Custom Full-Color Illustrations

Custom illustrations make the difference between a good book & a GREAT one.  Illustrations are not just for children’s books—self-published non-fiction, poetry and cookbooks are all enhanced by custom illustrations.
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Award-winning illustrations make the difference between a good book and a GREAT one.  And illustrations are not just for children’s books—non-fiction, poetry and cookbooks are all enhanced by custom illustrations.

With over 40 artistic styles available, we’re certain you’ll find just the right one to bring your book to life.  You can be confident your drawings will be completed on time and you’ll never have to split your royalties with the artist. In fact, you don't even need to publish your book with Outskirts Press; although we will give you a discount on these prices if you do.

Scroll down to select the illustration style you love most.  Once you’ve ordered the number of illustrations you need for your book, our Illustrators will work from the descriptions you provide to bring your book to life.  

Want to see more examples of each style?  Click on our sample books or watch a short video. 

Or click here to flip through even more color samples or here for even more black/white samples.

Scroll through our available styles. Click each image to enlarge. Select the style you want for image quantities and pricing.

How our illustration process works:

  • We will work directly with you and the artist until your drawings are complete.
  • You will supply a detailed descriptions of each required drawing.  Any details omitted by you will be left up to the artist's own interpretation and artistic style.
  • You will have two chances to review/revise the first three drawings.  This process allows you to understand how the artist interprets your instructions so you can modify the descriptions of the remaining images to reflect this understanding.
  • You will receive digital low-resolution proof images of the drawings to review and approve. Once the final artwork is complete, you will receive high-resolution files to use for your publishing project.
  • Custom illustrations are purchased in  "blocks" of a single style in quantities of 1, 10 or 15.  If you need 17 unique illustrations, for example, you would select one package of 15 illustrations and two single illustrations. 
  • You will receive an unlimited, non-exclusive license to use these illustrations for publishing and marketing efforts for your book. 

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