Children's Book Cover Art

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $150
  • Entries Received: 22
  • Winner: leenakrapiva

Contest Brief

I need a cover for a middle grades (3rd-5th grade) book that shows two 9-year old African American sisters who hate each other.

*One sister is very athletic, confident, and is always smiling, but some people might consider her fake or phony. She is very meticulous in the way she dresses, and always has neatly styled hair (maybe two french braids with a ribbon). She wears pink heart earrings and a matching heart necklace.
*The other sister can be very mopy, cries easily, and thinks no one understands her. She wears her thick hair pulled back in a messy ponytail.

To show their intense sibling rivalry, I would like something more than just having them posed back to back, but it's important that both of their faces are very detailed and clear.

UPDATED: This will be a double-sided book- one side will have one sister's version, and the second side will have the other sister's version. How might you adapt your cover so that it can be used for both sides?

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“I\'m so happy with my book cover. It looks very professional and truly captures the essence of the characters. I look forward to working with this artist again!”

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  • Rothko92
    Rothko92
    • 2 years ago

    Please check my new entry #62

    • 2 years ago
  • Felalfians
    Felalfians
    • 2 years ago

    Please check and rate my new update #55

    • 2 years ago
  • Felalfians
    Felalfians
    • 2 years ago

    plz check #53

    • 2 years ago
  • JimmyBeef
    JimmyBeef
    • 2 years ago

    3rd-5th graders? not to be mean but these seems out of touch. these look like toddler books? Kids that age are reading Narnia and the "I survived" series.

    • 2 years ago
    1. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks, JimmyBeef. You've got 23 hours to enter. I'd love to see what you come up with.

      • 2 years ago
  • sunnymati
    sunnymati
    • 2 years ago

    may I send you thumbnails first so I can get the concept right before I start coloring?

    • 2 years ago
    1. sunnymati
      sunnymati
      • 2 years ago

      Plus, I have different coloring styles so you can pick what kind of coloring you would like to see. Plenty of examples of my work in my portfolio

      • 2 years ago
    2. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Sure!

      • 2 years ago
  • Felalfians
    Felalfians
    • 2 years ago

    Do you like colorfull design?

    • 2 years ago
    1. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      I do like colorful, but realistic.

      • 2 years ago
  • Felalfians
    Felalfians
    • 2 years ago

    Wait me I'm still working

    • 2 years ago
    1. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      You have about 24 hours. Would you like to submit a rough draft?

      • 2 years ago
  • ensignlangley
    ensignlangley
    • 2 years ago

    By double-sided do you mean one sister on each cover?

    • 2 years ago
    1. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Both sisters will be on both covers, but I'd like to draw more attention to each sister on her own cover, if that makes sense.

      • 2 years ago
  • Cymek
    Cymek
    • 2 years ago

    Hi! Will you let the contest run for the full duration? Will have my entry done by Sunday.

    • 2 years ago
    1. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Yes, it will run the full duration.

      • 2 years ago
  • AddieStorm
    AddieStorm
    • 2 years ago

    Dear Contest Holder,

    Is it possible to attach an example a style you are looking for?

    • 2 years ago
    1. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Check out "How I Survived Middle School".

      • 2 years ago
  • marcoskikuchi
    marcoskikuchi
    • 2 years ago

    more cartoonish or realistic?

    • 2 years ago
    1. InTheWorks
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Realistic.

      • 2 years ago

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