about the artist:
My name is Tiffany and I illustrate whimsical storybook worlds.
I have been a freelance illustrator since 2008 and I love what I do. My illustrations have appeared on books, magazines and much more. Currently I work out my studio illustrating stories inspired by nature, folklore and fairytales. Most of my free time is spent either with my nose in a book, chasing after bugs or romping through moss.
Like most artists, I was drawn to creative pursuits at a young age. My family encouraged me to play and create, which is a large factor in why I am still doing what I am doing today. From recreating stories in my backyard, to putting on plays with my brother, to writing and illustrating my own stories for my dolls, I was encouraged to nurture and grow my creativity. By the time I reached high school, I was taking all the art classes available and doodling comics every chance I got (including lecture and study hours). Being a creative person is the core of my being and I wouldn't have it any other way.
After high school, I spent 4 years at my local community college intensely studying figure drawing while I earned my Associates in Arts degree. Upon completion of my degree, I moved out of state to attend Laguna College of Art & Design and there earned my Bachelor's in Illustration, Magna Cum Laude. After graduation, I worked part-time freelance illustration in addition to working full-time at an art restoration studio in Los Angeles. In the beginning of 2015, I left the big city and settled into the small town of Prescott, Arizona. These days you'll find me painting away as an independent artist. When I am not drawing or painting, you'll find me at the local library or coffee shop with my nose in a book or on cloudy day, wandering in the nearby creek and woods.
Do you have a story that needs illustrated?
I would love to hear more about your project!
What will be discussed before an illustration assignment: Number of illustration(s) you want, subject, desired time-frame, budget, deadlines, and publication (when, where and by whom?) The more information you provide, the more precise the estimate I'll send you – free and non-binding.
Services Offered: Book covers, children's book illustrations, interior book illustrations, trading cards, greeting cards, magazine spots, magazine covers, private commissions and more.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out my availability.
***Resume provided upon request.
For those of you new to commissioning an illustrator, I've found this to be one of the best resources on the subject: How to commission an Illustrator PDF
1. What do your illustration services cost?
It depends entirely on your needs - no client or illustration job is the same. For each illustration project I listen to the client's specifications and ask questions so I can make an unique proposal for them. A starter, for perspective: my prices start at a three figure sum.
Please note that if commissioning brand new work for your project is out of your budget, there is also the option of licensing an already made image as a more affordable option.
2. How long will the project take?
This, too, depends on the project. A detailed book cover illustration might take 2 or 3 weeks, but if needed can be done in 1 week or less. A 32 page children's book might take 6 - 8 months. A part of the time depends on the client; they often look at sketches and concepts for approval before I continue to work.
3. What is the procedure for an illustration job?
There are variations and differences in the procedure depending on the job and the client, but for each job I make sure the terms are clear in the beginning: What the client pays and receives, how long the job takes, how many work-in-progress images the client receives for feedback, how many minor or major revisions included, what usage rights are granted, etc.
For smaller jobs, an email suffices as a contract, otherwise we agree upon a contract and sign through Hellosign. Once the contract is negotiated and agreed upon, a 50% deposit is required before I begin the project. Next, I send sketch(es) for approval, finalize artwork and send invoice for remaining 50%. Once payment is received, I send the high resolution file(s).
4. What does it cost to use your worked commercially / to license it?
It depends entirely on the size of your enterprise and number of images you want to license. Please contact me at email@example.com - I look forward to learning more about your project and will send you an individual proposal.
5. Do you work for free?
6. What tools do I use for making my paintings?
I use watercolor and gouache on Arches 300 lb. watercolor paper.
7. Would you give me personal feedback or advice?
With pleasure! Simply contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure your questions are concise and to the point, not hidden in a wall of text. Keep in mind that the more specific it is, the more specific my answer will be.