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Do not repost my art, thank you
My name is Eli, and I'm a non-binary digital artist from Sweden! The E in my name is pronounced like EA in dear, and LI is said like the first part of little.
I specialize in colorful line-based illustrations, and love drawing fashionable girls and fantasy characters!
You'll find me as @hellosunnycore on a few different platforms, but I'm the most active on Twitter and Patreon.
Can I use your artwork as my icon etc?
You can only use and/or repost art that was made for or given to you.
Meaning you can use an artwork that you either received as a gift from me, commissioned from me, or got permission to use from a person who commissioned it from me.
As always, if you do use or post an artwork that I made for you, even if you have my permission, always give visible credit to me!
Can I repost your art on [ … ]?
See the answer above ^
What tools/programs do you use?
I use a 2nd gen iPad + Apple pencil, and I draw in Procreate. Sometimes I use PS for final color adjustments, or to make gifs.
What brushes do you use?
My lineart brush is a regular Procreate brush with Bonobo Chalk set as the grain source. The watercolor brush I use is the Watery Brush No 8 from True Grit's Rusty Nib pack.
My old art was mostly drawn using two default Procreate brushes: the 6B Pencil and Bonobo Chalk.
How can I contact you?
CuriousCat works fine for smaller questions or messages. For more specific or more personal questions, please send me an email. For commission inquiries, please fill out this form if my commissions are open.
Are you in any fandoms?
I'm a casual fan of many things, but my favorite thing in the world is One Piece! I also like JJK and KNY.
Can I order multiple pieces at once?
Yes, that's not a problem!
Can you design me a logo?
No. I'm an illustrator, not a graphic designer.
Can you work from just a description?
If you don't have any references of your character, showing me a moodboard or pictures that remind you of them will help me capture them better.
Can/will you draw furry characters?
Yes, with a few exceptions like anthropomorphic cows, pigs, and horses.
Crediting the artist
— How does "crediting" work?
Even if you have my permission to repost or use something I drew for you, you still need to give visible credit to me. The point is to make sure that anyone who sees the art will easily be able to find out who made it.
If you repost a commission or an adoptable that was made by me, please include a link to either my Twitter or my website. I'm not active on ToyHouse but I have an account, so you can credit me there if you prefer.
(Providing just ONE link is enough! And if you're on Twitter or Instagram you can just @ me.)
— Where do I put the credit?
The credit has to be posted in direct association to the image you're posting or using. In other words: the credit should be displayed where the artwork is displayed.
If you're using it as your profile picture, the credit should be in your profile/bio.
If you're posting the artwork on Twitter, Instagram, Toyhou.se etc, the credit should be in the image description.
In short: if anyone is looking at the artwork, they should also be seeing the credit.
If someone who finds the image has trouble finding out where the artwork came from, it means you have not credited the artist properly.
— Why is crediting artists important?
The point of crediting artists is to make sure that anyone who sees an artwork online can easily find out who made it.
It's not about clout, it's about sharing the creator info with everyone who comes in contact with the artwork.
From a user perspective: if someone sees an artwork they like, they might want to see more art like that. Ie: they'll want to find the creator.
By crediting artists, you're not just doing the bare minimum when it comes to respecting their work. You're also actively supporting them, by helping other people find them. It's good for business!
What's an "adoptable"?
In the art community, "adoptables" are original character designs that are for sale. Once you buy (a.k.a adopt) a character, it basically becomes your OC.
If you adopt a character from me, you receive the ownership and a high-res artwork of the character design. You are then free to decide the character's name, gender, personality, backstory etc, and use it however you want — as long as you follow my terms.
PERSONAL USE ONLY.
You may NOT use the character for any sort of commercial use. This includes using the character as a mascot to promote yourself or your brand with, or as the base for a vtuber model. That would count as branding, and does not fall under personal use.
You may NOT use the character to promote hate speech, or anything else offensive.
You may NOT claim to be the original creator of the art or the design that I made.
You MAY decide the character's name, gender, personality, backstory etc.
You MAY adjust the design, add or remove parts of it, change the body type, change clothing style and so on — as long as the general design is still recognizable.
HOWEVER: if you want to make changes, please make them either by adding notes, or by making a new drawing of the character on your own. Please do not edit my original artwork.
Note that you may NOT drastically change the character's skin tone.
The original design and the artwork of the character will remain my intellectual property — meaning that I will be credited as the original creator, and maintain the right to display the character artwork on my website and such.
I will not use the character for anything else.
You maintain the rights to the character itself: personality, backstory and other attributes that you add to them are your property. The character is yours, it's 100% your OC.
You MAY make stories with the character, roleplay as the character, cosplay it, draw it, commission art of it and so on, as long as what you make is non-commercial.
Sales are final, but you MAY re-sell, trade or give the character away — as long as you 1) credit me as the original creator, and 2) refer the new owner to this page to view the terms.
Ideally I would like to be informed if one of my adoptables changes owners!
Purchasing an adoptable from me automatically means that you agree to the terms on this page.
My username is the same everywhere, so you can easily credit me as just @hellosunnycore. If you put up a character I created on ToyHou.se I'd love to be added! :)