ArsFantasio

Paints the stuff you know, but different.

| Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    👉We are at the SPIEL-fair 21 in Essen Germany from Oct. 13 - 17. Orders will be handled and shipped earliest on Monday 18th. Sorry about that.

⚠️ USPS currently has long delays that means US - shipping can take exceptionally longer.
General shipping prices and times for worldwide delivery have changed, please see the F.A.Q. for more information!

📦 We ship from Germany via Warenpost International, but Etsy's estimate for many countries is not correct - as shipping takes between 14 - 30 days and longer due to Corona.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 12, 2021

👉We are at the SPIEL-fair 21 in Essen Germany from Oct. 13 - 17. Orders will be handled and shipped earliest on Monday 18th. Sorry about that.

⚠️ USPS currently has long delays that means US - shipping can take exceptionally longer.
General shipping prices and times for worldwide delivery have changed, please see the F.A.Q. for more information!

📦 We ship from Germany via Warenpost International, but Etsy's estimate for many countries is not correct - as shipping takes between 14 - 30 days and longer due to Corona.

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Oliver Wetter

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Oliver Wetter

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About ArsFantasio

Sales 850
On Etsy since 2020

About Ars Fantasio

Ars Fantasio emerged as the only logical answer to the plagiarizing companies that sold my and many other artists-colleagues work in questionable quality online. You can read more about that matter here:
https://www.fantasio.info/2016/11/beware-of-prime-line-gear-fraud-there.html

As artist, there are not many legal ways to go against these ripping companies and their practices. Once I learned there is a decent interest in my work and others are profiting from it, I decided that it is about time to do that myself, just with the highest standard of quality and transparency you can imagine.

About me:
In 2009, in the economic crisis, I started my own business. As an illustrator I first worked for agencies (Hello Guter Punkt, Hilden Design and Büro Süd;) and later directly for book publishers such as Weltbild, Piper, Bastei Lübbe and Randomhouse as well as Harper Collins.

At the same time I experimented with master studies, landscapes from the 1860 - 1890s. Instead of copying them to learn from it, I was inspired by the Thriftstore movement, which had a hype in 2013. There, artists had painted monsters in existing pictures that they had bought in thrift shops.
Since I would not learn much from these paintings, I decided to try the same digitally on old masterpieces.

My aim was and still is to paint the motifs as if the artist had already painted it that way. This brought me a lot of knowledge about the methods of composition, which were previously closed to me and my own brush tools for digital painting, which give me enormous precision to implement my concepts digitally.

In the meantime, I have acquired 2 HP large format printers for the art prints and canvas prints, which I make myself, 2 study rooms and another room with 100 sqm that I moved to, in early 2020 for storage, exhibition planning, processing and shipping.

Shop members

  • Oliver

    Inhaber

    "Originator" and owner of Ars Fantasio. Pixel tamer and master of the printer. Likes coffee and happy customers.

  • Tine

    Shipper

    The good fairy who makes sure that the parcels arrive yesterday.

Production partners

  • Kraken Wargames

    North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Kraken Wargames produziert qualitativ hochwertige Spielmatten und Tabletop Zubehör in Deutschland.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 20, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom sizes are possible to do, please send me a message with the motif you have in mind and the material and size.

The only exception to this are the playmats because these are done by my printing partner and I have to get them in bulk, unique formats are not possible to do.

I also have a certain amount of baroque-frames in stock. Fitting one of my works to an existing frame is also possible but please mind the location; this is only possible within Germany for readily framed pieces. If you have a frame and send me the measurements, I can provide an exact fitting canvas version - you just need to put it inside the frame or mount the canvas, depending on size.

What Materials do you use?

The artprints (Paper and Canvas) will be produced in a professional environment using HP Large Format Printers, one for canvas and the other only for paper using original fade resistant HP inks.

The paper is a selected 180g Semi-matte Tecco Paper. It has to fulfill a lot of personal demands and in repeated quality.

Same for the Canvas Prints, there I use hi-res coated canvas and certified stretcher bars, made in Germany. All canvas prints are finished with an additional UV-coat.

The playmats/mousepads are produced in Germany with high-volume and large-format sublimation machines using high standard raw material. More about the production-partner in my profile.

Can I save shipping by ordering more than one print?

The pricing (as Etsy recommends) is perfect for ordering one piece.
As soon as you want to order 2 or more, you pay more than necessary for shipping which is calculated into the price.

If you want to do that, you can have a look at my shop over here: www.fantasio.shop the shipping cost for playmats and paper prints are not included in the price, so you start saving 4,95 € from 2 prints up.

How long does shipping take? Is tracking included?

Throughout Germany:
Playmats or posters are sent as a package with DHL within Germany and take 1-2 business-days.

Europe:
Within the EU, goods are sent as Warenpost International by deutsche Post
As an upgrade, there is the option of Premium DHL package

Shipping time for goods within the EU - 5-14 days
DHL package Premium EU only: 4-8 days

Worldwide:
Shipping with Warenpost international:
➔ Worldwide shipping is (again "sigh") not possible due to extremely long shipping times.
USA | Canada | Australia has shipping times of around 8-12 Weeks right now.
Delivery time outside EU / worldwide approx. 2̶5̶ ̶-̶ ̶4̶0̶ ̶d̶a̶y̶s̶ ̶+̶
If you want to order despite having to wait 8-12 weeks, please send me a message and I can make it available for you.

Please inquire about surcharge for premium shipping from € 50.00, because that is not possible everywhere, but depending on volume it may make sense.

We will forward your email to the post for customs and their communication, if you don't want this, please provide a phone number at checkout, providing a number or address helps getting your order faster through the customs.
Important for foreign customers: A1-Prints will be around 5mm smaller on the short sides. due to logistic reasons and shipping specs from the carrier.

The general rule is: goods will always be sent with tracking number. In the event of loss or transport damage, the product will either be forwarded immediately or the purchase price will be refunded upon request!

Also important for worldwide shipping: Etsy collects Sales-Tax where applicable and we put the invoice in two copies on the outside of the parcel for a faster customs-process. But depending on country there may be additional fees due. For example: UK orders over 135 € value will have tax and carrier fees on top (currently 11 € for DPDHL-Group). Please ask in advance if you are unsure whether to purchase or not.

Who is the artist?

I am Oliver Wetter, the artist behind all these images. I'm bored by one style only. Under the label "Ars Fantasio" I have gathered all my personal artworks and publish them. Many works are known from memes, deviantArt, Instagram and Conventions.

If you find a piece from my gallery without a signature, it is most likely not from me. Except from theKraken playmats sold in retail and selected online shops.

Please visit my shop page if you want to learn more about me and my work, thanks!

Care instructions

Prints should never ever be hung near direct sunlight exposition.

The best tip to get the most out of your print is to mind these things:
- The prints look best behind glass (added depth and paper is kept flat)
- Prevent hanging near or above heaters
- Prevent hanging inside bathrooms
Even with pigmented and fade-resistant inks, the paper can deform by moisture from air or UV radiation from daylight. Mind this and you will have very long joy with your new item.

To clean a print it just needs either a dry towel or a dust-buster, same for the canvas prints. Since these are coated with a clear UV coat, they can be cleaned carefully with a moist towel.

How is your business going in Corona-times?

Here at Ars Fantasio, everything goes as normal as far as normal can be described. Just a bit more care and social distancing and everything that is required to keep the business going and staying safe.

As artist, the quarantine-mode is nothing new, the only thing I am dependent on are the shipping companies. So far there is no trouble shipping to Germany and EU. Outside that area, I have a keen eye, nearly daily, on what DHL posts about their status to make shipping available in these countries as soon as possible.

If you want to learn more, please visit this page, where I collected some information about this for customers:
https://www.fantasio.shop/pages/covid-19-info

How long does it take you to finish one of your artworks?

At the moment I nurture 5 different styles, so the amount of time varies.

The landscape pieces take in average around 70+ hours.

The portrait studies take 4-8 hours to do.

The Pinups and full-body characters take up to 20-30 hours to make.

Everything else is in between these times.

Shipping to the U.S, AU and New Zealand

Right now, shipping internationally will be handled via Deutsche Post Warenpost international because premium and package-shipping takes the same amount of time.

This means cheaper shipping cost but longer delivery times.

Due to Corona, transportation is very limited and there is no premium available in most countries. Premium via Air-Mail is possible to the U.S. but cost a whopping € 54.00 extra.

If you want to know how long your order will take, have a look at this page: https://www.dhl.de/en/privatkunden/kampagnenseiten/coronavirus.html#usa

Relevant information about how long transit may take, depending on your location.

I hope things get back to normal soon.
Take care and stay safe.

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