Commissions are currently closed.

Yes, all of them including professional projects.

 

Website & Payment Questions

How do I download your art such as dungeon maps, colored maps, and colored illustrations

These are only accessible to patrons.  Anything free to download is available under the “Free B&W Downloads.

I can see the other downloads you have available but when I click on them, I'm denied access! Why can't I download them?

Because they are accessible only to patrons.  You need to pledge on Patreon or this website in order to access those downloads.  

 

Patron/Member Questions

Does it cost anything to create an account on RueInk.com?

No, it doesn’t.  You can open an account by clicking the “My Account” page at the top of the site or use the social login links at the bottom of the site.  Either way, it’s free to create an account.

Why does it say Patrons or Members Only on some of your pages?

Because those pages are rewards for patrons on Patreon or Members on this site.

Do you prefer I use Patreon or this site to pledge?

Honestly, it’s whatever is most convenient for you.

How do I change, cancel, or suspend my subscription?

Visit the My Account > Subscriptions page to see all your subscription options.  You can upgrade or downgrade your subscription to a higher or lower amount, cancel your subscription, suspend it for an indefinite time till you are able to continue with payments, change your address and/or payment information. 

Is there any difference in subscribing on this site or Patreon?

The rewards are exactly the same though it’s much easier to access them with the menu on this site but you can be a patron on Patreon and login on this site with your account to use it.  So essentially, no, there is no difference. 

When will I be billed if I pledge on your website?

Every 30 days from the time you start your subscription.  

How do I connect with Patreon

If you’re a patron of mine coming from Patreon and want to access rewards for your level, please login by clicking “Connect with Patreon”. You’ll be taken to Patreon where you need to click “Allow” to grant access. Once you do, you will be brought back to RueInk.com and a new account will be created for you (only once) with a unique ID. This ID ensures your correct rewards and does not provide any of your account information from Patreon.

You will need to grant access every time you login. This ensures the most up-to-date information and rewards for your level (in case you ever need to change them) as well as any updates to rewards I make on Patreon.

Once you have your new account, you can update your information to include your name, email, address or whatever else you would like to add. Though it’s not necessary to fill any of it out, it will help speed things up if you decide to purchase anything directly from this website.  

My new ID looks like a bunch of numbers, what’s up with that? Did I do something wrong?

No, this is Patreon’s new policy on not give out any information to other websites.  It’s a good thing.  This is your unique ID that will come up every time you log into this site using Patreon.  

I’m worried that it’s making a new account every time I log into your website!

I thought the same thing when I first tested the login but I assure you it’s not.  To confirm, you can always add a name to your account by clicking “Account Details” under “My Account”.  Then logout and log back in.  You’ll see the same unique ID and the new name you added to the account details.  So you’ve only got one account.  

Why do I have to grant access every time I login?

Patreon changed the way they link information outside their own website and instead of linking your email address (like it did before) now it creates a unique ID number instead.  I’ll never see your payment information through the Patreon integration.  Basically, it adds another level of security to your Patreon account as well as your RueInk account.  There’s also the added bonus of always ensure you have the must up-to-date reward access.  If you change your pledge, it’s instantly updated the next time you log into this site.  If I update a reward for your pledge level, it’s instantly updated the next time you log into this site as well! 

What if I cancel my pledge on Patreon, can I still login to RueInk.com?

Yes, but you will no longer be able to access rewards.

What if I cancel my pledge or am not a patron of yours on Patreon, can I still login to RueInk.com using my Patreon account?

Yes you can but you will be unable to access any rewards until you pledge on Patreon. 

Why did you get rid of the old membership system you had on here?

To be completely honest, it was extremely time consuming and I did not feel it offered a security I felt completely comfortable with.  Too much about the app had changed that I felt it left more room for error or possible hacking of this site.  I’m always striving to keep my customers and patrons information as secure as possible.  Not to mention that without it being automated, I had to handle each request from Patreon by hand, updating, adding and deleting as people often did on Patreon.  This is automated and saves me a lot of time. 

 

Commercial Use Questions

How can I get commercial use access to your maps/illustrations and how long can I use your art commercially?

You must become a member of this website or my Patreon at the Master Level and commercial use ends when your pledge ends. 

How can I use your maps/illustrations commercially?
  • You can use my maps/illustrations for any handcrafted items you create such as fabric from my Spoonflower shop (if you don’t see a fabric pattern you’d like to use, please message me and we’ll make that happen).
  • You can use my maps/illustrations as overlays for streaming, in website design, and as accents to your PDFs for games as long as I’m visibly credited as the artist wherever my art is displayed.
  • If you aren’t sure if your project fits this scope, send me a message and I’ll let you know.  I do my best to work with other small crafters, artists, & businesses to create unique collaborations.
What am I not allowed to do commercially with your maps/illustrations?
  • You cannot offer my maps/illustrations as downloads in any manner either in part or whole EXCEPT for the black & white versions which I already distribute freely.  Attribution required.
  • You cannot use my maps/illustrations with any Print-on-Demand websites or any website that requires you to upload my images to create a product (such as phone cases, shirts, posters, etc.)
  • You cannot use my maps for products burned, etched, engraved or printed on products by machinery (such as things like Glowforge) without expressed written permission and an agreement with me (licencing fees may apply).
  • If you aren’t sure if your project fits this scope, send me a message and I’ll let you know.  I do my best to work with other small crafters, artists, & businesses to create unique collaborations.

Random Questions

What are those gloves you wear in your videos and how can I get them?

They are compression gloves and you can get them from Amazon by clicking here.  I highly recommend them for artists or crafters.

Why are all your maps/illustrations shaded on the same side? Is it because you're right-handed?

Cue Inigo Montoya: You see, I am not right-handed!

Okay, so he says left in The Princess Bride but the idea is the same.  I’m actually ambidextrous and write/draw both right and left handed.  Though I mostly work right-handed just out of convenience, occasionally you’ll see me switch hands during videos.

To answer the shading question, it’s to be able to use any maps/illustrations with each other and always have the same continuous light-source throughout them.  It gives the appearance of different maps belonging together and having the same general feel.  I decided to shade on the right side because the majority of the world is right-handed and because I love the idea that its always sunset in my worlds.