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This was my first book and I had a style for illustrations invisioned and Penny had that style in her portfolio, so I talked with her and we did the project together. I had ideas I wanted illustrated and she nailed it, plus made suggestions for areas that ehanced the story further. Working together and with her guidence for layout of illustrations enhanced how the work turned out. Was the exact style for my book and the finished project overall was a huge success.Jul 16, 2018Verified
Penny created some wonderful illustrations for a book proposal. She was incredibly responsive and the quality of her work is impeccable. The whole experience exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend Penny.Jan 4, 2018Verified
It's been a pleasure working with Penny to illustrate my children's book.Sep 18, 2017
I hired Penny to create three illustrations for my three friends. I wanted someone to illustrate a specific memory I had with each friend, but the problem was that the memories were from middle school/a long time ago, and I didn't have any specific pictures for the artist to copy. Instead, all I had were a whole load of images that the artist would have to reference and recreate the memory/composition based on what I described. It must have been a real challenge, but Penny did an outstanding job. First of all, she was responsive and patient with all the adjustments I needed. Secondly, I adored the final pieces. The illustrations had a beautiful, childlike, nostalgic feel that I wanted. And finally, I really felt Penny's passion for the project, and it made her a joy to work with. I'm truly impressed and highly recommend her for illustration purposes. My friends were blown away by their gift and instantly recognised what the memories were supposed to be. I'm so glad I hired Penny to help me with this project!Dec 4, 2017Verified
Penny is remarkable to work with and offers a mix of professionalism and talent. Able to take on challenges, she not only rescued one of my illustration projects but enhanced it greatly as well. I was very grateful for her work!May 24, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I like to say I can make any budget work! Typically a writer can expect that each illustration will begin at $50 - $100. If you have 15 - 20 illustrations and would like them created in my full, detailed style, (which is very time consuming to create), the price could be around $5000 or more. However if you would like to spend $1000 - $2000 for multiple pieces very often I am able to alter my style to a more simplified look that always comes out well. I am easy to work with on price. Just be aware that most projects that are full books will begin at at least $1000 and will take a couple of months to complete.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically I will receive a request for work, such as illustrations, via email or through my website or agent's site. I work with the client over the email to come up with a plan and a price. Then I collect 1/3 payment before beginning and create rough sketches that I send to the client as a basic beginning point for design and direction. Next when these are OK'd I will continue to the finished sketches which are done very detailed and accurately so the client will know how they will look when painted. I make sure not to deviate too far from my finished sketches when painting. After the finished sketches have been approved I move on to the painting stage. First I will collect the second installment of the payment, them I will work very diligently to paint the illustrations according to the clients needs. After the paintings are done I will submit them to the client and, upon approval, I will collect the last installment of my payment. Easy!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I attended the school of Visual Arts In NYC, however I am mostly self taught. I have been drawing and painting and studying drawing and painting since I can remember first holding a pencil. My work has evolved though trial and error and pure love of my craft.