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Where can I buy your work?
Will you be at ______ event?
Can I get ___ for free? Or a Discount?
I have a tragedy.... can I get a discount NOW?
I can re-sell, retail, or sell your products?
Can I give you a gift?
Do you teach?
Can I use or license your art for ____?
Can I HIRE you?
Can you help me with my project or business?
Where can I buy your work?
  • Many of books, prints, and other projects are available right here on RareDragons.Shop

  • You can also buy my books directly from stores like amazon, barnes & noble, walmart etc.  These are printed and shipped by my publisher (so I can't sign them)

  • Inked Gaming also uses my art on their product (I am paid royalties). 

  • These, plus my kickstarters, patreon, and in person events are the ONLY way to get my work. 

  • IF YOU SEE MY WORK ELSEWHERE like on Ebay, Etsy, Rebubble, or other t-shirt sites please let me know. 
    It's either someone stealing or a scam and I will want to have it removed.

Will you be at ______ event?

Any upcoming events are listed on the events page of this site.  I'm really busy so I don't do 1 on 1 meetings, classes, or personally deliver orders.

Can I get ___ for free? Or a Discount?
  • I cannot offer free art, books, decks and so forth for free.

  • I do not offer free review copies of anything.

  • You cannot use my artwork anywhere for free (see "Can I Use Your Art" FAQ below)

  • I do offer discounts on commissions, prints, and original art to Patreon & Ko-Fi subscribers.

  • I do sometimes offer discounts and freebees as parts of sales here on RareDragons.Shop - see the front page of the site for details if there's a sale going on.

  • We do have giveaways on twitch streams too, and sometimes at book releases!

  • I DO sometimes take partial payments for commissions as PR, booth space, or free product.  It very much depends on the project. 

  • I also can sometimes donate product we have a lot of stock on for raffles/causes at events that I am a guest at. This is usually for local events where it is for charity, volunteers, or non-profit causes.


I have a tragedy or personal problem....

Not to sound harsh, but we ALL have stuff going on. Sending me a sob story is a great way to make sure you DON'T get a discount or freebies EVER.   However, if something you got from my store got damaged or stolen let me know, I HATE when this sort of thing happens and will try to help if possible.  Please, PLEASE, DO NOT send me messages about everything going wrong in your life, it's super weird from someone I've never met and I run a professional business.  (This is now part of my FAQ and polices based on how often it happens which is very uncomfortable).  That said, if I see you at an event or on a twitch stream and ask you how you are I have no problem with you mentioning an illness or whatnot in passing conversation.  Just don't include random overshares in unrelated emails.  Thank you! :D


I can re-sell, retail, or sell your products?

My products are small press/small print runs.  They are not allowed for ANY FORM of commercial resale.  You CAN, of course, resell my books at used bookstores, ebay etc. You can also stock new books from my publisher for sale in your bookstore, but other items like art prints and decks are NOT for resale and I do not do wholesale.


Can I give you a gift?

Over time more and more amazing folks have contacted me with gifts.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!
While I greatly appreciate the gesture I have very limited wall space and no display space for fragile things at all (we have many cats and dragons, they will break things!).  If you made/drew/painted me something please send a photo or scan via email or in the art-share on our discord channel.  If you'd like to support me please join Patreon/Kofi for monthly support. No physical or in person gifts please.


Can I use or license your art for ____?

The work shown my on site is copyrighted and is used in my own products and projects (or commissioned by others for theirs). It is not for public use or licensing for commercial use. I do sell prints of many of my paintings and drawings - if you don't see the one you want listed in the prints store on this site just drop me an email and ask.  YOU MAY NOT RE-POST MY ART ON YOUR WEBSITE, IT IS COPYRIGHTED.


Can I HIRE you?

I do commercial projects sometimes, I do not do personal commissions at this time. If I offer them again they will be limited to things like pet portraits and available via Ko-fi. Visit my commissions page for details.


Do you teach?

I don't do formal classes at this time. I do sometimes do workshops events and I'm always happy to answer questions while painting live on twitch.


Can you help me with my project or business?

I'd love to help everyone, but I simply don't have the time to do so 1 on 1.   So I created a Creative Business 101 page with tons of info! You can ask me additional questions on my discord, at events,  or during twitch streams.  The most important factors for crowdfunding and publishing are to learn marketing and business or work with a company or partner who does.  For book publishing you should plan on hiring a good editor and, if you are not an artist, a good cover artist/designer.  You can ask other authors to recommend someone, google it, or most publishers (like those noted below) have resources for hiring editors and designers too.


What printers and publishers do you use?
  • I work with  Kindle Direct Publishing and Ingram Spark for book publishing.

  • I use DriveThruCards for deck printing of playing cards an oracle cards.

  • For fabric printing, mugs etc I worked with both Inked Gaming and Printful.

  • For charms, and special shaped pins I use Zap Creatives.

  • For most other printing needs I use GotPrint, EnviornPrint, or print things myself.


What art supplies do you use?
  • I use Sharpie and Faber-Castell Pens for most of my real-media inkwork.

  • I use Arteza, Daniel Smith, Koi, Gansai Tambi and Shin-han watercolors

  • I used Canson XL watercolor paper or illustration board

  • I use whatever brand of white Acrylic Paint markers/pens for highlights or white ink.

  • I use Silverwhite and Silver Black Velvet brushes.

  • For digital painting/drawing/inking/coloring I use Clip Studio Paint with a Huion Tablet.

 


Are you single?

Nope, sorry! I'm totally taken by an amazing man, a bunch of creatures, and my work. :)

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