How I Got
My Chapter Heading Illustration Affordably
It started with the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I love Leigh's books, and the artwork above each chapter heading really inspired me.
I wanted to have that in my book.
The first place I went was 99 Designs, because I'd heard a lot of great things about it. But the cheapest package was $350, and I didn't have that much left in my budget after all the other production costs.
But I really liked that 99 Designs gave people the chance to compete for your project. I loved the idea of seeing multiple interpretations of my instructions and choosing which ever fit best.
So instead of combing through Fiverr or Deviant Art--which are both decent places to look, don't get me wrong--I decided to hold my own competition.
Here's how I did it:
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