The nature of the brief dictates the level of work involved, and each can vary in complexity and therefore time involved. My aim is to produce illustrations that fulfill the brief within the agreed budget, and to work with all ranges of budgets.
I work closely with each author, and will advise on the publishing process along each step of the way.
During the project, I usually create a mock-up running order of the text with the illustrations in a suggested layout. This helps the author to visualise their book along the way and also aids the designer or typesetters at the end of the journey. I then upload the illustration files on behalf of the author to the publisher.