I'm an indie developer working on a Flash game for Facebook. The project is fairly well progressed, and I now require approximately 20-30 128x128 pixel character avatar illustrations comprising of the upper part of the body, posed, possibly with equipment like swords, wands, staffs etc.
For a style reference, please see the links below. I only need a cropped part around the head and shoulders:
The project features high quality artwork, so please only apply if you can produce work similar to the standard shown above or better. Character types will be typical fantasy races: humans, elves, dwarves, undead, orcs, dark elves...You will need to demonstrate soft feminine faces, and tough looking male characters.
You will have several months in which to complete the work if required. I will need to hold the copyright to the works. Budget wise I can stretch to $100 per illustration, totalling $2000-$3000.
A more detailed brief will be provided to the successful freelancer.
Thanks in advance for your submissions.
To achieve the quality I am after, you will probably need to work at the same scale as the examples, and then scale down to 128 x 128, especially if you use broad brush strokes. The successful freelancer needs to demonstrate good shading and lighting giving illustrations a 3D feel. I am not looking for the flatter comic-book look.
This is an example of where the portrait will be used (example uses the work of Anna Rigby):
The deadline for portfolio submissions is 15th January 2010 12:00 GMT.
Many thanks to all the excellent submissions so far.