FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
ILLUSTRATION AND OTHER THINGS
1. How did you get started in illustration?
I went to school for photojournalism and digital media. From there I was exposed to creating digital art in Photoshop and Illustrator. I absolutely loved it and wrote & illustrated my first children's book in this style. However, I always wanted an organic feeling in my work that I couldn't quite get. I had been drawn to watercolor but I was intimidated as well. I always heard it was a hard medium to use so I steered clear.
Eventually I went for it and started teaching myself how to work with watercolor. I fell in love! I haven't looked back since and my work is primarily in watercolor and pencil.
2. What is the hardest thing to draw?
I would say bicycles but human anatomy is up there too. We are so beautifully difficult to draw, but I love the challenge!
3. How did you find an illustration style?
I'm not even sure if I have one. No, but honestly there was a point where I was OBSESSED with finding my style and over the years, this is what I've learned. First, get inspired and find out what you like and why you like it. Then incorporate those things in your work and discard what you don't. Eventually you will have your own style, it is inevitable. (and fun!)
4. What materials do you use?
Watercolor, pencil, colored pencils and stabilo pencils....so far.
Here is my watercolor set up. Always growing and changing.
This list has everything that is currently in my kit.
I recommend this set up for beginners.
1. Can I request custom art?
Currently I am not taking commissions or custom requests. If/when this changes, you will be the first to know!
2. What sizes of art do you offer?
I offer the following sizes: 5"x5", 5"x7", 6"x6", 8"x"8 and 8"x10". If there is another size you are interested in, feel free to contact me.
3. Do you offer any discounts?
We offer free domestic shipping on all orders over $35 with the code FREESHIP! The best way to know of any special offerings is to join the newsletter and follow me on Instagram here!
4. Can I receive a discount if I forget to use the coupon code at checkout?
Unfortunately, no. Codes must be redeemed at the time of purchase.
5. Will I receive an email after I order?
Yes, you will receive an email confirmation stating what you ordered and confirming that your order went through.
6. How does my item ship?
All items are shipped via USPS First Class Mail which arrives in about 3-5 business days domestic and 7-14 business days international. Expedited shipping is available upon request. Insurance and delivery confirmation are available upon request as well.
International customers are responsible for any customs charges incurred with items.
Orders will be sent out within 3 days of placing the order.
I will ship to the address provided unless notified otherwise.
If the order is of more than one print, they will all be in one cello bag. Let me know if you need your prints packaged individually.
7. What items do you sell?
In my shop, I sell primarily prints and bookmarks. Future items to be added might include greeting cards, notebooks, sketches, or one of a kind handmade objects. So many possibilities!
8. Do you refund items?
If you are unhappy with your purchase in any way, contact me within 30 days of order and we can chat. Great customer service is my top priority. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
9. Is there anything else I should know?
Purchase does not transfer copyright ownership. Please do not use my work without permission, or claim it as your own.
The colors shown of the prints may be slightly different when they arrive due to different computer monitors. Also, I paint on cold press (textured) paper so the background is not pure white, it shows those bumps and bobbles which I feel add to the watercolor look and feel of an original print.
My shipping costs cover postage, packaging, plus my payment processing fees. The cost of the item itself covers production of chosen item. This makes things easier on my end when it comes to adding up costs.
Feel free to use this form to send me an email. I'll do my best to respond somewhere between 15 seconds and 48 hours.