Creative! Draw a character

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $97
  • Entries Received: 92
  • 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: [login to view URL]
* 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: [login to view URL]~artwork,fw_1300,fh_2000,iw_1300,ih_2000/s6-0015/a/5438545_3298486/~~/[login to view URL]
(2) Not friendly: [login to view URL]
(3) Too intense, and no colours: [login to view URL]
(4) Also a bit scary: [login to view URL]

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
    • 9 months 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

    • 9 months ago
  • artnimator
    artnimator
    • 9 months ago

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

    • 9 months ago
  • E1matheus
    E1matheus
    • 9 months ago

    Kindly check Entry #116

    • 9 months ago
  • artnimator
    artnimator
    • 9 months ago

    Pls check #111 and #112 , thank you

    • 9 months ago
  • Arturios505
    Arturios505
    • 9 months ago

    I will submit my entry soon

    • 9 months ago
  • Charlypr
    Charlypr
    • 9 months 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

    • 9 months ago
    1. ben633
      Contest Holder
      • 9 months 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

      • 9 months ago
  • gliderpilot
    gliderpilot
    • 9 months ago

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

    • 9 months ago
    1. ben633
      Contest Holder
      • 9 months ago

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

      • 9 months ago
  • ben633
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months 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.

    • 9 months ago
    1. betoman90
      betoman90
      • 9 months ago

      Ready, please check #38 and #40

      • 9 months ago
    2. artnimator
      artnimator
      • 9 months ago

      would like to hear comments for entry #79

      • 9 months ago
  • JohanGart22
    JohanGart22
    • 9 months ago

    Hi! Wait for my entry

    • 9 months ago
  • betoman90
    betoman90
    • 9 months ago

    please check entry #25

    • 9 months ago
  • ben633
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months 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!

    • 9 months ago
  • ratax73
    ratax73
    • 9 months ago

    check #19 and feedback thanks

    • 9 months ago
  • Shojaie1985
    Shojaie1985
    • 9 months ago

    working on it

    • 9 months ago
  • nugrahanugraha
    nugrahanugraha
    • 9 months ago

    #guaranteed

    • 9 months ago
  • ratax73
    ratax73
    • 9 months ago

    can you make #guaranteed ? thanks

    • 9 months ago
  • donfreelanz
    donfreelanz
    • 9 months ago

    #guaranteed

    • 9 months ago

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