i have two related projects for which I would like to commission an illustrator.
My immediate project is 2-3 interior and 1 cover illustration for an RPG module I am preparing to self-publish. I prefer full color but would consider black and grey for the interior images. The cover art would be full page and two of the interior images would each be half page - all of people. An optional third image is also half page and of a setting. Having this I would feel comfortable with preparing the module for a full Kickstarter.
The second part of the project would come if there was enough interest from backers in launching a line of minis featuring the aforementioned characters. Each of the individuals in the module art would need character sketches to pass on to a sculptor so I am also interested in rates for those.
Lastly, preference would be given to the artist who is or is linked to a sculptor of 28mm heroic scale miniatures.
My preferred style of art for the module is "realistic fantasy digital art" if I can use all four of those keywords at once. I especially do not like anime style for this project and am looking for someone that can create familial similarities between a mother (30s) and daughter (preteen). Other details will follow for those artists whose work would qualify.
Lastly, like everyone else, I'm looking to remain cost-conscious but want to respect you with fair rates for your time and work. I'm buying a lot of art (a lot for me anyway) and expect to pay you for it, but don't want to be fleeced. This is a self-published RPG module, not the next award winning fantasy novel, so it's likely more a pride production than a money maker.
Thank you for considering my job.
edit: I have received many wonderful requests but I will continue considering all options for the next week before closing this forum post. I am sending a much more detailed version of this request by private message or on artist webpage for any artist I would like to pursue and from there will make a selection. Thank you all for adding such beauty to this world through your creativity.