Traditional Detailed Children's Book Illustrations

by Jim Harris

Bassett, Out for a Stroll

Bassett, Out for a Stroll

Detailed, light-hearted, award-winning art of people, pets, nature settings and homey scenes, with traditional fairytale and fantasy themes a popular specialty; Jim Harris is an SOI Silver Medal Winner and illustrator of over three million commercially published books in print.

Authors, please note: Jim wrote the article, Working with an Illustrator: A Guide for Self-Publishers, available on this site.


-Penguin Publishing
-Tommy Nelson Publishing
-Scripture Press
-Northland Publishing
-Accord Publishing
-National Geographic Books
-Pelican Publishing
-Danbury Mint

Jim creates watercolor, acrylic and pencil illustrations in both simple and complex styles...which are priced accordingly. Orders for sample illustrations and preliminary character development sketches are invited... with prices to allow you to see what you're getting before committing to a total project.

When I work with commercial publishers, I often think how little creative input the author has, in comparison to the creative synergy of a self-publishing author and a hand-selected illustrator. Please take a look at my website, Jim Harris Illustrator, for more examples of my book illustrations. If you would like to talk further about your project, please email me.

I would be happy to hear from you.

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Nov 27, 2012
Great tips on working with an illustrator
by: Cassandra

I've been diving into my second children's book, and your words have been very helpful. Thank you very much. I love your website and will be visiting often.

Cassandra Black, Author
"When I'm Big & Grown: I Want to Be an Entrepreneeeeeeur When I Grow Up" (Illustrated by Tracey Tucker)

Apr 04, 2011
Keep up the good work!
by: Richa

Wonderful works, Jim. I would love to learn something from you.

Dec 22, 2010
by: Mary manning

Oh, I love your stuff! ;))

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