- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We estimate an entire project upfront based on a per-illustration cost. Most illustration projects are in the 120$-180$ range, depending on: 1. Illustration Style - cartoon, realistic, whimsical. 2. Illustration Medium - watercolor, digital, pencil. 3. Illustration Details - number of characters per page, background details.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
1. FREE TRIAL: We create a free trial sketch so customers can estimate our working quality and speed BEFORE signing a contract and making any payments. 2. SCRIPT AND DESCRIPTION After confirming the trial sketch, we require a story script and detailed description for each illustration to start the project. 3. PREPAYMENT: In addition, 50% prepayment is required before proceeding to the main project. 4. SKETCHING: Within a week or so, we provide sketches of the entire project for a preview. 5. COLORING: After approving the sketches, we begin the coloring stage. 6. FINAL PAYMENT: The customer makes the remaining 50% payment after the approval of the final colored illustrations. 7. LAYOUT & COVER DESIGN We also provide book layout and cover design services - wrapping up newly created illustrations in a beautiful book design.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
One of the most beautiful things in the world is bringing ideas into reality by creating a new life. Reading a draft story, then creating a new world full of unique characters and environments that have never existed before is highly satisfying! We enjoy creating illustrations.