Timescales will depend upon the length of the story and number of illustrations required as well as the complexity of the drawings needed, but for a rough idea a children’s book of around 20 pages with a mix of small spot images, full page and double page illustrations, with front and back covers and endpaper illustrations usually takes approx:
1-2 weeks for the rough storyboarding at which point I can provide an accurate quote.
2-4 weeks for the final line drawings
3-6 weeks for the final colouring
I aim to complete most books in about 6-8 weeks.
The cost is also dependant on the project length and complexity. I charge £25.00 per hour. A small spot illustration would usually take 1-2 hours, a full page illustration takes approximately 2-3hours and a double page spread can be anywhere from 3-5 hours. If you would like a quote for your story please drop me an email to discuss your project, I would be happy to provide a quote, storyboard and character sample illustration with no obligation to use me as your illustrator. If you have any questions please get in touch