I use the term Hobbyist as this is a work in progress and it is something I enjoy doing with my free time. I have been fashioning this story with my wife for nearly six years and the whole picture is finally coming together. This is a serious undertaking that will involve much effort from all involved, but at a casual pace.
What we intend to accomplish is to take the already-planned (but malleable) story and bring it to life with the artist's help in the form of a graphic novel. We intend to put together the first "Wave" of the epic tale which introduces the twelve main characters, the lands that they come from and the current situations that are brewing. After this preliminary work is done we intend to publish the work online to garner a fan base. As we believe this will be a successful undertaking, after the first "Wave" receives feedback we'd like to introduce the story/cosmology to several specifically selected Video Game companies and pitch the concept as an MMORPG/RPG. Those who participated in the creation of the first "Wave" will undoubtedly be welcome to join us on any advancement of this project, wherever it may lead (or be compensated if any value comes from their work/this project). We have more "Waves" written and planned that could take an artist years to complete that takes the epic down an amazing trail. It's truly a great story with a rich world that is sure to stun.
For the considering artist;
We are seeking someone who doesn't mind taking it slow at first, and if things fall into place (as they usually do) the pace may speed up. This is, at first, a non-paying job in which the artist will be accompanying my wife and I in bringing to life the first "chapter" of a lengthy graphic novel involving twelve different characters from twelve different civilizations. The world this takes place in consists of many 'genres' (scifi, high fantasy, scifi-fantasy [star wars], steampunk/clockwork, cyberpunk, dark fantasy) in many environments (deserts, high seas, mountain ranges, tropical islands, swamps, jungles, deciduous forests, tundras, subterranean locales, dreamworlds and much more). The artist will basically be helping to shape the style and feel of the world and the beings that inhabit it. One would have to be well versed in the different scenes they will have to produce (or draw really well from references we provide). This will challenge any artist as it involves different types of architecture, fashion, beastiary and more.
What to expect:
We will first send you our information regarding the main characters and their locales to develop a unique style for each. After that, we can then send you broken down scenes/scripts/decent storyboards that the artist can enhance with their skills and experience. Throughout the whole process we are open to any and all criticisms as well as any additional thoughts. We believe that the more ideas we bounce off each other, the better the end product will be. Our main goal is to get the feel, look and style of the world down so that we can fully express what we want to bring to the table when presenting it to a design studio. The graphic novel is a perfect medium and an attainable goal so our efforts are put into something tangible that can help us move forward.
If any of this sounds like what you would want to be a part of, please email firstname.lastname@example.org~ if you have any questions please ask, we'd be happy to answer them.
Looking for realism but with unique style of color and form;