Kate Baylay

illustration

Finding Inspiration, Finding your style

Places I got in­spi­ra­tion from

How to get com­mis­sions

Book Commissions

The Olive Fairy Book

Process

Get the char­ac­ter and style of hand­drawn il­lus­tra­tion and the pre­ci­sion and con­trol o dig­i­tal tools.

Personal Projects

Questions

Do you get paid for pitches, and at what points in longer pro­jects do you get paid?

Different pub­lish­ers have dif­fer­ent poli­cies, but you usu­ally get 33% up front when you sign the con­tract and 66% when the pro­ject is done.

Where do you get ref­er­ences for your work?

Mostly just Google im­ages. Don’t spend too much time look­ing at one im­age though, just use them as ref­er­ence to get things like ar­chi­tec­ture cor­rect.

Do you main­tain links with other il­lus­tra­tors?

Not as much in the gen­eral in­dus­try, but I do keep in touch with peo­ple from my course. However, peo­ple in the in­dus­try are gen­er­ally happy to help if you have ques­tions.