May I Pet Your Triceratops

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 14
  • Winner: sonalibasu77

Contest Brief

I wrote a children's book with my son. Looking for an illustrator. Contest is for one page. Subsequent contract would be for the whole book (~10 pages). I'll upload some of the copy and direction shortly.

UPDATE: OK, so the concept of the book is that people are walking (on a leash) all sorts of exotic/unique animals. Animals that you'd a) never have as a pet and b) are so unusual they kids will may have never heard of them. So, there's a certainly a humor aspect (I mean, who'd walk a triceratops) but there's also an educational piece (diversity of nature/there's more than dogs and cats in this world). An important aspect here is scale, if the animals are large the kids/leash are small. We want them to understand how big or small these creatures were/are.

Other pages in the full book will include:
May I pet your puffin?
May I pet your narwhal?
May I pet your blobfish?
May I pet your okapi?

You get the idea.

The setup for each page is the animal is on a leash with some sort of collar. The leash goes off the page such that you can't see the owner/person that is walking them. Also constant on each page is one 9yr old boy (Vincent) and one 7 yr old girl (Lexi). Boy is blonde/blue eyed, girl is strawberry blonde/hazel eyed. They will have different expressions, depending on the animal. In addition, on each page either Vince or Lexi is is saying "May I pet your...?" The background settings will be different and can contribute to the humor aspect, for example, in this triceratops page, the setting/background is the cretaceous period, which is absurd because there were no humans then and how would they get there and why is there a sidewalk there (see uploaded document)?

Have fun with this, exercise some creative liberties from within the guidelines outlined here. Check out the attached file for more detail!!! Good luck.

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Public Clarification Board

  • Debdutta77
    Debdutta77
    • 10 months ago

    Please declare the winner of the contest quickly as it has been ages since this contest closed.

    • 10 months ago
  • artbybrandon13
    artbybrandon13
    • 11 months ago

    #extended

    • 11 months ago
  • sonalibasu77
    sonalibasu77
    • 11 months ago

    Please check my entry #57

    • 11 months ago
  • hamzajatte
    hamzajatte
    • 11 months ago

    Hi,
    I would appreciate some feedback on #37 please
    Thank you

    • 11 months ago
  • liamgimnez
    liamgimnez
    • 11 months ago

    Please can you check #14

    • 11 months ago
  • barbarabacci
    barbarabacci
    • 11 months ago

    Hello, this is a lovely story and I would like to participate. Could you possibly extend the date by a few days? #extended

    • 11 months ago
  • cvarjotie
    cvarjotie
    • 11 months ago

    Please wait for my entry. What page size are you thinking of working with?

    • 11 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      well, it might be a bit smaller but you can use 8.5x11, landscape

      • 11 months ago
    2. cvarjotie
      cvarjotie
      • 11 months ago

      Great! Thank you.

      • 11 months ago
  • arif447
    arif447
    • 11 months ago

    Hei Mspersico,

    please check my entry #10 #11 for revision.. & suggested for your work...
    if any change please inbox me..
    iam all-time online 24/7


    thank you...

    • 11 months ago
  • alitblaul
    alitblaul
    • 11 months ago

    "The leash goes off the page such that you can't see the owner/person that is walking them." Can you explain more about this phrases, i still dont get it

    • 11 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      the triceratops is being walked by someone on a leash, but you can't see the person, only the leash.

      • 11 months ago
  • raosushant2104
    raosushant2104
    • 11 months ago

    I am a bit confused about the resolution and The which way do you want the illustration. Portrait or landscape.

    • 11 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Resolution is somewhat up to you as its an illustration. Portrait is fine.

      • 11 months ago
  • ShiulyBrahma
    ShiulyBrahma
    • 11 months ago

    I am working on it.

    • 11 months ago
  • mspersico
    Contest Holder
    • 11 months ago

    Details added, please see update. And remember - it needs to be an illustration!

    • 11 months ago
    1. iambisw
      iambisw
      • 11 months ago

      working on it, thanks

      • 11 months ago
  • UncommonlyCommon
    UncommonlyCommon
    • 11 months ago

    Hi, Do you have any specific scene in mind which you need for this contest?

    • 11 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Yes, details uploaded

      • 11 months ago
    2. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Details added, please see update

      • 11 months ago
  • soniahardaaaani
    soniahardaaaani
    • 12 months ago

    Hi, I am interested in this project yet also need the full details of the storybook. Thank you.

    • 12 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Yes, details uploaded

      • 11 months ago
    2. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Details added, please see update

      • 11 months ago
  • gr0uchyoldbag
    gr0uchyoldbag
    • 12 months ago

    Hi - it would really help to have more details - story title, some of the required scenes, etc.

    • 12 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Yes, details uploaded

      • 11 months ago
    2. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Details added, please see update

      • 11 months ago
  • Fadysaeed
    Fadysaeed
    • 12 months ago

    could you attach a sample of your drawings ?

    • 12 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Yes, details uploaded

      • 11 months ago
    2. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Details added, please see update

      • 11 months ago
  • hamid314
    hamid314
    • 12 months ago

    Please share full details. Thanks

    • 12 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Yes, details uploaded

      • 11 months ago
    2. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Details added, please see update

      • 11 months ago
  • liamgimnez
    liamgimnez
    • 12 months ago

    Working on it

    • 12 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Your initial one was really good. Details added, please see update

      • 11 months ago
  • nugrahanugraha
    nugrahanugraha
    • 11 months ago

    Hallo Dear Contest Holder,, is the pice $100 for one illustration or for 10 illustration?

    • 11 months ago
    1. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Just for one page.

      • 11 months ago
    2. mspersico
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      One page

      • 11 months ago
  • iambisw
    iambisw
    • 11 months ago

    working

    • 11 months ago
  • sidrajabeen79
    sidrajabeen79
    • 12 months ago

    i want to work with you\

    • 12 months ago

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