I need a color cover illustration for the next printing of a sci-fi role playing game. The illustration should include front and back covers and spine on an 8.5 x 11 inch book with 1/8th inch bleeds and be provided in a CYMK tiff of at least 300 dpi. Time is relatively tight on this, and I need the final done by June 30th. I also need assignment of all rights outside of portfolio usage.
Stylized and anime-influenced compositions are not what I'm looking for with this; I would prefer more "realistic" styles. The back cover and spine don't require more than framing for the text on them that is visually coherent with the front. The exact composition of the front cover is negotiable, but should be an action shot playing into the game's themes of somewhat gritty sci-fi exploration and adventure.
Milestones will be provided, with one-third of the final fee paid on sketch approval, on inking, and on final receipt of an approved file.
Artists with experience in doing RPG work will have preference in selection.