F.A.Q.

COMMISSIONS + ART USE

Can you make me a custom work of art?

I'm actually taking a break from commissioned work at the moment. You can check back for updates here, or sign up for my mailing list at the bottom of this page.

Can I get a tattoo of your work?

You may, but I do have a few requirements:

  • Ask me first, and send me a screenshot or link of the specific piece you would like to get as a tattoo. There may be some pieces I don't want replicated as tattoos for various reasons.

  • You must pay a tattoo use fee of $25. My art is my livelihood, and if you like it enough to put it on your body forever, I think it's only fair that you help me pay rent and put food on the table.

  • If you purchase an original or a commission, you have my permission to get that specific piece as a tattoo without paying an additional fee. This does not apply to prints or other products with my art.

  • Have the tattoo done by a licensed, reputable artist.

  • Credit me if you share the tattoo online. Also make sure that your artist understands that they MUST credit me if they share the tattoo on their social media or online portfolio. If I come across tattoo artists sharing my work without credit, even if it was tattooed with permission, I will insist that they are taken down.

  • Please send me a photo if you can, I’d love to see the outcome!

Do you do tattoo designs?

I do not.

I'm not a tattoo artist, I don't know how to design something that will translate well on skin or fit a three-dimensional body part. I don't feel that it is my place to offer tattoo design services, especially when there are tons of talented tattoo artists who have trained for years to do exactly that. I think you'll get the best results when you let the artist who will be doing your tattoo design your tattoo.

Can you make a T-shirt design, logo, or other kind of design for my company?

I have very limited time to take on custom projects, but I am willing to consider select commercial projects if they are a good fit. Please contact me to discuss details if you are interested.

I'm most interested in creating designs that feature mountains in my signature style, and working for companies in the climbing or outdoor industries. I'm not interested in doing logos, typography, or work-for-hire agreements. 

Do you license your designs?

I do! Licensing an existing design can be great way for your company to have some of my art to use on a product without commissioning a custom piece. Please contact me if you are interested!

Can I use one of your designs for non-commercial purposes? 

Please get in touch with how you plan to use my work. I generally don’t mind others using my work for personal use, but depending on the situation I may ask for a small design use fee. 

PRINTS

Can I get a print in a size that's not listed?

I can definitely print a custom size for you; what sizes are possible and what sizes will look good depend on the original piece, its scale, and what resolution it was scanned at. I usually work pretty small, and I find that some pieces just don't look good when the intricate details are enlarged too much. On the other hand, the detail on larger pieces can get lost when scaled down too much. So generally I won't go much bigger or smaller than the original piece. But please contact me if you are interested, and we can discuss what's possible!

Can I get a print on canvas or another material?

At the moment I only offer prints on paper. However, feel free to let me know if you're interested in different kinds of prints, and I'll look into it if enough people ask!

Do you make custom prints?

No.

If you want a print with a custom piece of art, you'll have to commission an original piece when my commissions are open. I also won't make any edits to existing pieces: changing colors, adding or removing geometric elements, etc. 

How do you make your prints?

Prints are made by taking high-resolution scans of my original drawings and paintings, and printing the images with an inkjet printer. I use a professional-grade Epson printer with pigmented inks and acid-free, 100% cotton rag paper. All materials used in the printing process are archival, resulting in gallery-quality prints that will last over 100 years with proper care.

What is proper care for my print?

The best way to ensure you print will be properly preserved is to take it to a professional frame shop; they will be able to advise you on the best methods and materials to ensure the longevity of your art.

If you decide to frame it yourself, I recommend using a mat, acid-free materials, and UV-blocking glass or acrylic. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet if you want to learn how to mat and frame it yourself!

What's the easiest way to frame my print?

If you're not too concerned about your print lasting over 100 years, you can find inexpensive pre-made frames at most places that sell home decor or art supplies. Find a frame that fits your print size and budget, insert the print, and you're good! If you plan to go this route, I recommend purchasing a print in one of the following sizes: 6"x8", 8"x10", 9"x12", 11"x14", or 12"x16". These are all fairly common frame sizes in the US.

Can you frame my print for me?

I can! Please get in touch for a quote if you are interested.

Do you offer wholesale pricing?

I offer wholesale pricing on my prints and stickers. If you are interested in carrying my products in your shop, please get in touch for a price list and order minimums.

ORDERS + SHIPPING

Do you ship internationally?

I’ll ship anywhere in the world! Shipping prices to your country will be displayed at checkout. Please be aware that there may be duties or import taxes depending on your country, which you as the buyer are responsible for.

When will my order ship?

For originals, stickers, and in-stock prints, orders ship in 1-2 business days. Prints that I don’t have in stock are made to order, and will be ready to ship within one week. If your order includes both in-stock and out-of-stock items, I'll ship everything together when all items are ready. If you'd prefer I ship items separately as they are available, please let me know in the special instructions field at checkout.

While most items ship directly from my home studio, shirt orders are fulfilled and shipped by my printing company. All shirts are made to order and will usually ship within 5 business days. If your order contains a shirt and other items, the shirt will arrive separately from the rest of your order.

Can I make a return?

If you are unhappy with your purchase or if you change your mind, please contact me within 14 days of receiving your item for a refund or exchange. You will be responsible for return shipping costs. For returns and exchanges on international orders, the buyer will be responsible for ALL shipping costs.

My order arrived damaged, what should I do?

I do my best to package everything with care, and it is very rare that an order arrives damaged. I'm really sorry if it happens to you! Please contact me within 14 days of receiving your order with photos of the damage and I will provide a refund or replacement.

Where's the tracking info for my stickers?

I mail my stickers in a stamped envelope, which unfortunately means there’s no tracking on them. If it's been a while since you ordered stickers and they haven't arrived yet, please get in touch!

TECHNIQUE

What medium do you use?

For the most part my works are made with fineliner pens and/or acrylic paints, although I do often incorporate other mediums. The work section of this site will specify what mediums were used in each piece. I usually work on hot press watercolor or vellum surface bristol paper, which I’ll mount to wood panel for a rigid surface if I plan on using a lot of wet media. The exact materials I most often use are as follows:​​

  • Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Ink

  • Golden High-Flow Acrylics

  • Holbein Acryla Gouache

  • Copic Multiliner Pens

  • Posca Paint Pens

  • Daler-Rowney FW Paint Pens

  • Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pens

How do you make the white mandalas in the sky?

I always draw them out on a separate piece of paper first, using a compass, protractor, and ruler for a symmetrical design. I then use white transfer paper to lightly transfer the design onto the paintings, using scrap paper to mask out any areas I don’t want the mandala to go over. Finally I go over the light transfer lines with a white gel pen. 

How do you make your lines so straight?

Lots of practice! I do use a ruler, but usually not for the final inked lines. I make very light guide lines in pencil with the ruler, then follow these when making the final lines in pen. This ensures the lines are mostly straight while still keeping the character, energy, and texture of freehanded lines.

Have another question? Please get in touch!

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