Commonly Asked Questions
I have decided to answer a number of commonly asked questions here regarding hiring details, terms of usage, copyright notices, and other points of note. If you still have unanswered questions, feel free to send me a note via my contact page, or email me at FoxfireArt@gmail.com, thank you!
My work nor any derivatives of it must not be used for any commercial work such as book covers, banners, website designs, layouts, cd covers, magazine illustrations or covers, cards, posters, products of any kind, etc. unless you have contacted me and arrangements have been made for such use through a contract and payment.
If you have any questions about this, please make sure to contact me and we can discuss it.
Further information on copyright is given below.
I am an artist for hire! If you have book covers, CD covers, projects - or ideas for private commissions that you would like to approach me about, please feel free to do so! I have experience in many fields, and will gladly discuss timelines, prices, and overall brainstorming with you! Feel free to contact me through this website, or to email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you do what you do?
My artwork is a blend of photography, digital art, and traditional art. I generally begin with a series of photographs which usually include a model of some sort, and some backdrop details to blend in. I am an experienced photographer, and try to incorporate my own 'stock' as much as possible. However, there are a lot of stock alternatives out there, including some fantastic photographers and models that I work with in order to get the 'look' I am after.
Once I have the photographs in place and edited, I then go into programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Corel Painter X... and begin creating the digital painting. By combining methods of photomanipulation, hand painting, and textured layering that I have perfected over the past five years, I achieve the look I am after. I use an Intuos3 Wacom tablet, which is like a huge digital sketch pad. This allows me to utilize my traditional art skills in countless ways, in the same way someone might use charcoal on paper, or paint to canvas.
Ultimately, my overactive imagination is really to thank for what I create. I am constantly daydreaming and thinking of new ideas and visions to bring to life. I am a storyteller by nature, and consider my art as the best way to convey the tales I want to tell.
What are your tools of the trade?
Here is a list of the exact things I use.
Adobe Photshop CS5
Corel Painter X
Wacom Intuos 3 9x12 digital art tablet
Canon Rebel XTi
HP Scanjet 3800
Numerous traditional art supplies
I also have an extensive list of stock resources I use, above and beyond my own. Please refer to my credit page to see names and find links to the fantastic people who allow me to utilize their stock.
I retain all rights to the artwork I create, unless stated otherwise on the contract I give to my client. For commercial hire, a price can be negotiated to obtain exclusive rights, but otherwise the images are provided under a usage license.
All of Aimee Stewart's works, in electronic and physical form, are ©Aimee Stewart, Foxfires and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. Click here to review
This means that in order to share, and transmit my artwork you must agree to the following conditions:
Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Please see my specifications below.
Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes unless licensed to do so.
No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
For any reuse or physical distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page. Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.
My work may be displayed on your blog or website if the following terms are followed:
*MY ARTWORK CANNOT BE POSTED ON PHOTOBUCKET - or any other free hosting site which allows the unrestricted distribution of whatever you upload to anyone who comes to that page, and/or allows people to print whatever images you upload to the host. I am active in searching these sites, and will have the pieces reported and pulled if I find them.
If you are able to host your own images, without using free hosting websites.... then the following rules apply: The artwork and/or photograph must not be changed in any way, including brush work, color changes, watermark removal, inclusion in layout and/or skin designs, or any other derivative application. This includes all sites which give away free glitter graphics, layouts, stamps, blinkies, or any other form of journal/myspace/blogger/wordpress decoration or layout.
Credit must be made to me, Aimee Stewart or Foxfires at Foxfires.com. Underneath each picture you use, a link must be provided to my website.
My work nor any derivatives of it must not be used for any commercial work such as book covers, banners, website designs, layouts, cd covers, magazine illustrations or covers, etc. unless you have contacted me and arrangements have been made for such use through a contract and payment.
By reading these terms you agree to adhere to the following conditions regarding all works created by me. If you misuse, or fail to follow the above conditions, legal actions can and will be taken. (And a big THANK YOU to everyone out there who follows these rules, and shares my art on your forums! You are the best!)
*If you are a member of DeviantArt, and wish to use my artwork for something on DA (such as stamps, DA journals, etc.) then please send me a note, and we can chat. **Thank you for your cooperation with this.