for self publishing authors
Helping you tell your story
Are you ready to take the next step in your publishing journey? Choosing an illustrator is an important step in the publishing process, good illustrations can make your book more fun to look at and read. Colors and shapes spark children's imaginations and following the character along the story gives them a deeper connnection to your book.
How do I work?
After asking you about your feelings for the main character, I use all the unique traits that make the them special to create a memorable first impression for the reader.
I like to get to know the main character’s personality to create a character sheet as referance for the book. I also like to sketch out any other characters in your story.
What you'll recieve:
- Initial sheet with many different characters to choose
- Characters will come in different colours and moods
- We can choose one option, mix several or get fresh ideas
- A sheet playing with specific traits when needed
- A final character sheet with emotions and poses
Before I get started with the storyboards, I choose shapes and lines that will define a unique style for your book. I also create a colour pallet for a seamless feel throughout the pages.
I figure out which would be the best option for your book. I play with different angles and perspective to create fun and dynamic illustrations that are cohesive to the text. This is an easy way to experiment with changes or other ideas together before starting the final illustration product.
What you'll recieve:
- Monochrome storyboards of the book developement
- Explanatory pdf of the storyboards
- Changes when needed or fresh ideas
In this step I create a cheerful and appealing visual narrative that nvites to start reading. The illustrations compliment the story to encourage an active interpretation of each scene and immerse the readers into an imaginative world. I add clues hidden in the illustrations and fun and lovable characters to make your book remembered and to keep the excitement active throughout the story or book.
What you'll recieve:
- Initially all illustrations though JPEG so we can go over them and revise if there are any changed necessary.
- Once all are approved, you'll be receiving the final illustrations in various formats (jpeg. pdf. tiff.)
- Your story will now be full of life and fun for all the children to read!
Don't take my word for it! See what some other authors are saying...
"Marta was great to work with and really brought the words to life with her imaginative and fun art!"
"Marta is all round a pleasure to work with and truly brought my story to life. From the early stages conceptualizing characters to later stages making enhancements and modifications she was not only very creative, but had an ability to communicate alternative visions and then execute them. Whether it was nature scenes, people, or imagined characters like an anthropomorphized drop of water (my main character), the depictions were vivid and warm. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
I knew I wanted to work with Marta as soon as I saw her artwork on Instagram. I was on the lookout for an illustrator to collaborate with on the second edition of my story The Socktopus, and was drawn to Marta’s vibrant, imaginative and playful style. The whole collaborative process was smooth from start to finish. We were almost always on the same page and the few small edits that I requested along the way were completed promptly and turned out even better than I had imagined. I was really impressed with the quality of the work, and also the speed at which Marta completed everything. I couldn’t be happier with the final product and would recommend working with Marta without hesitation! I’m looking forward to us collaborating again in the future.
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Frequently asked questions…
How much does it cost?
Each project is different and has different needs. Reach out to me on the form above to get a quote!
How long does it take?
I like give my projects the necessary time to do them well. Depending on your needs I can take 1-4 months.
Will I have a contract?
Definitely! I’ll be providing you with an illustrator contract easy to understand!
Can you do samples for me?
I can do a character design sample for you if you’d like before deciding. There will be a small fee for this service.