Patreon Only Open Call

First of all, I want to thank you for your support, and I am always so grateful to see the expansion of Draw A Dot. In the past, I have created a lot of successful public open calls and while talking to some members on Patreon, they have suggested me to create an open call just for the members. I have thought about it for some time and now I am excited to announce this special monthly open call!

This open call is a bit different than the public ones you have entered before. Here is a list of things that makes this event more special and cool!

  • Unlike the regular open calls where we only focus on womenswear, the topics of this open call will focus on other areas in the fashion illustrations world. The topics can be jewelry, menswear, makeup looks, kidswear, shoes, or even potential new brands etc. This will give you a chance to try new things, and possibly open a new path for you.
  • For this open call, the mentors from our Patreon group will be selecting their favourites. The favourites will be shown on Draw A Dot Instagram feed (one post – carousel style).
  • At the end of each open call (end of the month), we will have a Zoom session where we will discuss each entry as a group. This will give you the chance to get feedback and know what you can improve with your works. If you cannot join the Zoom session, I will upload the video on YouTube so you can watch it (it will be an unlisted video).
  • I will upload all the entries to Patreon beforehand so you all can see the submissions.

Here are the mentors who are in our Patreon group. They are all in the Patreon chatroom.

Gerardo Larrea
Jessica Rodgers
Johnathan Hayden
MelEesa Lorett
Samuel Harrison
Shamekh

I hope this new open call will help you to build a more dynamic portfolio and perhaps a new niche for yourself.

And here comes this month’s topic…

Zodiac Signs – Gemini

What you need to do

As some of our artists have almost made the entire Zodiac series, we are now adding new artists to this category

For this open call, the mission is simple. All I want you to do is to create the Gemini sign from your own perspective. Selected artists from this open call will be selling that print at the store. Also, these artists will also be able to create the entire series for the online store. If you are selected. I will require you to have 1 zodiac sign ready every month.

I highly recommend you to do some research with your followers and see what kind of style or subjects they like for your zodiac print. Your followers can really determine which direction you will be going. This is also a good time for you to ask them if they will be on your mailing list so they might be able to get the print before everyone else (or a discount code).

For those of you who are also working on the Playing Cards and the Tarot Cards, if you are selected for this project, I will say your priority will be the rest of the Playing Card Queens, then you can jump back to the Zodiac signs. Once you are done with the Queens, you can decide how you want to proceed with the Playing Card series and you can send me a tarot card print when you are inspired to make one.

1) Please prepare an illustration in .jpg or .png form. The file should be no more than 5MB (If you insist it has to be more than 5MB, please use Dropbox or WeTransfer and send me the link). You can only submit one illustration. Please name the file with the following format: firstname-lastname.jpg.

2) Send the illustration to marcus@drawadot.com

3) Tell me your name, and Instagram account

4) You will get a confirmation from me within 48 hours.

Deadline and Publication Date:
The deadline is May 22th, 2022 11:59pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted.

We will have a Zoom Session on May 29th, 2022 at 1pm EST to review all the entries. 

Note:

– If you are in the $10/month tier, you are more than welcome to show us your WIP in the chatroom. We may be able to give you some feedback. Because this is not a public open call, I will not be reposting any IG story as I do not want to confuse people who are working on the public open call.

– By entering this open call, you agree to let Draw A Dot. to post your submission on their social media platforms.

Note:

– If you are in the $10/month tier, you are more than welcome to show us your WIP in the chatroom. We maybe able to give you some feedback. Because this is not a public open call, I will not be reposting any IG story as I do not want to confuse people who are working on the public open call.

– By entering this open call, you agree to let Draw A Dot. to post your submission on their social media platforms.