Nashville Illustrator and Artist Kathryn Gogliotti

Looking for unique illustrators in Nashville TN?

Welcome to Kathryn Gogliotti Illustrations!  My name is Kathryn Gogliotti and I am a professional illustrator and artist living in Nashville, TN. I’d love to help you with your illustration and design needs, either business or personal.  My areas of specialty are children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, and marketing materials (i.e. posters, postcards, brochures and other sales materials).  I also enjoy creating commissioned art and illustrations.  Take a look around.  I work in several different mediums.  And don’t forget to check out my sketchbook for a glimpse inside the studio now.

Are you self-publishing a book?

If you have written a children’s book (or are working on writing one) and plan to submit to publishing houses then you don’t need an illustrator.  Why?  The publisher hires the illustrator.  If your manuscript gets purchased, the publisher will work with you to polish your story (revise, revise, and revise again) then THE PUBLISHER chooses the illustrator they feel will best help sell your book.  Authors typically have no control over the artwork.  On the plus side, the publisher pays the illustrator!

That is how traditional publishing works.  To learn more, I recommend becoming a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  There you will find answers to all your questions and then some.

If you are considering self-publishing then you WILL be in charge of paying the illustrator.  (Note: As a self-publisher, you will also be responsible for hiring an editor, finding a printer, marketing and selling your book.)  If this is the route you want to take then congratulations!  Now for the burning question, “How much do I charge?”  While I cannot quote jobs without seeing specifics, such as how many and how complex the illustrations would be, I can say that it is more than a hundred bucks.

If you’re still with me, then let’s chat.  Go to my contact page to drop me a message or give me a ring. I’d love to learn more about your project.


Craving

This bear gets creative when it comes to honey… I got a little creative on this sketch too by using tracing paper, scissors and tape to get the final composition I wanted.

Tiny Dancer

This week I’ve been working on a new character design. Meet Claire, the tiny dancer. She loves to dance. It’s hard work, but she doesn’t mind so long as you don’t interrupt her performance…