After much thought, I have decided to abandon the idea of hiring an illustrator for now. I spoke with my lawyer regarding the steps involved and I think it is not worth it. As much as I would love to give my world and characters physical form, what my lawyer describes seems too troublesome. Until I can properly navigate through the necessary steps, I think my books are fine just the way they are. Also, there was one instance in which one of the illustrators I contacted tried to steal one of my books. Until I can come up with a plan to counter this, I do not feel safe at this time. I will keep you updated if I change my mind about this matter.
I have sad news. Negotiations with illustrators have so far broken down. Does anyone know where I can find a fantasy illustrator? The illustrations I am hoping to make are black and white. Also, I will be on a tight budget. If anyone knows where I can find such an illustrator, please let me know. Thank you.
I am in the process of negotiating with a potential illustrator for future works. The link above displays some of his sample works.
I bought the cover for my upcoming Kaiju novella!
Good news! I hired an illustrator to make the cover for my second fantasy book and this is the preview of it. Enjoy!