Frequently Asked Questions




What materials do you use to create your work? For her art, Victoria prefers Daniel Smith Extra Fine and Winsor & Newton artist-grade watercolors, Sakura Micron ink pens, PrismaColor pencils, Copic markers, Sakura Gelly Roll pens, Strathmore bristol and Arches hot-press papers. For her photography, she uses a Canon PowerShot S215 5.0 megapixel digital camera.

How did you become an artist? Victoria was inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and  began drawing and painting in early childhood and decided then that she wanted to do it professionally when she grew up.

How long does it take you to create one of your artworks? Ink and marker drawings and mini-paintings take anywhere from one to two days. Pencil drawings and larger paintings take from two days to one week.

Where did you study art? Aside from the required art classes in grade school and junior high school, Victoria has had no real formal art training. Most of what she has learned has been thru trial and error and experimenting with different techniques. Victoria also participates in several online forums where fellow professional artists share their tricks of the trade.

Why have you redone so many of your older paintings? It is Victoria's habit to keep a scan of the original line-art for most of her artwork. This is specifically done in case she is unsatisfied with the painting's outcome and decides to re-do it at a future date.

May I use some of your images on my website? Please visit the "Usage Policies" page for the answer to this and other questions related to the use of Victoria's work.

Do you have a mailing list? Yes. You can sign up for it here.

Do you read or respond to fan mail? Unfortunately, due to Victoria's increasingly busy schedule, it's very difficult for her to reply personally to emails or letters. She does, however, appreciate hearing from fans and visitors to her website and faithfully reads every message that she recieves.

Can you draw/paint something for me? No, sorry, Victoria is not currently accepting paid commission work. She is also unable to do requests for free artwork.

Can I put your artwork/photography on a t-shirt/address labels/cross-stitch patterns/etc.? All of Victoria's work is copyrighted, of course, and may not be used for profit without entering into legal licensing contract with Victoria first. If you are interested in licensing her work, please visit email us for further information.

Who are YOUR favorite artists? Victoria has been a long-time fan of Brian Froud, H.R. Giger, Alphonse Mucha, Arthur Rackham and Edward Gorey. She also admires the work of Linda Ravenscroft, Liselotte Eriksson, Jessica Galbreth, Mark Ryden and Marc Potts.

What are your religious beliefs? Victoria considers herself a "skeptical Pagan" and an Animist.


 

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