Bio & Testimonials
I am a
professional illustrator, who creates artwork for publishers, self-publishers
and the children's market. I can custom design illustrations for
any project and I always meet deadlines. I have illustrated over
sixty books and covers for publishers and self-publishers.
worked with many self-publishing authors who are managing the printing
production themselves or publishing through POD companies. I am
familiar with the digital file formats required by Print On Demand
companies and printing houses. Along with my illustration services,
I can provide manuscript layout and planning, as well as cover and
title design as well as typesetting for picture books.
My fees are very reasonable and I do not ask for royalties from
self-publishers and small publishers.
for my illustrations are first drawn with pencil and paper, then
scanned and painted digitally using virtual oil paints. Programs
I use are Corel Painter, Photoshop and Corel Draw. My favorite and
frequent subjects are children, animals, insects, nature, fantasy
and fairytales. I can work in many styles from high realism to cartoon,
but my style of choice is whimsical with bright colors and lots
a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a college degree in Printing
feel free to email me with any enquiries or to obtain a free quote
for your project.
I have written five children's books, and Diane Lucas has illustrated
them all. She worked with my daughter to finish one, and it was
exactly what I had in mind. Since then, the last four books have
been collaborative and worked through with Diane's help.
She captures the words in illustrations in a unique and creative
way. I would recommend her talent to anyone!"
Linda Clarke Sheehan
"Diane did an amazing job for my book series.
TROY'S AMAZING UNIVERSE. I would definitely hire her again."
"Diane is a highly creative illustrator that provides beautifully
detailed illustrations for my book Willowmeena Worm. She is punctual
at each step of the process and kept me informed during the process.
I highly recommend her and hope to use her again in the near future."
"If you are looking for an illustrator that is
professional, creative, and responsive, look no further. I couldn't
be more delighted with Diane's illustrations for my first children's
book. Working with Diane was the best experience!"
Wendy Lewis - Children's Author
"Diane provided me with a colorful, vivid, and realistic illustrations.
She created illustrations for my book "It's Time for Holi!"
I sent her images and she was able to capture details and intricacies
that were to the highest standards. I highly recommend her!"
Dr. Amita Roy Shah - Educator. Author. Entrepreneur.
"Diane is a talented illustrator whose artwork brought the
characters in my children's book to life. Her illustrations illuminated
the story and were ...more."
Umbreen Asghar - Children's Author
"Diane is a talented artist who was able to translate my words
into beautiful illustrations."
Rose Eyres - Substitue teacher/writer at Gardena Valley Christian