Illustration and Publishing

by Tina Modugno
(Quebec, Canada)

Illustration from an upcoming self-published title

Illustration from an upcoming self-published title

Illustration from an upcoming self-published title
Illustration created for a Canadian soldier as part of his memoirs and stories from fighting in Afghanistan.
Cover page for a French book educating children on respecting the environment.
Illustration included in a series of educational workbooks centered on spelling for home schooled children.

Children's Illustration and Publishing

My name is Tina Modugno. I am from Quebec, Canada. I am a freelance children's illustrator and have worked with various publishers as well as published my own children's books. I have also worked with various educational websites creating downloadable educational worksheets for use as home schooling tools and/or classroom tools.

I have experience with many different types of art styles, including vector art and digital painting.

I offer a free sample sketch when auditioning for new potential collaborations. I work closely with the author to assure that the highest standards are met. My work is professional and always produced in a timely fashion. In addition to illustration, I also offer book design, publishing, and social branding.

I have experience in illustrating and creating various types of characters whether human, animal or otherwise! I will admit that animals (especially cats) are my favorite!

Contact Tina to discuss or ask to see more of her work.

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Wes Lowe Illustrations

Huck Finn/Anne of Green Gables

Huck Finn/Anne of Green Gables

Wes has been an illustrator for many years. He has illustrated for children's book publishers and also for organizations such as National Geographic. Wes has illustrated over 200 children's books, novels and book covers. Wes works in traditional mediums, and also in digital, using Photoshop CS3 and also Corel Painter X and Illustrator.

Wes attended the Ontario College of Art and also The Sheridan College School of Animation in Ontario before moving to beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Wes's style is diverse. He has been known to range from the realistic to the whimsical.

Wes is also an avid sculptor and sailor.

Wes can be contacted at

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Apr 02, 2008
Awesome Ilustrations!
by: Steve R

Beautiful work, Wes!

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From photo-realistic to cartoon

by Christine Leader
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Outside on the phone - pen

Outside on the phone - pen

Outside on the phone - pen
Suddenly, I'm a girl - pen, ink & digital
Celebrating the bone - watercolour & pencil

Let me illustrate your children's book!

I have been an artist since nearly birth and my style is varied!

From photo-realistic to cartoon, I work primarily in watercolours, pencil crayons and ink, but I am also proficient in creating vector art in Illustrator. (I have been known to pick up the odd Crayola crayon from time to time too!)

If you are looking with someone who has a variety of styles and an arsenal of traditional art production skills - you have found me!

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EarthcookiE Pro. illustrations

by Mae L.
(Ottawa, Canada)

EarthcookiE Pro. sketch samples

EarthcookiE Pro. sketch samples

I love drawing and so draw anything and everything.

Having freshly graduated from Algonquin College's Animation program, I have a keen sense of character and background art, as well as a good grasp on life-drawing.

My art is varied, from a very traditional children's book style to simplified animation characters. I work in:

Realistic, animal, fantasy, American super hero style, Japanese comic style - none of it is beyond me.

I love all sorts of stories, from baby books to simple readers. Any book with a good story to it is only made better by pictures that kick an imagination into high gear.

I don't have any set fees, so if you have a project and might like to use my work, you can contact me via email.

Contact me at Fallen from Heaven.

Thank you for looking! :)

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Small team of illustrators

by Wordsworm Ink

birds and fairies

birds and fairies

I work with two other people to create illustrations. As a team, we are able to create better work than any of us could individually.

Together, we have two and a half books to our credit.

Myself: I direct the art and create the prototypes and guides for the people I work with. I can also do layouts using Indesign.

Harry: A teacher of art at a university with 50 years of illustrating experience, he is a master of drawing and a good painter.

Adit: A highly developed computer graphics designer. He colours what Harry draws.

As a team, we would be happy to get some contracts to work on.

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Jul 01, 2011
trying to get in touch
by: Anonymous


How can I contact you?

My e-mail is jnenx (at) yahoo . com . br



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Cecil Paplinskie


Crystal's Clover Cats

Crystal's Clover Cats

Children's book illustrations, either traditional or digital.

With a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, I majored in Advertising; I have over eight years of experience illustrating whimsical characters for licensing, doing graphic design for stationery products and working on a children's magazine.

I have done children's illustrations to be used for CD/DVD.

I just finished illustrating for two self published authors. I believe that communication between author and illustrator is the key.

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Visualized the dream world

by Diya
(Calgary, AB, Canada)

Children's book cover

Children's book cover

Children's book cover
Child in the war
Comic book sample page
Character Design

I'm Diya Ma, illustrator from Alberta, but I'm here to visualize the dream world in your mind.

I'm good at using bright color in fun, narrative illustrations.

I'm specializing in children's book illustration with a more realistic and 3d looking approach. I'm good with creating images with a sense of interesting humour.

Media choice for me is always in service of the illustration, i.e. to create a clearly comprehensible image. I prefer to use the most appropriate media to illustrate your dream world, rather than using the one I just happen to like.

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Pencil Crayon Looks Like Watercolor

by Michelle

Mouse with Cheese

Mouse with Cheese

I use pencil crayon. I apply smudging techniques that make them blend easier and look almost like watercolor.

I have been published many times and have been able to conform to each author's individuality. I would be pleased to work with someone new, to challenge myself, and to bring your art to life.

I have been drawing my whole life. I specialize in animals but have branched out to many other categories of art.

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Jul 28, 2009
by: Anonymous

I have worked with Michelle and have found her to be very professional and efficient in getting the project done quickly and neatly. I would recommend her to anyone.

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Children's Book Specialty

by Diane Lucas
(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Diane Lucas people

Diane Lucas people

Diane Lucas people
Diane Lucas animals

I am a professional illustrator who has enjoyed illustrating dozens of books for self-publishers.

My preferred style is whimsical, but I can illustrate in a variety of fashions. I can work in whatever style the writer feels best suits his story.

I have had writers ask me to make the main characters look like themselves and their children, and they have been very pleased with the results. I will bring your story to colourful life with my illustrations.

Working with the illustrator

General procedure for an illustration project:

Once I have received and read the manuscript, I can plan a layout (if the writer hasn’t already done so). When the layout is done, I can give the writer the total price for the project.

The layout can also be tailored to suit the writer’s illustration budget, such as using more spots than full illustrations to lower the project cost.

Before I can begin illustrating, I will need to know which POD company or publisher/printer the book will be printed with.

Most POD companies and printers have a limited selection of book dimensions and varying computer format requirements for the files sent to them.

Once the publisher/printer, book size and layout have been established, then I require a $75 kill fee to begin work. I take check, money order or Paypal. If the writer has a contract they would like me to review and sign, then that should be done before work begins.

I then draw the roughs for the story and email them to the writer, at low resolution, for him/her to approve. After approval the writer sends me half the total project fee.

I do the final paintings and email them to the writer at 72 dpi. Upon approval of the final illustrations, I require the remainder of the project fee. Payment can also be made in installments if that works better for the writer’s budget.

I will then mail to the writer (regular mail) 2 CDs with the files in 300dpi in the required format. You keep one CD (for safekeeping) and send the other to the printer/publishing company (or I mail 1 CD and upload the images to the publisher's ftp site).

When the book is printed, I appreciate receiving one complimentary copy.

My Prices:

  • Color Covers: range from $250 - $375

  • Picture Book Interiors: Colour Illustrations - $115-$175 per picture

  • Interior Black & White Illustration: $70 to $90

  • Color "spots": $90

  • Black & White "spots": $50

(Spots are 1-3 characters or items with no background image.)

The price range depends on how much realism is required, as high realism takes longer and is more detailed.

Also a factor in pricing is how much research is required. For instance, realistic images for a non-fiction historical book take a good deal of research in order to render the images so that they are historically correct.

Covers also range in price according to this, as well as whether a back cover design is requested, and if the title typesetting is required.

I don't ask for or expect royalties on self-published books.


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May 17, 2011
Wonderful Illustrator
by: Linda Clarke Sheehan

I have written five children's books, and Diane Lucas has illustrated them all. She worked with my daughter to finish one, and it was exactly what I had in mind. Since then, the last four books have been collaborative and worked through with Diane's help.

She captures the words in illustrations in a unique and creative way. I would recommend her talent to anyone!

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Pencil Drawings

by Michael Repoulis
(Toronto, ON, Canada)

The Harpist, The  Dancer, Sybil, and The Mime

The Harpist, The Dancer, Sybil, and The Mime

Original prototype works done with pencil

My drawings primarily consist of figures, expressions, movement and different kinds of depictions. All the drawings that I do are original prototype images.

There are over one hundred pencil drawings in my portfolio. To see more of my portfolio please visit my website.

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Mike Motz - Children's Book Publication Services

(Georgetown, Ontario, Canada)

Robbie's New Home

Robbie's New Home

Award-winning illustrator Mike Motz and his talented group of 20 illustrators work in a wide variety of illustration styles with a style and a price to suit everyone.

The image that you see is only one of 20 available illustration styles. To date we've illustrated over 75 children's books for satisfied self-publishing authors from all over North America.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Mike Motz Children's Book Publication Services.

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Imaginative, Happy Illustrations

by Chantelle
(Errington, BC, Canada)

Alien Ocean Life

Alien Ocean Life

Creative and Colorful Children's Picture Book Illustrator

Good day!

Thank you for looking at my profile.

I specialize in:

Illustrations & Artwork
Freehand Drawings - Abstract
Freehand Drawings - Children's Books
Freehand Drawings - Surf

My goal is to provide happy, cute and colorful illustrations and cartoons in books, and this is what I specialize in. I have some abstract drawings and modern drawings, but my preference is to work creating imaginative, happy illustrations that people can remember fondly, and with a laugh, as the years go by.

Payment Terms:
Although I am open to your specific payment schedule, my preferred schedule for payment is as follows:

Project work will begin immediately following the receipt of the initial payment. Subsequent payments are required upon the completion and acceptance of major project milestones.

25% due upon award acceptance
25% due upon first milestone completion
25% due upon second milestone completion
25% due upon project completion

Payment through Paypal preferred.

If you would like to know more about me and my qualifications, please email me at I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for taking the time to read my proposal, and I look forward to hearing from you!


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Quaint and Artsy: Children's Book Illustrations

by Katie Hanlon
(Ontario, Canada)

Tim Tippet teddy bear

Tim Tippet teddy bear

Quaint and Artsy Illustration

I illustrate with watercolors, creating a colourful, homespun look for children's books. My focus is on simple figures that appeal to children (people, toys, animals, etc.).

Each picture is unique and personal, done by hand and only slightly edited in Photoshop. As a book illustrator, I have been inspired by the work of Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and Edmund Dulac.

I am eager to illustrate! I am open to low-budget contracts and am happy to discuss any project depending on its content, length and time-restrictions. I am also willing to provide a few sample sketches.

Please contact me by email: Katie Hanlon

I would love to hear from you!

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Jan 30, 2012
by: Sian Carlson

I'd written a story and spent two years (on and off) trying to figure out the illustrations. I couldn't get my snowflake to look right.

I found Katie, and she did in a couple of weeks what I couldn't do in years. She captured the essence of my snowflake, and all of the other illustrations are right on the money.

To start off with, she sent me sample snowflakes, and I was able to choose which I felt most met my needs. He attention to detail is wonderful; her creativity is amazing.

I give her 5 stars (more if possible) and highly recommend her work. She is a true professional and very talented.

Feb 05, 2010
Wonderful Artist
by: A. O'Brien

Katie Hanlon's art is unfailingly delightful, whimsical and charming. She has provided illustrations for a number of my books and always captured the mood and details of her subject. Every time, I am more than happy with the result, and I continue to enjoy her fresh, vintage style.

If you want further reference for Katie Hanlon's illustrative abilities, email me at

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Passionate Illustrator & Colorist

by Jessica Lindsay
(Montreal, Canada)

island concept

island concept

Hello! I'm Jessica, an illustrator, colorist and overgrown child from Montreal, Canada.

Like many other artists, I spent most of my childhood drawing, creating worlds and keeping them alive through my art throughout the years.

Drawing doesn't only put bread on the table, it nourishes my very soul, and it's something that I'd never be able to live without. I'm passionate about what I do, and there's nothing that I like more than to help others realize their projects.

I want to help people create their own worlds.

Ive worked with animation, gaming, media and publishing companies as a freelancer for a couple of years now. I have a traditional 2d animation background, I studied at cégep du Vieux-Montréal, where I completed my first animated short, "Uno."

It was always my dream to do a film, so I did just that. Even though I did not pursue animation as a career, it gives me an advantage over most artists in terms of storytelling. I've done a lot of storyboarding, so it's very easy for me to visualize scenes from text.

I have prior children's books experience as well. I worked on the "Balthazar" series for La Courte echelle editions. Two books have been published, and another one is on the way. I've also had my work printed in various artbooks such as cfsl, Merure and Erri.

I'm very comfortable when it comes to digital illustrations, and I can also do some traditional work. I work very fast and very efficiently.

Aside from being an illustrator, I'm also a serious art enthusiast. I'm part of an organization here in Montreal that creates art and comic anthologies, showcasing art from local talents.

Hopefully we'll be able to collaborate on some projects!

Looking forward to working with you,
Jessica Lindsay

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Professional, experienced illustrator looking for hire!

by Mohamed Qovaizi
(Mississauga, Ontario)

girl on swing

girl on swing


If you are a children's book author and looking for an illustrator, I'm up for the job.

I have been asked to illustrate for a number of children's books. I have also been employed by a university professor to provide illustrations for upcoming university books.

I produce quality work and easily meet deadlines. I am very proficient in producing digital art and have an enormous number of styles; I can draw anything and in any style.

Also, I could easily produce a new style or mood based on what you specifically want.

Thank you very much for your time. I hope to hear from you soon,

Mohamed Qovaizi

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