Custom Illustrations

For our projects that require illustrations, SDP Publishing offers a variety of options, packages and artistic styles from which to choose. Our talented team of artists takes your ideas and concepts and brings them to life! Whether you enlist the help of a picture book artist, need drawings to accompany your non-fiction work, or require illustrations for a chapter book, the artistic team at SDP Publishing can get the job done.

Our Illustrators

SDP Publishing is proud to work with some of the most accomplished and gifted freelance artists in the business. SDP illustrators offer great versatility, and provide our authors with customized artwork with the style that fits the book’s overall look and theme.  When reviewing your writing project, we hand-pick the artist that will best fit your book, and you will have the opportunity to engage and work with your personal illustrator throughout the entire illustration process.

The Illustration Process

Choosing the right illustrator is an important part of the publishing process and at SDP, we offer authors a terrific array of styles and genres when it comes to creating illustrations. You will have the opportunity to review samples from our team of children’s book and freelance artists, conference with the chosen artist and develop the artistic concept for your book.

The picture book illustrator will create initial sample sketches for author’s approval. Once the sketches are approved, the illustration process can begin. The artists may work with different mediums, from pencil to paint to complete digital drawing, but the overall procedure is consistent. The artist will offer several stages of sketching before moving to a tight, finished drawing and then, if applicable, to color application. Your project manager will work closely with you throughout each step, to help facilitate and organize the process.

Cover Illustrations

In addition to providing artwork for the interior of your project, our freelance artists also will render cover illustrations. SDP offers a variety of cover illustration packages to help you achieve the perfect cover art for your book!

Use the form below to contact SDP Publishing today for a free consultation about your custom illustration needs, and learn how we can help you find the perfect artist!

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