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I saw some of your work on ScriptLance, and conversed with you previously about ongoing contract work. It's been some time, but I kept your information on file. I have a job that I need very quickly. I have a very detailed description below. If you think that this is something you would be comfortable doing, and think you could achieve the look I'm going for, please send me a quote at your earliest opportunity with both price and realistic turnaround time.
I need a 2 1/4” x 8 3/4” (vector) drawing for the title bar/header of a newsletter we will be doing. (This includes an 1/8” on each side for the bleed off the page we need for printing.) It could actually be larger if that would be easier to draw, but to the same proportions.
I'm going for a cozy, nostalgic Norman Rockwell effect, but more in the style of the animated movie Iron Giant. The newsletter will be published every 6 weeks for a total of 9 editions per year. I actually want to take the same drawing and modify it slightly to create a total of 9 different headers, with the same storefront scene changed to different seasons (flowers in spring, colorful trees and pumpkins in fall, snow in winter, etc.) I can get you a list of the focus of each of the 9 editions later, but for now, I need the basic layout and the header for the 1st edition with a spring theme, and I can get with you later for the subsequent seasonal versions.
We want the street scene to appear as though it continues across the whole width of the drawing, but the sandblasted looking sign will be imposed on top in the center, with a backlight sort of treatment around it.
Diner on Left Side:
I would like a drawing of a diner on the left side with large tree that we can color for the seasons, and 2 kids (a girl and boy) on bikes in front of the diner, very similar to this screen shot from Iron Giant, except without the telephone/power pole and lines or car. It should account for a little over 1/3 of the total drawing. The bikes should be very similar to the boy on bike in the diner photo below.
There should be a girl and boy in front of the diner, similar to an early version of our logo (below), but more in the style of the bike and kid in the diner scene.
SIGN in Center:
The center of the header should be a sandblasted looking sign with Shops Around The Corner. I'm been working with a very good graphic designer on the sign but just can't get the look I'm trying to achieve. The Sign should look very close to the sign on the right (with Ribbon on top), but without the medallion, with the phrase Bringing Your Closest Neighbors To Your Store written along the curve of the photo on the left.
We would like the font to be different for the Shops Around The Corner. Preferrably in a goldish color with depth and texture, such as the example below.
We like the general layout of the store and the kids like the photo on the left (above), but it doesn't have the same warmth and nostalgia of the photo we sent the designer originally (below). We wanted this cozy look, but not exactly as it cannot be used in a logo. We wanted to remove the fabric from the window, change the awning to more Americana instead of French, reduce or eliminate the 2nd floor, but keep the lanterns (or freestanding lantern) and decorative architectural elements. Also, we would like to use warm salmon/reddish color for building and green color for awning or curtains.
Shops on Right Side:
And on the right side, a street scene with several shops, very similar to the attached samples of Disney's Main Street, but in the same style as the Iron Giant diner. On the street side, I'd like to include a street lamp with hanging baskets if possible (similar to one of the photos) and some flower boxes in front of the stores where we can add seasonal color. I'd also like to include a few awnings.
The photo below is a freeze frame from Iron Giant which shows a piece of 1 of the shops.
I'd like the shops and the diner at a very slight angle, where it seems like you're looking across a slightly curvy street, with the diner and tree on the left, and the shops on the right. (You wouldn't actually see the street. We'll have the sandblasted looking sign right in the center.)
Below is a link to a scene from the Iron Giant movie. It doesn't show the town, but shows the fall colors and warm cartoonish feel I'm looking for.
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It also lists some other scenes from the movie. I just can't find anything that includes the town/diner scene. There might be some scenes later in the movie when the army is trying to get the Iron Giant, but these scenes don't have the warmth of the initial ride through town scene.
I hope this makes sense, and that I didn't bore you with too much detail.
Please let me know if this is something you can do, and what the cost and turnaround time would be. Please email me with any questions you may have.
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