At Red Falcon Publishing we work with a number of fantastic freelance illustrators.
If you are looking for a piece of original artwork for your cover design, we can manage the process for you – from tender through to contract sign off and then draft sketches to finals. This would be supported by a contract and Red Falcon Publishing would act as an intermediary in the review process and payment management.
Alternatively, we can help you choose the right style and fit for your story and put you in direct contact with an illustrator. You could then manage your own contract and commission.
Your chosen illustrator will initially work from your scope or alternatively, suggest a number of options based on your story.
This will result in either several concepts to choose from or a proposed draft illustration for consideration.
You will have the opportunity to comment on this draft or suggest changes prior to a final draft being received.
You will get to approve the final draft before proceeding onto the next stage. Next, you will be sent a colour rough so you can get a feel for how it will look when infused with colour. Lastly, you will be sent the final full-colour design – again, you will have the option to comment on this and have it re-worked prior to your acceptance.
Images will be made available for download through an online storage system and can be requested in the following file formats: .jpg, .png, .pdf and .ai.
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Stephanie is an illustrator and concept/storyboard artist based in Sheffield. A student of filmmaking at university, she has since found her passion in the pre-production art of film as well as creating colourful digital illustrations for children’s books and writing screenplays.
With experience in different areas of media, Stephanie is a very versatile worker who is driven by her two main passions in life – art and stories. With a flair for the weird and wonderful, she would describe her style as ‘charmingly quirky’. She has recently illustrated Phoenix and Eleanor Hurl the Peculiar Girl, and has some more promising projects on the way!
Claire is an illustrator and digital designer based in Totnes, Devon. Claire studied illustration at Plymouth University and has since worked as a freelance designer on a broad range of projects including children’s books, mobile games, short animations, branding and marketing material, 3D design and texturing, front-end web and app design, and lots more.
Claire’s core passion will always be illustration (involving animals wherever possible), with a focus on books and all things cute and fun! She has been working with published author Justin Davis illustrating Escape from Nettle Farm and My Bunny, two adorable children’s books, and is in the early stages of illustrating more of Justin’s upcoming books.
You can view her portfolio at www.claireadele.com.
Natalie Dainty is a talented sketch artist from the Midlands. Her catalogue of work may start on canvas, charcoal or chalk, but ends up etched on the hearts of those who view them. Now turning her hand to illustration for web design and literature, Natalie’s growing portfolio is already creating an inspiring foundation for her career as a freelance illustrator.
From acrylics or watercolour painting through to her trademark charcoal sketches, Natalie’s art can be crafted to accompany the tone of any book – helping to lift the author’s words from the page and bring them to life in the eyes of the reader.
Natalie’s unique style can be perfectly adapted to emblematic chapter openers for novels or website category headings, as illustrated by her work on the Red Falcon website. Natalie is excited to find the right author whose prose can be paired with her illustrations to ignite the imagination of readers.
A selection of Natalie’s portfolio can be found at www.instagram.com/natd13.
Natalie is credited with the production of the artwork for the Red Falcon website.