Ink Illustration Inspired by Books and More

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Announcement    Welcome! I make whimsical pen and ink art inspired by books and other things that make me happy. As you browse my shop, I hope my art brings a smile to your face and brightens your day.


Last updated on Jan 21, 2019

Welcome! I make whimsical pen and ink art inspired by books and other things that make me happy. As you browse my shop, I hope my art brings a smile to your face and brightens your day.



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Erika Heins

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Erika Heins


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About ErikaRaeHeins

Sales 2,276
On Etsy since 2010

Stories in Ink

My Etsy shop started with several large watercolor landscapes and a set of Tolkien cards scanned and printed in my parents' basement, on the family printer. It started as just a little idea, just a fun thing to do on the side of my part-time teaching job I'd just accepted on Whidbey Island.

Then it grew. I started digging into the Seattle-area geeky events, getting my Tolkien art out there, buying tables at conventions and gradually finding "my people."

My art is no longer strictly Tolkien based, but it remains closely centered on literature, books, and characters. I'm a reader and writer as well as an artist, and my favorite aspect of making art is trying to portray character and story on paper. I use primarily ink and watercolor, drawing my inspiration from Victorian illustrators and medieval illuminated manuscripts.

As, this year, I make the terrifying, exhilarating step of moving into art as my full-time job, I look back on the last eight or nine years of Etsy selling with deep gratitude to this platform and to my customers for starting me on this wonderful journey of art.

Shop members

  • Erika Heins


    I'm a hobbit who loves my friends, my cats, and good stories. I live on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA. and sell my art at a number of Seattle area conventions and events.

Production partners

  • Bayshore Office Products, Print Shop

    Anacortes, WA

    Bayshore Office Products is a local office supply store with a large print shop. They do large print orders for many local businesses and artists.

  • ChibiYeti

    Bellingham, WA

    ChibiYeti is an art and silkscreen printing company (also on Etsy!) that sells their original art as well as working with artists to print small orders of high quality shirts.

  • How It Works

    Anacortes, WA

    How It Works is part of a nationwide chain of print shops specifically tailored toward professional artists.

  • Shutterstock

    Redwood City, CA

    Shutterstock is a print-on-demand company that makes high quality products with art and photos on them.

  • Vistaprint

    Boston, MA

    Vistaprint is a bulk printing company that produces mugs, business cards, banners, and many other print tools for both large and small businesses.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 9, 2020
Thank you for your interest in purchasing my artwork! I hope the following guidelines are helpful. If you have any specific questions that are not addressed below, please send me a private message on Etsy.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
You may only return or exchange an item under the following circumstances
* the item arrives broken or damaged
* the item is the wrong size
* an incorrect item was sent (a different item than what you purchased.)

If your item arrives damaged, contact me within three days of receiving the damaged item, with photo evidence of the damage. If possible, I will then ship you a replacement item free of charge. If the item was irreplaceable (an original, etc.) I will offer you shop credit or a full refund.

Shipping costs cannot be refunded, and you are responsible for the expense of return shipping.
I accept payment through Paypal, credit/ debit, and Etsy gift cards.
I will ship your item within 1-3 business days of receiving your payment unless otherwise specified. Any cancellations must be made within 12 hours of purchse.
All items will be shipped the least expensive option via USPS unless otherwise arranged with the customer. Your shipping cost includes insurance (for higher cost items) and packaging as well as actual shipping prices.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in a custom order, please send me an Etsy convo! I happily do commission work.