Frequently Asked Questions
What’s This All About?
The catalyst for this FAQ came from a list of questions I answered for a blog interview on Kindred Images. You can see the original post here:
After doing this interview Troy and I discussed it and decided it would be good to put together a question and answers page on the site because art collectors generally like to know more about the artists they buy from and we’re happy to answer any question folks might have. So if you can think of anything we don’t already have here, please email email@example.com and we’ll be sure to answer you as quickly as possible.
Let’s Get Started…
- Can I use some of this artwork?
- How did you name your business?
- How long have you been an artist?
- What inspires and influences your work?
- Where can your art be found?
- What do you do when you’re not creating?
- What is your favorite piece that you have created?
- What do you feel is special about your art?
- Are there other forms of art and crafts you would like to learn? And why?
Can I use some of this artwork?
Short answer, yes if… and maybe.
If you would like to use images of my art from this website for non commercial purposes then as long as you tell people that this artwork is by Emily Dewbre-Young and that they can find out more at PrimalAspects.com that’s not only okay but I actually encourage you to do so. Nothing helps an artist more than getting their art seen in more places by the public so please, blog about it, share it with your friends on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, use it in your newsletter for your non profit organization, etc. Make a video on YouTube with it, or a screensaver or wallpaper. Just remember to tell folks where it came from. You’ll find many downloadable copies here on the website and if you contact us we might even email you one in the dimensions and resolution you need.
With that being said, please be clear that if you see some images of my artwork on a blog, newsletter, video, etc. it does not necessarily mean that I, Emily Dewbre-Young or Primal Aspects endorse the content of said blog, newsletter, etc. The artwork is the artwork, the words people may choose to put with it are their own and we may or may not agree with them.
Now for commercial purposes like to advertise your business, cover art for a book you’re going to publish and sell, album art for your band’s new CD and things like that. Well, an artist has to eat too so it would only be fair to talk licensing with the original copyright holder, Emily Dewbre-Young, before using the artwork for these purposes. I’m sure we can hammer out a deal that is fair and equitable for all parties involved though in such a case.
NOTE: This is only in reference to artwork on the site that was created by Emily Dewbre-Young. Any artwork found in posts from the Guest Artists category is copyright of the artists who created it and you’ll have to seek their permission to use their work
How did you name your business?
The answer to this question is a bit odd. I actually started by making two lists of words that pertained to a number of things that I liked. Then I started with taking a word from each list and putting them together to see if they would flow well together. As well as if they portrayed a phrase that I liked, unusual and meaningful. In doing this I found Primal Aspects fit these best out of what came out of this process. I like most subjects and styles if I can or even can’t do them but I feel I tend to see them in my way when they are a completed work. Giving them my aspects on the canvas. When it comes to Primal its not quiet that specific to the word. Animals are one of my favorite subjects, yes, and I would like to think that the everyday person would be able to enjoy my works. That they would be able to in a very basic (or primal) way now relate to one piece or like the way it was done. Not that I expect to sell them all but that I love to hear what they have to say about them.
How long have you been an artist?
Honestly there is no memory for me, of ever having even doodled before I went to Junior High School. Being given the options of a few different extracurricular classes gave me the chance to try art my second year in. That carried on in to High School until graduation. So lets just say ‘around’ 20 years that I have been doing some kind of art work.
What inspires and influences your work?
Sometimes things are easy enough to just start showing up on the canvas until they become complete. There are times however that I have to try to get the creative juices flowing. There are a few tricks that I have found to work sometimes for myself but there are times that it is hard to get a piece to form for me to start working. That is just the way I have learned that most creative thinkers tend to be. Its hard to work if the inspiration and influences isn’t there. Most effective ways I have found for me is to sit outside and take in nature. Seeing as how I like to do works of animals that usually sparks ideas for them. Anything else usually comes to me when I sit and talk to friends or making myself take the time to search for new subject matter.
Where can your artwork be found?
My wonderful husband helps to spread my artwork around online for me. He created and maintains this website as well as our accounts on deviantART and imagekind. We also have pages with several of the social sites like Facebook, Twitter, IndiePublic, Our Blog, etc. For the most part, look for PrimalAspects at most places and you’ll find me.
What do you do when you’re not creating?
Well of course there is always spending time with the family and friends. Aside from that my individual likes are usually reading, spiritual teachings, movies, cooking, this past summer has been too hot for me on the gardening front and unfortunately the addicting games on my phone find my attention.
What is your favorite piece that you have created?
That’s a hard one for me to pin point. I have a few that I remember doing over my younger years that I no longer have but remember well. One of them was my first water color as well as my first combination of mediums. This piece was of a jaguar stepping through some fallen tree limbs and leaves. There have been a few more over the years but this was the first and one that once I was done gave me the confidence that kept me continuing to do more.
What do you feel is special about your art?
I don’t know that I would consider my art special. With so many of my friends being creative thinkers I have seen some wonderful creations. However, I do think that it makes them special when someone finds they like my work enough to buy it. Its not until then when they have a connection with something I have done that it is finally complete for me.
Are there other forms of art and crafts you would like to learn? And why?
The top three would have to be pottery wheel, photography and most of all traditional glass blowing. They seem to have the ability to draw me into immediate ideas only with knowing that I am not sure they will work until I try them and find out.