The Custom Illustrations Information Center
Illustrations are at the heart of any color book, and it’s important as an author to have a firm grasp on your custom illustration options. Here, we give you access to several resources to help you choose a level and style of illustration that best suits your book.
Available Levels of Illustrations
Personalized (Level 1)
These illustrations feature clean lines and uniform colors. Personalized is perfect for a straightforward, simplistic style that will add a classic look to any book. The art is colored digitally.
Fine Detail (Level 2)
This level of artistry adds basic shadows and highlights to objects and scenery to give illustrations a greater level of depth and dimension. The art is colored digitally.
Intricate Design (Level 3)
This level of art is created by hand and still consists of defining outlines but with varying degrees of line details. This is the only level that can be colored digitally or by hand.
This option is for authors who are looking for highly rendered, hand-drawn or hand-painted illustrations. The absence of defined line art distinguishes this level from our three classic offerings.
Compare Levels and Styles
Sample Illustrations Galleries by Style
Visit our image galleries below to explore samples of black-and-white and color illustrations of varying styles and levels in addition to custom quotes and custom cover illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations offer clean, distinct lines and are perfect for a simplistic style. Children's book art, graphic novel art, coloring book art, diagrams, charts, graphs and maps are just a few areas that lend themselves well to this style.
Juvenile illustrations are very cute, playful and fun. Commonly associated with fairy tales, this lighthearted style of artwork is designed to lift spirits and make readers feel happy and carefree.
Cartoons are drawings intended to be funny or comical. The features of its subjects are drawn in an exaggerated or quirky way to evoke humor and to amuse.
This type of art more closely resembles authentic aspects and proportions of subjects' features and characteristics.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Fantasy illustrations have a mythical quality to their style and focus on subjects of magic, the supernatural and fantastical creatures. Science fiction illustrations feature a futuristic feel, scientific trends and technology.
The Custom Quote option is for authors who are looking for highly rendered, hand-drawn or hand-painted illustrations. The absence of defined line art distinguishes this level from the three classic offerings.
Custom Cover Illustrations
A custom cover illustration can capture the spirit and tone of your book and give readers a strong first impression.