A.D. COOK, Bespoke Original Artworks

Frequently Asked Questions About Art

Lux ~ Nev by A.D. Cook

Questions and Answers

The Art & Artist ~

The best place to learn more about artist A.D. Cook is on the official ADCook.com website.


A good place to start is the ABOUT A.D. page for some background and links to related pages.

By definition, a contemporary artist is a living artist.

Bespoke is unique by definition, meaning to create a commissioned custom piece, in this instance, art. A complete one-of-a-kind piece. Unlike limited editions, you are the only person in the world with anything like it!

I work in many media but prefer working with acrylics on canvas and urethanes on metal.

Yes, I enjoy creating original bespoke artworks for my collectors.


Learn more commissioning me to create your special creation at ADCook.com/about-the-artist/commissioning-art-originals

As you stroll through my portfolio, you'll see that most of my work is portraits, whether they be large Hollywood Video murals of celebrities or my epic fine art nudes.

Misc Qs ~

Canvas and fine art go hand-in-hand. But readily available off-the-shelf canvas really isn’t made for airbrushing. Even stretched and “prepared” canvas that is marketed to airbrush artists has a lot of weave texture in it, which may be okay if that’s what you want. I prefer a much smoother surface – something a bit closer to the hot-press illustration board. In consideration of that, I’ve developed a process that allows me to paint on canvas that is smooth and forgiving and yields an incredible surface to work on.


You can find my article, Creating the Perfect Ultra-Smooth Canvas for Airbrush at ADCook.com/creating-the-perfect-ultra-smooth-canvas

Creating Fine Art Nudes is about capturing the beauty of the human form. Using light, shadows, posing and creative expression, I bring out the beauty of my subjects and the human body.


View my life-size and larger art nudes on canvas and metal.

Colourain™ is a trademark of A.D. Cook for a series of hand-painted men's fashion accessories, primarily skinny neckties, created from 1985-1988.

You hear a lot about provenance in the art world. As it should be – provenance is an important part of the art in your collection. Provenance is how you answer the important questions, like who really created the art, when it was created, sometimes where it was created, and hopefully how it was created.


Learn more at ADCook.com/provenance.

Standard inkjet prints are made using dye-based inks. Giclees are made using pigment-based inks.

High Resolution and Color: They have the sharpest detail and highest resolution, displaying a full-color spectrum. Giclees capture every shade of an original work.

For Models ~

First off, since I specialize in art nudes, I only work with models 18 years old and over.


My art is directed towards celebrating classic female beauty, so I prefer working with models with healthy natural figures. As a rule, I also tend to prefer models with no tattoos (or very few) or tan lines, since they tend to distract from the model's natural beauty.

Rarely. My art is primarily inspired by female models and muses.

Yes, all payment terms are discussed and agreed upon before our scheduled shoot.
I keep a small art nude photography portfolio on this website at ADCook.com/photo-portfolio View more artistic nude photos at ModelMayhem.com and ModelSociety.com.

Yes. Please review my Model Release at ADCook.com/model-release.

I will have a printed copy for you to sign before our shoot together. Please bring your current ID to confirm that you are 18+ years old.

Please read the answer to "What do you look for in your models?" above.


If you've got what it takes, contact me, preferably through my two art model sites ModelMayhem.com and ModelSociety.com.

For Artists ~

Read my article, A Study in Chrome and Reflected Surfaces on this website for my complete step-by-step process on painting the illusion of chrome on canvas.


Additionally, my article on painting reflective surfaces for The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook by Pamela Shanteau, Creating Reflective Effects: Passing Time covers how to paint chrome.

You can find my article, Creating the Perfect Ultra-Smooth Canvas for Airbrush on this website.

ADCook.com is a dedicated website for artist A.D. Cook and his original creations.

Legal Qs ~

Thanks for asking, but in a word, NO. All A.D. Cook artworks and images are for viewing purposes only. The only exception is for media and promoting the artist and his works. All rights reserved.

Got More Questions?

Got a question not answered here, or elsewhere within this website? Simply contact us. We’d love to hear from you anytime. Cheers!

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