I am looking for an original artist to redo the illustration of one of my previously published children's books. The book title is: Goodbye Until Forever. This is a story about a very sensitive subject: a mom dying of cancer. It is told from a 10-year-old girl's point of view. I want the girl to be light-skinned African-American. Her mom can be medium skinned. Her dad can be darker.
I need an artist who can provide a visually beautiful and exciting representation of my story. I do not want a digital artist. I want these pages to be hand drawn and then painted. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THIS QUALITY WORK.
This contract is for the illustration of up to 20 pages (40 facing pages). The two facing pages should be illustrated as one large picture and the text will be placed, CREATIVELY, by the illustrator. Only royalty free font may be used (available on fontsquirrel.com). Illustrator may use different fonts to compliment the illustrations, but the words, punctuation, and format of the text must remain as the author has written.
The illustrator will also provide three internal pages with partial illustration (internal title page, dedication page, and other books page).
The illustrator will also provide a front and back cover, in full-color, with all of the provided information included. The covers are to be submitted as one large document measuring 18 inches wide X 11.5 inches tall.
The artist must be aware of the margins and gutters where no text or important features may be included due to the bleed and gutters. SEE THE ATTACHED ILLUSTRATOR INSTRUCTIONS. READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS. Ask if you have any questions or are confused by any of the information provided.
The turnaround for this project is 8 weeks. Updates must be provided by the illustrator to the author every two days as a minimum. Sketches will be provided prior to proceeding with final drawings and painting. All revisions must be provided back to the author within 48 hours.
Please see the attached detailed requirements for this 8-1/2 inch wide X 11 inch tall book. (9 inches wide x 11-1/2 inches tall with the bleed). Each internal page will be submitted as an individual page but the covers will be submitted as one large page measuring 18 inches wide X 11-1/2 inches tall.
The artist must sign and return a Transfer of Rights agreement which clearly states that the illustrations belong to me, the author. The illustrator may not use any portion of the illustrations without permission from me. I do allow my illustrators to post pages on their portfolios.
You may visit my website (or Amazon) and take a look at all of my other books. (www.terrikelleybooks.com). They will also be translated and published in Italy in the next year. So, as the illustrator, you will have global exposure for your work. Many of my illustrators have seen a dramatic increase in their commissions as a result of doing one or more of my books.
The price offered is not negotiable. I do not make money on my books, so the figure quoted is what I can afford. The benefits you receive from being part of a well-known author's book should compensate you in addition to the fee.