Sielicki has picked winning illustration designs

For $750 they received 33 design concepts from 10 designers!

  • Award 1
    Timeless Meeting VII by PHFDonda
  • Award 2
    Cover r5 by danielcf2996

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Starts:20-Dec-11 1:29 a.m. GMT

Ends:18-Jan-12 4:31 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $500, was awarded to PHFDonda

Award 2: $250, was awarded to danielc...


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Creative brief

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Business Name

Stanislaw Sielicki

What do you do?


How many pages of illustration do you need?


Does your illustration need to be a particular size?

No particular requirements, but the illustration is targeted for the 5.25 x 8 cover size.

What is your industry?


Describe the target audience for your illustration

Readers interested in history, comparative mythology and modern politics.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your illustration?

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.

What lillustration styles do you like?

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.

What colors do you want to see in your illustration?

Black& white; if color, than in a calm palette.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your illustration?

There are no strong recommendations on avoiding particular colors.

What adjectives should best describe your illustration?

Shocking, inspiring, astounding, amusing.

Where will you use the illustration (print, website, etc.)?

Book cover

Do you have additional info or links you'd like to share?

Examples of paintings to mimic:

Brief updates

By Sielicki on 24-Dec-11 3:13 p.m. GMT
Deadline is extended over the holiday season.
By Sielicki on 24-Dec-11 3:53 p.m. GMT
Clarification - the illustration should not necessarily be in the old school engraving-ready style. A good, quality contemporary drawing may be sufficient.
By Sielicki on 6-Jan-12 4:43 p.m. GMT
Hello All!

It's a lot of work to do this illustration right. I asked crowdspring crew to extend the deadline to relive the timing pressure.

Thank you,