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Children's Book Illustrator

Are you looking for a children's book illustrator? If the answer is 'yes' then you have definitely come to the right place!

I am a UK based children's book illustrator and cartoonist with over 20 years experience.

I offer a really friendly, no pressure service - from drawing the illustrations and getting the book ready for print to making it available to buy.

Scroll down to find out more about how it works and to check out my great reviews or click here to view some of my recent children's book illustration projects.

Better still, contact me today to arrange an informal chat.

Kris Lillyman your story brought to life illustration

Turn the pages of this example to see what your printed book could look like

Experienced and Reliable

I have illustrated literally dozens of children's books with many clients coming back to me time and again to illustrate their next story.

Working in collaboration with you, I will transform your lovingly crafted manuscript into a beautifully illustrated children's book.

I will always produce a rough sketch of each page first, which you can change as many times as you like at no extra cost. Then, when you are completely happy with the sketch, I will move on to the line drawing and then to the finished colour version.

I will be there to advise and guide at every stage, giving you final say on everything - from initial roughs to finished print-ready book.

So please, contact me today - I would love to bring your story to life.

The Process

Kris Lillyman children's book-illustration sketch example

From a sketch...

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration line drawing example a line drawing...

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration colour illustration example a finished colour illustration

How It Works

When we speak I will talk you through the process of designing and illustrating your book and preparing it for print. I will also answer any questions you may have and advise you of the various options open to you. I will then give you a quote for the work based on your requirements. The whole process is really very straightforward and involves just these 6 simple steps:

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration process step 1

Step 1

Send me your story. I will read it and make a plan for the illustrations and overall book layout.

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration process step 2

Step 2

I get work underway. For each illustration, I always start with an initial sketch, which you can alter as many times as you like without any extra cost.

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration process step 3

Step 3

Once you’re happy with the sketch. I will complete the finished line drawing - so that everything is neat and tidy and exactly how it will appear on the final illustration.

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration process step 4

Step 4

I will then add the colour and shading and send you a proof of the finished illustration, complete with the text, before moving on to the next one.

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration process step 5

Step 5

When all illustrations are complete, I will design the front cover and collate everything into a finished, professional looking children’s book and submit it for your approval.

Kris Lillyman children's book illustration process step 6

Step 6

Upon your approval I will prepare the print-ready files and guide you through the process of uploading them to Amazon, which they will print and make available to buy - free of charge.

So, what's included?

  • Friendly, professional service

  • Expert advice

  • Reliability you can count on

  • Completely original bespoke illustrations

  • Unlimited revisions of initial sketches

  • Range of options and prices to suit all budgets

  • Overall book design and layout

  • All pagination and finished book artwork

  • Print-ready files supplied in high-resolution PDF format

  • Guidance on uploading to Amazon and other online stores

  • Good humour and a fun journey bringing your story to life

Lets have a chat

Please contact me to arrange a no obligation chat about your requirements.

The reviews are in

What my clients are saying about me and my work

“I’m so lucky to have found Kris, he brought my story to life in the most brilliant way! The illustrations were genius and jumped out from the page. He’s an absolute delight to work with, I can’t wait for our next project together.”

Joanne Hutchinson, Author of ‘Og’ and 'Hagwitch'

Absolutely fantastic – beyond what I ever imagined possible - just so extraordinarily good"

Dave Thorne, Author of the 'Wobblebottom Farm' Book Series

WOW, the book is amazing, thank you so much I love it."

Steph Sullivan, Author of the 'Cornelius Fox Visits The Cabin In Cornwall'

Thank you Kris for all your hard work bringing the Great Escape Pea to life.. you’ve done an amazing job and the illustrations are fantastic.

Mark Gladding, Author of 'The Great Escape Pea'

I was absolutely amazed by the quality and vibrancy of Kris’ work. He took time to understand the characters and he couldn’t have captured them any better. Highly recommend.”

Jane Hiles, Author of ‘Mischief Meg In the Park’