Hi. I am a first time author with an exciting new young adult adventure novel. It's targeting the 10-15 age group, had good guys, bad guys and monsters. So far the feedback has been AMAZING. I am about to release a private beta of the manuscript and would like to include a cool and exciting cover design, which captures the essence of the novel.
Childen, ages 10-15.
Both boys and girls.
Same market that reads Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Sisters Grimm and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Based on the attached file, I am looking for a color illustration (althought it should also look good in black & white) which depicts the "monster" in my novel.
Specifically, I would like the following vision illustrated:
- Upper half of illustration should be beach in Australia, with sand, rocks, hills and blue sky above. This section will overlap and be above title.
- Lower half of illustration should be underwater, in shallow ocean (blue water with peaceful fish & ocean lilfe nearby)
- Odd looking lump/pile of yellow sand at bottom of sea floor, looking ominous and somewhat different from the sea floor around.
- The beginning of a tentacle/arm/creature extending out of the yellow sand, reaching up, towards the surface. Should be scary with the beginning outline of fingers/hand/digits.
The illustration must look good in a children's book format, roughly 20cm by 12cm, with the below title area about 12cm wide by 10cm tall.
Please do not use any clip art or stock images. I would like an original illlustration only, please.
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED FILE TO SEE HOW THE "CREATURE" IS DESCRIBED.
The blue areas of the writing sample describe the "formation" of the creature feature in the novel. My hope is that the illustration for this project ONLY captures the spirit of the above 3 points (ocean, sandpile, scary tentacle arm beginning to emerge), NOT the entire creature.