Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  Fan Art
Q: What program do you use for your fan art?
A: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and Painter 6.0, and thanks to all who've taken the time to send comments. Feedback is always appreciated.
Q: How do you do the fan art images?
A: That's really too complex to answer. Suffice to say you need a good, capable graphics program and enough of a command of it to get what you want out of it. You don't have to mortgage your house to buy Photoshop. Paint Shop Pro (a free, fully functional, 30 day trial of which can be had at ) is a perfectly good program for creating fan art. It can be had for a fraction of the cost of Photoshop and is much more user friendly and easier to learn for the non-designer. Photoshop is overkill for the casual user.
Q: Why can't I right click and save the fan art images?
A: My fan art is designed exclusively for display on Angel's Acolyte. Also, because of copyright issues, I want to be certain that display of my work is always accompanied by the proper citations and disclaimers.
Q: Are the backgrounds only available in 800 x 600?
A: Most of the earlier images are in 800 x 600 and many of those can be sized up to 1024 x 768 without unacceptable degradation. Resizing is the only alteration for which I give permission. Most answers to fan art related questions will be found in the Terms of Use.
Q: Do you take requests for new montages/images in the galleries?
A: If it's something that appeals to me. I do those 'for fun' so the subject has to be characters/themes that interest me. Never hurts to ask. Several of the gallery images are the products of requests.
Q: Can I email you my fan art for a critique and advice?
A: No. I do not accept unsolicited attachments for security reasons, nor do I have the time to offer personal advice to everyone who has asked. Sorry, but emails containing attachments are deleted without being opened.
Q: Can I send you my work to display on your site?
A: I only host my own work. Server space and bandwidth are costly, I need every bit of both for my own content. If you know some basic HTML, you can sign up for hosting with one of the free services like "Tripod" , "Angelfire" or "Geocities" and display your work that way. Another option is to sign up with one of the web based 'photo album' type services which allow you to simply upload the pictures, no coding necessary.
Q: Why doesn't the email link work?
A: In order to help discourage spam 'bots from harvesting the email addy from the site's HTML and burying me in an avalanche of junkmail, the 'mail to' link is expressed in the HTML using the standard numbered entities for the characters rather than the characters themselves. This should pose no problems for the vast majority of browsers. However, if you're using an older browser, or for some reason your browser won't render the addy properly, you can reach me by entering the address directly. Remove the numbers from the address and you have the correct addy.
If you didn't find the answer to your question here, please email me. I do try to answer all of my email, time permitting. I'll be adding to this FAQ as new questions come up enough times to warrant inclusion.

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