Terms and conditions for design licensing
& Frequently Asked Questions
Terms and conditions for purchasing a premade design license.
Logos and titles can be added to the art for free. If you want multiple logo placement options there will be an hourly fee.
Simply send me an email with your logo and instructions after purchase.
Changes to designs may be possible, depending on the request.
Purchasing one of these design options gives you full rights to use the image for that purpose without limitation.
If there's a product you intend to use the art for which isn't listed, you can contact me about it.
The "Other" option listed in the product menu does not apply to any type of music project.
Note; If you see a design option that is greyed out for the license you want, you can choose the other "option" and we can create another design similar yet different to the one that is already sold for the same price. If you do so, please send me a message to let me know and i'll make a new design and email you a sample for your approval before i deliver the full size files. This is not considered custom work for a fixed price, so if you need something added or changed to what i present to you, that will cost extra.
Commercial rights to each design option will not be sold again for the same purpose. That means that if a band is using the art, no other band will be able to use this art again. Each license is exclusive to each business type. If you run a music podcast or magazine(for example),
the license falls under band package since your business is music related. I repeat, no one within the same business can use the same image.
Since i am not requiring royalties at this time, i (the artist) reserve the right to offer prints. Anyone that has conflict with this can arrange to compensate with royalties.
If you want exclusive usage of the art, you can buy all of the licenses on the list either up front or over time. If one or more options are already sold, exclusivity is no longer available.
I will not sign over authorship of the artwork under any circumstances. All art listed on this website is created solely by Mark Cooper.
frequently asked questions
1. How much do you charge for art?
Every project is different. I try to stay within the budget of each client. Custom work always takes longer than designs listed in my store because I have to correspond and send updates. So I have to keep the bare minimum at $500 and up. Anything less and the quality is too low. If you want something on a tight budget, check the store.
There is no max cost for a project. If you want me to work on something for 6 months or longer, it obviously costs more than something created in a couple hours.
I also require half down to start a project and then the rest when we're finished. We can keep the art abstract and painterly or get technical and make it huge and tightly rendered. That's up to you.
There's no limit to how big and detailed we can make the art. It's all a matter of time and effort.
If you email me and you don't tell me your budget for the project, i may not respond. When potential clients leave out important details in a request, it tells me they aren't serious.
I also will NOT work with you if you don't speak fluent English because i need you to be able to read and understand the contract. No offense intended.
2. Do you also design logos and t-shirts? I don't see any on your site.
Yes, even though that's not what i'm mainly into, i have made hundreds of logos and shirt designs. I might post some logos i've created on the site soon.
3. What is the turn around time if i order a custom design from you?
That depends on how many projects are on my list. Usually within a month or 2 or sooner, depending on your timing and what you're asking for.
4.How will i receive the print files from you?
I use a delivery service called Digital Pigeon and send you the formats you need manually after purchase. That gives me a chance to make sure you have what you need. By default i always send a .psd, .tif, of the artwork at 300 dpi or higher since those formats are best for printing. I can send you virtually any format you want. All you need to do is ask.
5. I noticed you have different options for each design on your site. If i order a custom design do i have to only use it for a specific purpose?
Yes, i prefer that you only use the art for what we agree on. It wouldn't be fair for you to create an entire product line off of my work without providing proper compensation. If you want art that's only for your band and no one else, you can ask for something custom. I will honor that exclusivity, although i may want to offer prints of that art down the road.
6. What medium do you use to create your art?
I'm mostly a digital painter now since 2008.
7. Do you only create art digitally or can you also make traditional drawings and paintings?
Yes, i started off using traditional mediums ( pencil, paint, etc.). I even did some airbrush work on some vehicles a few times and carved custom plaques out of wood. I don't currently own an airbrush setup or dremel tools at the moment though. I sold my airbrush and compressor many years ago.
Digital art is the most practical solution for art that's meant to be used online and/or printed onto merchandise.