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Creating this journal in the hopes of providing artists with extra leads for high quality resources that might otherwise be ignored. More specifically from government websites that many people shy away from because the last thing you want is government knocking on your door for copyright infringement. 

Perfectly understandable, but a good number of government organizations do allow you to use their images for free with minimal restrictions. It varies from one organization to the next and you have to be careful in reading the Terms of Use in each case as some draw the line between commercial and non-commercial use... but I want to start a list of some that I believe in good faith to be safe both for both personal and commercial uses. 

A list I hope you may help me to expand, with the understanding that government sources should always be credited if only as a matter of common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. And that everyone should read the fine print on any government website because there are certain exceptions like obtaining additional permission for things like official logos or any photos with identifiable people that may require model releases.

That said, here are some my favourites:

Hubble / spacetelescope.org: Bar none my top pick. Affiliated with many other space agencies like NASA and ESA, where they offer you a downloadable monster ZIP file for their top 100 images. Terms of Use here: spacetelescope.org/copyright/ (where they also ask you to notify them of image use; something I've done in "batches" which they have not responded to, but I imagine it's because they have much greater priorities =p (Razz))

NASA Landsat Image Gallery: Amazing aerial photos from what I think are taken in satellite orbit. Terms of Use said to be public domain with proper attribution in the opening paragraph preceding the image previews.

Yellowstone National Park (via Flickr): A great number of images from a public profile that states: "Images in the public domain mean that there are no licensing restrictions on them and that you can use them for free. All we ask is that you credit the photographer and the National Park Service (NPS) like this: photographer name, NPS. So, go ahead and download images you might need for a school project, PowerPoint presentation, cool advertisement, magazine article, or your next viral video"

Grand Canyon National Park (via Flickr): Another amazing well of inspirational images. From a profile that states the same thing as Yellowstone: "Images in public domain mean that there are no licensing restrictions on them and that you can use them for free. All we ask is that you credit the photographer and the National Park Service (NPS) like this: NPS photo by "photographer name" So, go ahead and download images you might need for a school project, PowerPoint presentation, advertisement, magazine article, or your next viral video."

- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / Pacific Southwest Region (via Flickr): Sizes & subject matter vary quite a lot, some real good gems in landscape & animal resources if you're willing to comb through their gallery. At the time of this posting, you just need to scroll down a little to find some epicly gorgeous sand dune scenes at high resolution. From what I see the images are mostly offered with a Creative Commons Attribution license, which is ok for commercial use as long as you credit and link back to them. Always best to double check in each case though, and I would stay away from using any photos with recognizable people because they can require additional model releases. Also worth noting this organization operates several Flickr accounts from different regions of the USA, and that their licensing terms are not necessarily the same from one region (or Flickr account) to the next. This one in particular for the Pacific Southwest stood out for its quality & generous terms of use.


Hope to provide more sources as time permits, although it is a slow process since I try my best to ensure these sources are safe and useful especially within an artistic context. Please feel free to offer any other government resources that you think might complement the ones above, even outside the US provided they allow for commercial use :)
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My brothers work

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 6:23 AM
Hey guys do you like pokemons? I want show you my brother's works. Look at this :) and visit his beutiful page :iconandrework:

Pikachu and Squirtle have fun by andrework

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This newsletter was created to showcase the wonderful gems one could find in the resources gallery upon a simple keyword search.
With each article I will select a keyword and find the best stocks for you.
Who knows, some might inspire you, artists, to create something of them.

Today's keyword is: VICTORIAN



:bulletred: Model Stock: :bulletred:

victorian dress full train by magikstock :thumb75293254: Victorian Gustov 6 by Falln-Stock Victorian Ind 6 by Elandria Victorian 3 by Valentine-FOV-Stock Victorian Steampunk Stock 34 by Aethergoggles-Stock :thumb140803619: Victorian Stock 2 by contessa-stock Victorian day dream by xXtimeless-stockXx Victorian Space Saver Pack by tacostock Victorian Ball 1 by LongStock Vintage Victorian Aristocrat 9 by kime-stock Lucy Remixed - 4 by mjranum-stock Victorian 5 by Deathrockstock

:bulletred: Object Stock: :bulletred:

:thumb101246528: Victorian antique key by Aethergoggles-Stock Victorian Dress Package by Avestra-Stock Mask Pack - RO by Essence-stock :thumb101497193: placestock_victoriandollhouse by PilgrimSoul Gothic Lace fan by allyekhrah-stock Roxstock_BrassClock by RoxStock Nautical Stock 11 by Random-Acts-Stock Object 064 by Katibear-Stock Victorian Dress Package II by Avestra-Stock Wooden Birdhouse by FairieGoodMother Stock Luzern_Harp by esseacca Stock - Ship In A Bottle 2 by OghamMoon

:bulletred: Nature-Places Stock: :bulletred:

:thumb101914907: nature5 by LexiSinphotography Victorian house colorful 2 by SAPOMstockxtras Victorian house white 2 by SAPOMstockxtras Victorian Architecture Houses by FairieGoodMother destroyed victorian set by magikstock Victorian Hardware Shopfront by RayvenStock HM: Drawing Room by lindowyn-stock :thumb24359462: Victorian house stock IV by darkySTOCK Haunted House stock 9 by FairieGoodMother

:bulletred: Technical Stock: :bulletred:

Beamish steam stock 18 by Random-Acts-Stock Beamish steam stock 14 by Random-Acts-Stock Beamish steam stock 7 by Random-Acts-Stock
Outdoor mosaic small tiles 1 by billmbabblefotostok

:bulletred: Miscellaneous Stock: :bulletred:

:thumb73401243: Victorian stock 5 by Finsternis-stock :thumb105006522: :thumb56706498: Steam Locomotive 1 by hever-stock Stock - Old Diving Suit by OghamMoon Outdoor mosaic small tiles 1 by billmbabblefotostok

:bulletred: Classical Stock: :bulletred:

Victorian Floral 2 by Bnspyrd Victorian Cupid 1 by Bnspyrd Vintage43 by violetivory :thumb70510144: Vintage28 by violetivory VICTORIAN pack 3_quaddles by quaddles Mansion 6 by VampireKittenStock

:bulletred: Application Resources - Patterns, .PSD, Actions, Brushes, etc.: :bulletred:

Victorian wallpapers Brush Set by Myruso Victorian - PS Patterns by photoshop-stock Victorian lady by NadinePau-stock :thumb106144988: Ornamental Shapes - Brush Pack by Sya Victorian Dress 2 PSD by B-SquaredStock :thumb135862229: Elegant Haze Lightroom Presets by night-fate Baroque Brush Set 1 by wokstar
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Have You Seen This Llamahog?

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 2:22 PM



Name: Llamahog Gertrude Bicknevis III
Height: 2’10''
Weight: 348 lbs
Age: 4 years, 3 months
Sex: Who knows?
Eyes: Brown, cross-eyed 
Wearing: Thick fur

Missing Since: January 31st, 2012
Missing From: Hollywood, CA

Last Seen: 
Tourists visiting Los Angeles described seeing what they thought was either an abnormally tall Groundhog or a short and overweight Llama galloping near the Hollywood sign. Later in the afternoon, locals reported seeing a confused mammal staggering along one of the freeways, but Los Angeles police officials confirmed that it was just a confused starlet wearing a fur coat.

If you have any information on Llamahog’s whereabouts or just want to help aid in the search, please don’t hesitate to add your comments below.


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ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.



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Stained Snow White by Rosaka-Origo Shell by Rosaka-Origo Welcome First Snow by Rosaka-Origo Death March by Rosaka-Origo

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Collision by Will-Langlands Storm Dragon by Will-Langlands Moon Fairy by Will-Langlands Chasing The Dragon by Will-Langlands

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Steampunk Dragon Opal Bracelet Cuff by byrdldy Chinese Dragons Evil Eye Necklace by byrdldy Gothic Winged Eye Ring by byrdldy Gothic Evil Eye Pendant by byrdldy

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toro nagashi by non-cubic knowledge by non-cubic child of tribe by non-cubic run by non-cubic

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Smoke and Something Else by ShifTDigiT Sleepy Coffee by ShifTDigiT The Swordmen by ShifTDigiT Halloween poster by ShifTDigiT

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Weekly news article featuring 5 under appreciated deviants, based on low counts of watchers, favorites, and comments.
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Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2008, 12:58 PM


Feature of the week


Franiu :3 by Sliding-Panda


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Features


life sometimes is curved by sinanTRKey To The Frozen Heart by DemonMathiel

Jungle Royalty by Dabull04The awakening of forest prince by arventur






design & coding by Sliding-Panda
floral brushes by ro-stock
photo of lily by lusi

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Last winter while driving home from NYC, I notice a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk with his feet exposed, swollen and filthy. I instantly thought, this poor guy, how horrible this is, not even a pair of socks on his feet to keep him warm. So, I decided to do something. I’m starting a mission to combat cold in the homeless communities. Just a pair of socks, a minimal gesture, to potentially keep someone warm, cozy and hopefully keep them from getting ill. I am reaching out to everyone I know asking for a contribution to this cause. I also ask that you forward this request to everyone you know and ask them to do the same. This can grow to enormous proportions and collectively we can help so many. You’re donations of socks in any size, style or color, for men, women and children, will go the homeless, the needy and shelters throughout New Jersey and New York. With winter fast approaching, the need to keep warm will come fast. Just think how much you can help others by simply donating a pair of socks. In addition, the satisfaction achieved knowing you helped someone less fortunate is a priceless feeling. We have already collected over 800 pairs in only a matter of about a month or so.

please contact me for instructions on making donations
jamiecasale@me.com

NOTE: I prefer new, but socks may be used only if they are in good condition ie: no holes no stains and MATCHING pairs please.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations. SPREAD THE WORD
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Adopt/Rescue 'feature' + New Watermark

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 24, 2009, 10:08 AM


Magic Fella by edizzi

STAMP: Pilots N Paws by djRimzi

STAMP: I love my watchers by djRimzi

STAMP: I love my Sony Alpha by djRimzi

STAMP: Books Are Sexy by djRimzi

STAMP: dj Rimzi 2.0 by djRimzi

STAMP: I Support Heart Health by djRimzi

STAMP: deviantART is... by djRimzi

STAMP: Nerd by djRimzi

STAMP: Cereal Killer by djRimzi

STAMP: Got It by djRimzi

STAMP: Firefox lunch by djRimzi

STAMP: Got ink? by djRimzi

STAMP: Proud Yellow 2 by djRimzi

STAMP: I support the word... by djRimzi


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All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death, all love life. See
yourself in others. Then whom can
you hurt? What harm can you do?
Buddha

Our task must be to free ourselves...
by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and
the whole of nature and it's beauty.
Albert Einstein

This week I thought I would feature something that is very near and dear to my heart. Animal adoption/rescue is something that I personally have been involved with entire life.  No matter the animal 'they' like 'we' want to be wanted and loved.  I strongly believe "all" life is precious and deserves to be respected and loved.

Please take time to view all of the featured below.  The featured are various stories of adoption; rather it be human to animal adoption/rescue or animal to animal adoption/rescue.

If you would like to recommend a thumb/submission to be added to this collection I encourage you to send me the information. I will happily add to this journal; I maybe adding more myself as well.

* "No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet." - Cynthia S. Dobesh
* "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened." -Anatole France
* "To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Anonymous


Have a beautiful day...

Yasasin yasamak,
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:star: MY NEW WATERMARK :star:
STAMP: Copyright and Watermark by djRimziSTAMP:  Don't Steal my Art by djRimzi
I am sure many of you have noticed the 'SHARE' tool on dA in reference to your deviations. This new tool has raised many of eyebrows and I am sure will continue to. Although I do understand dA's position to have this tool, I have to respect my own opinions as well.  There are many ups and downs having this tool... just as much as there are ups and downs in uploading ANYthing onto the Internet.  So to protect myself from any further Copyright Infringement (yes, this has happened to me in the past) I have decided in addition to my copyrights and hidden Watermarks I would change my current visible Watermark to be more obnoxious that before. So if this bothers you, I apologize.  I have to do what I feel is right in protecting my works as much as possible. Do not be surprised if you see some of my works being "updated" in your [deviations inbox] the near future.

I personally do not think Watermarks make your art ugly...
Watermarks help deter and discourage Copyright Infringement.


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:iconllamacopterplz: Please see "SHOUTBOX" for features by the lovely: :iconandromedaii:

Features of the week:


This week the subject is: "Adopt/Rescue Animals"
They all deserve a chance...
Adopt me by catemcg123Muffin by anniemae04Bird? by RolePlayWulfSapphire man... by paleWOLF
Life is Fragile by Doroty86Rocco + 1 month old. by Kelly-violetBird of the Heat by ParaskyClover - YAWN by furryphotos
Jack by crayonstochaosPurpose by winter-ghostTwice Adopted Puppy by DeathlyDeeAnimal Shelter by caroro-stock
Never Taught How To Play by WICCANSKIEZFotografyRescue Horse and Rescuer by TranquilAwakeningSafe Behind the Fence by Psyche8888Animal Shelter Cat by MiekeV
Guardian Monkey by Shady-SJthe world by depletedSeamus the chimpanzee by seamusritafanGates Of Hope by DysLexi
Adopted Love by SprStephenLonely by josgohMister Miau by versaelab rat by liorness
Amazona finschi 02 by shanebeallAdopt a kitten. Save a life. by kitsunekko:thumb131991474::thumb90133575:
:thumb66665901:Amiranth by KhimeraChewie 2 by pastseeker

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Magic Fella by edizzi
Thanks so much for taking the time to view all the featured.
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:bulletyellow::bulletpurple: The featured are in no particular order. :bulletpurple::bulletyellow:
:deviation: If you like what you see featured here, please do not fav. here.
Please support the artist by visiting their galeri and leave a comment and
favourite there; it is always appreciated. Thanks. :thanks:

Self promotion :giggle: :

STAMP: ASPCA by djRimziSTAMP: Pilots N Paws by djRimzi
"All of below were adopted or rescued"
... there are many more here @ the ranch.</strong>
Strength by djRimzi"Dog Father" by djRimziCoco with a sprinkle of sugar by djRimzi
On the hunt by djRimziEveryone wants to be a DJ by djRimziSo sleepy by djRimzi
my serious face by djRimziSansli by djRimziI see you by djRimzi
Her Eye by djRimzi
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Magic Fella by edizzi
BUBBLE: support by djRimzi



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The "Link System":


:bulletred: The "Link System" has nothing to do with the "Share Tool/Function" on your deviations :bulletred:

Support a fellow dA artist by using the "Link System"
The Link System Stamp1 by TheFulkrum
... help expose a fellow deviants art by doing the following:

Link a fellow artists art to your own by placing a link or
a thumb of theirs in your "Artist Comments" area of similar
subject/category that you find of interest. :heart:
The Link System User's Guide by TheFulkrum

Not only will this help fellow artist; in return they may help you too.
... Link System by: :iconthefulkrum: - TheFulkrum ...
Made by the people... for the people.

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