F.A.Q.

TATTOOS

How do I book with you?

My books are currently closed, but you can submit a booking request the next time my books are open! As a new tattooer, I'm still figuring out what booking process works best for me, but for now, all booking updates will be communicated through my mailing list. Please sign up if you are interested in booking with me!

Can I take your art to my tattoo artist to get as a tattoo?

I am no longer allowing other artists to make tattoos of my art (with the exception being clients who have already purchased a tattoo pass or have already received my permission to get a tattoo). 

Can you make me a custom tattoo design for me to take to another tattoo artist?

I am not currently interested in creating custom tattoo designs for other artists to tattoo. 

COMMISSIONS + LICENSING

Can you make me a custom work of art?

At the moment I am focusing my energy on tattooing, and I am not taking on fine art commissions. I may be able to open my commissions again at some point in the future, and if I do I will be sure to notify my mailing list. Please sign up for my art mailing list here if you are interested in commissioning a piece of art.

Can my company hire you to design something for us?

At the moment I am generally not taking on commercial design projects, but I may make an exception for the right project. If you are interested in potentially hiring me for a project, please email me at lizzydaltonart@gmail.com with as much information as possible about your needs and expectations for the project, your budget, etc.

Can you design a logo for my company?

I do not design logos. Sorry!

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 your prints come framed?

They do not. Frames shown in my shop listings are for display purposes only.

Do you make custom prints?

No.

If you want a custom piece of art, you'll have to commission an original piece. 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 an Epson Surecolor P900 printer with Hahnemühle Photo Rag Matte paper, an 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 placing the print in a mat, and using acid-free matboard and backing board to prevent damage to the print. Cutting your own mat and placing it in a pre-made frame can be a great way to frame your print to protect it without spending too much money on professional framing.

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, and you can insert the print directly in the frame. 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. I will not falsify information on custom forms for you.

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. 

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 or paint 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!