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Hi, Folks,

I'm looking for "just the right person" to create a cover illustration for me. I'd like it to be a full color, a dramatic sky-scape (see link below for an example of an acceptable sky) with a P-38 WWII fighter pilot plane in a dogfight with German planes. Ideally the enemy planes would be German ME 109s.

The P-38 should have painted on one side of the gondola a skeleton in a white robe, sitting on a bomb with a scythe in his hand and a title, "The Grim Reaper," on it.

I'd like it to look as realistic as possible. The full image needs to be 6.25" wide by 3.5" tall with an image resolution of 300+ DPI.

If you would be interested in this project, please contact me separately (http://www.verlakay.com/page13/page13.php) so we can discuss timing, payment amount, etc.

Here's the stock image I'm using right now for a "placeholder."

http://www.verlakay.com/page9/page12/styled/

And here is a print I found on the internet that would be perfect for this cover (if it had the more dramatic background of the stock photo on the cover of the book right now).

http://www.airforce-art.com/aviation_print.php?ProdID=12174

I'm attaching a copy of a P-38 (the actual pilot in the book is flying this plane, but it doesn't have the skeleton/bomb/scythe image on the gondola because that plane was shot down).
#1 - February 21, 2013, 05:01 PM
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I know an artist that recently did a series of beautiful plane illustrations for a project....would you like me to pass along his name/contact info so you can see if he's available?

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#2 - February 22, 2013, 08:09 AM

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Yes, please, Tanja! And if any of his work is available on line, I'd love a link to it, too. :thankyou
#3 - February 22, 2013, 08:20 AM
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I sent you a message, Verla. :)

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#4 - February 22, 2013, 05:26 PM

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Hi! We sent you an e-mail from leventegallery@gmail.com. I recommended him : http://www.behance.net/kocsislevente
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zoombabe, I got your email. Thank you so much. I've responded to him.

Since I first posted this, I found an art print of a P-38 in action that is pretty much exactly how I see the illustration on the cover of my book - with the only change being the background. I'd like the background to be more like the stock picture I have currently on the cover of the book. Here's the print I found....

http://www.airforce-art.com/aviation_print.php?ProdID=12174
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