This is a mock up of my children’s book. This is a story I used to tell my kids when they were little. They’ve asked me for years to put it into print, so I hired a Fiverr.com illustrator. She did pretty good, with only minor things that could have been tweaked.
Overall, it was a good price for what I got. I paid $84, for 8-10 illustrations. I can provide the name of the illustrator for anyone who wants to know. Just drop me a comment.
While I’m happy with the results, it’s also a bit unnerving because no illustrator is going to be to reproduce an image you’ve had in your head for years. It’s sort of like the landscaping job I had done in our front yard; it’s beautiful but not exactly how I saw it.
I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to write a book and have it made into a movie, with the book rearranged and changed to fit their concept. Thankfully, my Fiverr illustrator got it pretty darn close and this will be a fun present to give my kids.