-- My art may NOT be freely used for signature tags, tubes, PSP, websets, stationery, etc… I am licensed with Dreamscape Imaging, and my tubes can be purchased for this purpose at www.dreamscapeimaging.com
These are for non-profit use and their rules must be followed.
--My art may NOT be reproduced or sold in anyway without written permission from me.
-- My art may NOT be traced, copied or altered in anyway without permission from me.
-- Any sort of fanart of my art or characters is permitted as long as it is non-profit and proper credit is given (my name, link to my site). And please let me know so I can see it.
-- May I use your art on my website/blog?
My art may be displayed on your website or blog as long as the images are not altered in anyway, my watermark is left on the image, and that proper credit and a link back to my website are applied. My art may NOT be used on any sites of a pornographic or racist nature. And please do not link directly to my images; please use a copy from your own hard drive. Finally, please let me know when and where you will be using my art.
-- May I use your art/characters for RPGs?
No, my characters and artwork are NOT to be used for this purpose.
-- You may use my art for your own, personal computer wallpaper. I have no problem with that.
-- Any other use not covered here requires my permission first. Contact me if any of the above is unclear. It is better to check with me first if you are unsure if something is allowed.
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What are your Shipping Rates?
See HERE for my shipping policy.
Is it your site secure?
Yes! My shopping cart is hosted by Paypal, so all payment infomation is transferred through their secure pages. You do not even have to have a Paypal account yourself to check out with my shopping cart. You can use a credit card during check out. I receive your order and address. All other information is private and only seen by Paypal. All payment options viewed below are accepted:
You may also shop at my jewelry website-- jewelry.elvenstarart.com --and here all in one transaction! They both share the same shopping cart.
Do you take commissions?
Yes, I do. Check the Commissions page to see if they are open at this time, because I will temporarily close them if I have too many projects going. I will, however, only accept a commission if I feel that the subject fits my style and that I can do it justice. Please take a look through my galleries and familiarize yourself with my style of art. Don’t be afraid to contact me and suggest something for a commission, but I maintain the right to refuse. See the Commissions page for more information and pricing.
Will you draw something for me for free?
No, sorry, I can not draw for free. My artwork takes up a lot of time and art supplies are expensive.
Are there prints available of your artwork?
Yes, 13 x 19", 8.5 x 11", 5 x 7" and 2.5 x 3.5" ( ACEOs ) prints of my art can be purchased directly from me. Go HERE for more information, such as shipping, prices, etc... I also have some products available at Zazzle.
Do you have any originals for sale?
Yes, many of my original paintings are available for sale! Please check the Originals section for the ones that I am willing to part with at this time.
May I link to your site?
Yes, of course you can! There are banners that can be used HERE. Or you can use a simple text link. Thanks! :)
Will you link to my site?
Maybe! Email me to ask. :)
Where did you get the name Elvenstar?
Elvenstar is an alias that I’ve been using online for a few years. The elven star (also called the faerie star) is a Wiccan symbol (no, I’m not a Wiccan) of a seven-pointed star. It represents a belief in fairies and magic, and also represents a gateway to the Faerie realm.
How long have you been painting and have you had any formal training?
No, I am entirely self-taught, aside from the one basic art class I had in high school. I have always loved art and have drawn for as long as I can remember, but it was when I discovered fantasy/fairy art that I really developed a passion for it. This was shortly after I graduated high school in 2002. Since I’ve always loved fantasy, it just seemed to really spark my imagination, and I knew that I wanted to do something with that.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I’m inspired by just about anything… books, music, my own stories, looking at other art. You never know when the muse will strike.
Is there anywhere that I can read your stories?
No, sorry. Much of my older art was based on some writing that I used to do. I haven't had much time for it lately, though I occasionally still revisit some of the characters in my paintings. The writing was really just something that I did for myself. When my artwork was inspired by it, I try to explain it with a description or excerpt.
Who are some of your favorite artists?
Brian Froud was my first introduction to fairy art, so he will always remain a favorite. Others that I admire are Waterhouse, Kinuko Craft, Amy Brown, Stephanie Law, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Josephine Wall and Victoria Frances.
What media do you use for your art?
I mainly use watercolor with mixed media-- usually just some white gouache for highlights --but I occassionally, especially in the past, I also use colored pencil and pencil. I’ve recently begun to paint with acrylics, and I plan to explore that medium more from time to time.
What materials do you use?
I have a very mixed bunch of watercolors that I use ranging from Daniel Smith, which are my favorites, to the cheap set of Reeve’s that were my first watercolors. So I pretty much use whatever I can get my hands on. I use Prismacolor pencils and Derwent watercolor pencils. For acrylics, I use Grumbacher Academy and Liquitex Basics. Most of my paintings are done on Arches watercolor paper (both hot and cold press), but I also use Fabriano on occasion.
Font: The font used throughout this site is Scriptina from dafont.com
For any questions not answered here, feel free to contact me.