Illustration Process

From A to "Zomigod, it's amazing!", here's how it all works.

Step 1 - Tell Me Your Story!

It all starts with you! Let's start a conversation about your story. Reach out to me by filling out a contact form below. If you don't have any reference photos now, you can always send them to me at

I'll follow-up via email with a link to secure a deposit and the collaboration will begin!

Step 2 - Story Sketches

With your story and your reference photos, I’ll create two to three options for your final illustration. You pick your favorite and the final illustration begins!

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Step 3 - The Illustration Begins!

I'll get to work right away on your custom illustration. Each illustration can take between 20 and 40 hours to complete. Click below to see my illustration process and all that goes into crafting the perfect custom design.

Step 4 - Completed Illustration & Delivery

Once I finish your custom illustrated story, I'll send you the completed file via Dropbox, along with a physical high-quality print. If you've purchased a framing option, you'll receive an email with the shipping tracking. Your custom story illustration is safely packaged and delivered to you with the highest of care.