My work is generally created for a certain age range, namely, children from six to twelve years. However, My style is such that if an illustration is required for very young viewers (under 6 years) I can reduce the imagery aesthetically to a more simplified version of my usual work. conversely, if the illustration is aimed at older age groups, and teens, my style can be manipulated to accommodate this also. Although its my specialism, I am not only tied to children’s illustration I am also more than capable of illustrating for adults also.
When commissioned, I will adhere to the given page format (size and scale) along with the appropriate bleed, and page center accomodation (if the illustration is a double page spread).
Association of Illustrators
Here is a link to my portfolio: https://theaoi.com/folios/john-hogan/
My work can also be found here: http://www.workbook.com/portfolios/john_hogan
Frequently asked questions.
1. Do You supply initial concept drawings before you commence each illustration?
Yes, I either read your book and imagine the characters thereafter, and supply you with character designs and layout of format. Some commissioners allow me freedom to interpret the text and supply the finished drawing for each as I proceed. Or, if you have specific direction that you wish to pursue, I can take this guideline and offer a story board and/or character designs for your brief.
I may produce a rough sketch if needed or a finished drawing complete, either way, we are in full dialogue to make changes as required. The costing of the initial drawings is incorporated into the final invoice. I do not charge for multiple revisions, and the time spent producing them. Below are some examples of finished concept drawings:
2.What is your medium and what is your process?
The initial drawing is the basis for all the finished artwork. I use professional watercolours and a mixture of fine coloured pencils, soft pencils and graphite, I may also occasionally use a small amount of acrylic and inks. I use all the media at my disposal to achieve the final outcome. Each individual work has its own nuances and demands. I use the best materials available to perfect every individual piece. The final image may also be manipulated digitally if so required.
I have created a blog post dedicated to my process, you may find this here: https://artandlifeanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/11/process.html
3. How long does an illustration take to do?
I work in two formats, A3 and A2, the smaller A3 illustrations take less time due to their size, A2 take a longer period. Generally, an A3 may take 1-3 days, and an A2 2-6 days. Both are dependant upon the complexity of the design, and whether or not the commissioner requires the work by a set date and time. If a tight deadline is envisaged, I can accommodate a lesser time period, please contact me with the details and I will review if this is feasible.
4. Do you supply a contract?
Yes at the commencement of the verbal direction and agreement, I supply you with an individualised contract outlining the commision details, time frame expected, and the overall cost envisaged.
5. How much do you charge per illustration?
Illustration pricing is guided by a licensing fee. There are a number of other factors that need to be considered to enable a justifiable fee, they include:
The usage of the illustration ( eg,is the illustration a one off, or are there further uses envisaged ) The area of the territory (where in the world is the work being commissioned from) The Duration (time frame for the individual illustrations and the duration of the project) The client profile. (size) A negotiational Budget. Expenses. The Number of Illustrations ,The Use of Illustrations (e.g. editorial, packaging, web etc) Specific separate uses and sizes if applicable (e.g.1 illustration for 1/2 page editorial, 2 illustrations for full page web use) and Print Run (if applicable)
My costing is informed by The Association of illustrators (AOI) who have conducted vast empirical research into the general costings of illustrations for the children’s publishing industry.
These are Outlined below:
Initial concept drawings and designs are costed separately from the main colour illustration. Subject to AOI guidelines:
Licensing. (individual illustrations)
All my illustrations can be contracted out, for any given time frame, and for any purpose. (subject to review)
When commissioned, illustrators grant the client a licence for a particular use of their artwork, and the fee charged will vary according to the rights of use purchased.
The object of a written licence is to define the usage right which the client has bought, and to give the client any protection it needs in respect of other uses of the illustration.
All my images can be purchased as stand alone artwork for any room situation, and/ or as a unique present for a loved one, that will increase naturally in value over time. Please contact me.
I also accept private commissions, If you require family or pet portraits, or would like a beautiful piece of artwork in any media, that you have envisaged, that you would like me to realise,
please get in touch. You can find some of my oil paintings here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/johnhogan11/traditional-paintings/
All Images found on this site are copyrighted material of John Hogan artist. As a creative, I hold dear my ability to generate ideas.
All my work has a hidden water mark for protection. I am also a member of DACCS and have considerable rights under license.
You may not use any idea or image
on this site without written consent.