FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How can I contact you?
A: My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm also on Twitter and Facebook.
Q: Do you sign cards through the mail?
A: Yes! Send me an email and I'll let you know where to send your cards. I have limited time to sign cards between deadlines so I usually let them pile up then take a half day to catch up on mail. If I have multiple consecutive deadlines this means it could take me several months to get your cards back to you so don't send anything you can't live without for a while.
General rules on sending cards: Try not to send more than 20 at a time and don't forget to include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. If you're unsure how much postage to include, a good rule of thumb is to put the same number of stamps on the SASE as you did on the package to the artist. If it’s enough to get there, it’s enough to get back. Including a tip or handwritten note is appreciated and makes me feel like my time spent doing this is worthwhile.
Q: Do you sell prints of your work?
A: Yes! I now have an online store to sell prints (http://buyfantasyart.com/danscott). If there's a piece you want to buy and it's not in the store, let me know and I'll add it next time I update the store.
Q: Do you do sketches or doodle on cards sent through the mail?
A: No, sorry. I only do sketches and alters at live events like card tournaments and comic conventions.
Q: How long does it take you to do a painting?
A: Anywhere from 20 to 40 hours depending on several factors including how many figures are in the painting, how large it is, and how soon the deadline is. A single figure piece printed small like on a TCG may take only 20 hours while a piece showing several figures and printed on a wraparound cover could take upwards of 40 hours. This includes the time it takes to collect reference and do thumbnails and sketches.
Q: What media do you work in?
A: I work digitally using Adobe Photoshop.
Q: I would like to buy an original painting. How come you don’t have any listed for sale on your site?
A: Since I work all digital, there is no physical piece of work in existence. Prints are available of most of my art though.
Q: I would like to use some images off your site for my own web site, my gaming sessions, to print on a T-shirt, etc..
A: Only for charity or non profit fan sites. I don't provide high resolution digital files but you can use what you find on the site. If it's for a website, a link to my site would be appreciated. Most of the work I've done is for companies who also hold copyright over the images. Honestly, they're more likely to come after you if they think you're infringing on their property.