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Illustrators Looking for Authors

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message 1: by M. (new)

M. (MAndrewSprong) | 8 comments Mod
Talk about your portfolios and discuss the genre and media you work with here.

message 2: by Randall (new)

Randall | 3 comments My apologies for asking this here but I cannot seem to contact you any other way. You mentioned typically illustrating fantasy and historical fiction, but would animals, cats mostly be something you feel comfortable drawing?

message 3: by Mary (new)

Mary Findley | 6 comments I have done illustrated books and designed covers for several authors. They range from Bible Study to Women's Fiction to Issues non-fiction to Historical fantasy. My prices are negotiable, I have done print and ebooks, and you can view covers and concept art for our books and others here:

message 4: by Mark (new)

Mark (MBStudiosArt) | 2 comments Hello everyone. My name is Mark Branscum and I have a question to Authors out there that are looking for an illustrator.

I am a seasoned and highly skilled Fine Artist but secretly for years I have a wonderful, magical, mysterious, funny and of course very happy characters that are wanting to find their way to children's hearts.

So I am in search of finding that author that desires their dream to come to life and mine to illustrate books.

My website is my portfolio as to my artistic skills so this brings me to my question

I have shared what I am looking for so, are you looking for me???
My Web Site

message 5: by Randy (new)

Randy | 2 comments Hello all! I am new to this group, and was very excited to find it. I've been trying to get into illustrating for authors for quite some time. Anyone interested, please contact me. I can do everything from children's books to horror and everywhere in between. Thank You for considering me.

message 6: by Derek (new)

Derek (Sirius3333) | 6 comments Heya! I'm a twenty two year old kid who has had a caste of characters (still cementing the story) for a comical manga! I'm a totally amateur writer, I don't even know what a portfolio is. I'm looking for help on getting my stuff public!

message 7: by Dave (new)

Dave | 3 comments Hi, I'm new here. This group, by the way, was a great idea! Why didn't I think of this? I'll forever question myself now (kidding).
I'm a painter/illustrator. On my own time I work in an oil/wax emulsion that I make in my studio. I like to work on large canvases (3'-6') with a painful amount of detail so that when you come close to the work it loses nothing.
Due to time constraints I illustrate using acrylics or I'll do some oil/turp washes and then add to this in Photoshop. I like to work differently just about every time, really. This not only keeps the job exciting but also keeps my brain flexible and healthy.
I've illustrated two children's books, have written/illustrated my own comic book and I'm currently rewriting/illustrating a children's book that I've had lying around on my hard drive for some time now. There's another book that I have just started writing for my four year old daughter based on a story I told her while she was in the hospital due to a snake bite (copperhead). All of this on top of a couple of painting commissions. The key to a long life is to stay busy!
Like I mentioned above, I work in oils, acrylics, Adobe Photoshop, brush & ink, charcoal, pastels ect ect. I'm a total art geek! There's always a sketchbook on me somewhere.
Oh, and you all probably want some sample work too
You can find it here-

I'm looking for a bit of illustration work, not only to fund my own projects but also because I enjoy working with other people's ideas and watching them light up when they see the illustrations.

BTW Derek, a portfolio is a compilation of an artist's work to show a potential client their level of expertise, styles they work in, and also the artist's preferred mediums (oils, acrylics, pastels ect). All of this so said client can decide if this is the artist he/she wishes to hire.

message 8: by Adam (new)

Adam Wayne | 5 comments Hi everyone,

I am an illustrator and book cover artist looking for work. I am very versatile and can adapt to all styles and genres. My work ranges from pencil, to oil paint, to digital imagery.

You can see samples of my work at:

If you're interested or have questions, please contact me at:



message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Halvorsen (Sleepingsquirrel) | 2 comments Hello everyone,
I'm an illustrator, a book cover and a layout designer , and have been working for a few years nows as a freelance illustrator.
Worked with a few children books publishers, magasines, agencies, and even on personal and independent projects.

I have different styles from watercolour , pen and ink, to collage , knitting.. etc...

And I am really wanting to be able to work with an author ..

If you are interested, just contact me on
And I will send you samples of my work.

Thank you and I hope to hear from you :)


message 10: by Dima (new)

Dima Krasovski | 4 comments Hi there,
I am offering my illustration skills to collaborate with authors.My illustrations are 100% digital,raster graphics,easy to manipulate and create ebooks and printed books also.I use a wacom tablet and photoshop to draw,the illustrations are colorful and cheering.I can draw anything,human characters,animals,landscapes etc My work is suitable for children's literature mostly and I have been completing hundreds of projects succesfully since I started working in this field.
Please check my portfolio at and contact me if you have any projects.I am affordable,easy to communicate and work with.
I will be looking forward to receive your offers.

message 11: by John (new)

John Hancock (johngregoryhancock) | 8 comments Hi there.... although my free time is somewhat limited, I'm an artist with over 20 years professional experience. (I'm an author also, and illustrated my own book).
You can see a portfolio of my work at
You can contact me here if you're interested. Since I'm writing and also have a 9 to 5, please consider contacting me if you have a decent lead time for when you want it done. (I don't do "I need this yesterday". For one thing, my time machine is broken)

message 12: by Justin (new)

Justin McElroy (thoughtographic) | 1 comments Hello I am a freelance artist residing in northern California. I have created covers for books, comics, and cds. Please take a look at my artwork here:
I love to get feedback so let me know if you like my work.

message 13: by Sibu (new)

Sibu | 1 comments hello i am a illustractor so if you need one who can offer amazing illustraction i am a right person for you. my email

message 14: by Christy (new)

Christy | 2 comments I'm trying to build my professional presence and would love the chance to illustrate for a writer. I have recently illustrated an ebook for the Nikela Wildlife Organization called 'Frank and the Rhino Horn' and am looking to move forward with my art. You can view the e-book at and you can see my other art work at

I can't wait to get to know you all and looking forward to working with you.

All the best,


message 15: by Lawrence (new)

Lawrence Mann (lawrencecandraw) | 3 comments Hi folks,

My name is Lawrence Mann and I am a professional freelance Illustrator. Over the years I've illustrated many book covers – Most of them being YA, Sci-Fi or Fantasy.

My most recent client was kind enough to point me in the direction of your group so I thought I'd pop a message up here and offer my services!

To see samples of my work please visit or

I'm happy to supply references from any of my happy authors & publishers. I always aim to go the extra mile and if you're unsure of the process then I'll happily guide you through until your book has been printed.

To get in touch, simply visit my website
Chat soon.

message 16: by S.J. (last edited Jul 22, 2013 01:06PM) (new)

S.J. Hollis (sjhollis) I totally recommend Lawrence Mann. He is incredible

This is the cover he just designed for me:

The thing about Lawrence is that not only is he incredibly talented, he listens to you. You talk about your story and he'll tell that story right there on the cover. I'm so happy with the work he's done for Bounty Hunter and I know the cover will help me generate sales.

Lawrence is friendly and I've found as a newbie author, his guidance has been invaluable. He's given me a ton of advice. This guy knows his stuff. He works with indies, publishers, big companies like Sony, the BBC, Channel 4, everyone. And I know he loves us indies!

YA, SF, Fantasy, crime, horror... Take a look at his portfolio.

I've had a great experience with Lawrence and I will be using him for book two!

message 17: by Robert (new)

Robert | 2 comments Randy wrote: "Hello all! I am new to this group, and was very excited to find it. I've been trying to get into illustrating for authors for quite some time. Anyone interested, please contact me. I can do everyth..."

Hi, do you have some pictures i could see, would be interesting to see some work, i have a story ready to go just looking for an illustrator

message 18: by Lars (last edited Aug 18, 2013 10:34AM) (new)

Lars Grant-west | 1 comments Hi!

I'm a fantasy illustrator, also interested in sci-fi and horror. I've recently been doing more cover work for self published authors, and have found it very interesting to work directly with authors.

My philosophy is this - Even a brilliant writer won't be read if no one picks up their book in the first place.

Your book's cover is the hook that gets it seen, sampled, and hopefully read voraciously ever after. The illustrator's job is to bait the hook...then it's your job as an author to reel them in.

Please feel free to contact me with questions. My rates vary by complexity of the image, but I'm happy to have that discussion with you.

Best of luck and good fortune with whatever projects you're working on,
Lars Grant-West

message 19: by Nathan (new)

Nathan | 1 comments Hi group, I'm a freelance artist will to work on any projects I work with all media and im very affordable please feel free to email me for samples of my work

message 20: by Jen (new)

Jen | 2 comments Hi, my name is Jen Muir and I'm an illustrator living in the UK. I am mainly interested in illustrating children's books but would be happy with other genres too. I work using watercolours, pens and inks and enjoy making colourful things.

For some examples of my work, here is my website;

To contact me, my email is

Thanks, Jen

message 21: by Witek (new)

Witek Jogurcik | 1 comments hello :-)
I'm a lineless illustrator from Poland
here's my portfolio:

I’m available for freelance :-D!

message 22: by Roman (last edited Aug 30, 2013 02:43AM) (new)

Roman | 1 comments Hey there,
I'm a freelance illustrator and happy to take on new projects!
You can see my illustrations
Feel free to contact me at

message 23: by George (new)

George Kramer | 1 comments Hi!
I'm new here and very excited!
I would like to be honest and upfront from the start. I have absolutely no money. I am seeking someone in the Indianapolis area to do the illustrations that would receive a percentage of the profit. If that doesn't sound like something you are eager to take on, I will understand. BUT I have this
FANTASTIC storyline based on two novellas I wrote in the science fantasy genre.
I have two more in my head eager to come alive on my computer.
I want to convert the books into graphic novels but don't possess the drawing ability to do so.
Everyone that's read them said it would make an excellent graphic novel.
My goal is to have them ready by next year's Indiana Comic Con.
Please email me and let me know either way.
Thank you for your time!
George Kramer

message 24: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Richet (TheBookCoverRealm) | 5 comments Hi, my name´s Misha Richet and I'm a digital artist and book cover designer.

I strive to give an eye-catching and interesting cover to my clients' books, the kind of cover that will make your novel stand out and attract attention.

Custom e-book covers start at $60 US dollars, so you see, my prices are affordable!

Upu can also check out my pre-made covers, they're only $49 US dollars!!!

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And you can take a look at my e-book cover portfolio so that you get an idea of what I can do:

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I also create printed book covers...


and banners for your website/Facebook timeline and twitter covers:


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So don't wait anymore, contact me so that I send you a series of conceptual drafts that from which you can choose the future cover of your book!

My Facebook page:

E-mail me:

Follow me on Twitter:

message 25: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Richet (TheBookCoverRealm) | 5 comments Hello everyone,

Take a look at my latest pre-made covers, these are only $35 US dollars!

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And stay tuned, because I will be posting more covers for the same price!

So if you are interested by any of these covers or you wish to commission me, contact me by PM or by e-mail:

You can also visit my new site and leave me a comment there:

My Facebook page:

message 26: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa May | 2 comments My name is Alyssa May and I am a professional illustrator with a BFA. I specialize in digitally painted fantasy and sci-fi illustrations. You can check out a portfolio of my work at my official site or on my Tumblr blog. You can also take a look at my most recent cover illustration, the painting for K.V. McMillan's "The Water's Edge," on its page on Goodreads or Amazon. Feel free to contact me for more information at !

message 27: by Lisbel (new)

Lisbel | 5 comments Hi!

I am a talented freelance illustrator highly skilled in drawing. I work with pencils, watercolor pencils and fine markers.

I love so much illustrating children books and look forward collaborating with authors!

I am very motivated, hard working, enthusiastic and professional.
I usually work drawing children and animals on my illustrations. See samples of my work following these links:

To see more of my works check my online portfolio:
For any questions or commissions, please don't hesitate to contact me:

Lisbel Gavara - Illustrator

message 28: by Krasovski (new)

Krasovski | 3 comments I am always interested to work on new projects.Check my portfolio at Looking forward to hear from you and maybe work together.

message 29: by Libor (new)

Libor Drobný | 1 comments Hello:)

I´m freelance illustrator and animator from Czech Republic. Check my portfolio:
or let me know if you like my work:

Greetings L.D.

message 30: by Daria (new)

Daria Nyberg | 2 comments Hi everyone.
I'm a children book illustrator and I'm looking for new projects.
Please check my portfolio here

message 31: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Green | 2 comments Hi Illustrators!
I am a city school teacher and now an author. Problem is, my drawing/painting skills aren't so great. Would you be willing to look at my manuscript and let me know if you want to illustrate it? If you are, please contact me at Thanks!

message 32: by Richard (new)

Richard Pallo (SwooshSoFast) | 2 comments Hey there!
I'm an Illustrator and comic book artist from the eastern United States, looking for some potential work!


Hope this interests you!
Richard Pallo -

message 33: by Flávia (new)

Flávia Marques | 3 comments Hello,
I'm Flávia, and I'm a freelancer illustrator. I'm a traditional artist, most of my illustrations are historically-inspired but I can draw about a lot of different themes. You can see my artwork on my website!

message 34: by M (new)

M (mquy) Hi!

I specialize in realistic genre illustration and book cover design. Please contact me if you're interested in an original illustration and design for your book cover!

My website:


message 35: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Muir | 1 comments Hello every one. I'am new on this site. I am a childrens illustrator. main speciality is animals as i am also a fine art animal artist and cartoonist. I have the ability to do both. I am open to any ideas that writers have or if they need some help. I am presently illustrating childrens ebooks. have a look at my folio and contact me if you want to see my latest ebook illustrations that are not on my website yet!!

message 36: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (Tourmaline .) (tourmalinenow) | 2 comments Hi everyone :)

I am a fine art photographer and print based graphic designer. I love illustrating and designing book covers! Here are a few examples of my work:
Working Would be Great if it Weren't for Managers Thoughts on Business, Life, and Slackers by Gary W. Wells The Rebirth Restructuring Internally Through Self Evaluation by Natasha Huyler The Reluctant Mentor How Baby Boomers and Millenials Can Mentor Each Other in the Modern Workplace by Lew Sauder

Visit my website to see more of my work:

Contact me at or 904-315-6242


Jennifer Nichole Wells

message 37: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Richet (TheBookCoverRealm) | 5 comments Dear talented authors,

take a look at my latest published eBook covers:

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And if you're looking for pre-made covers, then these could be just what you're looking for:

$35 US dollars

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$49 US dollars

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So if you are interested by any of these covers or you wish to commission me, contact me by PM or by e-mail:

You can also visit my new site and leave me a comment there:

My Facebook page:

message 38: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Richet (TheBookCoverRealm) | 5 comments To all those looking for a pre-made cover, look no further!

Take a look at my new covers and NEW PRICES!

35 US dollars
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45 US dollars

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And these are only 29 US DOLLARS!!!

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And if you are looking for a custom made cover like these contact me, my prices start at 60 US dollars:

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So send me a private message or e-mail if you are interested in any of my pre-mades or if you wish to commission me.

You can also visit my website:

message 39: by Adam (new)

Adam Wayne | 5 comments Hi everyone! I am a freelance illustrator and artist based in LA (originally from England). I have a lot of experience with book cover art and design, and have also worked as an illustrator for a number of books.

Please take a look at my work here:

I am interested and available for any and all commissions.

Hope to hear from you!

Adam Wayne

message 40: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Richet (TheBookCoverRealm) | 5 comments To all talented authors out there,

If you are looking for a quality premade cover on a budget, come and visit my brand new Premade Covers Store, where you can directly buy any of my covers:

You can also e-mail me if you wish to commission me to create a custom cover for you, such as these:

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And remember, for each commissioned cover you get a free FB timeline cover/twitter cover for your author's page, just like these:

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What I do:

-Book covers
-Banners / website signatures /Website headers / Facebook timeline covers / Twitter covers
-Digital painting / photo manipulation art for your author's website / blog/ Facebook page

Genres: Romance, contemporary romance, historical romance, inspirational, clean romance, paranormal romance, erotic , fantasy, urban fantasy, vampire, chick-lit, science-fiction, mystery, steampunk, historical, military, adventure, suspense, western, young adult, children's literature, online fanfiction

My premade eBook covers start at $29 US dollars and my custom (commissioned) eBook covers start at $60 US dollars.

So if you are interested send me an e-mail to or visit my website

You can also follow me on twitter:

I hope to collaborate with YOU, dear authors, to give your book an amazing cover!

message 41: by Ceri (new)

Ceri Stromberg | 1 comments Hello everyone, I'm into illustrating for any types of books. You can check out all of my digital and traditional artwork on my website and e-mail me at

My website is

Here are some samples of my work

message 42: by Tetiana (new)

Tetiana Kosovska | 1 comments Hi everyone,

I am an illustrator looking for work. My work ranges from pencil to digital imagery.

You can see samples of my work at:

If you're interested or have questions, please contact me at:


message 43: by Jaka (new)

Jaka Prawira (ellinsworth) | 4 comments Hi,
My name is Jaka Prawira, but also known as the pseudonym of 'Ellinsworth'. I am specialized in book cover, and also a numbered specialization of some subjects: Woman, concept art, Character Concept, OC painting, Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

For more info or if you are interested in commissioning some cover, you may contact me at or go to my several pages:

dA -
instagram -
FB -

Ordinary Superheroes

Alesya Al Cousland Alix Cousland

Tialys Vin Vin and the Panda Girl

Thanks and have a good day!

Best regards,

message 44: by Jakk (last edited Mar 02, 2014 12:36PM) (new)

Jakk Cutlip (JakkCutlipART) | 1 comments Hello, my name is Jakk Cutlip and I am a illustrator and comic creator. I use various art markers like copics and prismacolor plus other mediums like water color pencils and digital such as photoshop. I want to illustrate children's books and I have my own comic out and still in the works. Go here for the fan page of my first comic:
Also to see my portfolio with some of my work go here:
I would love to collaborate with an author and I have great pricing! Contact me here or facebook is better, thanks!! And hope to be illustrating your children's book soon!

message 45: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn Quinn | 1 comments Hey all! My name is Jacki. I'm actually more of a children's book writer but I can't get motivated to illustrate my own books! It's sad but I think it's because of the sheer number of books that I have written up, about 50 short stories. Anyway, I'd love to work with a writer to illustrate THEIR stories for them. I love traditional mediums such as anything that can be donw on paper. If you're looking for digital art, well then, I am not the one you want. Seriously. Unless you'd like to og back to MS Paint days ;)
Here's a link to my deviant art page. I've got vaaaarious styles and can be very flexible. All I need is inspirations and I'll go bananas on whatever it is you want.
If you'd like to contact me, please just send me an e-mail:

message 46: by Char Reed (new)

Char Reed | 1 comments Hi,

I'm a fantasy, animal and creature illustrator with experience working with self published authors on book covers and interior artwork.

My latest project can be viewed here:

More artwork is located on my website:

Thanks for checking out my work and I look forward to hearing from you!

Char Reed

message 48: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 5 comments Hi! I am looking for illustrators who are ebook savvy who would be willing to illustrate pro bono for Children's Books (all rhyming and samples which I could send to see if you are interested). Should we sell ebooks, compensation would be 60%illustrator, 40%writer. Nothing plus nothing equals nothing. Doing something gives us both a chance at something. Thank you! Contact Lynn at

message 49: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey there! I'm a contracting illustrator looking for an author to illustrate for.
I can provide references upon request.

message 50: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl McGonigle (cherylkmcgonigle) | 2 comments Hi Everyone
Just found this group and glad I did.
I am a children's book author and published my first book doing my own illustrations. I have a couple of other books I want to publish but would like to have someone else do the illustrations. So maybe some of you illustrators can help. I was wondering, what does it cost to hire an illustrator? Do you pay per illustration? Do you ever collaborate with the author to share in the profits? Any information would be helpful to me and probably others who would like to hire an illustrator. I realize that every situation is different but just some averages would be great.
Thanks Cheryl

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