Showcase illustration for home page of short stories for kids website
This is going to be a fun assignment for a talented illustrator out there.
Launching soon, Short Kid Stories ( http://www.shortkidstories.com ) is a new website dedicated to short stories for kids and will showcase a large range of classic and original short stories for children, free of charge. My aim for this is simply to be the best resource available for adults looking for short stories for kids, either to read to them or for kids to read themselves. The site will feature both illustrated and text-only works.
The site will allow stories to be printed, viewed online on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, emailed or sent to an e-reader device such as a Kindle, Nook or Kobo. The objective is to make stories for kids as accessible as possible.
Stories will be categorised for children from the very young up to age 12.
The site will feature classic stories such as fairy tales, legends and other public domain work that has been re-edited for a modern audience and also modern original work from authors who have submitted stories to be published on the site. See http://www.shortkidstories.com/author-profiles/ for examples of some of the authors who have submitted to the site.
I want to showcase a quality, attention-grabbing illustration on the home page of the website.
My idea for the illustration is to depict stories in a book taking kids on a "magic carpet ride." For example -
- 2 kids, one boy and one girl, flying on a book in the style of a magic carpet ride. Perhaps the bookmark from the book is trailing behind them
- Kids' eyes and faces are full of wonder and happiness and excitement as they take in the fabulous things around them
- All around them in the sky and on the ground are scenes from stories and fairy tales. Illustration should also reflect that many of the stories will be modern and original, not just classic fairy tales and legends.
- It should be humorous and fun but not childish
For more detail on the assignment, please see the attachment I have provided. I genuinely want this to be a centerpiece and I will build the page and the site around it. I want sites linking to the page for the illustration alone. The successful illustrator will get full attribution for the work and a dedicated on-site profile page if desired. I aim to build the site to generate thousands of unique visitors per month from all over the world, so I think it will also be a good promotional opportunity for whoever I go with.
I plan to close the bidding on Sunday 26th Jan.