Hi guys, thought I would knock up a quick FAQ to answer the questions that I get asked most often.
1. Can I use your art as a tattoo?
I don’t mind people getting tattoos of my work as long as the piece hasn’t already been commissioned by someone else. Just be respectful and don’t sell my work to the studio. Art is my only income and to be honest it is a little bit heartbreaking when someone will pay a tattoo artist hundreds and I don’t get a cut. I would however hope that any fan of my work would help me out by buying a print or something from my shop or make a donation to my PayPal email@example.com
2. Will you scan in that piece, or make adjustments so I can get it as a tattoo?
No. However you can commission me to create a unique piece for for you. Prices can start from £50 upwards depending on the complexity of the design and how big you want it.
3. Do you take free art requests?
Art is my full time job and I never work for free or for ‘publicity’. I have bills to pay yo.
4. What materials do you use?
The fine liners I use are from The Works and cost £1 for 3. Seriously, they are the best. I have tried all kinds of expensive pens and I go through them so quickly. £1 for 3? Sorted.
The paper I use is watercolour paper as it’s thick and sturdy and I can add paints if I want to.
5. Do you have any tips on inking?
Negative space!!! Be aware of negative space, putting too much detail will make your image look too busy and distract the viewer. Also reference from photos, and have a play with thickness of lines.
6. Can I copy your work?
I’m not overly thrilled with people copying my work, but if it’s not for commercial use or you don’t plan on selling it I don’t really have a leg to stand on. Just please credit me as the original artist. Having said that I’ve had a few students study me as part of their GCSE’s which was actually really flattering and sweet!
7. Can you do illustrations for my book/band/project?
If it’s paid work than I can’t see why not. Prices do range for commercial work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote
8. Where can I buy your stuff to support you?
My favourite question! As I’ve said art is my only income and every sale means so much to me.
Etsy has my book, postcards and original pieces
Redbubble has my tshirts , tote bags and cushions
Society6 has various prints, shower curtains and bed covers