As you know I posted a contest on freelancer.com to find my illustrator. I posted the contest for six days and received a lot of great entries. I decide on an illustrator for this book but I also found other illustrators that I would like to use on future works. In the end I went with a manga style illustrator. I had never considered manga style for my illustrations until one of the entrants suggested it and when I saw it, I liked it. So now, I would like to introduce you to Ms. Ayana, the main character of my first book.
If you would like to see the other entries you can check out my contest page. You never know, you might find a style you like for your own book. My next step is to hire the illustrator through freelancer for the additional illustrations. I have already began writing descriptions for the various scenes I want drawn. He has already given me a time line of about 1-2 images a day depending on the level of detail. With this time line I should be able to have my book published by the end of March.
Have you found an illustrator yet? Are you considering a freelancer? Let me know in the comments.