F.A.Q.

COMMISSIONS + LICENSING

Can you make me a custom work of art?

It depends on if my commissions are open, and if your concept fits the types of commissions I am currently offering. You can see if my commissions are open and learn about what types of commissions are available here.

Can my company hire you to design something for us?

It very much depends on what the project is and what kind of design you need. I'm fairly selective in the commercial projects that I take on; you can read more about my commercial work here.

I can make an illustration for your company's needs, but I'm not a graphic designer. For example, if you want to hire me for a book cover, I can make an illustration to go on the cover, but I won't design the text and layout. I'm happy to collaborate with your graphic designer to create an illustration that works with the overall design for your project.

I generally don't design text or designs involving text, unless it is something simple like incorporating your existing logo into the design.

Can you design a logo for my company?

I don't 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. 

TATTOOS

Do you tattoo?

Not yet! However, I am learning to tattoo starting in September of 2021. You can follow my tattooing journey on Instagram at @lizzydaltontattoo.

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

For now, you may have my permission to get a tattoo of an existing piece after purchasing a "Tattoo Pass" for $75. To purchase a pass, email me at lizzydaltonart@gmail.com with a link or screenshot of the design you would like. If it is available for a pass, I'll provide instructions on how to complete payment. If you purchase an original or a commission, you have my permission to get that design tattooed without purchasing a pass.

When getting a tattoo of my art, you agree to credit me for the design if you share the tattoo online. You also agree to communicate to your tattoo artist that they MUST credit me for the design anywhere they use the tattoo to promote themselves; this includes their social media, online portfolio, physical portfolio, etc. A line such as "design by @lizzydaltonart, tattooed with permission" is appropriate credit.

Please have the tattoo done by licensed artist whose portfolio demonstrates that their style suits the design you want. I would like any reproduction of my work to reflect positively on my original art. And please send me a photo if you are comfortable doing so, I'd love to see the outcome!

What do you mean, I can buy a tattoo pass "for now"?

I am currently allowing others to tattoo my art since I am not able to do so myself. However, I do not plan on continuing to offer tattoo passes once I actually start tattooing.

What if I buy a pass but can't get the tattoo right away? My artist is booked out for months.

Don't worry, I'm fully aware that sometimes you need to wait awhile to get a good tattoo! Or maybe you just want to sit on the design before you commit. I will not revoke anyone's permission to get a tattoo if you purchase a pass, commission, or original between now and when I stop offering passes. As long as I've already given you permission you can still get the tattoo.

Can you make me a custom tattoo design?

Check out my commissions page to see if my commissions are open and what types of commissions I'm currently offering. As long as your concept fits my available commission offerings, then yes!

If you commission a custom tattoo design, you have my permission to take the design to a tattoo artist of your choice to get as a tattoo (subject to the same conditions as the tattoo passes above). 

Can I commission a design for you to tattoo on me in the future?

Yes! I'd love to be the artist who tattoos the design I create for you.

If you commission a tattoo design and decide to have me tattoo it on you in the future, the fact you have already paid me for the design will be taken into consideration when I charge you for the tattoo. How much the tattoo is discounted will be based on how I determine my rates at the time you get the tattoo.

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 print with a custom piece of art, you'll have to commission an original piece. I 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 P600 printer with Hahnemühle Photo Rag Matte paper, an acid-free, 100% cotton rage 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. 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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