Krefta

Manga and Tattoo inspired Artwork

Rochester, United Kingdom

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Announcement    🎨 Thanks for stopping by. The artwork in this Etsy store is created by Ben Krefta- A professional artist best known for his ‘How to Draw Manga’ art books, which have sold over 1 million copies globally. He specialises in manga, comic and tattoo inspired designs and art.

🎨 Each print is individually hand-signed and dated with the year by the artist. Ben's art is all drawn from the ground up to create a stunning, original design. No stock images, mass-produced, carbon copies, tracings or re-hashed and stolen images here. You're unique, and the art prints you choose to hang on your walls should be too.

🎨 For more info, head over to www.BenKrefta.com

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2021

🎨 Thanks for stopping by. The artwork in this Etsy store is created by Ben Krefta- A professional artist best known for his ‘How to Draw Manga’ art books, which have sold over 1 million copies globally. He specialises in manga, comic and tattoo inspired designs and art.

🎨 Each print is individually hand-signed and dated with the year by the artist. Ben's art is all drawn from the ground up to create a stunning, original design. No stock images, mass-produced, carbon copies, tracings or re-hashed and stolen images here. You're unique, and the art prints you choose to hang on your walls should be too.

🎨 For more info, head over to www.BenKrefta.com

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About Krefta

Sales 323
On Etsy since 2016

Creator of original artwork

I graduated with a 1st class BA Degree in Graphic Media in 2008 and have since worked in the art and design industry since. I've written and illustrated several best-selling how-to-draw books, selling close to a million combined copies to date, translated into 4 other languages and sold globally.

The work I sell on my site and Etsy store is original- created by yours truly from the ground up. Typically an image starts out as a sketch, the line-work then refined before adding the colour and tone. I try to bring my love of varying art styles; from manga to tattoo to graffiti art into my work and with the aim to make each piece eye-catching and unique.

On a personal note; The art game can be tough. I often feel frustrated that I (along with other original art creators) am competing in a huge arena of sellers who produce little more than a carbon copy of an existing picture or art thieves who literally steal an image from Google and stick it onto a product to sell. Several times a year I'm having to request that stores online, including a few other Etsy sellers stop stealing and using my art - it's a never ending battle and I'm just one artist of many this is happening to.

Prospective buyers are often none the wiser to this situation. I'd like to see shoppers support artists who have made the effort to bring something original into this world, who aren't looking for shortcuts or to make a sale off of another artist's works. So please read about the individual creators on Etsy- find out who they are and how they create their arts and crafts. Are they genuine? If you were to purchase an item on Etsy, will the profits support an artisan or simply fall into the pocket of an art thief or merchant who may not even have permission to reproduce the work they've made use of?

Thank you :)

Production partners

  • Arcturus Publishing

    United Kingdom

    Publisher handles printing.

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Where is my order?

If you've selected a tracked postage option, you can refer to the tracking info for the latest update on your item location. If not, it's on it's way but may be significantly delayed due to the pandemic situation, so I ask for patience until shipping companies are operating normally.

Care instructions

ART PRINTS:

Prints are sent in postal tubes. To remove- give them a shake and carefully pull the rolled-up Print out. They will likely still be somewhat curled, so you can flatten them by:
1. Placing the print under a clean, heavy, flat surface for 24 hours
2. Reverse rolling
3. Placing in a frame or sleeve
Leave out of direct light for colours to last.

T-SHIRTS:

* Shirts are best washed on a low temperature - 30 degrees of lower.
* Machine or hand wash.
* Tags are removable

Do you produce other size Prints?

All Prints are A3 (11.7 inches x 16.5 / 29.7 cm x 42cm). I am able to sell smaller Gloss A4 (half size) versions of any print for the same price- leave a note when ordering and I will arrange this.

For larger, or customised prints, please contact me in advance to discuss.