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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I talk directly with my illustrator?
Do the artists get royalties?
I hired a local artist but they didn't finish the job or are taking too long, can one of your artists copy their style and finish the job?
Why aren't the artists' last names shown?
Does the illustrator's name need to appear on my book?

 

Questions? Call us. We're happy to help answer your questions by phone.
888-I-Wrote-1
888 497 6831

 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there a contract?
Yes. When illustrating for books, it is very important to use a contract. The contract establishes and protects your rights to the illustrations. You can view a sample Dragonpencil illustration contract here:
Can I hire an artist for things other than books?
Sure, we have all kinds of clients from Hollywood movie studios to Madison Avenue advertising agencies to Silicon Valley software companies. We can handle any type of project that you would like to throw at us.
Do I get any input in the artwork?
Absolutely! You will be consulted as to how many illustrations are needed, what text they go with, and you can provide notes for the artist. In addition you will get to approve and request changes to the sketches that your artist makes before the real work is done.
How long does illustration take?
It typically lasts 2 to 3 months for a standard length children's book. This number can vary greatly depending on your reponses.
Can the illustrator draw a character that looks like my family member?
Yes. You must provide able photographs of the person. The artist wil need photos of the person from the side and front. Also smiling and not smiling. The more the better.

 

 

Seeing the cover, it really hit me hard that this dream of mine is coming true. You have no idea how that feels after all these years.
~Lisa

 


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Illustration:
 

 

EditingA typical picture book has between 12 and 28 illustrations. The exact number of illustrations needed for a book is usually determined by during the Pre-Design phase. Pre-Design is part of all of Dragonpencil's publishing packages. If you aren't using a publishing package, we can still make recommendations as to how many (or how few) illustrations you might consider including in your book.

Rates:
Editing Each artist's rate is listed below next to their name. This is the cost to illustrate one single page of your book.
Single - Equals the artist's rate. This is a standard one page illustration.
Spread - Is equal to 1.5 x the rate. A spread is a single scene that spans the left and right pages. A spread is more work than a single but not as much work as drawing two separate singles. Using spreads is a good way to reduce your overall illustration cost.
Spot - Cost 1/2 the single rate. Spot illustrations are just one or two characters with little or no background.
Cover - If you are hiring an author to do ONLY a cover illustration, it is twice their single rate. Otherwise, the cover art is the same price as a single.

To contract an artist: choose one from the list below. Our artists are listed in order of lowest to highest rate. A lower rate does not indicate a lower quality product. Many factors go into an artist's rate. Once you have a few favorite choices for artists call us at (888) 497-6831.

Zeljko
Rate: $195
Kenny

 

Zeljko
Rate: $120
Zeljko

 

Luis
Rate: $125
Luis

 

Pradeep
Rate: $145
Pradeep

 

Kevin
Rate: $150
Kevin

 

Monika
Rate: $175
Monika

 

Rosemarie
Rate: $180
Rosemarie

 

Manuel
Rate: $185
Manuel

 

Aija
Rate: $200
Aija

 

Jerel
Rate: $205
Jerel

 

Victor
Rate: $210
Victor

 

Joel
Rate: $215
Joel

 

Alex
Rate: $225
Alex

 

Darren
Rate: $230
Darren

 

Lina
Rate: $235
Lina

 

Manuela
Rate: $240
Manuela P.

 

Cheryl
Rate: $245
Manuela S.

 

Dennis
Rate: $255
Dennis

 

Sandra
Rate: $270
Sandra

 

John
Rate: $290
John

 

Carla
Rate: $295
Carla

 

Cheryl
Rate: $490
Cheryl

 

Jessica W.
Rate: $495
Jessica

 

 

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