How long have you been doing this?
I've been drawing since I was a kid, and putting up this web page since
Is anything for sale? As they say, everything
is for sale! My CafePress
store is now open selling T-shirts, mousepads, lunchboxes, tiles &
all sorts of cool stuff. Help support me and go buy something!
Or contact me to open your own store! Commissions & custom work
is welcomed it all starts with an e-mail to:
Why do you use a cement block or brick pattern as a
background on most pages? I like the simple graphic repeat, ability
to make any color I want, and the idea that some of the best kink &
weird ideas have been created by people working in their basements over
Are you male or female? Yes
What is the process for creating images?
As you can see on the site, there are several "techniques" but overall
I like to think of my art as a "distillation process". I study art
& fashion from all time periods and keep a sketch book of ideas daily.
Images start as pencil roughs with linework & shading. I work &
rework these to "boil them down" to simple linework and ink them.
I scan the inkings in and add limited colour & texture for placement
on these web pages. For original art (not destined for the web) I
use dyes, watercolours, & prisma on board to bring images to
What kind of hardware/software are you using?
A cheap & powerful Dell PC with CorelDraw as well as an expensive &
powerful Mac with Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator. My "day
job" keeps me hopping between systems. I do not like the "computer
generated" look some art can have and purposefully stay away from originating
art on the computer. Oh and a cable modem - if you have not gone cable
you really should - it makes the web work like we always knew it could!
How often do you update these pages? I try
to add art at least monthly
Where does your name ("Lickorish") come from?
It refers to "Lickerish" and olde English term defined as:
1. Tempting or tempted by the appetite. 2. Eager to taste or enjoy;
having a keen relish; greedy. 3. Addicted to or producing sensuality;
lustful. It is also an old family name and ancient reference
to my favorite candy - black licorice!!
What do you mean "Vote for Me"? I am part
of some web rings which keep a top 100 list of weekly hits. By clicking
on those "vote for me" icons on my web site you are taken to a web ring
"top list" to see several other sites with similar content.
You also give me 1 credit so I move up the list. The counters usually
reset each week and only recognize 1 vote from an IP address per day (in
other words you can't click from my page multiple times in a day to give
me extra credits - but thanks anyway ;-). I also get a credit when
you click from the list onto my page. No money is involved - it is
just a popularity contest.
Why no ads or pop-up sales pitches? My purpose
with these pages is to showcase my art - not to make a few pennies a day
by annoying the heck out of people (my "day job" allows me to make money
annoying people ;-)
Will you put my (others') art on your page?
Not to be rude, but no. These pages are created & maintained
to showcase my art. I'd be happy to share reciprocal links if our
sites are complimentary - just send me an e-mail with your site address
and we'll see what develops!
Will you help me create a similar page or can I hire
you to design/build/launch a web page for me? Sorry, my time
is so limited that I am no longer taking more web work. These pages as
well as my current web clients are giving me more than 24 hours of web
work each day! I am shifting towards more illustration and less web
work (besides, it is easy to create web pages and there are an infinite
number of pages devoted to creating/hosting/promoting web pages).
Your pages are too simple - lacking twirling, flaming,
text & flipping, skipping, musical flash - whazzup?
I like to keep things simple. All that stuff slows down the page
load and creates more stuff for me to fix! As close as I'll get is
some animated GIFs. I try to keep these pages accessible to the widest
group of browsers and avoid using plug-ins or the latest gee-gaw.
Hey, I can just copy these images & use them willy-nilly,
aren't you worried about that? Yes I worry about that,
but my answer is to keep the images on this site as low res JPGs &
GIFs. Please do not swipe these images. If you want to use
them in one of your projects, simply contact me - I can provide a
better quality image (i.e. no fuzzies!) and we'll work something out. Also,
if you would like me to create illustrations for your specific projects
please contact me. Besides, stealing is bad Karma......