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hello beautiful people, just wanted to remind everyone, ASCENSION begins tomorrow. Ascension 1 is a mock commission job that will be art directed by Robbie Trevino. We have an art brief to follow and fulfill which i will post at the bottom of this entry.
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Title: Your free to name our female character.
Size: 13 inches wide x 9 inches tall. This will be a horizontally oriented image as it is a wrap around book cover. Please reference the provided book cover template and example images. Keep in mind this is a character focused image.
Art Description: A female assassin from the future of medium build, not petite but not incredibly bulky ( more athletically built and in shape). Her ethnicity should be "exotic" and her complexion dark or olive. We aren't going for any stereotypes or cliches here so make sure she isn't caucasian or anything close. Her outfit is both tactical and military in nature so keep functionality in mind: this means no giant shoulder pads or gears of war boots. The suit should cover her from her feet to her neck and rest somewhat comfortably on her body. Her face should be visible but you do have the option of giving her some kind of helmet or facial covering. However, if you do go with some sort of helmet her jawline, lips and some of her nose must be exposed. We still want to see some of her face and feminine features. We don't want to sex her up since our book/product is meant to appeal to multiple age groups so please: no cleavage or other sexually suggestive information. She should be somewhat attractive/feminine but more importantly come off as strong and powerful. She is the protagonist and hero of the image so make sure she looks it. Think of Lady Sif from the Thor films or Magic the Gatherings planes walkers like Elspeth, they are feminine but not sexual objects. In general you are free to design her suit as you please but we must see her exposed hands as she uses her weapons better that way. Being a blade wielding assassin she is armed with two long blades that she can use with deadly efficiency and accuracy.
Location: Show her in some sort of pose (preferably a strong one) on some sort of rock formation with architecture in the distance. Perhaps she is surveying the land around her as she looks for her targets? You could even throw in some demonic or horror aspects like evil enemies she is surrounded by if you choose. The main flavor here is sci-fi but feel free to throw some horror in there if you want. Whatever the case we must see her full body head to toe. We may use her image elsewhere in our book series and franchise so please make sure to keep her on a separate layer from the background.
Focus: The female assassin
Time of day: Your choice
Flavor: Sci-fi (possibly sci-fi horror)
Notes and Suggestions: Find interesting ways to wrap the image/ composition around the cover. If the character has drapery extend it past the front side of the cover over the spine to the back side of the cover creating a more effective image over all. Please take into account these type of design choices while you create the image.
BY Robbie Trevino