|I love interacting with all of you, discussing art, and talking about the topics we all share a common love for. That's why I keep making art in the first place! I get asked some of the same questions from time to time, so I thought putting together a FAQ might answer some things right off the bat. If anyone has any other questions or would like further clarification, though, please don't hesitate to ask!|
Q: Who made your avatar? Can I use it?
A: I did! You may use it as your own avatar as long as you give credit back to me somewhere on your profile and/or signature and do not claim it as your own.
Q: What do you make your pieces with?
A: A mouse and outdated versions of Adobe Photoshop CS4 + Illustrator CS4. My computer is a refurbished HP Pavilion desktop from 2009; I'm not sure I could even run CS5 or CS6 on this ol' thing.
Q: Do you do commissions?
A: Yes and no; it really depends on what you're looking to have commissioned. I don't have a set type of project for x amount of money. If you have a specific sort of idea you'd like to run past me, don't hesitate to drop me a line! The more details the better. I am open for both personal/private and commercial commissions.
Q: Can I use a piece of yours in a project, production, or other venture for free? I will credit you!
A: I appreciate the offer for exposure, but I have to pass. I put a lot of time and effort into pieces, and as a professional who counts on my art to help make a living? I can't afford to keep making art while giving it away for free.
Q: Can I use one of your pieces as my personal desktop wallpaper, phone wallpaper, etc?
A: Sure! Personal/private use of my preview images is fine. As long as you don't make any profit from them or edit + redistribute them as your own, it's fine.
Q: Why do you have the dA watermark on all of your pieces?
A: To prevent theft/resale. The theft and resale of digital images is extremely rampant. Many professional digital artists have been victim to art theft and had their images used on unauthorized products/merchandise sold for the thief's profit. This is incredibly common on 3rd party sales websites like Etsy and eBay. Putting watermarks on images and only providing smaller sized preview images are simple measures against theft. I would encourage anyone who uploads pieces on dA - or elsewhere - to do these things, too.
If you have any other questions about my art or a specific piece, please feel free to ask on my profile or send me a note.