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Ian R Ward Illustration

How Much Does an Illustration Cost?

Published: October, 2021

How much does an illustration cost? Okay, it’s a good opening to an enquiry from a potential client, but I really want to answer: ‘Well, …

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Mysteries in Time

Mysteries In Time

Published: August, 2021

  One of the most enjoyable projects I’ve worked on over the last few years is Mysteries in Time. It’s an award-winning history subscription box …

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Self Publishing Basics

Self-Publishing Basics

Published: June, 2021

So, you’ve finished your pride and joy, your first ever children’s story. Now, how do you turn it into a physical book? Maybe it’s a …

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Words from my customers

  • Ian is a brilliantly talented illustrator who clearly loves what he does. He is able to bring the images in my head to life, just from me describing the scene or giving the particular chapter.

    He always works swiftly to a deadline and is always reliable and professional, keeping us informed of progress.

    Working with Ian is a pleasure and I wholeheartedly recommend him!

    Samantha Metcalf

    Mysteries in Time

  • Ian illustrated my three children’s books perfectly with minimal input from myself. I gave him the text and my idea of which scene to depict in each chapter.

    The results were exactly what I wanted and very reasonably priced. I would recommend him wholeheartedly, but please leave him free to illustrate my fourth book!

    David J Robertson


  • Ian is a brilliant illustrator, works very quickly, responds to e-mails very promptly, offers suggestions and, in my case, produced exactly what I wanted for my children’s story.

    Avril Jessey


  • Ian is a first class illustrator. He worked to my very specific brief to illustrate my first children’s book. The characters had very precise requirements as my message was around diversity and equality.

    Ian was quick to respond to any queries and completed the work within the agreed time frame. His illustrations are of the highest quality.

    I would absolutely recommend him and definitely work with him again in the future.

    Fliss Goldsmith


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