Illustrator needed for children's books

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Project Description

I need an illustrator to draw the images for a series of children's yoga books. I will provide the narrative and a basic pencil outline and brief description of what I require per page, and I simply need an illustrator to make my dream come true!

The books (approximately 40 in total) are for an early childhood age group, so illustrations must be engaging. I'm after something colourful and a little bit fun, but not necessarily intricate and involved. One beautiful and simple illustration per page to complement the story will be better than a page with many distracting components.

The illustrations will mostly consist of a simple figure in a yoga pose, with maybe a few basic background illustrations. In all, there will be around 40 books of approximately 15 pages each requiring illustrations. So around 600 simple illustrations. I anticipate that the page sizes will be approximately 10 inches x 10 inches, so after leaving room for the narrative the illustrations should probably aim to take up 50-60% of the page. Style should be simple, light and flowy, 'dreamy'. The style MUST be consistent throughout the WHOLE series, and final payment is dependent on this.

I have a limited budget, so keep that in mind when you bid. I will need all images as extremely high quality files (either PDF, Illustrator or Photoshop files) as these will be printed. Milestone payment of 25% will be paid after the completion of 10 books. Project should be completed in a timely manner but is not urgent.

Also, you MUST be willing to sign an agreement waiving all rights to royalties from sales of the book, and allowing me exclusive, free and unlimited rights and use of the images. A Non-Disclosure Agreement agreeing to keep all information regarding the books, including narrative of the books, confidential will also be required.

If you are interested, please reply describing your style and where possible, a link to your portfolio. I also require an example of your work: please download the attached file for details.

NOTE: this project will NOT be awarded to Freelancers who simply cut and paste their usual response. Your message must include reference to why your style is suited for a children's series such as this, as well as how you plan to ensure the yoga poses are relatively accurate, and I require a sample of your work.

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