– Frequently Asked Questions! –
Q· What tools do you use?
A· I regularly use the following (Here’s a comprehensive list of my favorite art materials on Amazon):
⋆ [Paper] — Moleskine Sketchbook, Canson XL mix media paper, Canson XL bristol paper, Canson XL cold pressed watercolor paper, Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper.
⋆ [Pencils] — Pentel Orenz 0.3mm (4H, 2H), Alvin Draft-matic MAB-0.3mm (2B), Alvin Draft-matic MAB-0.5mm (HB), Pentel Graph Gear 1000 0.7mm (2B), Pentalic Woodless Graphite Pencil (6B, 9B).
⋆ [Graphite] — General’s Powdered Graphite, Artgraf Watercolor Graphite.
⋆ [Erasers] — Faber Castell kneaded eraser, Paper Mate White Pearl, Pentel Clic, Paper Mate Tuff Stuff, Tombow MONO Zero.
⋆ [Pens] — Kuretake Sumi brush pen, Boxun brush pen set, Sakura Micron 005 0.2mm, Pentel Hybrid Technica 0.3mm, Zebra Sarasa 0.4mm, Sakura Gelly Roll white pen, Tachikawa Manga Pen, Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder T-40 (G nibs; Zebra), Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder T-36 (Mapping nibs; Tachikawa).
⋆ [Ink] — Dr. Ph. Martin’s “Black Star, Matte” black ink, Platinum Carbon black ink, Noodler’s “Heart of Darkness” black ink, Pilot Iroshizuku “Kiri-Same” grey ink, J. Herbin “Gris Nuage” grey ink, Liquitex Professional Acrylic INK!.
⋆ [Paint] — Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White, Winsor & Newton watercolors, Daniel Smith watercolors, Dr. Ph. Martin’s concentrated watercolors.
⋆ [Paintbrushes] — Arteza water brush, Winsor & Newton Sceptre Pocket Brush #2, Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Miniature Round #00, Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Miniature Round #2, Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Round #2, Princeton Neptune Quill #6.
⋆ [Palettes] — Darice 7-well porcelain flower shaped palette, Martin Mijello airtight 33-well palette.
⋆ [Misc.] — LIHIT LAB Smart Fit Pen Case, Huion Artist Glove, The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver, Colorfin Sofft Art Sponge, Winsor & Newton Watercolor Blending Medium.
Q· Can I use your art for — ?
A· You may use my art for personal uses, such as social media avatars, banners, wallpapers, etc. Crediting me for my artwork is greatly appreciated! 🙂 My artwork is protected under copyright law, and the modification and/or resale of my work is prohibited.
Q· Where is your shop located?
A· I’m based out of my home studio in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Q· What inspires your art?
A· I’ve always been drawn to the strange and curious: creeping monsters, lovely spirits, supernatural magic, mysterious otherworlds, and bizarre oddities. I find the rawness of what’s kept secretly locked up away from the world beautiful and mesmerising.
Q· What is an archival giclée print?
A· The materials used to make the print are of higher end quality and will resist fading, discoloration, and deterioration for the next 100-200+ years. I print all my giclée prints in my home studio with an Epson inkjet printer using water resistant, smudge resistant, and fade resistant pigment inks on 100% cotton acid-free velvet fine art paper.
Q· Do you accept commissions, and what is your pricing?
A· I do accept commissions – just shoot me a message to see if I have any available bookings! Most personalized illustration commissions start at $30-50 depending on the sizing and complexity of the request, plus $15 per hour I work on the piece and shipping costs. A standard commission could cost anywhere from $50-$300+, and could take as long as 1-30+ days to complete and ship. If you’re interested in requesting a custom artwork, please message me to see if I have any available bookings and I’ll set up a listing for you in my shop. I require payment upfront, and do not accept refunds due to cancellations; please purchase seriously. Pricing for other products and services vary.
Q· What is your return and exchange policy?
A· I don’t accept returns, exchanges, or refunds; please purchase seriously.