Finding the right illustrator for a children’s book or educational resource can be difficult. Also, Illustrators have their unique styles. Consequently, finding one that fits the project you envision is essential. For example, in the Mother Goose Meets Mother Nature collection, I love to mix illustrations with photos of nature. When children can see imaginary characters existing within the real world, they visually connect with Mother Goose and Mother Nature.
In the Potter books, the illustrations are rich in light and shadows. The potter’s hands give children a sense of their creator’s loving touch.
As you can see, much thought goes into the images and pictures.
Therefore, If you are looking for an illustrator for your children’s book or teaching resource, I would love to help. If you are interested in discussing your project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Children’s Book Illustrator Portfolio
Below is a slideshow of a few illustrations from my portfolio.
Children’s book illustrator fee
As a member of SCBWI, I have access to the SCBWI Book that lists price guides for children’s book illustrations. Another excellent resource is The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (15th Edition).
My illustrations cost around $250 per page. Depending on the detail involved, the price can be more or less. A thirty-two-page picture book typically costs about four to five thousand dollars. Likewise, activity books, coloring books, and workbooks are $50-$100 per page. However, I am flexible. When a client contacts me, I work closely with them to determine their purpose and budget for the project.
Covers and Jackets usually require a specific format. They can be expensive. However, I include it in the price of the illustrations.
Posters and advertising graphics are available too.