Bibi van Leeuwen

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Book Cover Commission

You can order a commission by clicking on the links or email to

Divers book covers made by Bibi van Leeuwen
Cover Mock up of illustrated book cover 'Gemaakt' by Suzanne Janse.

Thank you so much for your interest in commissioning me! On this page you’ll find my commission rates, my terms and conditions and some other important information.

Monday to Friday are my active workdays.

Current commission status: OPEN

Please read the whole page before commissioning me so there won’t be any misunderstandings.

E-book/ front cover only

An illustrated front cover with detailed characters & scenery
  • Typography
  • 2 characters
  • 2 revisions


An illustrated cover with detailed characters & scenery
  • Typography & layout
  • 2 characters
  • Front, back & spine
  • 3 revisions


An illustrated cover with detailed characters & scenery
  • Typography & layout
  • 2 characters
  • Front, back & spine
  • 3 revisions
  • 1 Mock up of choice

The full book shelf

The whole package including e-book, paperback &hardcover
  • Typography & layout
  • E-book, paperback & hardcover format
  • Front, back & spine
  • 3 revisions
  • 2 Mock ups of choice
Divers book covers made by Bibi van Leeuwen


*Extra pets will differ in price depending on the size and prominence of the animal. Cats and dogs lean more towards the 30% & bunnies and guinea pigs lean more towards 15% (for example).

*Extra formats will be seen as the smallest canvas size. For example: you want a hardcover and paperback cover, your extra format will be the paperback.

Copies & Licensing

A commercial/ copy licence is already included in the price. There are, however, a few conditions and add-ons for these licences.

– The commercial licence is only for self publishing, indie publishing or small publishers. When you decide to publish your book with a bigger publisher, a different agreement/ contract is required if you want to keep using the cover.

– The included licence is for one format only, you can find the add-on licences below.

– The extra format licence will be seen as the smallest canvas size. For example: if you want a hardcover and a paperback cover, your add-on format will be the paperback.

The licence prices are incl. VAT tax.


Duologies, trilogies & series – 15% discount per book

Book cover & commercial bookish art print illustration combo – 20% discount on the art print

NOTE: Please mention the discount beforehand in the cover commission form for validity. 

General Conditions

– Sending in your request isn’t considered an accepted commission. The artist has the right to decline any commission for any reason.

– The commission is accepted when both parties have signed an agreement.

– The artist will not draw heavy NSFW, furries or an imitation of another art style. The artist will make it clear to the client when she isn’t comfortable with illustrating the commission or if it isn’t within her capabilities. If you have a request, but don’t know how the artist feels about it, you can always ask!

– The prices listed are the base prices for any commission. Add-ons are available and will increase the prices based on the extra’s and their prices.

– The prices listed include the VAT tax prices according to the Dutch law. Any other quotations will, of course, also include the VAT tax prices. In the Netherlands this is 21%.

– The artist will keep all the rights to the illustration created.

– The artist can always share the artwork on her socials & website, unless discussed otherwise.

– Do NOT use this artist’s work for NFT’s or AI.

– You cannot re-sell the artwork in any way. 

What I need from you

– The artist will send you a form with all the details she needs to complete the commission.

– The artist is more than happy to help with a brainstorm session at the beginning of the project, after the agreement is signed.


– The creating of an artwork ranges between 2 weeks and 2 months depending on the kind of illustration:

– A (book) illustration commission will take around 3 weeks per illustration.

– A book cover commission will take around 1,5 – 2 months.

– The client is responsible for replying within a reasonable amount of time, so the artist has enough time to work on the commission.

– Urgent commissions have an increased fee depending on the rush and deadlines.

– The artist might not be able to start the commission right away due to increased work loads, vacations, etc. The artist will inform you of the matter right away and put you on the waitlist.

My Process

– The artist will always send an agreement before starting or accepting the commission.

– When the commission is accepted the artist will ask the client some more questions about their commission to get a full understanding of what the client wants.

– The artist is more than happy to help with a small brainstorm session before starting the commission.

– After the questionnaire the artist will proceed to make some quick and loose thumbnails with concept ideas. The client can choose with which concept they want to move forward or ask for a few more concept designs.

– The artist will make a more detailed sketch of the chosen concept which can be reviewed by the client.

– The artist will work with a greyscale base and provide the client with some light & color options.

– The artist will finish the work, updating the client throughout the process.

– When the artwork is finished the artist will share a low resolution and watermarked picture of the illustration. When the artwork is accepted by the client and the last payment has been received, the artist will deliver the commission in the right dimensions & with high resolution.

Payment & Refunds

– The commission will be payed in Euro’s (€) and any possible extra fees for conversion are for the client to be payed.

– The artist accepts payment through IDEAL (bank transfer) or PayPal.

– The invoices will be send by the artist (through email or PayPal).

– An upfront 50% payment is required after the sketch has been delivered. The artist will not continue the commission until the payment has been received. The other 50% will be payed after the illustration has been finalised.

– The client will receive their artwork in full resolution and without watermarks only after 100% payment has been received.

– Refunds will be granted when:

1. the artist has to cancel the commission due to personal reasons and the client doesn’t want to pick the commission up at a later time.

2. The client wants to cancel the commission. The refund will be calculated on the time spend working on the illustration, so the efforts and time of the artist won’t go to waste.

– Refunds will NOT be granted when:

1. The client isn’t happy with the final result.

2. The client changed his/her mind about the commission.

3. The artist has to cancel the commission due to violation of the terms & conditions, no communication, rudeness, difficult or inappropriate behaviour.

Commercial usage

– Commercial usage is included in the price of the book covers. If you want to use the cover only for personal use, the artist will recalculate the price and send you a quotation.

– The commercial licence has their limits and extra fees may be charged for extra licences. 

– The included licence will contain the following: medium, number of copies, publication borders, exclusivity (the artwork cannot be resold by the artist and is exclusively made for that specific book) & certain online marketing purposes.

– The licence will be more in depth explained in the agreement.

* With every commission a signed agreement/ contract is required. The agreement has more follow-up and in depth terms & conditions, so make sure to read/ ask everything before signing, so misunderstandings can be avoided.