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FAQ

1) How do you create your artwork?

I usually start with digital photos I've taken and use those images as inspiration for the characters and stories I want to tell. I then draw the characters out in ink and scan that drawing into Photoshop where I digitally paint all the color and texture, doing my best to match the lighting in the photo. The resulting artwork is a digital file from which a limited edition run of giclée prints are created.

For a more in depth discussion on my work and influences, check out this interview (p. 50-65) in Splat Art Magazine.

2) What is a "giclée" print?

The term giclée (zhee-clay) is derived from the French word "gicler" which, loosely translated, means "to spray.” The word references the process employed by special large format printers in which thousands of tiny nozzles on a highly refined inkjet print head sprays very fine, overlapping layers of pigmented ink onto paper or canvas to create stunning prints with superior clarity and color.

Giclées can be reproductions of existing artwork made from digital scans or photographs, but in the case of digitally created artwork where the “original” only exists as a digital file, the giclée print is a high-resolution, high-fidelity, perfectly produced piece of art.

3) What does "edition" mean?

An edition is a limited run of a particular piece of artwork. Each print is marked with an edition number in the lower left-hand corner (i.e. 1/75). The size of the edition is indicated on the product page for each print.

4) How are your prints made?

All prints are produced professionally with care. The print you get is made using Epson UltraChrome® K3 and HDR archival inks on high quality Epson Double Weight Matte fine art paper. This double weight paper is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture.

5) Do printed colors match exactly what I see on the monitor?

The way an image appears on screen will vary depending on your monitor settings such as brightness, contrast and profile. Therefore, the same image may appear differently on different screens. Hence, it is possible that the colors on the actual print could vary slightly from what you see on your screen. However, each and every artwork is reproduced professionally to achieve optimum color fidelity.

6) How do I know if the print is authentic?

Each print is signed and numbered by the artist, Clifton Harvey. All artwork and prints listed in the shop are available exclusively on this site.

7) The image I'm interested in isn't listed in your shop...what gives?

The shop section on my site is still in its infancy and represents a small sampling of prints from my collection. If there is something not listed that you're interested in, please send an email to inquire.

8) How do I stay up-to-date on new prints and items available in your shop?

Follow me on Facebook and Twitter to get updates about new items available in my shop.

9) What payment methods do you accept?

All purchases are made through PayPal. Prices listed in the shop do not include shipping and handling costs.

10) How much does shipping and handling cost?

Prints ship for a flat rate of $7.50 USD domestically. If you're interested in purchasing multiple prints, please send an email and we'll calculate the appropriate shipping & handling for your order. See Delivery & Shipping for more info.

11) How will my order be shipped and how long will it take to arrive?

See Delivery and Shipping.

12) How do I contact you?

You can send your inquiries here.