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Need some gorgeous illustrations to go with your book? Take your pick from our talented picture book illustrators.

Once you've sorted the wording for your story it's time for a very exciting part to begin... the illustration process! It is absolutely crucial that you pick the perfect illustrations for your book - these are the pictures that will bring your story to life, make it jump off the shelf and capture the imaginations of your readers.

Whether you're imagining hand-drawn watercolour animals, whimsical fairytale characters or bright cartoon people - we've hand-picked a batch of amazing professional picture-book illustrators.

Chosen for their talents (and the gorgeousness of their work!), we've found a real mixture of emerging and established illustrators who offer a variety of styles and illustration approaches. From watercolour paintings to pencil drawings, sketches and computer graphics - you can pick the style that suits the essence of your story!

We've also pre-agreed clear, simple and exclusive pricing with all of our illustrators so you know in advance what everything will cost, just take a look on our Pricing page.

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How do I brief the picture book illustrator?

If you've never briefed an illustrator before we know that it might feel a bit daunting (and exciting!), so our plan is to make the briefing process as easy as possible. Once you have briefed your chosen illustrator, and paid an inital deposit, they will draw the first test page for you. After you have approved the test page they will go ahead and illustrate the other pages in your book.

A note to remember: Your illustrations will be totally bespoke to your book, therefore it can be a time consuming process. Once your drawings are approved it is very hard to go back and amend things 'here and there', so please try to be as clear as possible in your initial brief. Being clear at the initial briefing stage will help to keep your costs down, if more changes need to be made further down the line then that's when extra costs can happen. Simple!

Step one:

You've probably got your story typed up into a Word document that looks something like this:

Illustrator briefing form

Once you have your story absolutely perfect (let us know if you need any help with the editing!) you just need to download our Illustrator Briefing Form.

Step two:

You need to populate our Illustrator Briefing Form like the example shown below:

Illustrator briefing form

You need to clearly include the wording you want on each page alongside the illustration you would like to be created. You can describe your ideal illustration in words... but a sketch is even better! Don't worry if it's only a rough drawing, no one is judging your artistic skills!

Introducing our database of talented illustrators:

Children book illustrator

Quirky and gorgeous characters especially animals.

Bells' portfolio
Children book illustrator

Computer graphics that are funny, clean and simple... with a twist.

Fi's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Creates cute and creative characters and the imaginative worlds they live in.

Lucia's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Digital illustrations providing you with cute and quirky bursts of joy.

Abbie's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Screen prints, hand drawings, computer illustrations, and awesome animals.

Emma's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Traditional pencil drawings and watercolour illustrations.

Jon's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Detailed biro illustrations combined with simple digital colouring.

Rob's portfolio

Illustrations that are colourful and humorous.

Christian's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Hand drawn, wobbly lines and watercolour fills, bring to life the cutest and coolest of characters.

Becky's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Traditional or digital, but always vibrant and colourful.

Katie's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Playful hand drawn graphics with a naive and quirky feel.

Lucie's portfolio
Children book illustrator

Vibrant colourful cartoon illustrations for children’s picture books.

Terry's portfolio

Our illustrator's portfolios:

Abbie’s work combines quirky and cute designs that are bursting full of personality and joy. With a design degree behind her she is a perfectionist when it comes to colour and composition, with a huge passion for everything she draws.

With a love for hand drawing, painting and digital illustration - the possibilities are endless, and always, always cute.

Terry has worked in the world of Art for many years now as a comic strip artist, Animator, Illustrator and Greetings Card artist.

He enjoys working on all kinds of illustration but his real passion is for creating quality cartoons and illustrating Children’s Books.


STOP Max! by Den Keanie

GO Lucy Go! by Den Keanie

A Zat? What's That? Jonell Hart.

Emma is an illustrator, printmaker and art teacher who loves anything and everything to do with art.

Emma loves drawing and uses different techniques for her illustrations, sometimes screen prints, hand drawn or created digitally – and if it involves animals with cheeky faces or characters that represent children from all backgrounds then she’s happy!

Lucia is an artist specialising in children’s illustrations and her illustrations have been used on everything from books to homewares and childrens clothing.  

She has illustrated lots of books for young children and loves creating little characters and the worlds they live in.


Dear Santa I can explain! by Angela Smith

Christian is a children’s book illustrator from the Philippines. He loves cheeky characters and adventure stories with humor in them.

He always tries to capture a sense of magic and wonder in his illustrations.

Becky loves to sketch, to put pencil to paper and make a character come to life. Wobbly lines and watercolour fills, create a softness suitable for both traditional and trend led designs.

Becky’s work has a mix of nostalgia and naivety with a huge sprinkle of personality.

Bells started her creative career in as a pattern designer and after the birth of her children she moved to the coast to begin a new career as a freelance illustrator.

Bells loves to draw her characters in pencil before deciding on digital illustration, lino print or acrylic paint to create the finished piece.


The Naughty Cough by Helen Hasler

Mum is tired buy she loves you by Lisa-Marie Wells

Katie works in both traditional media, such as coloured inks or gouache, and hand drawn digitally coloured work depending on what best suits the project.

She loves creating bright colourful images and loves a new creative challenge. Her sons are her best critics and she loves sharing books with them!

Her illustrations all begin life as a hand drawing in black pen, which are then digitised and coloured up in bold and bright colours.

Her style is playful and quirky with a naive feel and a kawaii influence.


Olly & Lilly series by Matt Flukes

Seb gets bigger by Emily Hardwicke

Jon really enjoys illustrating strange and wonderful things from my imagination. I have two young boys which help to keep my mind occupied with fun ideas!

My art and graphic design background means I can create my ideas in a variety of ways from traditional pencil drawings, watercolour and digital to name a few. I'm a strong believer that If you can imagine it then I can draw it! 

Rob is a born daydreamer, with a passion for art and being creative. He has worked as an art teacher, and is now living the dream of working as an Illustrator and soon to be starting his studies towards an MA in Illustration. 

His greatest loves are illustrating for myths, fantasy and historical as well as dreaming up fun, witty, whimsical, and enchanting illustrations for children.


Roar on the Moor by Katherine Clarke

Grandma's Leprechaun by Jonell Hart

Fi illustrates EVERYTHING by computer. In fact she is happy to admit she is a terrible artist and can hardly draw anything by hand (apart from when playing Pictionary with Becs where they become wizardry artists).

Fi's work tends to be simple, quirky with plain colours and fills. Usually with bright colours and cheeky expressions.