Calling all artists with a soft spot for science geekery! Trading card game art commissions: Leave your portfolio link below.
by David Ng
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 initially revolved around the reality of children knowing WAY more about Pokemon than they do about the flora and fauna around them; and has since sprawled into this multi faceted STEM based card game project here).
This is also a post to say that I’m on the lookout for artists to contribute to upcoming Phylo “decks.” In particular, we’ve got funding to seek out art contributions at about CAN$200 per image (currently roughly equivalent to US$150 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.
There’s two decks that currently need illustrating. One is the Genetics Society of America deck – in particular, the cards representing the model organisms need images. And the other is a deck that will focus on awesome women in science and engineering (looking for folks good at portraiture here).
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 looking for a wide variety of different art styles. Oh… And if you want to see more of our existing catalog of cards, then just go to http://phylogame.org/cards.
db at mail dot ubc dot ca
@ng_dave (twitter also works)
Hi – we collaborate with environmental scientists at Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the University of Sussex, UK. Some of our recent work here
Hello! The day has finally come where science meets art! I have a BSc in Health Sciences and a minor in biology from SFU. I’ve been a hobby artist since highschool and you will see on my portfolio website that I am experienced in painting both animals (my octopus) and female portraits (Marilyn Monroe). I am also skilled in charcoal sketches, colored pencil, and beginners graphic design. I think this project is great and it will show kids how awesome the real world is! I am also very happy that you are shedding light on famous women whose names should be as familiar to the everyone as Einstein or Eddison. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!
This is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. I am always looking for creative ways to teach my own children about the natural world and their place in it, and one of the ways I do this is through conversations about what I’m painting. Please have a look at my website. If you like what you see, I’d be thrilled to be a part of this.
My name is Paulina and I am an artist based in London, UK. I would like to express my interest in creating artwork for the card decks you need. Below is a link to my portfolio:
I admit I was unaware of your project until now but it is thrilling to come across something that connects arts and science in an engaging way. I would be able to contribute at least 10 images at a time and have a slight preference for the ‘Women in Science’ task.
Should you like to discuss further, you are welcome to get in touch via e-mail or social media. Thank you for your time!
So pokemon characters are weird and unusual with freaky powers. But i recall one season asking kids to bring me their weirdest and i would show them a critter that was WEIRDER with freakier powers. Raccoons and Beavers are OK… but… at one point I had the idea to come up with the 100 most weirdest most disparate of all organisms. To show the full range of life out there, the weirdness of it copared to our every day notions.
not sure i’m up to the task of illustration, though i recall decades ago i tried making just such a deck for ecology game! I DID draw a raccoon!
i used to draw… https://www.facebook.com/barry.goldman.39/media_set?set=a.385521465966.169045.555140966&type=1
This is a great idea. I’m a geochemistry PhD turned artist and I would love to contribute.
I’m a graphic designer and I live in Colombia, I would love to contribute.
I’ve not the most scienc-y portfolio, but…
Hi, I’ve worked as a science illustrator for the last three years. I’ve also done an infographic comparing different model organisms that could easily be the basis of something like this. Website is http://www.vividbiology.com
Model organisms: http://i1.wp.com/vividbiology.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ModelOrganismsInfographic_30x60_Digital.jpg
My name is Andrea Isabella Gallo, also known as Ai Gallo around the web. I think my artwork could be a good fit for your needs!
You can find my portfolio at http://aigallo.portfoliobox.me/
This is a great idea! I may consider that.