Outsource Book Illustration Services
Though print publishing appears to have lost importance there still remains a dedicated audience that cannot do without printed books containing illustrations. Every creative director and designer understands the need for illustrations and diagrams while designing instructional, medical, health and wildlife books.
Book illustration services can now be outsourced and Outsource2india leverages both traditional methods like paints, pencils, watercolors and high-end computer illustration software to create illustrations. With 19 years of industry experience, our skilled artists are original and engage in fresh, contemporary styles. The team can work closely with authors and publishers ensuring the production of original artworks.
Creative Book Illustration Services We Offer
Our book illustration services are far from the ordinary. Outsource2india has a team of talented artists who can breathe life into concepts and create stunning artworks, ensuring total satisfaction with the finished illustration. Our book illustration services include -
Book Cover Illustration Services
Book covers are ideal marketing tools and making them attractive is essential for sale. While creating a book cover illustration, Outsource2india understands it is not just about attractive graphics and fancy fonts. To design relevant and attractive book covers our illustrators read a synopsized manuscript of the book before initiating design. These cover designs can also be adapted for eBook applications like Amazon Kindle, Nook, Google Play Books, etc. By outsourcing book illustration services to us you can be assured of innovative designs.
Comic Book Illustration Services
Today comic books and strips are popular among all ages. At Outsource2india, our comic book illustration artists are experienced in illustrating for leading comic publishing houses and can handle full-page and single-strip comics. Our illustrators engage closely with the author focusing on storyline and replicating the ideas on paper. They can work on hand-drawn, penciled and colored work or use computer software depending on the author's choice. We also develop comic panels and place them in a storyboard to check for proper flow between the panels and artwork.
Cartoon Illustration Services
Whatever be the medium where cartoons are used, being exclusive and appealing is what works. Outsource2india has a team of highly skilled cartoonists who can execute cartoons according to the author's requirement. Our cartoonists have their own distinct styles yet adapt to any style and work on any medium like animation movies, creative designs, comics or mascots. In fact, O2I's cartoonists have been engaged with leading publishing and print houses who were looking for support for their cartoon illustration assignments.
Our Book Illustration Process
Outsource2india's team of illustrators can support every single client requiring book illustration services. Once you outsource book illustration services to us, our team of talented and experienced artists follows a robust process that is constantly being improved. Our book illustration services process includes -
Benefits of Outsourcing Custom Book Illustration to O2I
Outsource2india offers a wide range of custom book illustration services including book cover designs. Be it for entertainment, business or educational purposes O2I is the destination for outsourcing original artworks, book cover illustrations, sketches, cartoon designs, and comic illustrations. The benefits of working with O2I are -
- Work together with the publisher - O2I can work with authors or publishers and guarantee the style and tone of the illustration is matches the focused audience
- Work with a style guide - Even before we start the illustration process, we put a style guide together. These guidelines guarantee consistency in style and colors making way for a comprehensive and finished product.
- Leverage latest software for illustration - Our illustrators work on most of the world's leading illustration software and every computer is equipped with graphic design software from the Adobe suite and Corel suite.
- Stringent quality control procedures - O2I follows strict quality control procedures and every finished illustration goes through the quality process.
- Artworks available in multiple formats - The world has gone digital and having just a print format of an illustration is limiting. With O2I finished illustrations can be presented in a number of formats like JPEF, PNG, TIFF, GIF etc. based preferences.
- Strict Adherence to timelines - The sanctity of deadlines is top priority and O2I understands the repercussion of not delivering an assignment on time. We maintain healthy turnaround time and ensure there no delay in publishing.
- Cost-effective pricing with the best talent - One of the leading reasons to get repeat orders from clients is not just the quality of our illustrations but cost-effective prices which match the best in the industry.
Choose Outsource2india for Creative Book Illustrations
Outsource2india takes pride in helping authors publish their work with compelling and innovative illustrations. Be it a book cover, illustration, comic book, caricature, an avatar, educational book, or instructional illustrations, our team of skilled illustrators, designers, and artists can create it. Maintaining the highest level of quality, O2I ensures timeline, cost and deliverables in the desired format are adhered to.
So, if you are looking out for a reliable book illustration services in India, then you have come to the right place. For professional, attention-grabbing book illustrations to perfectly complement award-winning books - do contact O2I and we will be able to help make that dream come true.
We understand the need for book illustration & get clarity on script & graphic content
Depicting rough sketches, style, and storyboard of illustrations forms the second step
Team then gets feedback on illustrations, style, and storyboard from the client
After that, we implement changes on illustration based on the feedback to create final illustration
Finally, ready-for-use artwork files on required medium are created & handed over to the client
This article by Saritha Rai originally appeared in Globalpost.
BANGALORE, India — Six days a week in the wee hours of the morning, Saswati Patnaik logs into her home computer. The homemaker — and tutor for a Bangalore company called TutorVista — rises early to help American high school students write English term papers, prepare S.A.T. essays or finish homework assignments.
Outsourcing, of course, started as a way for American companies to lower costs by shifting work to cheaper locations. After nearly two decades, that practice has become so mainstream that hundreds of U.S. businesses — from Wall Street banks to law firms, architects and others — routinely outsource to India.
But now a growing number of individual Americans are following in the footsteps of businesses — and outsourcing homework. For $99 a month, American customers of TutorVista get unlimited coaching in English, math or science from Patnaik or one of her 1,500 fellow tutors. Similar personalized services in the United States charge about $40 an hour.
“The economic downturn has pushed education to the top of the average American family’s monthly household budget,” said Krishnan Ganesh, CEO and founder of TutorVista. “More Americans feel that education is their only safety anchor, the only thing that can help them stay competitive in this world.”
The company’s customers are overwhelmingly from the U.S., but Canadians, Koreans, British and Australians also sign up for lessons. To meet this growing demand, TutorVista is adding another 1,500 teachers across India in the next few weeks. To be sure, homework outsourcing is no longer a novelty. Several Indian companies offer the service, operating like call centers with tutors sitting in a common office. But companies like TutorVista are now extending the trend directly from the homes of Indian tutors to those of American students.
Technology has already made communication seamless from anywhere-India to anywhere-United States, said CEO Ganesh. There is no stopping the trend now.
On this particular morning, Patnaik is working with students from Atlanta and New Jersey. She logs into the TutorVista portal, using webchat to greet her student. “Hello, Brittney,” she says. Her student responds back immediately. They switch to audio, and Patnaik asks, “How have you been?” A polite sentence or two later, she queries, “How may I help you today?”
The ninth grader has a quiz on Stephen Crane’s “The Red Badge of Courage” the next day. The two discuss the novel and its characters. Patnaik probes Brittney on a few chapters and asks her several questions. She writes the themes in the novel on the digital pad and they discuss as the words show up on their respective computer whiteboards.
Among the Indian tutors working for TutorVista are fresh graduates looking for an opening in a slack job market, stay-at-home mothers, and women with young children, retired professionals and even those confined to their homes by illness or other circumstances.
Saswati Patnaik, for instance, says she made her career choice because she is homebound for health reasons.
In small Indian towns such as Kasargod in the south and Faridkot in the north where career choices are limited, these outsourcing jobs have become an important new source of income. Teachers can earn from 10,000 rupees (more than $200) to twice that sum, depending on the hours and the grades they teach.
American teenager Maureen Baker, a high school senior in New York, says she enrolled with TutorVista a year ago because her father felt it would give her better control over time and resources. Baker is in an advanced program in math and science.
At peak times, TutorVista’s teachers coach 2,500 American students in one-to-one sessions that last between 30 minutes to an hour. On an average day, the company serves about 3,500 students.
The slight communication barrier, an occasional technological problem and the quality of tutors present a challenge for the students, said Baker. But there are many advantages, she said. “I have my share of tutors who do an outstanding job and make the sessions enjoyable and productive.”
Tutors like Patnaik say some of the students are outstanding but many do not focus enough. “American kids don’t face the kind of academic pressure that Indian kids have to cope with both at school and at home,” said Patnaik, who has been tutoring for more than two years.
Older teachers face a culture shock when the kids they are tutoring call them by their first names or criticize them openly. In India, teachers are seldom faulted and always respectfully addressed “Ma’am” or “Sir.”
There are other wrinkles as well. For instance, TutorVista has to steer its tutors away from India’s rote learning system to the more open, interactive American way.
Still, that hasn’t mollified some critics (mainly teachers in the U.S.), who have raised concerns about the quality of instruction and the lack of uniform standards and testing. For its part, TutorVista says bridging cultural gaps presents its own share of challenges — like, for example, conversing with American teens. So in the next few weeks, Indian tutors will learn to use “awesome” as praise, and illustrate a math problem using donuts instead of mangoes.
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Pictured above: A vendor arranges books by the roadside in the old quarters of Delhi August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi