Creative! Draw a character

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $97
  • Entries Received: 94
  • Winner: Iana111

Contest Brief

Hi guys! I need you to create a digital illustration of an owl that is called Owlbert Einstein.

I would love to see and pay for your original take in this competition.

THE CHARACTER
* He'll need to be an owl with Einstein-like characteristics.
* He is going to be a mascot, so I'd like to feel some charisma.
* I would like him to look friendly/playful/approachable. To make that a bit clearer, the colors and character in this illustration is good, except that he's not very Einstein-like: [url removed, login to view]
* The watercolor or colored pencil style is suggested over a cartoon style approach, as its imperfections tend to add the uniqueness and character that I am looking for. But not compulsory.
* Also, if the character is carrying something like books or papers, it seems to help build a sense of personality.

CONTEXT
He's going to be the mascot of a website that I have made and will be put into the sidebar here: http://www.ideas.discover.earth.

TECHNICAL
I'll need the final product in a PNG file, with a transparent background.

OTHER IDEAS
Below are some other takes from across the internet, but that don't make the cut:
(1) Too intense: [url removed, login to view]~artwork,fw_1300,fh_2000,iw_1300,ih_2000/s6-0015/a/5438545_3298486/~~/[url removed, login to view]
(2) Not friendly: [url removed, login to view]
(3) Too intense, and no colours: [url removed, login to view]
(4) Also a bit scary: [url removed, login to view]

UPDATES
(1) I've been leaving feedback on most submissions. This may help to lead and clarify your ideas.
(2) I created a Photoshop file where I've placed a low-resolution version of the submissions into a screenshot of my website, just to see what they will look like. I have uploaded this file as it may help you to optimise your submissions to the website context.

Good luck and have fun!
Ben

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Employer Feedback

“Iana did an incredible job for my project, winning a competition with over 120 other entries. She easily grasped the idea of the character I was trying to bring to life and collaborated with me to refine it. Everything went perfect and I'm looking forward to working with her again.”

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Public Clarification Board

  • ben633
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    Thanks so much to everyone for participating!
    Iana did a really great job with #119 but there were so many amazing entries, I was completely blown away by everybody's skills and interpretations of the character.
    Thanks again and all the best,
    Ben

    • 2 weeks ago
  • artnimator
    artnimator
    • 2 weeks ago

    pls check #117 watercolor version 2 and my 4th owlbert einstien design,, :)

    • 2 weeks ago
  • E1matheus
    E1matheus
    • 2 weeks ago

    Kindly check Entry #116

    • 2 weeks ago
  • artnimator
    artnimator
    • 2 weeks ago

    Pls check #111 and #112 , thank you

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Arturios505
    Arturios505
    • 3 weeks ago

    I will submit my entry soon

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Charlypr
    Charlypr
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi Ben.
    I would love to participate in your contest, but I have some questions.
    1- What is the size you need for the illustration
    2- What are the colors you want to add to the owl
    3- Do you want the same style as in the example image, as a children's drawing, not very technical? or can it be done with another style?
    4- The owl must have the characteristics of Albert Einstein, right? Thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. ben633
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      1. Apologies for not providing this initially. 2000x2000 px would be great. If you've already started then don't worry, what you have will be fine.
      2. Purple and blue fit the colour schemes of my website, but are not compulsory.
      3. My preference was for a watercolour style, but there have been many submissions that are very high quality that are not watercolour. The most important thing is for the owl to have charisma and personality and to give off a good vibe, as it is for a mascot.
      4. Yes

      • 3 weeks ago
  • gliderpilot
    gliderpilot
    • 3 weeks ago

    Is there a way to send you my work through email as I didnt realize time run out...

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. ben633
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Yes mate I'm going to extend the competition by 3 days in a few hours. Thanks and good luck.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • ben633
    Contest Holder
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hey all,

    Many of these submissions are very good, and what will end up being a deciding factor in choosing a winner is how well they 'fit' with my website.

    This is hard to judge, so I created a Photoshop file where I've placed a low-resolution version of the submissions into a screenshot of the website, so that I can see how well they fit with context.

    I have uploaded this file for you (on the main competition page) so that it might help you optimise your submissions to the website context and win the competition. Of course, this is optional.

    Thanks again to everyone and good luck.

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. betoman90
      betoman90
      • 3 weeks ago

      Ready, please check #38 and #40

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. artnimator
      artnimator
      • 3 weeks ago

      would like to hear comments for entry #79

      • 3 weeks ago
  • JohanGart22
    JohanGart22
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hi! Wait for my entry

    • 4 weeks ago
  • betoman90
    betoman90
    • 4 weeks ago

    please check entry #25

    • 4 weeks ago
  • ben633
    Contest Holder
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hey guys - yep, with the quality of these submissions I'm more than happy to upgrade the competition to guaranteed! Good luck and thank you for your awesome work!

    • 4 weeks ago
  • ratax73
    ratax73
    • 4 weeks ago

    check #19 and feedback thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
  • Shojaie1985
    Shojaie1985
    • 4 weeks ago

    working on it

    • 4 weeks ago
  • nugrahanugraha
    nugrahanugraha
    • 4 weeks ago

    #guaranteed

    • 4 weeks ago
  • ratax73
    ratax73
    • 4 weeks ago

    can you make #guaranteed ? thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
  • donfreelanz
    donfreelanz
    • 4 weeks ago

    #guaranteed

    • 4 weeks ago

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