WHY YOU NEED BADASS DRAWINGS FOR YOUR BOOK:
The human mind actually learns in pictures! This means that as amazing as your book, report or presentation may be, it’s the visuals that will be remembered!
Images are what will stick with your readers most effectively. This is what makes Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation so effective in real-time, and why you need to invest in the best illustrations for your text-based work to maximize it’s impact.
My clients prefer hand-drawn illustrations in my loose, sketchy style, because “it has more visual and emotional impact”. They are more human, and feel more authentic to us in our ever-more digital world. Read about this phenomenon here.
HOW I CREATE THE PERFECT ILLUSTRATIONS FOR YOUR TEXT:
We’ll start with a discovery call to determine the scope of your project. For example, in terms of the illustrations, do you want just a single cover illustration, visual depiction of a complex model or process you’ve developed, individual chapter headers, key highlight icons you’ll use throughout the book, story vignettes, etc.
We’ll also get your tech specs (black and white, sizes, file formats, etc) and establish a timeline based on all that info.
You’ll send me your text content to read, digest, and generate a series of concept sketches for the overall design. You choose your favorite, and either ink it in if final, or revise as appropriate. Revisions may be modifications to the first concept sketches or starting with new concept sketches altogether. We go back and forth like this until you are completely satisfied that the drawing accurately represents the message you are meaning to convey.
The more clear you are on what you want to begin with, the faster and easier the process goes; but each of my clients discovers new insights during the process that we integrate into the artwork. It often prompts them to update their text to reflect these new a-ha’s too!
THE BENEFITS OF HAVING YOUR OWN STUDIO MURAL:
* co-creating the ideal drawings to convey your concepts
* increased reader retention
* greater engagement with your written material
* re-usable in your workbooks
* leverage them in your marketing
* repurpose them in your newsletters, blog articles and social media posts
* have them printed on t-shirts you give away
* use them for all our branding, including as a publishing house
We can start with black and white or dive right into color depending on your needs.
WANT TO SEE MORE EXAMPLES OF MY WORK?
Check-out my article on Why We Prefer Hand-Drawn Illustrations and the other articles I’ve written up for many more examples.
And you’ll love perusing my Portfolio where there are lots of large-scale illustrations, done both real-time and in my studio.
Connect with me today to schedule your complimentary call! We’ll identify (or create de novo!) the best solution for you!