Frequently asked questions

I have a new wonderful new project, can you do the illustrations for me?

 Sure! I am always on the look out for interesting projects! If you a project you think my work might be a good fit, I love to hear more about it! You can send me the details here.

I would love your portraits? Do you take commissions?

 Yes, I do! All you need to do is send me a few photos and I can get to work. Most of my portraits are inspired by Victorian and Edwardian styles, but I would love to explore different historical times. Just ask and I will start the research! Find out more here.

What are your favorite mediums?

I started do my work in oil paint but living in a super tiny San Francisco apartment, I needed to find something less stinky. I played around with acrylics for a bit but was really excited when I found how versatile watercolor and gouache could be. Yep, I adore watercolors! I was so happy to finally find my medium after years of searching for the right thing.

What is your illustration process?

I start working out each piece in a sketchbook, and start gathering my resources (mostly historical images). When feel I am ready to go on, I start drawing on a piece of cold press illustration in board in pencil, and keep working until I feel happy with the illustration. During this time, I make adjustments and changes until the piece seems to work. Although, there will always be some sort of changes throughout the illustration, the drawing needs finishing up at this point.  After that, I start building up layers of watercolor and gouache. This can take several days of making colors darker and more vibrant.

Where can I buy your work?

You can find my some of original paintings, custom portraits and archival prints are for sale in my Etsy Shop. You can find all sorts of prints, bags, stationary and phone cases in my Society6 Shop.  If you are in San Francisco, you can check out if I am currently exhibiting in any galleries or local shops here. Of course, you can find my prints in my shop right here. Click on the SHOP menu above.

Can I write about your illustration on my blog or website?

Of Course! Just please give proper credit and attribution and link back to me.

Shop Questions

How much does it cost to ship my prints?

USPS First Class (Ships within the U.S)

Flat Rate: $3.50 per order, $0.25 per each additional item

Ships to: United States

USPS First Class International (Ships outside the U.S)

Flat Rate: $5.50 per order, $0.50 per each additional item

Ships to the rest of the world.

Custom Portraits

Shipping of will depend on the final size and destination, but usually between $5-$15 within the U.S. and $10-$25 for international orders. Custom Portraits are usually shipped unframed.

Shop Policies:

Returns and Exchanges

If you are, for any reason, unhappy with your purchase from Debra Styer Illustration, or your order is damaged in transit, please let us know and we will be more than happy to make it right via refund or replacement.


We happily accept payment via all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard & Amex) as well as Paypal payments.


Your order will be processed & shipped within 1-3 business days from the date of purchase/payment (USPS First Class). Please feel free to contact us with any questions, etc., about your order!

*** Please understand:
- We are not responsible for errors on the part of the buyer, such as errors in the shipping address provided.

International Shipping

- We cannot be responsible for lost international packages. USPS first class international often only provides tracking until the parcel leaves the U.S. & additionally, we cannot control & have no access to each country's customs & delivery particulars

-Since we have no control over each country's specific mail service & customs office, we can only ship the package in good faith & send it on its way.

-We have no responsibility or information regarding import duties, taxes, customs, etc. that might be charged by the home country of our international customers.

Customs are the responsibility of the purchaser, and are, unfortunately, very often a part of purchasing internationally.