Frequently Asked Questions
I have an existing mascot I want to use on merchandise. Can Tom design illustrations using my existing mascot?Crystal Calhoun
I sure can! If you would like your mascot in different poses or scenes for mugs, shirts, hats, mouse pads, blankets, etc etc I can take your existing mascot and design whatever you need.
I really want a mascot to represent my business but really not sure what I want. Will Tom help me figure this out?Crystal Calhoun
I will work hard for you developing a mascot that will help you stand out in the crowd!
I would like to retain all the rights to my story including the illustrations. Does Tom retain any rights to the illustrations once they are done?Crystal Calhoun
No. I do not require rights or ownership of the illustrations I create for your story. Though I may request to use one or two of your illustrations for my portfolio. The illustrations I create for your story or book are yours 100% You retain sole ownership of those illustrations.
I need help designing the characters and the overall look of my book. Does Tom help with that?Crystal Calhoun
I do! If you would like some direction as to how to make your story really come to life, I will be more than happy to help you along that path. I have a lot of experience and don’t mind sharing that with you to develop the best looking illustrations to bring your story to life!
Does Tom only do digital art?Crystal Calhoun
No, though digital art is an amazing medium, Tom does all sorts of different styles and mediums. Digital art makes it easier for clients to receive their work very fast and efficiently but, if you like other forms such as hand drawing, pen and ink and watercolor, Tom is very versed in those mediums as well.
Does Tom only work with publishing companies?Crystal Calhoun
No! I love working with EVERYONE! I illustrate for publishing companies, self-published authors and everyone in between! If you have a story that needs illustrating, I would LOVE to hear from you!
Does Tom do commissions?Crystal Calhoun
Yes, I accept commissions on both Watercolors and pencil art. I can scenic watercolors and for pencil art, I can do portraits of your loved ones or favorite sports figure, singer, movie star. I do not do pet portraits. If you would like to hire me for a commission, send me a message through my contact page.
How can I purchase a piece of fine art from Tom?Crystal Calhoun
You will find fine art Tom has produced in his online store. He also sells all of these at local events and fairs.