Mili Fay

KidLit Art Illustrations

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Hi! I’m Mili. I’m an author, illustrator, story artist and publisher. I’m currently seeking an agent/trade publisher for my PB Just Dance! (see below).

As an illustrator I do not believe in one style fits all. Instead I adapt my style to best express the story’s needs.

Story is King. I love stories in all their forms and am passionate about inclusion, education, and environmental sustainability. With my work I try to bring the light back and heal what is broken.

If you have a fabulous story and feel we would be a great fit, drop me a line.

Cheers!

Just Dance!

Work in progress. Ellen solves all problems by dancing — monsters, bullies — nothing can stand in her way, until the day she may never dance again. The story explores what it means to be driven by dreams and what we can do when dreams that drive us suddenly disappear. 

I’m currently working on finalizing the style in traditional watercolor. Contact me if you are a Literary Agent or Publisher to request the Dummy Book.

Mili Fay’s “Just Dance!” Cover| Color Test
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Color Sketch | 2-page Spread: Growing Up
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Color Sketch | 2-page Spread: Boo!
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Color Sketch | 2-page Spread: Dreams Grow
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Clean Sketch | 2-page Spread: Growing Up
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Rough Sketch | 2-page Spread: Bullies
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Rough Sketch | 2-page Spread: Dancing with Cookie
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Čupko Character Design Rotation
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Color Test | First Page: Ellen at school
Mili Fay’s “Just Dance” | Čupko Character Design
Mili Fay’s Ellen from rough sketch to finished colour sketch

Disney Illustrations

Created for #Disember2024. Showing my ability to copy various Disney styles.

Disney’s Jane and Tarzan with quote: “I was saved by a flying wild man in a loincloth.”
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, what would have happened if beast hit Belle with that massive snowball.
Disney’s Pocahontas with quote: “… if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never new you never knew.”
Disney’s mermaid from Peter Pan in Mary Blair style with quote: “We were only trying to drown her.”
Disney’s Bianca from the rescuers with quote: “Through storms and rain a dark of night never fear to do what’s right.”
Disney’s Bambi in snow with Walt’s quote: “Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn to walk.”

Every Girl Is A Princess

Ongoing series. The idea is to show the lessons I’ve learned from Disney princesses, while drawing them in my style inspired by actresses.

“I choose education over ignorance and fear. I will think for myself.” Every Girl Is A Princess Series — Beauty and the Beast | © 2019 Mili Fay Art | 12” x 16” watercolor, ink and gold leaf.
“I will fight for the impossible dreams.” Every Girl Is A Princess Series — The Little Mermaid | © 2018 Mili Fay Art |12” x 16”, watercolor, ink and gold leaf.
Every Girl Is A Princess 5: Megara
Mili Fay's Every Girl Is A Princess 2: Cinderella
“I will not have my life lived for me.” Every Girl Is A Princess Series — Aladdin | © 2018 Mili Fay Art | 12” 16” watercolor, ink and gold leaf.

Warriors of Virtue

Work in progress from 2024 to 2016. Illustration concepts for my original fantasy novel series, a coming of age tale about a bookish princess who grows up while trying to keep peace in her Queendom; Land of Ardan, a haven for all magical creatures of Earth.

Warriors of Virtue, Vert Swiftwing in Armalis Forest, Lauraliee looking on. 2024
Warriors of Virtue scene from Book 2, Lauraliee meets Spot.
Warriors of Virtue, Book 1 Cover Concept featuring Lauraliee as Nenya, the Water Warrior, and Vert Swiftwing as a dragon reflected in her sword.
Warriors of Virtue: Lauraliee as Nenya with the sword controling a wave of water. In the background we see the Empyreal Castle.
Warriors of Virtue: Nikolina as Viliya surrounded by animals with a tornado swirling in the background.
Warriors of Virtue, Vert Swiftwing as a man and as a dragon.

Middle Grade Illustrations

From 2020 to 2014. Some of these are fan art, some are originals, and some were created for clients.

Elatsoe and the ghosts of an ancient ocean.
Nikolina and Sugarplum with quote.
Polyjuice Potion making, Ron, Hermione and Harry.
Hagrid and Norbert
Elle Burton Missing Cover.
Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals Cover.

Animals In My Hair

2013. My favorite illustrations from my first picture book “Animals In My Hair.” Still nearly 5 Stars on Amazon.

Animals In My Hair Cover | © 2013 Mili Fay Art | Ink and watercolour.
Elatsoe and the ghosts of an ancient ocean.
“Whooping Cranes” — Animals In My Hair 2-page spread | © 2013 Mili Fay Art | Ink and watercolour.
Nikolina and Sugarplum with quote.
Hagrid and Norbert
“Nine Spotted Owls” — Animals In My Hair 2-page spread | © 2013 Mili Fay Art | Ink and watercolour.

Horsing Around

2013 to 2011. An ongoing collection of original short stories for kids 5 to 8 about colts and fillies in Canada.

Mili Fay's Horsing Around Front Cover Square
Horsing Around: First Kiss Image 1
Horsing Around: First Kiss Image 2
Horsing Around: First Kiss | © 2011 Mili Fay Art | Ink and watercolour.
Horsing Around: Zoe and Mannon
Horsing Around: Tesla, Side View

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