A picture is worth a thousand words, but illustrations are so much more than pretty pictures. Professional illustrators understand how images and text work together, especially for early readers where the meaning of certain words and phrases are made clear by the accompanying images.
At FriesenPress, our team of wonderfully talented artists are experts in creating illustrations that convey character, emotion, and meaning. Whether you’re looking for simple line drawings or expansive and detailed custom artwork, our illustrators collaborate with your Publishing Specialist to fully realize your vision with gorgeous, eye-catching images that will capture your readers’ attention and the spirit of your story.
When wonderful stories are matched with inspired images, it creates an immersive and unforgettable reading experience. Among the services we provide are:
Drawn by hand or digitally, Personal Touch illustrations use bold and vibrant color palettes and line art to capture the spirit and tone of your story. Personal Touch’s clean line art is both simple and imaginative, but with less detail, depth, and richness than Intricate Design or Fine Art illustrations.
Perfect for children’s books, coloring books, simple maps, small graphics, and comic book illustrations.
Key Descriptors: adorable, cute, simple, solid colors, bright, clear.
- Black & White Single Illustration: $179
- Color Single Illustration: $219
- Black & White Cover Illustration: $229
- Color Cover Illustration: $259
Detailed and intriguing, Intricate Design illustrations bring your scenes and characters to life with eye-catching visuals. Drawn either by hand or digitally, Intricate Design illustrations are coloured digitally with professional shading, highlighting, and blending to create a three-dimensional look and feel. The result? A memorable experience your readers will cherish.
Perfect for children’s book illustrations, detailed maps, young adult book covers,
Key descriptors: detailed, vibrant, rich, depth, artful, moody, exciting, dynamic, action-packed, imaginative, whimsical.
- Black & White Single Illustration: $219
- Color Single Illustration: $279
- Black & White Cover Illustration: $259
- Color Cover Illustration: $329
Our highest quality option, Fine Art illustrations exude realism and a mastery of the visual language. They are highly rendered hand drawn and painted art, customized for your project in any one of the following media: acrylics, watercolour, detailed pastels, and/or charcoal. Your best choice for lifelike illustrations, awe-inspiring book covers, and impressive one-of-a-kind artwork that readers will revisit again and again.
Perfect for book covers, real and naturalistic images, photo recreation, portraits, landscapes
Key descriptors: epic, ethereal, artistic, abstract, realistic, lifelike, complex, immersive, watercolours, hand painted, pastels, charcoal, acrylic, hand drawn, depth, emotional
- Black & White Single Illustration: $349
- Color Single Illustration: $499
- Black & White Cover Illustration: $419
- Color Cover Illustration: $599