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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.

I have 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.

Compositions 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 of action.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a college degree in Printing Production.

Please feel free to email me with any enquiries or to obtain a free quote for your project.



"Wonderful Illustrator.
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."
Sharon Tosten

"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."
Alfreda Henry

"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 School





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