What I'd like designed:
-An original artwork, with a 60's-70's sci-fi/fantasy look and feel/influence.
-Please no stock images.
-high resolution, to allow for resizing, and for posters.
-Traditional or digital. (but if its digital art, I'd like for it to look and feel very traditional.)
-60's, 70's science fiction and fantasy illustration influence.
-Traditional, oil painted look, or detailed drawing, mixed media, etc..
-Nothing photo realistic.
-feel free to explore with colors, and mood.
The scene to be created: (please check out the messages, for the brief has changed some)
A man is sitting on a sandy dune, (with his back to the viewer)looking out at a vast ocean, with several moons/planets in the sky, and along the horizon.
The man is in a very sullen, or depressed mood, with an arched back. He gazes out as if time around him never passes. Or, he can be looking slightly to the side, and down at his hands, trying to remember his identity, and discovering his body for the first time. A fog/mist is rising from the sand around him. (Please, not too much nudity, but an impression of it is fine. I prefer to Not have a fully nude person.)
...I'm also okay with having some strange abstract structures in the distance among the environment. maybe some bubble domes, or windows and structures within floating rocks. Please feel free to be creative in making the environment interesting and out-world-ish. I've placed examples in the references section of covers with crazy, weird, dream-like places. Also, there can be a ghostly face in the sky of the man in agony,(like the old covers) struggling with reality, with moons and ocean all around-a dreamy, collage of things. feel free to make it weird, yet still conveying a story. Also, the man doesn't have to be sitting. he can be standing, or reaching, or twisted in mental agony, trying to grasp it all, trying to remember his past. The scene can be more symbolic. He can be sitting on the beach, and beams of light could be shooting down and pulling worlds out of him.
or the man could be suspended inside a circle among many planets (alternate dimensions) that are floating about..again, don't be afraid to go for the stranger things.
Story Background Info:
The story is about a man who transports to many worlds in alternate universes, and demensions. Everytime he travels to a new world, he forgets everything and finds himself thrown into another adventure, and search for identity.
He awakes naked, next to the clothes and belongings from the previous trip, but doesn't know what they are. All memory of his past are erased.
-PDF, JPEG, PNG.
-only the artwork is needed, and only the front. No back, or spine is needed.
-The title is still undecided, but the current titles are: "Myst Born" or "Myst World" If you would be willing to add a version with these titles that would be awesome!
I'd like for the titles to look 60's 70's novel, maybe a bit psychedelic., but plain and simple.
Thank you for reading all this. please feel free to ask questions, and thank you for considering the project!