Illustration Gallery

Are you looking for a children’s book illustrator and designer, to turn your story into an actual Book?


I can create that book from start to finish…

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Featuring my work with Clickety Books LTD. www.clicketybooks.co.uk

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My services will provide you with…

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Get in Touch

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My name is Sarah, I am a well established childrens book illustrator, with 10 years experience. I love nothing better than getting my crayons out (as really i’m a big kid at heart) which allows me to create the books that children love!

Whether your looking for a crazy crocodile, wimpy washing machine,  or a flabby flamingo, my experience in creating unique childrens illustrations means that I am able to approach any project with new, different & exciting ideas, and not just the typical run of the mill clipart, and layouts!

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Bringing your stories to life

People often get stuck on how to bring their books to life, and this is where I can help.

Frequent questions include: Whats the process? How do I go about getting my story made into a book? Can I just get 2 copies?

Well… thats where I come in, I can guide you through the whole process, Starting with that story on paper, right through to getting the book printed.

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*All books are Professionally printed, options of finish, quality and quantity are available. I also deal with the printers direct on your behalf for FREE to save you the stress!


What you can expect from my Children’s Book Illustrations

  • slide-puppiesOriginal and unique illustrations that children will love
  • I also handle all the layouts and printing for you
  • Affordable illustration that won’t break the bank
  • A series of artwork revisions to get your illustrations perfect
  • Final art work supplied in your desired format: – High resolution PDF, TIFF, EPS etc
  • For any purpose/any size
  • An efficient and fast service
  • I will work with you every step of the way, ensuring your happy with all progress
  • A few giggles and smiles along the way!

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Looking for that right illustrator for your childrens book?

paints-wtIt is well known in the children book industry that the young market is one of the hardest to impress due to children getting easily bored when reading. This is why it is so important to find the right illustrator.

Illustration is the key factor in bringing your book to life and to truly capture childrens attention you need your illustrations to be funky, fun and eye-catching. This is where I can help! Your illustrations will have a unique and distinct style, presenting the characters and the story in a way that intrigues and entertains children of all ages, and sometimes even adults! My opinion on illustration, especially for Children, is that every drawing must be unique and unforgettable. It has its own character, its own look, its own story.

To really stand out, you need to make sure that each and every character in your Childrens book is distinct and rememberable. Whether its a loveable bunny rabbit or a devious fox, I really get into the heads of your characters to make their mannerisms, actions and emotions truly believable and interesting, which Children will love!

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My illustration process

If you want the very best characters for your children’s book, you need to know characters and their stories inside out. I have a particular way in which i like to work to ensure that every point is covered:

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Step one:

As soon as I receive a book project the first thing I do is read the story. I read it multiple times and start doodling whilst I read, which helps me determine how the character should look. I also put voices to all of the characters and try to imagine what they would sound like. After a while I have an entire back story in my head and can see their ages, their friends, where they live and what emotions and characteristics make up their character. I keep sketching until I get the character in my head on paper, and when I have finished these initial sketches, I send them back to you for feedback. I feel it is this process that really sets me apart from other Childrens Book Illustrators! Working closely with the clients.

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Step two:

We then can refine the drawings to really make sure they are how you envisioned, and I will help with any aspect if you would like advice. This process always results in a truly distinct set of characters that children as well as adults will love! This is the part where I get out the paints and crayons, an amazing part of the process as it completely transforms the drawings.

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Step three:

Once your characters/illustrations are complete, really making sure they are how you envisioned,  its then time to bring them all together, and I will help with any aspect if you would like advice. This process always results in a truly distinct set of characters that children as well as adults will love! The use of the digital software then takes over the paint brushes and we can start to create your dream book.

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So what about the book layouts and printing?

printer2-wtAs well as the illustrations themselves I can also package them up into a professional standard printable book, ready to send to the printers. I can manage this whole process for you, so you don’t have to worry!

I have managed many projects for print and will work directly with either a printer of your choice or I can find a printer for you. I use professional layout packages to layout your books and pages and this approach also means it’s a very cost effective method of printing a childrens book.

Book launch and exhibitions

Launching your stories, characters and books is a huge step, and the most important factor about this is getting people to see who you are and what you are all about, it makes all the hard work worth while. I can help you with any aspect of this, if you require posters, adverts, exhibition stand design or even life size cut outs of the characters themselves.

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Ready for me to wave my wand of creativity?

If you like what you have read above and are looking for an reliable and affordable childrens book illustrator, Then get in touch and lets make your story come to life!

Testimonials

  • "I hope my recommendation will persuade you to use Sarah! I cannot fault her, for her professionalism, enthusiasm and talent." Michelle Hawkins, Director: The Flying DoDo

  • "Sarah provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could" Discovery Leisure

  • "These posters and flyers are perfect
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • “Sarah is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable, she delivered 100% with a new logo that was spot on! We can't recommend her enough!” - Lucy @ Get Active

  • "i really like ur books my mommy reads them 2 me all the time ur really good at drawling and i want 2 be like u when i grow up :-)"  Natassia Flegal (hd fan)

  • "Sarah is quality.  Not just her design but she is a pleasure to work with."
    - Bob Harper, Portfolio Marketing

  • "WOW! Love it! I'm so happy with what you've produced- and with so little input from me. FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU” - Darren Pascoe: 'Red Rabbit Book'

  • "You do have a very positive feel about everything you do. I do wish you continued success in all your work. All the best, Simon" Simon James, Famous Children’s Book Illustrator

  • “Got home tonight and the books had arrived. Absolutely love them. My girlfriend loves your illustrations.- Andrew Jeffery: 'Wolfboy Book'

  • "I am absolutely THRILLED TO BITS with your illustrations! THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!
    - Susanna Jennicrai, Book Author

  • "Thank you so much Sarah! What a fantastic set of illustrations for the first in our series of children’s books. We can’t wait to work with you on the second book!" Jane Archer-Wilms & Marlies Veenhof

  • I was so nervous ringing you as i've never done anything like this before, but you were so friendly and put me completely at ease.” - Donna Purvis

  • “Logos received with a BIG thanks, Basically I love them all” 
    Helen Chuah, Giggling Baby Products

  • "It won’t be a struggle working with Sarah, it’ll be a pleasure. Can’t recommend enough
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  • "Our brand wouldn't be the same without her on-going input. Just fab xx
    - Justine Rogers, Dainty Dizzy

  • “Sarah is an extremely talented designer and illustrator. She has that rare gift of being able to find something in your business or character that you never knew existed" Craig Green

  • "The logos are absolutely fantastic, they are spot on brief and are even better than we imagined!”Paolo Pini, Step Up To Languages

  • "She has a keen eye for the quirky detail, she is punctual and a joy to work with. I simply cannot praise her enough.” - Clickety Books

  • "Yes!!!! Wow…Love it!!! ..thanks so much, I absolutely the character design you have done for us!!! xx” Lisa Dell, Cornish Firewood

  • "Sarah understood what I was looking for and produced a fantastic logo for me.  She is very approachable and friendly – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her” Katie Jarvis, Fancy Prints

Recent projects: Graphic Design, Illustration, Website Design, Photography, Character Design and lots more...

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Some of my clients include...

Design Against FurPrinting.comThe Eden ProjectSkyRespect for animalsPets at HomeTalk Coach

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