First of all, decide what published illustrators you like. Look at your favorite children’s books and find similarities in style or coloring process that appeal to you. Chances are you probably have a few famous illustrators in mind already. This is a good exercise to also figure out what styles […]
When self-publishing, dealing directly with an experienced illustrator is by far the best option. You will find their prices competitive, since you are cutting out the middle man, and you will find that including the artist in the creative process serves the same function as an experienced Art Director.