☆ For any questions not answered on those two pages, just contact me!

  1. What is PurpleTopHat.com?
  2. Purchase Info
  3. Shipping Info
  4. Art & Print Info
  5. Packaging Info
  6. Image Usage & Copyright and Licensing
  7. Have any further questions?

1. What is PurpleTopHat.com?

PurpleTopHat.com is an online gallery and print shop featuring fantasy art and other illustrations made by me, Celine Chapus.  For more info on myself, please click on the “Artist” button of the menu. ^_^

2. Purchase Info

In addition to Paypal, PurpleTopHat.com accepts all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover). The process is fast, easy and above all, very secure. All info you submit on PurpleTopHat.com is safe and confidential.

How does it work? Just add an item to the Hat (=your shopping cart) by clicking on the “Add to Hat” button next to a print, and voila. You can also view items in the cart, remove them if needed and verify that all is in order before clicking on “Check Out” to purchase. Once you check out, you’ll be given a choice between Paypal and other methods of payment.

Please note that I reserve the right to refuse an order at any time.

Payment will appear on your credit card statement as “PAYPAL *PURPLETOPHA”.

3. Shipping Info

Domestic orders: US orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for orders to be processed and sent out. I’ll try my best to pack and ship them as quickly as I can.

International orders are shipped via USPS First-Class Mail International, and
will be registered for security. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for orders
to be processed and sent out.

Shipping and handling fees for international orders will vary depending on your location around the globe. If you reside outside the US, please go ahead and use the cart. I will contact you as soon as possible with an email and a second invoice for the extra shipping fees. I hope I’m being clear enough. If you have any trouble, feel free to email me.

4. Art & Print Info

The illustrations displayed in the gallery have been sketched and/or inked first, then scanned and digitally painted. I make the prints out of high resolution images on an inkjet printer, and all prints come on a nice acid free card stock. Please note that a print, just like any painting, is fragile. It’s not a good idea to expose it to direct sunlight for long periods of time, or spill liquids on it. Which is why….

5. Packaging  Info

….all prints are lovingly enclosed in clear archival bags, with a foam core backing. In addition to this, the package is taped, bubble wrapped and securely enclosed in a box. Your prints will get to you safely if I have anything to say about it!

Please read this info section before emailing me–the answer to your question just might be on the website.

Image Licensing

Some of my artwork may be available for licensing. Please email any inquiries with your company and product information.


I do not allow free usage of my images for sig tags and tubes. However, some of my artwork will soon be available to hobbyists through an image licensing company. Please be patient!


Fansites — Want to display my stuff on your website (non profit, that is)? On your blog? You’ve just made me the happiest person on earth. This being said, if you remove an image from my site, your must leave my name, url and copyright symbol on the image. Or if you’d rather use the smaller, unmarked pictures, you can do that too, though I’d really like to have a link back to my site, and/or credit given to myself as follows: “© Celine Chapus http://www.purpletophat.com”.

To clarify, just make sure you:

-Have my copyright information on the image.
-Do not alter my image in any way.
-Do not hotlink, please! Save the image on your hard drive first. Thank you. ^_^

Icons — You may also make livejournal/greatestjournal/etc icons provided you credit me in the icon description area . Again, “© Celine Chapus http://www.purpletophat.com ” should do. Thank you so much for your understanding!


All images and illustrations on this site have been registered at the US Copyright Office . This means all my work has been protected by law, and I have the right to civilly sue infringers. No one but me, or licensed users, may modify and/or reproduce my work in order to sell it. I’ve heard enough horror stories from fellow artists and seen all sorts of online abuse (illegal copies of artwork being sold on eBay hasn’t gone out of style, it seems), and I’m very serious about protecting my art. At the risk of sounding harsh to some–art thieves, please do yourselves a favor and think twice before stealing someone else’s work.

You can visit these links for more information on copyright:

~U.S. Copyright Office


Buying a print or any other illustrated product does not give you the right to reproduce or redistribute it. You are buying the item, not the rights to the artwork, which remain with the artist–in other words, me.

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