinyl cover approximately 30cm, square. The cover will be done in multiple colours, one for each song, so in the booklet for each 2-page the illustration will cover the left page and the colour the right page.
We love gritty comic book artwork, especially the styles in “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (Kevin O'Neill), “Watchmen” (Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins), and “Hellboy” (Mike Mignola). So we want something in that direction. We can give the illustrator very detailed directions on what we want depicted, but we’re also open for freestyling. In some cases there might be a mixture of that.
Currently the job will be producing five pieces, possibly done in two stages (5 sketches, then 5 renders). Alternatively there might be enough with 1 sketch to see if we’re agreeing on the style and then giving you free hands. Or you can propose the most fitting workflow. We have done a mockup of the booklet, with detailed information on both what we want depicted and what the story is behind each piece, which will be shared with the illustrator. Currently July 2019 is set as a deadline, but there’s no lower limit on the timeline.
We’ve never commissioned a job like this before, so we’re not sure what to expect and also what is a fair pay and correct workflow. We understand that there’s an hourly rate which can be in the range of 25$ - 100$. Our budget is negotiable but we’re an amateur band not expecting to earn a lot from our music. We’re happy enthusiasts that just want to tell cool stories with our music. So our budget is not in the upper hundreds. That’s why we first wanted to reach out and explain our project, and hear from you what’s realistic to expect budget-wise. We will not start any work before payment is agreed upon. Payment can be done over Paypal.
The illustrator can be credited by name (or whatever the illustrator wants) in the booklet and on our marketing channels. We’re friendly and agreeable people, and want build people up rather than pushing them down.
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Hi Just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to work with you on album artwork . I’ve read your brief extremely carefully and I am absolutely sure that I can do the project very well