Bad ass Pokemon (I mean Phylomon) cards. Looking to hire some artists – leave your portfolio website if you’re interested.
by David Ng
Just saying that biodiversity isn’t all about beauty and things being cute and cuddly.
These cards at the Phylogame website rock! And in case, you’re new to the Phylomon idea, it’s basically a crowdsourced art, science and gaming project that revolves around the reality of children knowing WAY more about Pokemon than they do about the flora and fauna around them. This, of course, is problematic since one might suggest that it’s not a bad thing for children to also know a little more about the real environment around them (a more detailed description of the project can be found here).
This is also a post to say that I’m on the lookout for artists to contribute to special Phylomon “decks.” In particular, we’ve got funding to seek out art contributions at about $200 per image, with a preference of hiring each artist to contribute at least 5 or so images at a time. Image copyright would remain with the artist, but we ask that the phylo project is allowed to showcase them online in card format in a non-derivative, attribution, non-commercial manner; as well as allow non-profits, museums, educational institutions to use the image (but only in the form of phylo cards) in physical decks that may be sold only for agreed upon outreach project fund raising purposes.
Anyway, if you’re a freelance artist and the project (and the pay) sounds interesting to you, then please do leave your portfolio website in the comments below (we’re also going to contact a few artists who have already so nicely allowed us to use existing art). As well, just so you know, we’re actually looking for art that veers a bit away from the usual conservative realistic type of animal art (i.e. character design buffs are welcome!). Ultimately, we’re looking for art that might actually be considered a bit Pokemon-ish but with details that reflect the real-life organisms.
Oh… And if you want to see more of our existing catalog of cards, then just go to http://phylogame.org/cards. You can also print more, by just hitting “select” on any cards you like – there’s about 300 to choose from, as well as about 500 DIY cards that kids have drawn. When you do this, the card should appear in the “selected cards” shopping basket. When you’re finished, just click on the “Selected Cards” link and it’ll just show you just the ones you’ve picked (6 at a time).
The best part is that you can just print that webpage (i.e. what you see there), and it’ll automatically produce a printout of just the cards (6 at a time) and at print quality resolution.
I would love to be part of this educational adventure. I love to learn and my interests are as diverse as nature and between anatomical studies and fantasy I am at home. http://avivabrueckner.daportfolio.com/ http://abonesdoodles.tumblr.com/
Amazing concept. My portfolio is: http://www.jessicabellart.com
(Please check my blog link as there are some recent illustration examples on it and more could be forward to you upon request.)
Lovely idea, I would love to contribute: http://www.mayer-sf.com
Thank you for putting the word out!
I would love to be apart of this project. You can check out my website at: http://www.brandymasch.com
Awesome. Here’s my portfolio site : http://takeiteasyplease.com/
Putting my name into this hat – lindsaychetek.com. Would love to be involved!
I am absolutely interested in being a part of this.
Portfolio website is: http://kylemcqueen.net
Hello David, I’d be happy to be considered for this excellent science literacy project. Here are some recent illustration examples. http://sambradd.com/illustration-2/
How exciting! I would love love love to be part of this.
Here is my portfolio: http://www.shadimanavi.com/
These portfolios are so very very awesome! Love what I’m seeing so far!
This is a great idea! My gallery is at alsdale.deviantart.com. Thanks!
I LOVE these cards! and I would love to be a part of this awesome collection of art… not to mention that I play magic cards and have a real soft spot for science and nature. Here is a link to my blog. No website YET.
Hey Dave, It’s me, Alexandria from beavotron.deviantart.com. We had discussed doing further work for this project. I am interested, portfolio site is: http://alexneonakis.com
Look forward to hearing from you!
Ben Jacques here.
heres some random work ive done this year
,but i can basically do anything.
im very familiar with this type of work,and if you give me a card or two to show you,ill do it.
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I would love to be a part of this.
You can view my portfolio here: http://maki.page8productions.com/gallery/portfolio
And I run an art and science blog/webcomic here: http://sci-ence.org/
Admittedly, the webcomic has more examples of recent work now that it has become my new baby. I can be reached on twitter @sciencecomic or by email sciencecomic (at) gmail com
I was just referred to your project and I’d be very interested in getting involved. I’ve been doing game art for years, and memorizing animal facts is one of my compulsive hobbies, so this is right up my alley. You can see my portfolio at http://joewierenga.com/ and new work posted on my blog at http://joewierenga.blogspot.com/
It sounds like great project. I’d love to do some. I have a background in biology and animation. My portfolio is http://www.larkinheather.com.
Or also: http://hlarkin.deviantart.com
yes please! Great project, Id love to take part
I would love to contribute.