The Wonderful Lily Coulombe
As you know, I’ve been writing a fantasy novel for children for ages … and I wanted a cover image which depicted my characters on the front page near a church which sat on the edge of a cliff by the sea. So that the image would not have any copyright issues, I knew I needed an illustrator, but I thought if I could find an image of a cliff by the sea, I could photoshop a photograph of a church onto it, with some children and then send it to an illustrator … but I wasn’t sure who that illustrator would be.
Googling ‘drawing of cliff by the sea’ led me to Lily Coulombe … and this image, which is still one of the first images you come to if you put in that google search.
I found Lily here on this link http://lilyondine.deviantart.com/ and I was hooked!
When I received Lily’s first draft of the cover, I could not believe how much like my imagination her drawing was.
And, from there, began an amazing partnership. Lily has done so many amazing drawings and paintings for me. I hope if I win the competition so many more people will get to see her work!
Lily, you are amazing, and I hope your career as an artist really takes off!!
To see Lily’s work, follow this link: http://lilyondine.deviantart.com/
Please note that copyright for all images is owned by Lily Coulombe, but that I have her permission to use the images on all printed, online and manufactured materials associated with my writing and this website.