MiliFayArt

Museum Quality and Disney-Style Character Portraits

Toronto, Ontario · 2 Sales

MiliFayArt

Museum Quality and Disney-Style Character Portraits

Toronto, Ontario 2 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
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Mili Fay

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Announcement   🛫 I’m attending BookExpo2018 in NY, and will be unavailable until June 4th, 2018. 🛬

🎨 In November 2017, Mili Fay Art on Etsy has been rebranded. 🎁 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOW RE-OPENING PRICES FOR A LIMITED TIME. Prices will go up November 2018.🎁

⚡️TO USE THE 15% MILI FAY ART DISCOUNT FOUND IN THE 2018 CALENDAR, ADD 2 AT THE END OF THE RIDDLE'S ANSWER: _ _ _ _2⚡️

🌟 CUSTOM PORTRAITS NOTE: ✍🏻
Please contact me prior to making any custom purchase via the Contact Shop Owner Button, my personal email (mili.fay@artofmili.ca), or through Social Media to check my availability.

📦 FREE SHIPPING 🇨🇦 AND 🇺🇸


****As of November 2017 only custom portrait commissions/Gift Certificates and original, pre-made, portrait-based art will be sold here. Other artwork, books, sketchbooks, art prints, and digital downloads will be available via Amazon, artofmili.ca, or in my Gumroad Shop.****

Announcement

Last updated on 21 May, 2018

🛫 I’m attending BookExpo2018 in NY, and will be unavailable until June 4th, 2018. 🛬

🎨 In November 2017, Mili Fay Art on Etsy has been rebranded. 🎁 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOW RE-OPENING PRICES FOR A LIMITED TIME. Prices will go up November 2018.🎁

⚡️TO USE THE 15% MILI FAY ART DISCOUNT FOUND IN THE 2018 CALENDAR, ADD 2 AT THE END OF THE RIDDLE'S ANSWER: _ _ _ _2⚡️

🌟 CUSTOM PORTRAITS NOTE: ✍🏻
Please contact me prior to making any custom purchase via the Contact Shop Owner Button, my personal email (mili.fay@artofmili.ca), or through Social Media to check my availability.

📦 FREE SHIPPING 🇨🇦 AND 🇺🇸


****As of November 2017 only custom portrait commissions/Gift Certificates and original, pre-made, portrait-based art will be sold here. Other artwork, books, sketchbooks, art prints, and digital downloads will be available via Amazon, artofmili.ca, or in my Gumroad Shop.****

Mili Fay

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Mili Fay

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About

All you need to know about Mili Fay Art Portraits

"A photograph captures a moment. A portrait captures everything."
--Mili Fay

***** 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ME AS A PORTRAIT ARTIST: *****

1. I've sold my first portrait commission when I was 14 years old. I have 21 years of experience painting portraits since then. I have won awards and have worked with numerous clients. I can paint anyone and anything, working traditionally, digitally, or in the combination of the two mediums. I also continue to study and improve my technique.

2. Whether you choose pencil, ink, watercolor, or acrylic on canvas portrait, I promise you a work of art you will be proud to share for generations to come. I love drawing and painting people. As a student, there were days when I have spent 7 hours in Life-Drawing class. When I draw or paint, I go beyond copying the photograph, or capturing the likeness. I try to capture the story behind the perfect moment, the real you, and then I work to create a conversation between the viewer and the painting. I don't think I will ever get tired of discovering my subject's character and revealing his/her inner beauty. Saying that, if you wish to be painted as your favorite hero from Star Wars, Regency Romance, Disney, ... Let me know!

3. A bit of my soul goes into everything I create, and I am not happy unless you are happy. My work often exceeds expectations; however, if you are not 100% happy with the finished painting, I will refund your purchase. (See Refund Policy for details.)

4. I am super nice. You never need to fear contacting me if you have any questions. You can reach me via: the Contact Shop Owner Link, my personal email mili.fay [!at] artofmili.ca, or through Social Media. I usually respond within 24h.

5. Since my portraits are very realistic, I offer you 100% guaranteed privacy. You can decide whether you wish to have the artwork shared online. The artworks you see displayed in the gallery have been created as gifts or for public consumption.

Shop members

  • Mili Fay

    Owner, Creator

    Mili Fay, an award-winning artist and author, sold her first commission when she was 14 years old. After graduating from Sheridan College, she continued to paint traditional portraits alongside character/fantasy illustrations for her clients.

Shop policies

Last updated on 29 November, 2017
A photograph captures a moment. A portrait captures memories and wishes.

Whether you desire a gallery-worthy portrait, or a portrayal of you (or your loved one) as a favorite character, I will work with you personally, one-on-one, to create a portrait you will be proud to share with the world.

The only limitation is your imagination. I can't wait to see what challenge you'll present me with. Please read the FAQ, and if you have others, don't hesitate to contact me.

mili.fay [!at] artofmili.ca

I tend to check my messages daily. If you do not hear back from me within 48h, please contact me again.

When considering requesting a portrait never forget: "You ARE beautiful and you can BE ANYTHING!"

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
ORIGINAL ART
Returns: If you are not happy with your purchase, you can return the item(s) in New Condition* for a full refund, minus the Actual Shipping Cost** and Etsy's Fees, within 30 days from the date you’ve placed your order. The refund will be given the moment the items are received by Mili Fay Art.

Exchanges: If you are not happy with your purchase, you can exchange the item(s) in New Condition* for an item of equal value, minus the Actual Shipping Cost** and the cost it will take to ship the new item to you, within 30 days from the date you’ve placed your order. The Exchange Item(s) will be shipped within 1-3 days once the original item(s) are received by Mili Fay Art.

CUSTOMIZED PHYSICAL PRODUCTS
I am happy to customize a product with a special message, or by signing the item. Sale on all such products is final.

DIGITAL PRODUCTS
All sales are final, except Gift Certificates. Gift Certificates can be returned prior to being used for a full refund minus Etsy's Fees.

DISNEY-STYLE PORTRAIT AND AVATAR PORTRAIT
From the total money I receive once Etsy takes their fee, you can get:
- 100% refund before I begin sketching.
- No refund once I begin sketching.

I will inform you a day in advance via email.

FULL-BODY AVATAR PORTRAITS
From the total money I receive once Etsy takes their fee, you can get:

- 100% refund before I begin sketching.
- 50% refund once I begin sketching.
- No refund once I begin painting.

I will not move forward without your approval.

MUSEUM-QUALITY PORTRAITS
100% Refund prior to shipping. After shipping, no refunds, returns, or exchanges. I will email you a watermarked photograph of the final portrait for your approval prior to shipping. In case of a refund, I keep the copyright of the artwork.


*New Condition means that items can be sold again; they have no scratches, dents, tears, etc.
**Actual Shipping Cost: The Actual Shipping Cost is the amount Mili Fay Art has paid Canada Post to ship the product. For United States customers, please note that shipping costs in Canada are more expensive than those in US. You can find the Actual Shipping Cost on the shipping information on your package. Mili Fay Art will absorb the Handling Cost (cost of envelopes, bubble wrap, the time it takes to package the item for shipping, etc.).
Payment
No Cancellations.

Original Artwork for sale will be shipped as soon as payment is processed.

CUSTOM PORTRAITS
Since these operate on a "first come, first served" basis, please contact Mili Fay Art (info@artofmili.ca) prior to paying.

I will not begin working until I've received payment in full. If you wish to pay in installments, please contact me.
Shipping
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS
Tracked Shipping is available.
Ships only to Canada and US.

NOTE: 1-3 Days Shipping time counts from the moment the work is completed. Depending on your destination, shipping can take several weeks. Check Canada Post for estimate delivery guidelines for your destination.

Mili Fay Art ships all of the products via Canada Post from the M6A 2K4 Postal Code. The shipping you are paying does not reflect the Actual Shipping Cost*. All of the products are inspected prior to shipping, if an item arrives damaged, please contact Mili Fay Art immediately via the shop’s link.

CUSTOM PORTRAITS
Additional shipping may apply depending on the size and materials used. I will let you know your shipping cost prior to payment when you email me the information.

HOLIDAY SEASON 2017
***** I do not ship packages between December 7th and January 15th.*****
I am happy to provide personalized e-cards and gift certificates you can print and gift to your loved ones while they wait for the final package.

Expedited shipping can be added upon request.

Original Artwork is insured. I will not be held responsible for the damages resulting from shipping. However, contact me ASAP and I will see if there is anything I can do to assist you.

*Actual Shipping Cost: The Actual Shipping Cost is the amount Mili Fay Art has paid Canada Post to ship the product. For United States customers, please note that shipping costs in Canada are more expensive than those in US. You can find the Actual Shipping Cost on the shipping information on your package. Mili Fay Art will absorb the Handling Cost (cost of envelopes, bubble paper, time it takes to package the item for shipping, etc.).
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

1 -- I'm not sure which option to choose. Can I Email you my idea?
Yes. Of course.

2 -- When I Email you what should I say?
Let me know your deadline. Please describe your project in 3 sentences. Let me know what size you'd like me to work with, and if you have preferences regarding materials (medium) I should use.

3 -- Why should I choose you, Mili Fay?
People are awesome!

I've been drawing people for as long as I can remember. I sold my first portrait when I was 14. Training as an animator in college, I had 7 hours of Life-Drawing on certain days. As a professional, I continued to paint portraits and create characters... You would think that by now I would be sick of drawing people, but I'm not. My love has only grown and matured.

I do not copy photographs. I use them as reference to paint the real you, or whoever you wish to be.

I'm fair and I'm nice.

You can see more of my work on my website http://artofmili.ca.

4 -- Can you paint me as ...?
Yes. If you can describe what you want, I can draw/paint you as anything. You wish to look like a Jane Austen character? No problem. A superhero? Check out the galley. A monster or a robot? Yes.

5 -- What is your turn around time?
For ready-made original art, I will ship your order in 1-3 business days. When it will arrive depends on your destination.

For custom portraits, it depends on the project and my availability. Contact me, letting me know the details of your project and deadline, and I will let you know when you can expect your painting to be completed.

6 -- Can there be more than one person in the painting?
Yes. You can have as many people as can comfortably fit, but each additional person will cost extra.

7 -- What materials do you use?
Paper, canvas, board, pencil crayon, pastels, watercolor, acrylic,...
Digital: Cintiq Companion and Photoshop CS5

8 -- Do you work in oils?
No. I'm severely allergic to turpentine.

9 -- What if I'm not happy with my portrait?
"Artist" is not my job title, it is who I am. I put my heart and soul into every single piece I create. I do not copy photographs. I draw/paint the real you in whatever context you desire. To this date I have had 100% customer satisfaction. If you are not happy, I'm not happy.

10 -- Can I get a refund?
There are no Cancellations, but you can get a refund. Please refer to the details below and the Returns and Exchanges Policy.

Please be aware that Etsy charges Fees. Depending on your order, if you decide to cancel the project you may be responsible for covering them.

DISNEY-STYLE PORTRAIT AND AVATAR PORTRAIT
From the total money I receive once Etsy takes their fee, you can get:
- 100% refund before I begin sketching.
- No refund once I begin sketching.

I will inform you a day in advance via email.

FULL-BODY AVATAR PORTRAITS
From the total money I receive once Etsy takes their fee, you can get:

- 100% refund before I begin sketching.
- 50% refund once I begin sketching.
- No refund once I begin painting.

I will not move forward without your approval.

MUSEUM-QUALITY PORTRAITS
If you are not 100% happy with these realistic portraits prior to shipping, you can have a full refund. I will email you a watermarked photo of the finished portrait prior to shipping. Once the portrait is shipped there are no refunds or exchanges.

READY-MADE ORIGINAL ART
For the ready-made original art, you can get a refund. Please see Returns and Exchanges for details.


11 -- What if you cannot finish the project in time?
In 21 years, since I sold my first portrait, this has never happened. However, in an unlikely event I have to cancel the project before I begin sketching, I will refund you 100%. I will cover all Etsy's fees.

If I have already begun the work, you have 3 options:
1. You can decided to move the deadline, and I'll continue working on your painting ASAP.
2. You receive a full refund, but I keep whatever work I've created to date.
3. You keep the work I've created to date, and receive a partial refund.

12 -- What is your Privacy Policy?
I will keep any reference materials you submit for the work 100% private and will destroy all reference materials as soon as you let me know you've received the portrait.

I will keep our text communication emails and contracts safe to the best of my ability for a period of 7 years and will not share any information I receive unless required to do so by law.

In case my email account is hacked, I will inform you immediately.

13 -- What if I do not want you to share my portrait online?
The portraits you see on display have been created as gifts, special promotions, or for public consumption. Since my portraits are very realistic, if you decide you wish to have your portrait painted, I guarantee you 100% privacy I've always given to my clients. You decide whether you wish to share the portrait with the world, or keep it private.

For character designs, I will retain the right to show the work in my portfolio. However, you have all other copyrights.

14 -- Do you paint nude portraits?
Yes. I will paint tasteful, artistic nudes. The subject must prove he/she is 21 years old or older.

15 -- Will you photograph me prior to working?
No. You are responsible for submitting your own photographs and reference materials.


16 -- How many revisions do I have?

Disney Portrait: None.

For pencil/pastel drawings: None.

For Watercolor: One during the sketching process.

For Acrylic: Two during the sketching process. None once I begin to paint.


CUSTOMIZATION POLICY
I am happy to customize any of the products by writing a special message or signing the item. The customization if free. You can request such customization by contacting Mili Fay Art:

a. before the physical products are shipped
b. before downloading a digital product

All customized sales are final.

PRINTING DISCLAIMER
Since every screen is different, the colors of the actual print may appear slightly different from the colors on your screen.

MILI FAY ART LICENSE
Please contact Mili Fay to obtain a personalized license for your digital products after your purchase.

NOTE: IF YOU DID NOT FIND THE ANSWERS YOU WERE LOOKING FOR, PLEASE CONTACT ME. DO NOT MAKE ANY ASSUMPTIONS.
Privacy
I only use the information you provide to fulfill your order. I will keep the record of your order for 7 years for tax purposes. I do not share this information with anyone else, unless I’m required to do so by law. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

More information

Last updated on 21 May, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to customize any of the products by writing a special message or signing the item. The customization if free. You can request such customization by contacting Mili Fay Art:

a. before the physical products are shipped
b. before downloading a digital product

All customized sales are final.

Care instructions

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
I only use professional artist’s materials designed to keep the artwork in its original condition beyond your lifetime. However, I suggest you keep the artwork away from direct sunlight (do not hang the picture on a wall facing the window), or make sure to frame the artwork behind UV protected glass.

ART PRINTS
When you print the artwork yourself, make sure you use the highest quality, acid-free paper that you can. As with the original paintings, it is always a good idea to keep the prints away from direct light and/or use the frames with UV protected glass.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Available upon request. May be gratis depending on your order.