There's one thing that is a must have: Since the design is for a boat name, it does have some legal requirements, mainly that the name and hailing port are legible. Our design preferences lean toward the abstract, however this can't be over the top. The name and hailing port must be easily distinguishable in any design and the hailing port "Cape Fear" must be below "Coraline".
Other notes: While we welcome designs that take from the movie Coraline, we lean more towards HP Lovecraft (squid, octopus, tentacles), pirate, oceanic or classic naval themes.
The background of the design will need to be a negative space because the design will be transferred to cut vinyl. So, hard edges are preferred. Heavy fading and shading won't transfer well to this medium.
The first picture shows the boat overall for the feel and style. The second is the rear of the boat where the design will be placed. Third is the mounting area and centerline of the boat.
Thank you for your interest in this and please have fun with your designs. Try whatever you like. We welcome all and appreciate everyone's efforts.