Q. What is MeadowHaven?
Meadowhaven is Adele Lorienne’s personal art site, focusing primarily on the original fantasy artwork and characters from two private, interlinking storylines: “The Wars of Avenan” and “Not All Kings Wear Gold,” written by Adele and her friend Kelly Kilbourn. Detailed information on the stories and characters can be found by clicking on the “Wars of Avenan” and “Not All Kings Wear Gold” sections of this website. Prints, cards, books and other products can be purchased from the Meadowhaven Store.
~DO NOT take, copy, distribute, or use any portion of the work–-art, writing, or otherwise–-featured on this site without written consent. Nothing on this site is free to take or use, and is © copyrighted to Adele Lorienne or to other artists.
Q. How did you learn to draw?
I am a self-taught artist, and learned to draw over the years by study, observation, and practice. Practice is the key! All good artists come from mediocre artists who refused to give up. :) I’ve been doodling since I was a child, mostly just trees and ponies, but I started to seriously draw when I was about 17 (I’m 35 now, yikes!)
Q. Can you teach me to draw?
The only advice I can give is to pay attention to the world around you–how light hits objects, how things are put together, how colors change. Memorize shapes and practice them. Sketch everyday, learn the way things move, how things look from certain angles, get someone to pose for you, even. You need to train yourself to reproduce life before you can bend it to fit your whims! Learn the rules and what you like about them and you will start to develop your own style as an artist. I am still learning, myself!
Q. Are your characters from a book or game?
The characters depicted in my artwork and writing are creatures of my own design from personal stories I share with a friend. The artwork and character information are available to be seen and read on my website, but the written stories are not.
Q. What happened to your “Wars of Avenan” novel series? Weren’t you writing it?
Yes, for almost ten years I had been working on the novels, but eventually it came to the point where it was just taking too much of my time and energy and causing needless stress and frustration. I was earning next to nothing from the sale of the books, spending entire days in my room staring at a computer screen and ignoring my health and family. There was just so much I wanted to tell that the series would probably never be completed, and I could no longer cope. Artwork is my passion now, and I believe that it can stand on its own without several thousand pages of writing behind it. My sincerest apologies to those of you who were waiting for the last two novels to be finished!
Q. Is your work available for licensing?
Yes! If you are interested in using the fantasy artwork of Meadowhaven for commercial products, book covers, roleplay avatars, or various other purposes, please contact me (Adele Lorienne at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can discuss details. :) All inquiries are welcome, and I am always open to new propositions!
You can find a current list of companies who have licensed my artwork here: http://www.meadowhaven.net/commissions/
Q. Do you take requests or commissions?
I’m sorry, but I no longer accept requests or commissions.
Q. Can I use your art for my RPG site/character?
I do have licenses available for most of my artwork! Non-profit only, and there is a small fee. Please contact me (Adele Lorienne at email@example.com) with the title of the image you would like to use, and how you intend to use it, and I will get back to you! :)
Q. Can I use your work for my PSP group, for tubing, websets, signatures, banners, etc.?
Please see the answer and contact information above. :) Licenses are available for most purposes, profit and non-prodit, but I do not allow usage of my artwork for free.
Q. What media do you draw/paint with, and what type of paper do you use?
For my pencil work I use an 0.5 mechanical pencil and blending stick, and your average acid-free 8.5×11″ white printer paper. For digital paintings I use an older program called Photoshop 5.5 and a Wacom Graphire tablet. I also occasionally use watercolor, charcoal, and colored pencils.
Q. How do you keep your pencil lines so clean??
I use an eraser! Several different kinds. Frequently.
Q. You do so many pencil drawings…can I color one of them?
I will soon have coloring books and downloadable lineart pages available for exactly this purpose! :D These images will be specifically created for you to color and enjoy. But as for my personal artwork found here on my website and other online galleries, no, please do not use my images for coloring. They are finished as they are, and not intended for coloring. Printing out any of my artwork to give away/sell/use (outside of downloadable pages in my shop) is also strictly forbidden.
Q. Can I buy some of your art?
Certainly, and thank you for your interest! Prints, gift cards, coloring books and other products can be found in my Meadowhaven Store. They are extremely high-quality, personally approved, and I can hand-sign any print orders upon request. :)
Q. Can I draw your characters?
Nothing makes my day more than finding guest art in my mailbox! ^__^ If you draw one of my characters, your work may be posted in one of the guest art sections of “The Wars of Avenan” or “Not All Kings Wear Gold” art galleries, along with credit to you.
Q. Is this the end of your FAQ?
Indeed it is! If your question has not been answered here, please leave a comment below and ask personally. :) The comment box below is only for questions!