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Book Illustrations

Starting at $129

Product Summary: Every book illustration should be a masterpiece. Our experienced illustrators are passionate about storytelling through art and understand how to create illustrations that complement and enhance your writing. From humorous to fantasy and sci-fi, we have the skills and knowledge to bring your vision to life.

Have questions? Go to our FAQs.

Whether you’re a self-published author, a traditional publisher, or just looking to create a beautiful keepsake, our book illustration service is the perfect way to add a touch of visual magic to your story. Our talented illustrators will work to bring your characters and world to life in a way that perfectly captures your vision.

At BookReady, our team of professional illustrators specializes in various styles and mediums, including whimsical, humorous, and fantasy. With our attention to detail and commitment to quality, you can be sure that your book illustrations will be beautiful, vibrant, and engaging. You will receive final print-ready files when the final illustrations are approved.

To start creating your book illustration(s), we will need:

  • Completed questionnaire, including choosing your style and describing the scenes

After your purchase, we will send you an email with information on sending us the above.

  • Getting Started items sent to BookReady.
  • We will create and send you a line art sketch for each illustration and one full-colored sample.
  • If needed, there is one round of edits at this stage.*
  • After all the line art is approved, we will add color to the illustrations and send them to you.
  • If needed, there is one round of edits at this stage.
    We will consider the project approved if we do not receive any feedback after 5 business days.
  • Once you approve the colored book illustrations, we will send you the final, print-ready files.

*We will consider the stage approved if we do not receive any feedback after 30 calendar days and move on to the next stage.

Once we have your Getting Started items, the initial illustration stage will take 2-4 weeks, depending on the number and complexity of the book illustrations. After that, it depends on the level of alterations and the timeliness of your feedback.

FAQs About Our Book Illustration Services

Will your book illustration files be print-ready?

Yes! Illustrations for book printing should be in a high-resolution digital format, such as TIFF or JPEG, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. It ensures that the illustrations will look crisp and clear when printed in the book.

What are the different book illustration styles?

Our illustrators specialize in various styles to bring your vision to life. Here are some styles we offer:

  • Cartoon or Humorous: This style uses exaggerated features and bold colors to create playful, whimsical images. Cartoon illustrations are often used in children’s books and advertising.
  • Fantasy: This style mixes imagination and reality, creating a fanciful, dreamy, and wistful feel. It’s perfect for more mythical or otherworldly stories.
  • Juvenile or Whimsical: With a colorful, playful, and lighthearted style, this option is prevalent in children’s books and fairy tales. It can overlap with cartoon or humorous styles.
  • Science Fiction: This style requires imagination but adds futuristic concepts such as robots, technology, extraterrestrial lifeforms, time travel, or parallel universes. It’s perfect for books set in other worlds or exploring the possibilities of the future.

Each style has unique strengths and can be used to achieve different visual effects, depending on the project’s needs.

What is the purpose of book illustrations?

Illustrations serve to enhance the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of a book. They can help to bring the text to life, provide visual interest, and convey important information.

Do I need illustrations in my book?

Whether or not you need illustrations in your book depends on the type of book you are creating. For example, illustrations are common in children’s books and some non-fiction books. However, they usually are not necessary for some types of books.

How many illustrations do I need in my book?

The number of illustrations you need in your book depends on the length and content of your book. Children’s books, for example, typically have more illustrations than adult books. A good rule of thumb is to have at least one illustration per chapter.