Can I use your art for my website/fanzine/article/signatures/avatars/whatever?
Generally yes, but please DO check with me. Some of my works are more personal, which means I'm more selective as to where I'd like to see them pop up. But as a rule, if it's non-profit and I'm properly credited (real name and link to deviantArt), I'm likely to say yes.Can I post your art on Tumblr?
I have a Tumblr myself ([link]
, so I'd rather you simply request that I post there and you can reblog me. I usually post all my newer art there under the tag "my art".Do you do art trades or collaborations?
Again, on occasion. It doesn't hurt to ask, I'm rather friendly, even if I end up saying no. As a note, for collabs, I usually prefer to colour sketches/linearts. I nearly never do requests, though, unless you get lucky and a suggestion ends up sparking an idea in my head.Do you sell prints?
At the moment, no. This might change, but only if people show an interest for it.Can I print out your drawings to hang them on my wall?
Go for it. I could neither stop you nor catch you doing so, nor would I mind. As long as you don't sell them, I'm fine with it.Can I sell your art if the proceeds go to charity?
say yes to this, but it depends on a lot of factors, so send me a note.How did you learn to draw? / Do you have any advice?
I'm primarily self-taught, so mostly, I practiced. For quite a few years, I was rubbish, but I kept drawing anyway because it was fun, and the more I drew, the better I got. All good artists are crappy artists who refused to give up. EVERYONE goes through the same thing, and you never stop learning. Furthermore: reference is key. Drawing is not magic, it's learning to see and reproducing the world around you. And don't give up.Do you do commissions?
I do every now and then, when I have time and energy. If you're wondering what sort of things I draw, just take a look at my gallery. I will generally not draw porn, but most other things I can be persuaded. Complicated backgrounds or settings are usually out of the question as well, though again, it doesn't hurt to ask.COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY: OPENWhat's your price?
I generally go for around $25 per hour as a guideline. Then add a little depending on how complicated something is, and how many characters is in it, etc. Also, if it's something that I'll have trouble finding good reference for, it's going to take me longer.
To give you a more accurate idea, what I would've taken for some of my pieces:
If you're Norwegian and wondering what those prices would be, just multiply them by 5.
Send me a note with what you'd like me to draw, and how much you're able to pay, and I can tell you whether it's feasible. I'll give you a sketch or mock-up and you can give me your thoughts, then I'll start drawing. Then I'll send you a heavily watermarked version for your approval, you pay me, and I give you the full-sized, unwatermarked drawing. Easy peasy!How do you accept payments?
Generally any way you can get me the money is fine by me. Paypal is the easiest, I would think, though so far I've only taken commissions from Norwegians, so I don't have much experience with it.