Expert Illustration of Skeleton-Mermaid for Badass Boat Graphic

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $240
  • Entries Received: 17
  • Winner: diaco80

Contest Brief

I need ORIGINAL artwork for my boat name graphic that will be placed on both sides of my boat. If you do not have experience doing this kind of art, please do not respond. I have tried four artists who all said they could do it and every sketch was not what I wanted. I've tried this site and two other sites plus two boat wrap companies and wasted a lot of money on promises of amazing art and it was all wrong. NONE followed all my requirements.

I need a true artist for this. It will lead to additional projects that I will need completed immediately following this project. The attached files are conceptual only - for ideas and guidance. I DO NOT want a modification of the attachments. I want original work. DO NOT send me anything that does not look realistic. It should look like it could swim right up to you. I want it to look real not like a cartoon, hence I want an illustration like in the tattoo attached example.

The type of illustration should be like what you see on boat wraps, movie posters, tattoos, etc.
Read these requirements carefully: This should be a badass looking full color graphic. Every part of it means something and is part of my branding my business. The file names in the attachments provide information on why I am sharing that attachment.

- Boat name is Dauntless. Text should be something cool like a 3d metallic with blue and black or something original looking. My actual logo colors are red and black but I want the letters to be mostly blue. Think under water. (If it can be done in microsoft word, then it's wrong)

- Mermaid should be half skeleton, half fish/mermaid, it needs to look worthy of a sci-fi movie (however you can make this ultra feminine given it's half skeleton is a bonus). This is going on a woman's boat whose audience is mostly women. The skeleton is symbolic of skeletons of our past.

- she should have shackles on each wrist with chain that is broken (represents breaking free of what holds you back)

- She's holding a lantern - because people should light their own way through their tunnel instead of looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. It should look like a legit old ship's lantern. NO glow cast from lantern on the mermaid or lettering. NO YELLOW. Yellow is bad luck on a boat!

- hair should look like big sexy hair flowing under water. A mermaid is like a fish and should look like she's under water

- chain should look like real chain. I want chain going through and hanging from the letters. Chain is heavy, it's gray, and it's something that should look like actual anchor chain.

- needs to be facing forward on both sides of boat - 2 graphics

Please message me if you have any questions or need clarification. I will reject and not respond to any entries that do not meet all requirements.

Recommended Skills

Employer Feedback

“I spent five months going through several different artists across various businesses and freelancer sites before finding Diego. He is the only person who has been able to illustrate what I needed, exactly as I wanted it. He has been fantastic to work with and incredibly diligent in working through all my changes. I am looking forward to more great work for additional projects I have after this one.”

Profile image janisn, United States.

Top entries from this contest

View More Entries

Public Clarification Board

  • merryseason19
    merryseason19
    • 3 weeks ago

    This contest was a joke in itself :) very very good choice wow!

    • 3 weeks ago
  • TaTaArt
    TaTaArt
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hello, Please check Entry 59, 54 and 56 and let me know if any revision is required before the deadline.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • TaTaArt
    TaTaArt
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hello, Please check Entry 54 and 56 any let me know if any revision is required before the deadline.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Moshiur0101
    Moshiur0101
    • 1 month ago

    Should we draw her bare lower part or with scales please?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Moshiur0101
      Moshiur0101
      • 3 weeks ago

      Work in progress.......Thank you:)

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. Moshiur0101
      Moshiur0101
      • 3 weeks ago

      it's a pretty challenging contest, loved it and worked on it in a very very large canvas appropriate for this kind of Boat. I'm almost there according to your requirements, I'll submit within next 24 hours with every single details you wanted for this contest. Thank you:)

      • 3 weeks ago
  • TaTaArt
    TaTaArt
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi please check Entry #54 and tell me your opinion

    • 3 weeks ago
  • TaTaArt
    TaTaArt
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi there, I love your project please do not make your final choice. I'm going to submit my entry in 40 hours and trust me you will like it. I'm an illustrator and I'm really expert in this sort of realistic works so please wait. Many thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
  • svrsansky
    svrsansky
    • 3 weeks ago

    #increaseprize

    • 3 weeks ago
  • PabloTheRisso
    PabloTheRisso
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hello, I uploaded my idea sketch to know your opinion. #38 Thanks!

    • 4 weeks ago
  • PabloTheRisso
    PabloTheRisso
    • 1 month ago

    Nice contest. Working on it right now!

    • 1 month ago
  • gadzstudio
    gadzstudio
    • 1 month ago

    Please check my sketch #21

    • 1 month ago
  • caloylvr
    caloylvr
    • 1 month ago

    Thank you for the extension!

    • 1 month ago
  • caloylvr
    caloylvr
    • 1 month ago

    #extended

    • 1 month ago
  • Tins11
    Tins11
    • 1 month ago

    Hi boss. I hope you are well. I'm working. It would be great to have #guaranteed . Thanks !!

    • 1 month ago
  • andyrazi25
    andyrazi25
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
  • andyrazi25
    andyrazi25
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
  • gastonguzman89
    gastonguzman89
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, how long is the width and length of the boat?

    • 1 month ago
  • silentblack8
    silentblack8
    • 1 month ago

    hello, just 1 question about the mermaid ,the lower body part is just a fish tail and the whole upper part is a skeleton.. meaning no female body parts or definitions show right ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. janisn
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      correct

      • 1 month ago

Show more comments

How to get started with contests

  • Post your contest

    Post Your Contest Quick and easy

  • Get tons of entries

    Get Tons of Entries From around the world

  • Award the best entry

    Award the best entry Download the files - Easy!

Post a Contest Now or Join us Today!