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Illustrations add excitement and character to your book. Simple, small illustrations added to the chapter page enhance the style and layout. Full page illustrations of fictional characters give the reader a sense of familiarity that lends credibility to your character development. Maps and drawings can be used to support your storyline and lead the reader through the world you have created.

We work closely with you to find out what type and style of illustrations will best suit your book. With fictional work, we look for scenes that have movement and elements which will create an exciting composition for illustration. We will ask you what your characters look like, what emotions should be captured, or what backdrops are appropriate.

 
Illustration Styles:
   
Black and white -
pen and ink, pencil, photos, etc.
   
Full color - watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, photo collage, etc.
Illustrations by Yvonne Vermillion
Sample Illustration Styles

Fiction & Children's Book Illustration

Illustrating fiction and children's books requires an illustrator who will get to know your characters. We read your story closely to find out how your characters, places, buildings, landscape, and other elements are described throughout your story to add credibility to your illustrations. We will work with you, the author, to storyboard what scenes or characters you would like illustrated. The elements in the scene of the illustration are carefully composed to add drama and emotion. Illustrations in books for very young readers need to be carefully crafted to match the story and give the child a clear "picture" of what the story is telling. The illustrations are an important part of the book to a child who is too young to read. Creating illustrations that a child can relate to and are fun and entertaining will hold their attention and make the book a favorite for reading time.
 

Children's Book Cover Design by Yvonne Vermillion
Sample Children's Book
Illustrations and Design

Hand drawn, computer-colored, full-color cover illustration, black & white, pen/ink/pencil inside illustrations, typesetting and layout, cover design.

Children's Book Illustrations
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Technical Illustrations

Medical and Technical Illustrations
Technical illustrations can be used in manuals, self-help books, fiction, and nonfiction books to help support information. Step-by-step illustrations of projects in crafts books, demonstration illustrations in exercise books, and graphs and charts in diet books are a few of the different types of technical illustrations.
We work closely with you to make sure your illustrations are both accurate and easy to understand.

Fiction, Nonfiction, and Historical Maps

Maps are an important part of many types of books. Maps give the reader a better sense of where the story took place. Stories with a lot of travel are especially enhanced by maps that give departure and destination points, important landmarks, and routes traveled.

We can create fictional maps based upon places and events in your storyline. The style of the map can be created to compliment the style of the story to lend credibility.

Maps of real places are created to be accurate in proportion and with names and places checked to provide accurate information. Maps can be created in different styles to compliment the subject of the book.

Charts and Graphs

Business related books, technical papers, and manuals can be greatly enhanced with graphs and charts by conveying information to the reader in clear, simple, and easy to understand terms.

Information pertaining to economics and sociology are excellent candidates for using graphs and charts. They help break up large sections of technical information and give the reader a synopsis of the information in an easy to understand form.

Everyone is familiar with the usual pie charts and linear graphs, but they can also be offered in much more fun and enjoyable formats. For instance, if you are referring to how many cups of coffee consumers purchase in an average month, why not use coffee cups to represent the quantities?

Charts  and Graphs
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