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No particular requirements, but the illustration is targeted for the 5.25 x 8 cover size.
Readers interested in history, comparative mythology and modern politics.
1. Modern governing systems have deep roots in human history and prehistory.
2. American Founding Fathers were aware of these roots.
3. Indo-European mythology formulates foundations of social organization principles by poetic means.
Style is probably graphic, however artistic choice is open (b/w pencil, inc, airbrush, etc., or even color).
The illustration should mimic (may be loosely, but recognizably) one of the famous paintings of Constitutional Convention or Declaration of Independence (full or closeup on front figures) (url's are attached below), but with Founding Fathers replaced by heroes of Celtic, Roman, Greece, German/Scandinavia, Hindu, Iranian, Slavic myths/half-myths. Typical personages could be Tyr, Odin, Thor, Frey, Frigga, Eostre, Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Romulus, Numa Pompilius, Zoroaster, Varuna, Mitra, Indra, Asvins, Melusina, Dagda, Morrigana, Queen Medb, Jarilo, Perun, Svarog, Veles. The list is approximate, personages may be excluded or added depending on artistic taste.
Black& white; if color, than in a calm palette.
There are no strong recommendations on avoiding particular colors.
Shocking, inspiring, astounding, amusing.
Examples of paintings to mimic: