Hi all, I'm working on a casual browser-based, futuristic, outer-space game ... think "Age of Empires" in space ... in a browser. At any rate, I'm looking for talented designers skilled in Adobe Illustrator (or similar drawing tool) that can create images that will be used to represent futuristic soldiers. I'm looking for iconic images ... images that are less detailed but evoke a strong idea. Those who are used to creating company logos would probably do well here.
Please see the "what I want" section of this design brief for all the specific requirements.
Ideally the images will allow one's imagination to fill in the details. The images should evoke an idea that these soldiers would fit in well into the Star Wars universe (Stormtrooper, Clones, Boba Fett, etc.), or other similar Sci-Fi movies / gaming genres. BUT PLEASE, do not copy any existing intellectual property ... I don't need those kinds of problems.
If you would prefer to submit a scanned sketch first before you do a lot of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop work, I think that would be great. Ultimately, we'll be awarding the prize to the best finished images.
** Example artwork that I think would work well ... I apologize in advance if it's bad form to use DeviantArt for this purpose. It's the best I could find in a pinch.
Also, most of these examples are just black and white. That was not intentional. From a color perspective, I would prefer you look at Hellboy in Google Images, or "Mike Mignola". From a "form" perspective, I think these are representative of what I'm looking for.
A bit more detail than I originally had in mind, this would definitely be great. But please, no robots. That will be a different contest. :)
The right amount of detail ... although the subject matter is obviously quite a bit different:
Please let me know if you have any questions ... I'd be happy to help. Please only submit if you feel you can match the quality of artwork in these example vector images.
IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: I would strongly prefer to have the entire bodies of the soldiers shown. Whie this is not a deal breaker, it would be inline with other images that I'm using in the game. - Bob Tabor, August 15th 10am CST