-- My art may NOT be freely used for signature tags, tubes, PSP, websets, stationery, etc… PSP Tubes of my art for this use can be purchased directly from my ElvenstarArt Tube Shop.
--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 of 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. Wallpapers are not to be shared or sold.
-- 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.
How can I keep updated on new art and additions to your website?
1. You can sign up for my newsletter using the form in my website footer below.
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What are your Shipping Rates?
See HERE for my shipping policy.
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 portfolio 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.
What is an ACEO?
ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. All of this artwork is only 2.5 x 3.5" They are very collectible!
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 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?
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, looking at other art. You never know when the muse will strike.
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 and effects --but I occassionally, especially in the past, I also use colored pencil and pencil. I’ve also done some work in acrylics and may revisit that from time to time. Lately I have really been loving working in Acrylic Gouache too! I plan to explore that much more!
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 Grumbacher and Windsor and Newton. So I pretty much use whatever I can get my hands on. I use Prismacolor pencils and Derwent watercolor pencils. For Acrylic Gouache, I've been using Turner and Jo Sonja brands. Most of my paintings are done on Arches watercolor paper (both hot and cold press), but I also use Fabriano on occasion.
For any questions not answered here, feel free to contact me.