1 Consultation
We meet in person or via Skype, phone or email. This first consultation is usually enough to move to the next phase of the project. I listen to what you want and to all your ideas. Where necessary I ask questions. This is a very important phase!

2 The Scope of the Project is Detailed in a Proposal
I make a proposal detailing the scope of the project. For a quick decision I sometimes send an initial proposal on pricing/ terms and conditions by email in which both parties give their approval. The proposal is then put together in more detail.

3 Planning
When the proposal has been approved, I send a plan detailing the dates of the main project phases.

4 During the Project
I show you the illustration in 3 stages (sketch – development – final) You give me feedback; what do you like, what do you want to change? When necessary I make adjustments based on your feedback. 

5 Delivering the Final Illustration
I send you the final illustration (mostly via WeTransfer, unless you have stated a preferred alternative)

6 Invoicing / Tell your story
When you have received the illustrations I send an invoice for the project. I also ask what you think of the project to continue to provide you and my other clients with the best possible service.


sketch development finalised
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characteristics sketch
- indicate the general illustration content
- in this phase the correct composition for the illustration is chosen and the character poses
- pencil/digital
- not yet in colour 

-choose from up to 3 versions

You review the illustration content. This includes poses, composition and perspective. 

characteristics development
- the content and style of the illustration are defined
- in this phase the style of the spread is chosen (how the various elements are drawn, such as cartoon or stylised)
- pencil/digital
- roughly in colour

You review the illustration style. This includes the clothing selected, emotions and character design. Review of content is no longer possible because it has already been approved in the sketch phase.

characteristics finalised
- indicates illustration content, style and technique
- in this phase the technique of the spread is selected (the drawing material, for example, pencil, digital pastel)
- in colour

Style and content review is no longer possible because they have already been approved in the previous phases. Only adjustments to colour.

Character Design
Here too there are 3 feedback phases, but two in the development phase and one in the final phase. At the beginning character form and style (development phase) are more important than the pose (sketch phase) of the character. Initially, a neutral pose (standing with arms by the side, viewed from the front) is selected to design the character in the right proportions. When this neutral design has been signed off, more dynamic poses can be developed, as the proportions are then clear.

Additional Adjustments
With each illustration phase it is indicated what you can provide feedback on. What happens if you request adjustments that belong to an earlier phase? (For example, a request to make significant pose changes in the development / final phase) Additional charges may apply. I will inform you immediately, so you can still choose to withdraw the additionally requested changes to stay within your original budget.

Is it possible to skip a phase?
No phase is ever skipped as I always follow this procedure. You can, however, choose to skip one of the feedback phases. If you later request significant changes to the final result you may incur additional costs. For this reason I always ask for feedback. Most projects benefit from completing each step.

Any questions?
I hope that this information is clear. If you do have further questions please let me know!