A Painterly Touch to Digital Media
Interested in my process? Check out this video! My sister and I made it together.
There's something really magical to me about collaboration. I love to work with other people and see work come out of that process. Making digital images that others can use for their own projects is my way of collaborating with people around the world.
I'm a painter primarily, but I also have this odd knack for computers... Digital media is how I practiced my art for a very long time. A lot of the skills used in digital media can translate to traditional media really well. Thinking in layers is one way I have found my digital background influences my traditional one. I love to scan my artwork into a computer at the highest resolution I can get and study it up close.
When I was 14, I uploaded a single brush pack online. It was downloaded more than 300,000 times. I have it in my store today- It's called Splatter Brushes and it's the closest I have ever come to being "internet famous."
It's really exciting to see what other people make with your art as a framework. I love the process of creation, and I love to get my hands dirty and covered in paint. There's a liveliness to that expression that I often find is lacking in digital media. It's too easy to make everything crisp and neat- I like to get things a little dirty, a controlled chaos.
I use my skills as a painter to create images in traditional media- things like standing on my balcony with a paintbrush and flinging paint at loose papers- and also things like following cats around my neighborhood and sneaking pictures of them, to paint later when I get back home.
I hope my work becomes a go-to for a lot of designers and artists. It certainly is for me.
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Molly Van Roekel
Owner, Maker, Designer
I have a BFA in Painting from Memphis College of Art. I'm a painter, designer and all around maker. I've got a little kitty named Blaise and art is what I love to do.
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Frequently asked questions
Can I use your images commercially?
Yes, up to 10,000 times. This is plenty for most small businesses. If you represent a large corporation or if you need more usages than that, contact me for details.
Why did I get an RTF file instead of an image file?
On certain listings, my files are too large for Etsy's upload system. Rather than reduce the quality of my images, I use Dropbox as my host.
Simply open the RTF and follow the link included to download your files.
Do you retain the rights to your clip art?
Yes, I retain the legal rights to my clip art. If you use it in your designs, than we both have a bit of a creative partnership.
Because of this, if you encounter legal issues because of a listing that includes my art, such as another seller copying your design which includes my clip art, or a DMCA takedown from another seller, please contact me. I strive to be fair to all of my buyers and I want to know if something is happening behind the scenes that involves my work.
I do not file takedowns without first being in extensive contact with a buyer. My 10,000 commercial uses policy is quite open and if you have any questions whatsoever about this, contact me! :)