General Questions

 

What do you do?
Mainly I illustrate art for people. Specifically, I create images for stories, blogs, websites, houses, and products as per a client's request. I also write fantasy novels.

Where did you go to school?
I went to Lord Fairfax Community College for Fine Arts, and Shepherd University for Graphic Design. However, this isn't where I learned the majority of my skills--I learned most of it outside of school.

Where can I learn to do what you do?
I'll have a few tutorials up soon, but my usual advice is to keep writing or drawing everyday. Everyone says practice makes perfect, but I believe you have to get past a certain 'crap' period before you see results. Most people quit before that.

 

Commission Related

 

How do I commission you/get personalized or custom art?
GO HERE

What are your terms and conditions?

My Rights: I do have the right to refuse any commission at any part in the process. However, my personal policy demands I finish a commission once I start drawing.

I retain the copyright to all artwork I make. This means that the artwork I make can be used on any of my websites for display, promotion, and alterations.

By commissioning a piece you receive the ability to use the image as you see fit. This includes displaying it on your websites and altering pieces to fit a banner, icon, or website. you may even print it out and put it in your room or workplace! </p>

You DO NOT have the rights to sell any artwork I make for you. If I find to many people doing this, I will take extreme measures which may include closing public commissions for EVERYONE.

Your Rights: You retian rights to any character or world your ask me to draw. I will not and can not steal your characters just by drawing them! They remain yours.

By commissioning a piece you receive the ability to use the image as you see fit. This includes displaying it on your websites and altering pieces to fit a banner, icon, or website. you may even print it out and put it in your room or workplace!

Added Details: Commissions are made to order for each client. Additional subjects or added complexity adds to the price. However, some details come with the price. The client will not be charged for something they did not order.

Unlisted Commission Types: If you’re looking for something I don’t have listed above, please email me! I also do comics, design work, and large scale worldbuilding and concept art!

Extreme Detail Fees: Any illustration (not counting sketches) are subject to extreme detail fees. The image falls under this category if you require highly patterned clothes, a character has a full-body detail like scales, or if it’s technically complex like robotics. The fee often adds 20% onto the commission price.

Payment Plans: Payment plans are available! Please request in your order form, and the artist will email you about the details. Payment plans typically require that half be payed up front.

Accepted Payments: Paypal (+3% fee), Square (+3% fee), Check or Money orders (at your risk). Paypal and Square both accept cards if you do not have an account with them. Invoices will be sent to your email.

Cancellation: the client may cancel the commission at any time. However there is a $10 fee for cancellations after the sketch stage of the commission. The artist will keep you updated on the commissions progress.

I would be willing to waive the fee for sudden personal issues with any commission, like sudden financial burdens or sudden personal issues that require you to reassess your money.

Refunds: Because payment is required AFTER the final product has been accepted by client and artist, full refunds are only accepted if there is a dire financial issue. Partial refunds are dependent upon the situation. Please email the artist before making any refund requests via paypal or square.

 

Art Related

What is a Simple Background?
Any of these:
•Gradient/Backdrop
•designs or shapes
•abstract color
•short depth of field (grassy plain,sky,room with no frills, one or two trees, etc.)

What is a Complex Background?
Basically anything that is not a simple background. This takes longer and so costs more. Examples are:
•Anything with depth (mountains in the background, atmospheric perspective, forest, cityscapes)
•Cities
•Anything with complex figures or objects in the background

What is Painterly?
Painterly is like saying "almost painted". In digital art it's usually used for a semi-realistic image, and can look almost like oil or acrylic. My painterly is usually of the "speedpaint" style.