frequently asked questions
What did you study?
I graduated Sheridan College with a bachelors degree in Animation. I took watercolour painting classes from age 7 - 16 and taught myself to paint digitally at age 17.
One of the artists that’s made the biggest impact on me as a young illustrator was Audrey Kawasaki. The way she’s able to paint such sultry and beautiful women was something I admired so much. Nowadays, I’m mostly inspired by beautiful color palettes that make me feel. I also love studying shapes, composition and negative space. I often find myself looking for fine art photographers on Instagram or Pinterest, I like to study their work and I try to understand how they were able to compose such beautiful imagery.
What hardware/software do you use for your digital pieces?
Majority of my pieces are painted in Photoshop with a Cintiq 27 QHD unless stated otherwise. These are my favorite tools to use. For beginners with a budget, I would recommend starting off with any of the Wacom Intuos tablets, which was the first tablet that I used back in school and it served me well for many years. Another option would be Procreate on the iPad Pro, which has come an unbelievably long way and is now my go to device for casual sketching and painting.
Do you have a brush set?
No, I don’t have a brush set. I like to change my brushes up often so that I bring something new to each painting. But I’ve mentioned the brushes I’ve used in the past throughout my Instagram posts.
what materials do you use for your traditional pieces?
I’m currently using gouache by Winsor & Newton and Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.
How did you become a freelance illustrator?
Before I started freelancing, I worked at a small boutique studio in Toronto as a concept artist. I became very unhappy with the work I was producing, and was eager to create artwork that I could be proud of, so I decided to quit my job in 2017 to become an independent illustrator full time. You can read more about my journey here.
How did you find your style?
Finding my style was something I struggled a lot with. It was probably the hardest obstacle to overcome during my career. However, it’s something that is ever-changing and should be looked at as a healthy everyday challenge. I wrote an journal post about this as well, feel free to give it a read: Finding my style
Are you available for commissions?
I am always open to working with new clients on commercial work or brand collaborations but I’m not accepting any personal commissions at the moment.
The time I need to prepare an order is around 3 business day. Orders are usually shipped out once a week.
When will I receive my order?
Estimated shipping times:
Canada: 2 - 4 business days
United States: 4-6 business days
Europe: 7 - 14 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 7 - 14 business days
Asia Pacific:7 - 14 business days
These time frames are not guaranteed, as weather and mail volume can affect delivery.
“Faces” Expected Delivery times:
Canada & United States: 4 - 7 business days
Europe: 4 - 8 weeks
South America - 4- 8 weeks
Asia-Pacific & Australia: 8 -12 weeks
Customs and import taxes
Although rare, buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations, but please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I currently do not offer tracking with orders.