Stock Packs from Pinterest etc - DO NOT USE THEM!PUBLIC WARNING - MASSIVE RANT AND RUDE EMOTICONSMore Like This
I am seeing more and more stock packs here on DA where the 'stock' provider has 'collected' photos, textures and artwork from various sharing sites like Pinterest, WeHeartit, Tumblr, Flickr, Google, Shadowplay etc etc Well firstly it might surprise these so-called 'stock' providers that a lot of the images you have 'collected' might have originated from here on DA - that's what those little Share buttons are for to the right of a deviation so you may have art and photos in your pack that belong to fellow Deviants, not very smart
It may also surprise you to know that probably 99% of the 'sto
Dear Artists Stock Artists.. please read!Dear stock artists...More Like This
All PNG cutouts that were for sale have been deleted. This group is for unrestricted stock so please don't submit the stock you're planning to sell. Be aware that by selling your stock, you're limiting the chances of people using it.
DON'T edit your stock unless you're enhancing it slightly to make it look more presentable. There are stock images in the gallery that are B&W, orange and so edited that it looks unusable. Artists won't be able to add a model on the backgrounds because it will look out of place as they won't be able to blend it. Please make sure that you try to leave your photos as natural as possible and only do minor editing (if you feel that you must) in order to make it a little more presentable.
Make sure you always clarify where you got your cutout PNG stock from, so that artists know they aren't using stolen images.
Stock images that are sideways because the stock artist
A Little Update.I have not been on DA very much lately, I have been feeling a bit down and depressed. The death of my best friend Mark in October affected me more than I realised, I have found it hard to concentrate and motivate myself. I have only been on DA occasionally and have only faved work and ran. I am slowly feeling better and getting back to normal.More Like This
We have been rehearsing our band that Mark set up, which has been very emotional for us without him , but we want to carry on playing together. We are going to do a couple of memorial gigs in rememberance of him.
Thanks to all the kind people who were very supportive during this hard time.
Secondly I want to thank my friends who sent me Birthday wishes and artwork I had a great Birthday, as far as I can remember (My friends cherry brandy is a bit strong).
I would like to thank :iconmmastriani: for suggesting my 'Delusions of Gothic'
Should You Become a Professional Artist?Community WeekMore Like This
Do you enjoy art passionately and are considering doing it as your job, but have some worries such as;
Will I enjoy it as much as a job?
Will it be hard getting a job?
Will I become a starving artist?
If you're like me, you're asking yourself those questions and are letting them give you a hard time deciding whether or not to pursue art professionally. My health teacher told me, as we digressed from our topic of smoking, that to know whether or not you want to do a job, you have to hear what it's like from someone who's already doing it. That's why I decided to do an interview with professional artists on dA to give me, and hopefully many others, answers to these burning questions and an idea of what it's like to be a professional artist.
Okay, well let's get to it then
This is quite long so if you'd like to jump to a section, here are the questions I aske
It's OkayIt's okay to be sad.More Like This
It's okay to be mad.
It's okay to cry,
To not have the strength to try.
Sometimes people just need to
Let it all out,
Scream and shout,
And that's okay.
Admitting something's wrong
Doesn't take your strength away.
Ask for help
If you need it.
Don't feel weak
Just because you
Enough to move mountains.
Crying is good.
If you didn't cry
Just bottle it up
Until you burst.
You don't even
Need a reason
Just have a good cry.
Take a long bath
And watch a movie
That makes you laugh.
Bake a cake
Just for the sake
Of making something.
Lay in bed
Until the bad thoughts
Leave your head.
Just sit back and relax.
Because it's okay
To not be okay,
And to take a day
Just for you.