Q: How do you pronounce your first name?
A: I get this all the time! Say Aaron with an A, not an E and put the J in front. Jae-ron. :)
Q: How can I work with you? / Are you open for commissions?
A: I am always looking for new creative opportunities so feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do you illustrate children's books!
A: Absolutely! Email for more details!
Q: How do you create your illustrations?
A: I work digitally in Photoshop with a Cintiq. I use a mixture of brushes that are meant to replicate 2D traditional ink and paint brushes.
Sometimes I work on my iPad with my Apple Pencil, in that case it is usually just for fun or practice. Other times I play around with actual acrylic, watercolor, and gouache!
Q: Can I share your artwork?
A: Yes, I'd love for you to share my work! As long as you tag me on instagram @jaaronmerchant or something along the lines of
"artwork by J'Aaron Merchant "
My favorite is when you tag me as a person in the actual photo, if its in the comments I may not see it!
Q: Can I put your work on t-shirts or bags or other merchandise?
A: My work may not be used for commercial use, or be changed, adjusted or built upon.