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Hey everyone! Lately I've gotten a lot of questions that could be easily and quickly answered by a frequently asked questions page, so here we are! I hope this is helpful! 

Q. What software/hardware do you use?

A. I use a Wacom Intuos with Adobe Photoshop.

Q. What brushes do you use?

A. I primarily use Shaddy Safadi's brushes, which can be found here, but I also use a few brushes from Jeremy Paillotin's set, here: here.

Q. Are you open for commissions?

A. Yup, send me an email at and we'll discuss your requirements and pricing!

Q. Can I use your art as a background for my Youtube video?

A. As long as you're purely using it for a visual to match your music, and you will not be editing the image, then generally yes, but please contact me first at to discuss it. As long as you won't be using the artwork for anything else, I am generally fine with my work being used as a Youtube video background, as long as you credit me as Helen Norcott / Skraww, and link back to my DeviantART page, my Artstation page:… and my Facebook page:…

Q. Can I buy the rights to an image in your gallery?

A. None of the paintings in my gallery are for sale. You can, however, commission me to create a bespoke image for you, which you can then use however you wish as naturally the rights are all yours. If you have a favourite image of mine, I can create something with a similar mood and feel for you. Contact me to discuss commission pricing and options!

Q. Can I use your artwork in my project?

A. Generally no, I do not wish to have my artwork used in any way, however if you wish to feature my images alongside a piece of writing/article with full written credits and links to my social media, I usually accept as long as you contact me first. However, I do not allow for my artwork to be used in any way which would mean it is distributed to others (i.e. as part of a download, or printed, etc), so please take this into account. My artwork is not for use as stock in any way, not as backgrounds, nor used in photo-manipulations, etc. Please contact me if you wish to discuss anything!

Q. Do you use references?

A. I believe everyone should use reference to gain a greater understanding of the world around them and how to paint it. So even if a painting of mine is completely from imagination, I still have more of an understanding of how rocks work because I have done photo studies of rocks previously. It's the same for any element of a painting - want to paint better trees? Look a tons of resources of trees! Studying from photos and real life are a huge help as they expand your visual library of the world around you, which you can then call upon when you need to paint something imaginary.
I also like to use reference to give me ideas. I have lost count of how many photos I've taken, or how many stock images I have saved in my library. If I have no idea what to paint, I can often browse through these folders and be inspired by even the smallest thing. For example, the colours of a flower in one photo might inspire me to use similar colours in a sunset painting, and so on. Surround yourself with as much good reference material as possible!



Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Interests Painting | Drawing | Baking | Birds | Videogames | Writing | Sculpting | Spending ridiculous amounts of money on video game art books

Favourite TV Shows Game of Thrones | Adventure Time | Venture Bros | Spaced

Favourite Games Team Fortress 2 | Dragon Age series | Mass Effect series | Diablo III | Elder Scrolls: Skyrim | Half-life 2 | Portal 1+2

Favourite Gaming Platforms PC



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Happy Birthday!!! Pigeon Dance 
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