If you’ve got a story to tell, a children’s book you want to see brought to life and you think I may be the illustrator for you, I’d love to talk and see if I can help you.
I charge roughly $6000 to illustrate a full children’s picture book. I’m telling you this up front because I know this is a huge question on most author’s minds and I want to be as transparent with you as possible. Each book is different and I do take this into account when I quote, but it is a big undertaking to illustrate a book and can take roughly a month to complete. I work on books I love and know I can contribute in a beautiful way to. If I don’t think I’m a good fit, or the best illustrator for your book I will be honest, to avoid disappointment for you.
I offer a sample piece for $800 which will establish the style or a main character within the book, sometimes a full page spread. This is non refundable, but if you decide to go ahead with me as the illustrator, this is then deducted from the full amount payable. Once we agree to go ahead, I send a contract and an invoice for half upfront to secure my time, and then the final invoice upon completion.
So now to the juicy stuff! What I can do to bring your book to life: