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Chandra Valli
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Welcome to Botany Stock!

A bit of background: I'm a traditional artist who has been on DA for several years. In that time, I have come to rely very much on the generous stock photographers of this site. I know how difficult it is to find stock with relatively few restrictions, so I am now setting up this account to share what photos I can to help out other artists.

The rules:

:bulletgreen: You can use any photo on this page as reference for your traditional or digital art.
:bulletgreen: You can sell the original of your artwork which used this stock as a reference.
:bulletgreen: You can make small batch prints (e.g. if you sell less than 100 copies) of your artwork without asking my permission first.
:bulletgreen: Off-site use of your artwork (not the raw stock) is fine, so long as you send a link (to my other account, please) or list it in the description when you upload the artwork to DA.
:bulletyellow: Mass-produced prints or commercial work of your art which uses this stock as reference (e.g. CD covers, greeting cards, advertisements) will probably be fine, but contact me first so we can work out the details! (Note my other account, otherwise I might not reply in a timely manner.)
:bulletred: Do not redistribute the stock found on this site.

UPDATE: :bulletgreen: By popular request, photo-manipulations made with this stock are now allowed. Simple manipulation, e.g. use of colour filters, application of a texture, etc., is also permitted but ONLY if this is being done as part of a tutorial on photo editing techniques. Please credit me with a link back to this account if you use a picture from the Botany Stock collection as part of your photo-manipulation. And I would love to see the finished product, so please send me a link to your image when you have a chance.

I would deeply appreciate it if you would link back to me in your artwork's description by typing : icon botany stock : without the spaces. And send me a link once the picture is uploaded, so I can add it to my favourites. I look forward to seeing what is made of it! (If you can send me a note at my other account that would be ideal, as I will not be logged on to this account often.)

Requests are welcome. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so please be aware that I'm limited by location, season and climate, and may not be able to find the plant or flower you need a picture of. But if I know where to find it, I'll go take a photo.


Of our challenge and a Premium Membership, but also of just generally being an awesome fellow inhabitant of Earth. Reanseih aka Reya not only met the goal of planting twenty trees in a year, but blew it out of the water by more or less doubling that number. Fantastic! Do visit the new account of this intrepid deviant if you get a chance:

Newbirth by reanseih Girl from the south and her black threaded dress by reanseih

Also well on the way to becoming the second winner is TooManySouls aka Johanna, whose three-dimensional artwork is well worth a look:

Polly want's a BrAiN! by TooManySouls Space and time by TooManySouls

I have pasted the details of the challenge below, in case anyone reading this would like to take it up!

On average, we could completely negate our carbon footprint by planting 20 trees per year. Even one would be a fantastic contribution. I just planted two yesterday. It took about half an hour, and in a few years we'll have fresh peaches and hawthorn jam - and negated 36 days worth of carbon. Totally worth it.


Let's do this.

Whether you have a yard that has space for a nice shade tree on the corner, or are renting and can talk your landlord into an apple or plum, or can find a nearby park or watershed which has a planting project, or you give your granny a mini orchard for Mother's Day or ... anything! Let's go.

  1. Every time you plant a tree this year, take a picture of it. Post it in your scraps, or on Flicker or Photobucket with a link, that sort of thing. And let me know!
  2. Every time you plant one and let me know, I'll give your art a feature in my journal. So, this project will help your art get exposure, too.
  3. To the first person to reach the full 20, completely off-setting their carbon footprint this year, I will give a one-year Premium Membership.
  4. To the next five people to reach 20, I will give a three-month Premium Membership (maybe to more than five, depending on what I can afford and the level of participation.)

Also, if you like this idea, favourite this journal entry or link to it from your own, so we can make this a massive phenomenon!

P.S. Update! While you're planting trees, you can also earn free art from DA artist MirachRavaia and others, see this journal entry for details!

Many thanks, and all the best!


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annewipf Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Happy birthday! :hug:
byzho Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
annewipf Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Happy birthday! :hug:
ShamanGirl1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Thanks for the badge! Flowers fella (Love) 
LokiDalton Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the badge!~ =D :iconkirbyspinplz:
byzho Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
annewipf Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Happy birthday! :hug:
Dreamer372 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:party: Happy birthday! :)
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