About sxc.hu stockGreetings!About sxc.hu stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few of you have been really worried lately about using stock from sxc.hu here because of the change in their ownership. Basically, you were concerned that their license says that you cannot redistribute their stock in whole or in part, by itself or combined with other elements, without the written approval of the original photographer.
As we all know by now, creating a photomanipulation is considered "making a derivative image." And we know we can't make premade backgrounds without permission from the photographers, as doing so is redistributing their work.
I advised a couple of you to check with the Help Desk and sxc.hu to find out the whole truth before making rash decisions about your group that could potentially make everyone panic.
Using my own personal account, I wrote to sxc.hu to find out what the story was. Here's what I said:
I was just wondering whether creating phot
Stock rules All my stocks and textures are FREE for members of deviantArt, but they are still my photos.Stock rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you FOLLOW THE RULES, you have my permission to use them for your art and projects (:
Notify & Credit
If you used my stock , let me know about it !
Also, always credit me with a link to my gallery.
(in the description or somewhere else visible)
You may use my stocks for photomanipulations, mixed media, as reference or backgrounds for drawings, paintings, etc, for actions, tutorials, premades, and any other media that doesn't contradict the rules
You are allowed to show your work on all pages you like outside of deviantArt, on your art sites, blogs, social networks, etc. (with credits!)
Commercial use and prints of any kind on
PE S&R Sourcing Your ResourcesSourcing Your ResourcesPE S&R Sourcing Your Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You may think that the creation and sharing of stock and resources is a no brainer. Clearly however its not, and there are a growing number of deviants who for some reason or another seem to not be able to grasp the basic principles.
As the last article we will be launching for Stock & Resources Project Educate week, we are going to attempt to lay it out for you in clear and easy to understand terms.
What YOU own
The gallery details for stock and resources read:
Gallery Info: Resources & Stock Images
Resources submitted by deviants for others to use in their own works and/or learn from.
Gallery Info: Stock Images
Stock Photography which the provider has granted a licence for incorporation into other Deviant artists work.
By submitting work into the stock and resources galleries, be they a photograph of your cat, a pack of brushes you have created, a texture you have developed, or a tutorial you've spent weeks resea
Important Site Update that Affects StockChanges to .zip file submissions that will affect youImportant Site Update that Affects Stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I know some of you might already be aware of the changes that have happened if you have sent in help desk tickets about it, however for those of you who aren't yet aware; there has been a statement issued here -
Effectively, password protected zip files are no longer accepted on the site.
Whilst it is a huge disappointment that password protected zip files are no longer accepted, I would rather this be the case than to allow a potential access area for somebody to try and infect your computer by submitting what might look like a genuine stock pack or .exe file, and despite this being an inconvenience and what feels like a step back, I'm sure you would all agree.
There are alternatives for submitting/sharing exclusive stock packs etc, including using your sta.sh for normal zip files as sta.sh is a private area, accessed only when you give out the sta.sh link of submitted - but unpub
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
What Is It Like Being A Stock artist/ProviderSo how many of you remember that journal i did where i tried to focus on some of the artists who provide and create stock for others to use ,don't worry as it was a while back when i wrote it.Any way i thought this time i will ask the stock community " What Is It Like Being A Stock Artist And Provider",it would be nice to hear on what inspired you to look at the possibility of creating resources from your own art and photos.Moving on seeing how large this community is where everyone comes together to make new friends,network and to share their art,do the artists who provide stock allow themselves to ensure they have enough photos not only so they can create art but still have enough set aside for others to use.What Is It Like Being A Stock artist/Provider1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Does the size and quality matter when it comes to stock or do the stock artists/providers or do they have some set at a low resolution and they may be offer a bigger image as premium content,in my view the better quality a photo is this then cuts down on the post editing/p
Photofest - Contest ClosedThis contest has now ended. To see the results please go here.Photofest - Contest Closed1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
October Contest CLOSED
1st October - 31st October
Closed - Browse Entries
November Contest CLOSED
1st November - 30th November
Closed - Browse Entries
1st December - 31st December
Closed - Browse Entries
The theme each month is dependent on the time! So, for October, the theme has to be in-keeping with something that happens during that month, or something that relates to that month. Halloween, Autumn, Fall - whatever 'happens' in that month and whatever
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTESTTraditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
✿✿✿ UPDATE - WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ✿✿✿
We picked 3 winners (features awarded by the highest amount of points from all 3 judges), who will receive a 3-month premium membership!
Raven Feature b
Batz Design Contest-Win a Premium Membership! EditEDIT4:Deadline extension!! So the contest NO LONGER ENDS ON DECEMBER 5TH!!!! I'm extending it to whenever the Give one Get one Premium Membership is available. I don't know when it starts, but as soon as I get the first notification I will warn all of you that the contest ends before the give away ends! This gives you guys probably 1-2 more weeks! Yay!Batz Design Contest-Win a Premium Membership! Edit11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT3: New prizes!!!! Grand prize wins a 12 month premium!!!! And more winner placements-that means more prizes!!!! Take a look!!!
EDIT: Pixels are now accepted! New rule on nudity! New rule on bases! And More prizes soon!
As I have been saying for a while now, I've wanted to hold another contest. c: And I've finally gotten everything together!
What I've been saying also, is that this contest is NOT based one art quality!!! As it says in the title THIS CONTEST IS BASED ON DESIGN SKILLS!!! And what are you design
@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Nanxamier @ Tumblr
You can also find this posted on DevART @ Mariannefosho http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-Head-338093561 http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-body-338093792
Putting my Stock in StorageTime for me to start putting my stock in storage for reasons explained in my previous journal entry:Putting my Stock in Storage1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Last Updated Count: 2062 stored images)
If you're interested in the details, I believe I've made my reasoning pretty clear and I don't want to harp on it any more than I have to. Instead, I would like to thank you for your support & appreciation. This community has been very helpful in making me grow as a stock provider, photographer and visual artist. I've learned so much from your feedback, admiring your works and just randomly surfing this site with child-like excitement for the next leap of inspiration.
I still plan to keep a presence here, just more like a friend and observer moving forward. You do not need to worry about how these changes will affect any future uses of my stock, the standard Creative Commons license (Attribution 3.0) will still apply. I would ju
Changes to my deviantART AccountHello Dear Friends and Distinguished DeviantsChanges to my deviantART Account1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am currently making some changes to my dA account which might be of interest to you. Except for a few old submissions that need some spring cleaning, I am not taking anything away, but rather presenting you with more options.
First of all, I have decided to release some of my photos into the public domain (ie unrestricted) which you can find in this gallery folder of mine: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/gallery/36267164
Please note these public domain photos are exceptions to the rule for my stock photos, as you will see with the UNRESTRICTED tags after their titles and the special descriptions I include to reiterate that they are unrestricted (example: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/art/Bleeding-Rose-Macro-III-UNRESTRICTED-64916274).
These are photos I considered deleting because they no longer satisfy my personal standards of quality, but then I am reminded I practically grew up with this community in terms of photograph
Why credit and notify?Hi all,Why credit and notify?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's your friendly neighborhood Photomanipulation and Stock & Resources CVs here, eager to tell you about a problem that has become increasingly common not only in the photomanipulation community, but also in other communities throughout dA. The problem is that people are neglecting to credit AND notify stock providers that they have used their materials.
What is the overall rule and guidance about crediting your stock?
If you want to use other people's resources (including but not limited to stock photographs, brushes, and presets), dA requires that you exactly follow the rules of usage that those individuals lay out in their license or stock rules. That invariably means that you must CREDIT them with a link to their homepage at least, and NOTIFY the providers by sending them a link to your deviation, preferrably by note. Some providers require a direct link to the exact image or resource t
Resource Roundup #6The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #63 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
Spring is closer than you think. Let Resource Roundup help you combat Springtime allergies by creating some awesome pollen-free art!
Spring Sketches Brushes by redheadstock Dandelions and Seeds Brushes by redheadstock Butterfly Brushes by VampyreGoddess Butterfly Brushes II by hawksmont Photoshop 7.0 Flower Brushes 2 by daniesque Flower brushes by camilla917
Daisy Brushes -for The GIMP by BaNaNA-BOi Shamrock Brushes by webgoddess 16 Cloud Brushes For Gimp by darkdissolution GIMP Flower Brushes by Project-GimpBC Origami Paper Flower Brushes by Tumbril sakura brushes by ayaan :thumb153
HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEN pt.2not sure if the titles are the same. Oh well.HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEN pt.211 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Halloween by Nelleke Happy Halloween by Robotpencil Player(s) by Marinshe
Friday the 13th: The Early Chapters by neverdying
BiLlY bOy ThE cLoWn - 3 by BillyBoyTheClown Death becomes her by Birdsatalcatraz Howling by Psychepics
Symbiosis by paweladamiec Untitled by ValerieVenus
a passing rain.a walking dream by NanFe <
Santa's Little Helpers [closed]Santa and is his elves have been working hard every year to bring gifts to all the good children. He needs a bit of help this year as he has run out of materials for toys his elves are use to making. You can help Santa in one way or both.Santa's Little Helpers [closed]10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Gathering Elves job is to gather materials that Santa needs.
How to Help
All you must do is gather 3 of the items below. It can be in any art form from photography to a picture of you or your OC getting the items. You can sculpt the items or write a story about it. Anything you like.
Christmas Lights, Candy, Balloons, Shiny Things, Wrapping Paper, Cotton, Christmas Magic, Bells, Gingerbread Men, Winter's Chill, The Colors of Christmas, or anything from the 12 Days of Christmas.
10 points per entry. One per person
100 points to Santa's Super Elf. There can be as much Super Elves as I feel deserve it. This is me judging you on creativity and effort.
~The other type of Elf~
Inventor Elves are t
CI Monthly Feature - #16Hello dear members of Creation-Inspiration,CI Monthly Feature - #1610 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 42k members and 37k watchers!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Featured Art collectionHey everyone!Featured Art collection11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, yesterday, after my daily shower, while blowing my hair, I took a pair of scissors and I started cutting my hair without thinking. Yes, it's not like I always think but I had this urgency of changing. And the fact is that I spent the past two years complaining that I wanted/want long hair like Rapunzel... whatever.
I think this is the richest collection of artworks I have ever featured here on dA. It's full of my personal favorite works of 2013 that you may enjoy. Show some love to these amazing artworks and get inspired
XXXXXXXXXX -- GIVEAWAY CLOSED -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXThe winners from last giveaway came in pairs- each got 75 points.XXXXXXXXXX -- GIVEAWAY CLOSED -- XXXXXXXXXXXXX10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
egrojamg entered with Ascraft
Ribbon-Wren with PteraDragon
I bet you'd like to know how to enter, wouldn't you?
It's easy as 1-2-3.
2 pairs of people will win 50 points a piece. One lone winner will get 100 points.
How to enter:
1.This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2.Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching)- I would really appreciate it if you did, plus it's an easy way to say "thank you". (These things are very expensive to do) Who knows- you might even like my art- why not take a look and find out?
And besides, being a watcher gives you exclusive first access to future giveaways and raffles, allowing you to enter and WIN!-
I take care of my friends and fans, and only they are selected to win prizes.
3. Comment below with the name of a friend- use the :dev: or :icon: codes!. If you are chosen, your friend wins p
100 Points Giveaway~!!(WINNERS)Congrats to the following winners~:100 Points Giveaway~!!(WINNERS)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for participating~ ^ ^
Pretty simple, I'm giving out 100 points to a random person. To enter this all you have to so is: fave this journal--that's it!
You can share this journal if you want, but it's not necessary. Yep, the deadline will be:
Edit: Since a good amount of people are already interested, I decided to add 2nd place winner of 50 points~
Let me randomly feature some people that I have been fond of for awhile~
Jolly Points Giveaway~(Winners^ ^)I hope everyone has some nice plans for the holidays. Anyways, here's I'm holding another giveaway which will have plenty of winners:Jolly Points Giveaway~(Winners^ ^)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
2 winners of 50 points
2 winners of 25 points
5 winners of 10 points
To enter, all you need to do is fave this journal. That's all! Happy holidays everyone! ^ ^
Edit: BTW the deadline is Dec 20~
Congrats to the following:
we are the ones 9yay watcherswe are the ones 910 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you haven't been featured yet, it's probably because you're more recent. I started at the bottom of my watcher list and am heading up!
Icarus and Daedalus by MarcoHerrera Toronto at dusk by duytter
Sanctuary by BloomingRoseXeniia
Amber by Whendell Bouddha by woodsman91
Windswept by Birdsatalcatraz
Kimono TutorialOH NO!Kimono Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i had received many notes and massages for asking the
before read it, i am welcome you check out my FAQ 1st!
thank you for always support me from the start, love you all!
One of the way for you to do the kimono patterns=
LEVEL : BASIS
AI=Illustrator CS4 (i am encourage you to learn more and more!)
Estheryu= Using the AI since Year 2008.
for me, AI quite hard for me in starting, but i had read the manual book for playing the AI.
it had super more functions for you to know, trust me! you will get a little bit addict in AI when
Traditional Art Week INTRODUCTIONHello everyoneTraditional Art Week INTRODUCTION10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to a Traditional Art Week (9th - 15th December)!
After a long while we are back with the entire week dedicated to Traditional art! Our small team has put their heads together to bring you a handful of articles that we believe you will find useful and interesting, along with a fantastic interview and a contest. Don't forget to join our chat event on Sunday (15th of December) that will take place over at :#communityrelations:, noon PST (12.00 pm) - we'll see you there!
If you wish to contribute a traditional art-related article during our next Traditional Art Week (March 2014), please send me a note!
Monday December 9th
Traditional Art Week Introduction blog by jane-beata
Traditional art FEATURE CONTEST by jane-beata
Tuesday December 10th
If you like it, Feature it by jane-beata
Bump up your color