Sumi’s Story Book commission style makes it possible to create a 3-8 illustrations book about your family, pets, fianceé, favorite character, aliens, fantastic characters, fairies— anything you would like to set in a story book, in any context (fairy tale, castles with princes and princesses, scenes from real life, the future, etc.). Story book illustrations may be a nice gift for children or can be used as a marriage proposal surprise. If you want text, you will need to write and provide it (Sumi does not do lettering). Sumi can help typesetting if needed.
- Turnaround time: Five weeks.
- Subject options: All subjects are OK. No comic styling (speech bubbles, panels, etc.).
Your final work will arrive as a digital image, ready for you to set as social media cover images, profile avatars, desktop backgrounds, mobile device lock screens, and more. We encourage you to print your digital commission through the service of your choice, though we’re happy to send physical prints directly to you as well (see our commission prints category for options). Your image, which will arrive as a JPEG, at least 3000 by 3000 pixels and a minimum of 250 pixels per inch, will be of high enough quality to print in virtually any format.
I’m a freelance illustrator based in Italy.
My style is mainly “dreamy” and I love making naturalistic sets and fantasy worlds and costumes.
My favorite books are fairytales, I’m sooo in love with Andersen and I get a lot of inspiration from his stories.
My main source of inspiration comes from the Golden Age of both illustration and animation (SLEEPING BEAUTY YAY), but I also love modern stuff. Two of my biggest sources are Jiri Trnka and Annette Marnat even if my style doesn’t apparently take a lot from them.
I can make nice nature scenery and I like to play with special effects such as light, water and fire.
Digital painting is preferred, especially if you need your picture to include a background (plus it’s quicker and easier to modify if needed).
Mixed media (mainly watercolor) is my favorite traditional media, but my main technique is a mix of traditional and digital.
I don’t make “plastic-like” stuff when I use digital medias, I prefer to create the right texture/effect every time.
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To see more of Sumi’s work, swing by her Facebook page.