Sample page for Children's picture book

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $180
  • Entries Received: 22
  • Winner: carlabms

Contest Brief

Illustration Directions - Follow the directions closely!

The Beauty of Dance is story about a baby girl who mysteriously washes up on a beach, and later grows to become one of the greatest dancers in the world. Her inspiration comes from the incredible love she feels when she dances. In the end, she surprisingly vanishes while performing, leaving her love of dance to all the little dancers of the world. This is a story about high-vibration love. The page you will be illustrating is the climax of the story.

Please illustrate the following:

1. One 2-page spread (8.25” x 20.25”). Scroll to the bottom of this link to see a ‘Layout View’ example:[login to view URL]

2. Text: Text must start on the left page. Use Palatino font. Use the text below.

3. Ballerina’s age: About 30

4. Ballerina’s features and face: Dancer body (thin), blonde hair, blue eyes. See photo #3 below for rough idea.

5. Hair style: Dancer’s bun

6. Pose: See photo #1 below.

7. Setting: Stage in theater. See photo #2 below for a very rough idea.

8. Costume: Beautiful ballet skirt or tutu.

9. Camera Angle: An angle that shows the ballerina and at least a few shocked faces in the audience.

10. More Details:
a. Have the ballerina floating in the air, in the pose from photo #1. She is suspended about half way up to the ceiling, above the center of the stage, facing the audience.
b. Light is brightly shinning all around her and from her heart. She is about ready to transform into brilliant white light.
c. Have a beam of light coming down from above, like pixie dust. Divine light, not a spot light.
d. She is the only dancer on the beautiful stage.
e. Have the audience looking on, in shock and awe.

11. Have fun!

Use this text:

The very next day
She went back to work
Daring, committed
She vowed not to shirk

She opened her heart
And danced beyond brave
Each ounce of her soul
She left on that stage

The crowd was entranced
Enraptured in awe
Shocked and dismayed
By what they all saw

She rose toward the sky
And there in plain sight
Miss Beauty transformed
To brilliant white light

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Public Clarification Board

  • josephdrumheller
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    You can send the sample to my email:

    • 1 year ago
  • josephdrumheller
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    No. It's not in the budget.

    • 1 year ago
    1. kinleysbandati
      • 1 year ago

      Thanks for responding. I am doing a piece anyway and have been working all day on it. It is too bad that I won't get to make revisions, but it is worth a try. I Have been swamped with other projects but have been itching to try your sample.

      • 1 year ago
    2. kinleysbandati
      • 1 year ago

      Devastating evening for me as I was uploading my piece and the site (or my computer) froze. All that work! Sigh. By the time I got back on it was too late. If you are interested in seeing it just for curiosity let me know. Thanks.

      • 1 year ago
  • SehreenS
    • 1 year ago

    Hello again, please have a look at #59

    • 1 year ago
  • kinleysbandati
    • 1 year ago

    Would you be willing to extend this contest by a few days?

    • 1 year ago
  • pliiats
    • 1 year ago

    Finally CH who rise the bar higher! It`s become very annoying to draw lemon like birds and mouse with pumpkin size eyes. Thanks!!!

    • 1 year ago

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