Q: Who writes this blog?
A: I do! My name is Angel. If you are really interested, you can read more about me on the About page.
Q: Do you have an update schedule?
A: Yes! I update every week on Friday. Sometimes updates go out Saturday or Thursday instead, but most of the time the updates happen on Friday.
Q: How can I support Appledainty.com?
A: You can always Share my art with your friends and family! Your support and interest is greatly appreciated! <3
Q: Do you accept returns or exchanges?
A: We do not accept returns or exchanges, except in the case of a product arriving damaged. Damaged products must be returned within 30 days in order for a refund or exchanged to be processed.
Q: What shipping methods do you offer?
A: All orders are shipped via CanadaPost, and include tracking and insurance. Orders are usually shipped on Fridays, and tracking information is relayed once the order has gone out.
Q: Do you take commissions?
A: Commissions are currently closed.
Q: What are your influences?
A: I love comics and animation, obviously, I have a strong Japanese and European influence on my style, but I grew up with American comics as well. I apprenticed in my Godfather’s studio, and I’m also a big fan of Alphonse Mucha and James Coleman.
Q: What tools do you use?
A: I prefer drawing with mechanical pencil, and inking by hand with a combination of croquill, technical pens and brush with black magic ink on Strathmore plate Bristol board. I use masking fluid, paper towels and a toothbrush to do special ink effects (how fancy!). For color I use both watercolors and Copic markers. I also have a Wacom tablet and Adobe Creative Suite 5.
Q: What about for kanzashi?
A: I use bias cut white silk habotai ribbon and jacquard silk dye and dye set concentrate to create the various colored petals and leaves. I also use spray starch, tweezers, rice glue, faux flower stamens, cardboard, Bristol board and a wide variety of jewelry findings.
Q: What kind of education do you have in the Arts?
A: I have always loved art class. My Mom liked to arrange still lives for me to draw as a child. As a teenager I apprenticed in my Godfather’s studio, and I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Sequential Art. I think education is a great tool, but the best education comes from a desire to improve and a great deal of practice.