Mili Fay Art: Illustration

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Warriors of Virtue Book 1 Cover Design

Statement & Quick Links

As an animator turned freelance author/illustrator, I adapt my style to suit my audience’s needs. My favorite jobs are the ones involving complex and detailed illustrations featuring strong characters. I live for diversity and I love a challenge! The mediums I work in are watercolor, pencil crayon, and ink for lighter, brighter illustrations, and digital painting (Photoshop CC or Clip Studio Paint Pro on a Cintiq Companion) for darker, more realistic, more painterly illustrations.

I love researching, and drawing upon different cultures for inspiration. I can illustrate anything! If I had to pick something I do not enjoy drawing… Machines and uninspired architecture (Bauhaus).

The images are organized roughly by project, from the most recent created for an older audience, towards the ones meant for children.

Quick Links:

Young Adult

Cupid and Psyche © 2019 Mili Fay Art. Warriors of Virtue © 2016-2017 Mili Fay Art. Envy © 2018 Mili Fay Art.
The Vampyre © 2016 Mili Fay Art. Inktober 2017 © 2017 Mili Fay Art. All rights reserved.

Watercolor & Ink

Every Girl Is a Princess © 2017-2019 Mili Fay Art. MerMay 2019 © 2019 Mili Fay Art. MythoJuly 2017 © 2017 Mili Fay Art.
MerMay 2017 © 2017 Mili Fay Art. All rights reserved.

Middle-Grade (Ages 8-12)

Elle Burton Artwork © 2014 Mili Fay Art. Warriors of Virtue © 2016 Mili Fay Art.
Hagrid and Norbert Artwork © 2016 Mili Fay Art. All rights reserved.

Animals In My Hair

Animals In My Hair © 2013 Mili Fay Art. All rights reserved.

Horsing Around (Ages 0-5)

Horsing Around © 2011 Mili Fay Art. All rights reserved.

Illustration Service

At this time, I only offer Cover Illustration Services. In addition to single or multiple format covers, I’m happy to design a book logo and Social Media posts. The price is determined on a case by case basis and is designed to meet your specific needs. Starting at: US$350.

For a personal quote, contact me using the form below. Please answer the following:

  1. What is your deadline?
  2. What is the final format? E-Book? Kindle? Hardcover? Softcover?…
  3. What is your budget?
  4. What is the Elevator Pitch for your book? Genre?

****NOTE: This form is for inquiries regarding Mili Fay Art’s cover illustration services. All other inquiries should be addressed via the Contact page. SPAM will not be ignored. It will be reported.****

Cover-Illustration Request

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MFA 2019 Illustration Portfolio PDF

This portfolio focuses only on YA and illustrations for older children. You can download the Web PDF from OneDrive.

SCBWI 20thAnnual Winter Conference Porfolio PDF

I am not just an illustrator. I’m an author, animator, and publisher as well. What makes this portfolio different is that I created a book to showcase most of my skills. I have also included the Illustration Interview (see below) and Awards and Testimonials Section.

Download the Web PDF of the Portfolio from OneDrive.

Illustration Interview

In the video I step out of my comfort zone (being behind the camera) to answer the illustration questions listed below:

Illustration Interview Questions

  1. Why did you become an author/illustrator?
  2. What is the greatest challenge as an author/illustrator you need to overcome?
  3. How did you find your style? Has it changed since you started?
  4. What is your biggest weakness?
  5. What do you think makes a good illustrator?
  6. What kind of illustration projects are you most interested in?
  7. How do you create innovative ideas?
  8. Can you briefly explain your creative process, medium, etc?
  9. Do you ever have creative slumps? What do you do then?
  10. What’s on your horizon? Any current/future projects and plans/dreams you can share with us?


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