Illustration pricing

The following are base prices. If you have a project and a budget feel free to contact me. We can figure out what might work within your budget. I require 1/2 up front for all jobs over $100.

All of the following will be digital copies of original work. I will scale the illustration to the size you need for your book or article. Originals are sold separately. If you need illustrations for your social media or website please see my Webdesign page (coming soon).

Example of spot ink graphic.

$50 per Spot (3″ by 5″ max), single item, ink only illustration. Basic usage rights.

Small, simple illustration, ideal for chapter heading image or corner decoration. You are paying for the right to use the illustration in your current project as well as in advertising for your project. I retain copyright of original art, the original art, the right to use the illustration in other projects, merchandising rights (which can be purchased at a later date), and the right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

 

In  illustration terms this is considered a spot illustration. These are the tiny illustrations you often find throughout an older chapter book. These also can be used for websites, advertising, illustrating articles.

$125 for Spot (3″ by 5″ max), single item, ink only illustrations. Full usage rights.

Small, simple illustration, ideal for chapter heading image or corner decoration.  You retain usage rights to the illustration for the current project but also get merchandising rights and advertising rights (which allows you to use the image on your website as well as for advertising). I retain copyright of original art, the original art (which can be bought  at a separate rate)  and right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

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Sample of simple color ink illustration.

$70-100 per simple ink illustration, shaded or colored, without background illustration, basic usage rights. 

These  quarter, half , of full size images are ideal for a simple picture book or easy reader. You are paying for the right to use the illustration in your current project as well as in advertising for your project. I retain copyright of original art, the original art, the right to use the illustration in other projects, merchandising rights (which can be purchased at a later date), and the right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

 

quarter is an illustration that takes a quarter of the page.

A half is one half a page.

A full is a whole page.

A spread is two pages. Please contact me separately regarding pricing on spreads.

$160-180 per for simple ink illustration, with some color, without background, with full usage rights.

These  quarter, half , of full size images are ideal for a simple picture book or easy reader. You retain usage rights to the illustration for the current project but also get merchandising rights and advertising rights (which allows you to use the image on your website as well as for advertising). I retain copyright of original art, the original art (which can be bought  at a separate rate)  and right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

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Sample full page ink illustration.

$90 to $130 per ink only full size page with background illustration, basic usage rights. 

These full size images are ideal for a picture book, or an easy reader.  You are paying for the right to use the illustration in your current project as well as in advertising for your project. I retain copyright of original art, the original art, the right to use the illustration in other projects, merchandising rights (which can be purchased at a later date), and the right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

$150-$200 per ink only full size page with background illustration, full usage rights.

These full size images are ideal for a picture book, or an easy reader. You retain usage rights to the illustration for the current project but also get merchandising rights and advertising rights (which allows you to use the image on your website as well as for advertising). I retain copyright of original art, the original art (which can be bought  at a separate rate)  and right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

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Sample full color full size illustration from the first Dog the Dragon book by J. Lasterday.

$100-$180 per Full color, full size page with background illustration, basic usage rights. 

These full size images are ideal for a picture book, or an easy reader. You are paying for the right to use the illustration in your current project as well as in advertising for your project. I retain copyright of original art, the original art, the right to use the illustration in other projects, merchandising rights (which can be purchased at a later date), and the right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

$200-$400 per Full color, full size page with background illustration, full usage rights.

These full size images are ideal for a picture book, or an easy reader. You retain usage rights to the illustration for the current project but also get merchandising rights and advertising rights (which allows you to use the image on your website as well as for advertising). I retain copyright of original art, the original (which can be bought  at a separate rate)  and right to use the illustration in my portfolio.

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Sample logo.

$300-$1000 per logo, exclusive rights.

A logo is an image you can use on all your paper work, websites, books, wherever you need, and as often as you need.  For this price you will receive exclusive rights to the logo including both a color and black and white version of your logo, both with and without text, as well as three sizes which can be used in various formats and locations. I retain the original art (which can be purchased at a separate rate) and the right to use it in my portfolio.

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Sample E-book cover.

$400 E-book cover only, no back.

You provide the text content and the concept and I will work with you to make the perfect cover for your work. Book cover includes illustration (or combining elements via photoshopping), design, font finding, 3 revisions,  help with branding and preparation for e-book. You retain right to use the illustration on the cover, as well as for advertising and merchandise for the book.  I retain copyright of original art, original art (if using my original art), and right to use the illustration in portfolio.

Sample print book cover, front and back cover.

$600 per Book cover, full usage rights.

You provide the text content and the concept and I will work with you to make the perfect cover for your work. Book cover includes illustration (or combining elements via photoshopping), design, font finding, help with branding, 3 revisions, and preparation for both print and e-book.You retain right to use the illustration on the cover, as well as for advertising and merchandise for the book.  I retain copyright of original art, original art (if using my original art), and right to use the illustration in portfolio.

Sample full size cover

 $900 per e-book and print cover set, full usage rights.

You provide the text content and the concept and I will work with you to make the perfect cover for your work. With this package you will get both an e-Book and a full front and back print cover. Includes illustration (or combining elements via photoshopping), design, font finding, help with branding, 3 revisions, and preparation for both print and e-book. You retain right to use the illustration on the cover, as well as for advertising and merchandise for the book.  I retain copyright of original art, original art (if using my original art), and right to use the illustration in portfolio.