Everything starts with the manuscript. How do you want to break the book up by pages? Do you have any descriptions of characters written into the story or do you have a vision for them? Once we have the book broken up into pages, I can create black and white sketches for each page for your approval. When everything is approved, we move onto the most exciting part - colorization!
Finally, the pages are formatted for print. If you need me to add the text, I'm happy to do it. And then it's off to print, and before you know it, we will have created a book together.
In the past, this process has taken 4-6 months, but this is entirely dependent on the content and number of pages to your work. My illustration style and medium is very flexible. I love working in Procreate for digital illustration because of the edibility it affords me, but a lot of people prefer the watercolor look which is something I do often. I'd love to discuss your project and the pros and cons of all methods to find the best fit for your vision.