FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are things I get asked in email so much that I was tempted to make a page and just copy and paste answers.  But I decided that making that page something you could see would be much more efficient for everyone.  So here it is!  See if your question is on the list!

CAN YOU DRAW MY FANFIC CHARACTER?
I really would love to be able to do this - it would stretch my design muscles and give me an excuse to draw outside of school and work, but I'm afraid I can't.  Reason one being I hate saying no to some people when I've said yes to others, and there's no way I can say yes to everyone, or else I would be illustrating fanfics all day and doing nothing else with my life.  Second, I'm not much into fanfic at the best of times and hardly have the time to read the books I do want to read. I can't illustrate something I haven't read. So if you're desperate to have your character designed, and feel like you can't draw worth beans, try looking for other HP artists there are lots of good ones, many of whom are looking for commissions (or at least attention).

HOW OLD ARE YOU?
Half of the pictures drawn on this site were from when I was 17 or 18, as I hadn't read HP before then and was too busy with school after that.  The rest have trickled online over the last few years and the drawings on The Azkaban Project were done when I was 22. If you find the clues, you can do the math! Isn't this exciting and educational?

CAN I USE YOUR PICTURES ON MY WEBSITE/BOOK REPORT/ART PROJECT/SCRAPBOOK/BINDER/BIRTHDAY CAKE/ETC?
In most cases, yes.  You can use them on your website if you give a little credit to me somewhere, saying "Tealin drew these pictures" or something like that.  I just ask that you send me the URL so I know where my pictures are going.  UNLESS IT'S PORN.  I do not want my images associated with any perversion of any characters in any way whatsoever!  You are free to use whatever you like for school work as long as and this is the important part your teacher knows you got them off the Internet.  Got that?  We're working on the honour system here, I can't hover over your shoulder and make sure you tell your teacher, but do it for me, will you, please?  As for the other stuff, go straight ahead ... scrapbooks, journals, folders, binders, birthday cakes, letters, walls, doors, ceilings ... it's all been done before, I've got no problem with it.

WHAT DO YOU USE TO COLOUR YOUR PICTURES?
This has turned out to be a surprisingly frequently asked question.  Most of the coloured pictures on my site were coloured in Paint Shop Pro 6 (which I happened to have on my computer at the time I drew them), but more recent ones are done using Photoshop 7, because I happen to have that on my computer now.  The Burrow and the compartment on the Hogwarts express were done in pencil crayon.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
California now, though I'm still Canadian inside. There's nothing for boosting one's Canadian patriotism like moving to the States, haha.

DO YOU/ARE YOU GOING TO WORK FOR DISNEY?
Believe it or not, YES I'm working on The Princess and the Frog right now as an animation apprentice. This is only a recent thing, though. 98% of the drawings on this site are from before I started working there, and my employment status is the major contributing factor to the lack of updates in the last year because work has kept me too busy and happy to be compelled to draw my own stuff outside of work. Who knows what'll happen after Frog is done, though ...

WILL YOU DO AN "AZKABAN PROJECT" TYPE THING FOR ALL THE BOOKS?

You're going to hate me for this: no.  The simple fact of the matter is, Azkaban is my favourite.  To the left is a graph of how much I like each of the books in the series.  As you can tell, #3 is by far the highest, so obsessively drawing as many scenes as possible from it is to be expected.  My enthusiasm for the following two is not enough to have compelled me to draw much from them at all and I don't feel the need to preserve every detail of my mental movie before it gets swept away by Warner Bros. In fact with the more recent movies, they do a better job than my imagination did, so bring it, on, I say.

 

Well, I hope that answers your question(s), and if it didn't, please, email me!  I will be polite and precise and, with any luck, prompt.

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