Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sandal Castle Illustrations

Wakefield Museums and Castles are looking to commission a number of illustrations for use at Sandal Castle.

Sandal Castle has been undergoing conservation works, totaling £734,000 funded by Wakefield Council, to preserve the heritage for current and future generations.  As part of this work we are looking at how to tell the fascinating story of Sandal Castle.  These illustrations will form part of that on site interpretation.

General requirements

-          Illustrations will need to be provided digitally, in full colour and high resolution.
-          Wakefield Museums and Castles will have full use of the illustrations for purposes of interpretation and marketing.
-          A brief will be provided but some historical and contextual research may be required.
-          All illustrations will be checked by the project team for historical accuracy.
-          Finished illustrations will be required by Friday 10 January 2020

The Illustrations

1.      A brief history of the castle since 1066
-          ‘Comic’ style illustration layout
-          Outlining 6  key periods / events at the castle:
o   De Warennes; Battle of Wakefield; Richard III; The English Civil Wars; Picturesque Ruins; Excavations.

2.      A castle in ruins
-          Illustration of ruins as we see them today
-          Main ruins that can be seen labelled and with an interesting fact highlighted with detail image (this will relate to finds and / or documentary evidence)

3.      A day in the life of a medieval castle
-          Recreated drawing of the castle from 1275
-          Cut a-ways into rooms
-          Animated with people
-          Reference to finds and documentary evidence

4.      The Battle of Wakefield
-          A recreated view of the Battle of Wakefield
-          To feature weaponry, armour, the Wakefield Sword, Richard Duke of York

How to submit a proposal

If you are interesting in one or more of the illustrations please provide the following information to by Tuesday 5 November.

-          Which illustration/s you are interested in.
-          A sample of your illustration style.
-          Your fee.
-          How you will ensure the deadline for finished illustrations is met.

If you require further information please contact

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