Enhance your readers' experience with detailed and vibrant illustrations. The Fine Detail illustrations created for your book will be drawn by hand and coloured digitally. At this level of artistry, your Balboa Press illustrator will add basic shadows and highlights to objects and scenery, giving your book's artwork a greater level of depth and dimension.
Your full-colour illustrations can be produced in the following styles:
Juvenile/Whimsical (a sweet, cute style)
Cartoon/Humor (a humorous, funny style)
Fantasy (a comic-book or mythical style)
Science Fiction (a futuristic or technological style)
Naturalistic (a true-to-life style)
The typical timeline for this service is six to 12 weeks depending on our work queue and the complexity of your project.
Compare Levels and Styles
Colour - Fine Detail (Level 2) Illustration Samples
Juvenile illustrations are very cute, playful and fun. Commonly associated with fairy tales, this lighthearted style of artwork is designed to lift spirits and make readers feel happy and carefree.
Cartoons are drawings intended to be funny or comical. The features of its subjects are drawn in an exaggerated or quirky way to evoke humor and to amuse.
This type of art more closely resembles authentic aspects and proportions of subjects' features and characteristics.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Fantasy illustrations have a mythical quality to their style and focus on subjects of magic, the supernatural and fantastical creatures. Science fiction illustrations feature a futuristic feel, scientific trends and technology.
The Custom Quote option is for authors who are looking for highly rendered, hand-drawn or hand-painted illustrations. The absence of defined line art distinguishes this level from the three classic offerings.