Reviews

Work as a Picture Book Illustrator

It has been a great great journey and having worked with some of the best Author’s made this journey even more special. I would like to thank you all who took out time to write some reviews about my work and the kind of experience you shared with me. I can say that every illustration project which I have done, I have really loved doing it. I have always treated all the children’s book very specially and will keep doing so.
This section contains reviews from many Publishers and Author’s. I have not been able to upload many other reviews because of the time constraint, but I keep adding a few reviews as and when I receive them. After so many years of work as a picture book illustrator , I feel that my passion is only growing and every new Author whom I meet, I feel that there is something new about his/her story and I start to imagine, how can my illustrations make a difference to the story and make this story truly unique.

49 Responses so far.

  1. Angelica Romero says:

    Thank you for educating me on the process of creating a book. It can be overwhelming for new authors.
    I love the quick turn around time on questions answered.
    The sketches are so nicely done and work great with my story. I especially love the color, because it brings my characters to life.
    I couldn’t have asked for a better Illustrator.
    I can’t wait to continue my journey with you.

    Services purchased- illustrations

  2. Lori Swick Carbonnea says:

    Although Richa’s illustrations are beautiful, her work ethic is much to be desired. As a first time author, I too was looking for an illustrator who could help guide me through the self publishing process. In addition, since I have a Christmas book I was looking for someone who would be able to have the book completed in a timely manner. It was the end of May that I contacted Richa. She said she could have the book published by August 20th. I hired her for illustration, layout, and publishing on Createspace and through Ingram Sparks. Well, here it is November 27, and publishing has just been done on Createspace (which I finished myself) but I am still waiting for the ebook and Ingram Sparks. I received an email saying that these tasks would be completed the net day and it is now three days later and they are still not done. I will say that I made a lot of changes but not so many that it cost me three months of additional time. Needless to say, I have lost all my marketing time and cannot even get books in time for signings that I had set up. I was able to get 20 by December 1, and had to pay the priority shipping rate to get them by that date. And how did anyone talk to her on the phone? I never even received a phone number from her and sent her mine several times! In a nutshell, her illustrations are terrific and if you don’t have a time frame, Richa may be great to work with. Unfortunately, my experience has not been good.

  3. Glen Thomason says:

    I am a first time author of children’s books. I was looking for an illustrator that would capture my vision for my series of books and be patient and understanding throughout the process. After sending Richa my first story and speaking with her on the phone once, I knew she would be the illustrator to bring my books to life. Words cannot adequately express how thankful I am for her and how perfectly she illustrated my first book Duke’s Great Escape. Thank You Richa for sharing your talent with me and the many readers who will be reading my books. And especially thank you for your patience with me. I look forward to working with you on the rest of my books……:)

    Glen Thomason, Author

    Services purchased- Illustrations, cover design, book layout & publishing assistance on Ingram spark(Hard cover).

  4. Sal Pauline says:

    Richa is a wonderful artist. It is amazing how easily she can capture concepts to make the characters identical! She is professional, friendly and a perfect choice for children’s books. I would recommend her as an excellent illustrator. I look forward to working with her again.

    Services Purchased:- Illustrations, cover design, book layout & publishing assistance on
    createspace.

    Book Title- Rhymes for singing
    Sal Pauline- Author

  5. Stacey Giaquinto says:

    Richa illustrated my children’s book “Sticky Green Noses Help Save the Brook”. I had certain images in my mind about what the characters and setting would look like and she captured them wonderfully. She did an awesome job creating the illustrations. They immediately bring the story to life! Everyone who reads it or owns it, compliments the artwork. I am forever grateful for her work!

  6. Joel says:

    Richa does amazing work,her illustrastions are the best.Richa was 1/3 of my goal being accomplished..Thankyou Always

  7. Sherry Hostler says:

    Richa brought my characters to life. Her pictures are so beautiful. I would not have a book without her. I look forward to many more adventures with Richa as my Illustrator.

  8. Irene Dolnick says:

    I truly believe that Richa has made my characters identical to those brats that live with me. She not only captured their physical appearance but their moral conflicts and emotions. These components draw the reader to the text and real world situations.

  9. Sal Pauline says:

    Richa is a talented artist. She is much ease to work with and I can enjoy the time of my children’s book project. I have found how easily she could grasp the essence of the rhymes of my book and capture my thoughts and ideas. I wonder how beautifully she could bring the rhyming words to life.
    I would highly recommend her and would love to work with her again.

  10. Jordan Weiner says:

    My daughter had a flash of genius, which Richa is helping her business come to fruition with her amazing illustrations. Richa is absolutely wonderful to work with – she sends over a sketch, my daughter approves or provides feedback for her vision, then Richa colors the illustrations and brings the characters to LIFE! We have a tremendous number of characters and every one is a masterpiece! Thank you Thank you Thank you Richa!!!!

  11. Jewel Kats says:

    I can’t begin to say enough nice things about, Richa. She’s a wonderful artist, and human. She’s quick to respond to feedback and questions. She knows how to bring words to life. It’s a great pleasure to work with her time-and-time again. We’ve also picked up international awards for our books together! She’s simply wonderful. I have no hesitation in recommending, Richa, in all or any projects.

    Best wishes
    Jewel Kats

  12. Victor R. Volkman says:

    I’ve hired Richa for many children’s books and I would definitely work with her again. We have used her
    illustrations in both watercolor and computer-colored drawings. She has a solid knowledge of both
    art and technology. As an added bonus, we have found her rates to be very competitive. Work is always
    turned in on time and we make sure pencil sketches are approved before coloring so we have the most
    flexiiblity. In rare cases, we will ask for a touch-up afterwards in perhaps maybe 1 in 10 drawings.
    Regards
    Victor R. Volkman, President
    L H Press Inc.

  13. Theresa Renee Miller says:

    I am so thankful that Richa, with all of her accomplishments and extraordinary gifts, responded to my Craigslist ad and is working with me. I am nearing the end of my very first Children’s Book and Richa’s illustration has brought my writing to life. From email descriptions, she has captures exactly what my heart sees. I am honored to know such an amazing talent.

  14. Sudesh Singal says:

    Richa did a wonderful job with the illustration for my book. I was looking for an illustrator for a while when I came across upon Richa’s profile online. She was very caring and she made sure that I am happy with the work. I will use her again in a heart beat because of the quality of her work. I was so pleased with the whole process.

  15. Ginny Cruz says:

    Richa was a God-send, literally! I had searched for months to locate an illustrator for my children’s book. She responded to an ad I placed on Craigslist.
    Her work is excellent and she delivers illustrations in a timely fashion. She is very professional and easy to work with. I have recommended her to several authors and would use her again in a heartbeat.

  16. Joel says:

    Richa brought my book to life, she is the color to life. Her illustrations has given hope to every child who has read my book “Who I can become”. To be totally honest it probably never would’ve happened without you.Richa was professional,she saw my vision and is the only illustrator I will I use. Richa Kinra has become an unforgettable name. Thankyou Richa.

  17. Sharon Newman says:

    Richa is a very talented artist. She did lovely color illustrations for my children’s book. I enjoyed working with her. I would reccomend her as a excellent illustrator.
    Sincerely, Sharon Newman

  18. P.C. Butler says:

    Richa is a very kind, talented, highly skilled illustrator, but what recommends her most is her ability to get inside your head and capture your thoughts and ideas on paper, which she does beautifully. Everyone loves the illustrations in my children’s picture book Body Shout. Thanks Richa!

  19. Steve Siegel says:

    My wife and I run a reading program at our business, Park Slope Communication and Brooklyn Reading Center. We developed special software help teach children to read; among other things, this software allows them to easily hear text on web pages, and we frequently use online stories. We are currently in the process of creating an online story website for kids.

    I was looking for an illustrator for a story I had written for this website, and initially contacted a different illustrator. As it turned out, this illustrator was taking an extremely long time, and was not creating illustrations that really captured the essence of the story.

    Then I found Richa. Her work was not only done in a timely fashion, and not only captured the story exactly as I had imagined it, but her work felt “inspired.” Her illustrations, drawn by hand and then digitally modified as needed, are beautiful. We communicated by email and Skype, and it was a pleasure getting to know her as well.

    You can have a look here http://www.kidsvoyager.com/onlinestoriesforkids/aglointhedark.asp to see how beautifully the illustrations depict the story.

  20. Miladys Serrano says:

    This is Millie, (Miladys Serrano), the author of “Walk Along, Baby”. I just wanted to take a quick minute to thank you for the absolutely beautiful job you did with the illustrations of my book. You captured my vision for my little baby picture book and created an even better version of what I had envisioned. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

    The response I’ve received has been phenomenal! The children are really responding to your colorful illustrations. I appreciate your talent and time and just wanted to say, “thank you!”

    I hope this is only the beginning of many children stories that I’ll publish. I’d love the opportunity to work with you again, if possible.
    Thank you once again for your beautiful work.

  21. Denise Fitzgerald says:

    I have been very pleased with Richa’s professionalism and talent as a illustrator for my book. I can highly recommend her as an illustrator and artist, and will gladly work with her again in the future.

  22. Sharadha Bain says:

    Richa is a truly talented illustrator and her artwork brings alive my words in a unique way. With keen intelligence and intuitive understanding, she attunes sensitively to my thinking and the idea I have in mind. With each successive project, I trust her and rely on her gifts more and more. I also greatly enjoy Richa’s humour and sense of mischief, which comes through her art exactly when I want it. She is very easy to work with and I am delighted to have discovered her.

  23. April Fresh says:

    Richa is a wonderful illustrator who is a joy to work with. She takes her time to make sure that she’s on the same page as the author. She’s also responsive and very professional. I would definitely work with her again.

  24. Betty MacLean says:

    I researched and interviewed many illustrators for my book project. I am so glad that I chose Richa. Her illustrations are amazing and I can’t say enough about her professionalism. Richa strives for perfection and will create a vision that matches words on a page. Richa will revise without complaint and seek the authors input. I would highly recommend Richa to any author who wants to produce a quality book!

  25. Susan Gove says:

    You can see that Richa is an incredible artist. Working with Richa was really easy. I told her the story I wanted to tell and she drew perfect pictures! She was very willing to make changes whenever I asked. I highly recommend working with her.

  26. Priya Sawhney says:

    It was a delightful experience working with Richa.She captured the scenes and emotions beautifully and brought the characters to life, all at a fair price.Her responses to emails were prompt and she was always willing to make changes to my specifications.I would highly recommend her and would love to work again with her in the near future. Richa illustrated a yoga book for me called Yoga Adventure of Marleen the Butterfly and Hissy the Snake for which she did an amazing job.

  27. Janne Svensen says:

    I have had the pleasure of working with Richa on my oracle card project. She created 44 illustrations for my cards which are currently being printed. The result of the illustrations was all I could hope for. Because of her, I am now about to complete a big dream. I am more than happy to work with her again. Thank you!

  28. Diana Estlack says:

    Richa was a pleasure to work with! She is an extremely talented artist and so patient! She did 42 illustrations for my first children’s book. I would highly recommend her for any detailed illustrated project you might have. Richa was very efficient and prompt about getting draft sketches back to me and I couldn’t wait to see her finished illustrations! Thanks so much Richa for bringing my story to life!

  29. Stacie Luann says:

    I am an author, teacher, and actress. I was so excited to work with Richa. She is talented and very professional. She is a positive person and really works hard to get your project just the way you want it. I can hardly wait until we can work on our second book. I think anyone who works with Richa will be lucky and very pleased with the results.

  30. Shekhar says:

    Amazing portfolio. The best children book illustrator to work with. An exceptional artist and a great human being.

  31. Charity J. Kassa says:

    Richa’s work is phenomenal! She’s professional, creative and visionary. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs visual arts design and development.

  32. Arkles C. Brooks III says:

    Richa has demonstrated time and again dedication and consistency and excellance in her work and craft. Furthermore she is a dedicated and personable human being who is not only conscientious but a talented artist with good taste.

  33. Jewel Kats says:

    My editor in the U.S.A. hired Richa to produce illustrations for my children’s book, “Reena’s Bollywood Dream: A Story About Sexual Abuse.” Richa has done a fantastic job on this project. She has captured the story behind my written words through her artwork. I look forward to working with her on other books!

  34. James Gentry, Ed.D. says:

    Richa has illustrated my web book illustrations and is willing to work on detailed educational projects that require a little research. She will provide professional artwork for any project. ? http://www.learningwithjamesgentry.com/

  35. Michael Saunders says:

    Richa is an exceptionally talented artist. As an author, I have greatly enjoyed working with her.

  36. Connie DaVersa says:

    Hi Richa, Thank you so much for the artwork designs for our parent company, Apparel West Enterprises and our Mila Clothing Company line. Both are better than I had imagined and both represent the company images with perfect professional visuals. I look forward to having you do more artwork for me in the future. Thanks again, your talent is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Connie DaVersa President/CEO

  37. Chuaro Grace Zuzo says:

    you are an excellent artist, very fast, kind and cooperative. I won’t tell you that your prices are the most reasonable because I don’t want you to increase your price. Wow! you drew me as a girl as if you met me then, let alone my parents, you are great. My aunt loves the postcard you did for her, she was too fascinated that somebody who never met her could actually draw her the way you did. Thanks again!

  38. Miranda Conyers says:

    It took me over a year to find an illustrator for my book, but when I found Richa, I realized that she was worth the wait. No one could have brought my children story book to life like she did. She was very sensitive to the story and asked questions to ensure that she delivers the spirit of the story. Knowing that she will be there to do my other books got me excited and busy with writing the sequel of my first book. Did I mention that her prices and terms of payment are also unmatched? Simply incredible. Thanks Richa. Miranda Conyers

  39. Kirkland Morris says:

    Richa’s skill and craft has brought to life a project that I have waited many years to see complete. The rich colors and appropriate artwork will more than make this book a success for years to come!

  40. Ingrid Hernandez says:

    Richa is absolutely marvelous. Her work is impeccable and she puts a lot of thought and care into her work. I would without any reservation or hesitation recommend her work. I am very pleased with the logo that she has made for my clothing company. So much so that I have asked her to help with the design of my website and print ad campaign. I greatly appreciate her help and her work. CEO, Yunes Swathe

  41. Debra Maymon says:

    Richa is a wonderful, talented artist/illustrator. I consider her my friend and look forward to working with her for many years to come on my other books.

  42. Mina Coccia says:

    Richa is a very talented young artist. I believe she was born with a blank canvas and paint brush in hand created to live in the imaginations of children. Her capacity is limitless and her command of color is unparalleled. She is a beautiful soul, a joy to work with, and dependable. Richa has brought my characters to life bringing my dreams to a reality. I am so thankful I have met her! Mina Coccia, MS Holistic Practitioner

  43. Sylvia Andrews says:

    Richa’s illustration were charming and suited my book about a girl and her horse perfectly. She is able to instill humor in her illustrations.

  44. Robert Jones says:

    Currently I had two books published, and was now working on my first children’s book. I searched for a while for an illustrator to do the art work and when I seen the beautiful work that Richa does, I knew she was absolutely the right one for the project. I tell her what I’m looking for and she performs miracles with the final product. She has a true talent for detail and color. She is very easy to work with and always makes sure the customer is satisfied. I highly recommend Richa and am glad I found her.

  45. Aleksandra Sarosiek, Esq says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Richa on a children’s book I wrote and I was very pleased with her professionalism, talent and attention to detail. I found that despite the physical distance between us, she and I could clearly and effectively communicate our visions throughout the project. I highly recommend her and hope to use her in the future on a subsequent book. Much respect, Aleksandra Sarosiek, attorney and author

  46. Ami R. Rouge says:

    Richa is a great artist. Her illustrations bring life to my characters. She understands quickly what we want. I have chosen her to illustrate two books and the third one is on the way. She also has wonderful human qualities : she is honest and lovely. I recommend her without any hesitation.

  47. Natividad says:

    I really have enjoyed working with you, Richa. You have brought to life the words we have written with the illustrations. You have great qualities being patient, kind, and understanding are only a few to mention. My daughter,Naja age 10, and I are very pleased with the work you have done and look forward to working with you again. I strongly recommend Richa to anyone who is looking for a great illustrator/artist. May God continue to bless you and your wonderful talent.

  48. Shelley Joy says: says:

    Richa is a true talent! Her illustrations are incredible and bring my story to life! I was so lucky to find Richa for my book and hope that she will do the next one too!

  49. Victor Volkman says: says:

    I have used Richa’s talents in a number of books for both children and adults. Specifically, I have had her colorize black-and-white for adult book covers with spectacular results. For children’s books, she has illustrated “Annabelle’s Secret”, “Will the Courageous”, “Reena’s Bollywood Adventure”, and other titles producing quality results that I can count on time-after-time. I would easily choose Richa first for any new projects. Victor R. Volkman, President Loving Healing Press Inc. http://www.LHPress.com http://www.ModernHistoryPress.com

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