First of all let me start by saying the response to my contest was way more then I expected. I had tried to find someone locally to do the cover but there were no takers. I watched a how to video on you tube and 99D was mentioned and the rest is history. Working with buzzart turned out to be very easy. If I didn't know better you would think he had read my book because the design he came up with looks like a scene right from the story. If my book does well I have ideas for 2 more covers and I know who's going to do them.
Armornavy is awesome, I highly recommend!
- JONNY C
Great, great work. Always responded to messages and offered lots of options. I'll definitely work with her again!
How TimeHorse started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Multimedia with all kinds of subelements such as writing fiction or articles about electric cars as well as various software development projects such as the iPhone app Lothar.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I would like an hourglass with the sands running. In the glass is reflected a galloping black stallion. On the lower glass the stallion is galloping in one direction and on the upper glass the image is double-mirrored as if the horse is running along the top upside-down in the opposite direction. The background should have full alpha-channel transparency. Please use a canvas of at least 768 pixels square, more is better.
The image would be in a layered format, preferably GIMP (xcf) or Photoshop or similar format. The horses would exist in one layer, the glass of the hourglass in another, the sand in a third and the top and bottom in a fourth and all having a transparent background.
Full 32-bit colour gradient shading.
The image would be easily convertible to 1, 2 or 3 color versions, such as Black, Yellow and Blue (though the original should not be limited per se to any colour set and I leave it to the designer to decide what colours work best.
The glass should be transparent though should have optical effects such as a light fong as the artist deems necessary.
The lighting conditions should be neutral though an optional layer with a suggested shadow would be acceptable and considered a plus.
The "camera" angle should be no more than a few degrees above or below the hourglass in order to give it depth and make the top or bottom visible. How this is achieved I again leave to the artist.
I'm a writer with no artistic skill. I have a vision in my head with no way to realize it. If there's a way I could pay in kind with some kind of service in lieu of cash I would greatly appreciate it but any cash amount we agree to is what you will receive.