Stock Terms of Use (3/24/18)
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Published: July 30, 2015
:new: Updated General Rules section.
Updated Commercial Use section.

Point :points: or monetary donations are greatly appreciated!

If you cannot abide by these rules, please do not utilize my stock. Thank you!

General Rules:

1. You may use my stock to create artwork (manipulations, drawings, paintings, etc). You do not need to ask before doing this. 
2. You may NOT redistribute my stock in any way, or claim it as your own. This includes but is not limited to pre-cuts, brushes, and pre-made items. You never have my permission to upload my stock or photography to other sites (tumblr, pinterest, etc). Stock is for artistic use - do not re-upload unedited versions of my images, or simply put a filter on an image and upload it.
3. Provide a physical credit link in the description of your deviation. This is required for physical use of the stock and references. This credit is so very appreciated and will also allow other artists to discover my stock. You can link to the image you used, or my profile.
4. Show me any and all art that you create using my stock! This is the biggest reward and 'payment' to me. I love seeing what others create with my stock. Please either post a link to your artwork in the comments of the image you used, on my profile, or in a note. This includes all artwork submitted on DeviantArt or any other website. If I have not added your work to my favorites, I have not seen it! Notify me of use!
5. You may NOT use my stock in any way that promotes hate or abuse, or is sexually explicit. While you can use my stock in art that portrays violence and sensuality, it must be for the sake of the artwork itself.


About Commercial Use:

Yes, you can use my stock for commissions!***
1. Any use for commissions on Deviant Art that earn more than the equivalent of     $50 USD     (in any currency or points) are required to donate a minimum of     250 points (or $2.50 USD)     to me for each instance of use. More is always appreciated. This is     only 5% of your profit     (for a $50 commission), which I think is very fair. 
2. Any use for commissions that earn less than the equivalent of $50 USD are not required to make a donation. However, if you would like to make a donation (the value of which is at your own discretion) it would be appreciated!
3. Use for commercial gain outside of DeviantArt is determined on a case by case basis. If you are interested in using my stock for commercial gain outside of DeviantArt (ie. book covers, selling on etsy, etc) please contact me via note to discuss details and fees. I am flexible and willing to work with you! 
(You may use my stock to create commissioned manipulations for people who will use them outside of DeviantArt on sites such as roleplaying forums.)
***4. Any image with the prefix "WSC" (Wildlife Science Center) may not be used for any commercial uses whatsoever. (They may still be used in gifts, art trades, or personal work.)

Blacklisted Sites:

Sites blacklisted have used stock without credit or stolen HTML from me. My stock and HTML may not be utilized on these sites.
If my stock or codes are found on these sites you will be reported to your hosting service for theft.

1. Blossom Forest - blossomforest-rpg.atwebpages.c…

If you have any further questions about using my stock, please feel free to comment here or note me!



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ncrdix's avatar
ncrdixNew Deviant

Hey, I am starting to do commissions, and I would like to know if I have your consent to use your stock outside of deviantart?

CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
You may so long as you inform me of use (show me your work), credit me appropriately, and make donations where applicable (you may donate using paypal).
ncrdix's avatar
ncrdixNew Deviant

How much am I supposed to donate?

CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
As per my terms, the minimum donation per use is 250 :points: or $2.50. More is always appreciated.
Kasperian's avatar
KasperianHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there!
I was wondering if I could make linearts from your stock and then allow others and myself to make point/cash adoptables with lineart?

CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
That's fine as long as you make a donation back to me.
Kasperian's avatar
KasperianHobbyist Digital Artist
How much of a donation would you like?
CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
Whatever you feel is fair; my base rate is 250 points or $2.50 via paypal. 
Kasperian's avatar
KasperianHobbyist Digital Artist
OK!
Shaymon's avatar
Hi! I've used your Mule Foal 3 as reference for some parts in this piece SA|Lost (Jara 1.7 CP)
Thank you!
SPdisuico's avatar
SPdisuicoStudent Digital Artist
Hi! I've used your WPZ 30 wolf photo as reference for one of my artworks. Here's my art Nights Like This, please feel free to tell me if I should edit how I credited you (I'm new to deviantart and I'm still learning how to tag people or how to basically edit a proper description for the art)
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FreedomFlyingHobbyist Digital Artist
May I use your stock on Horse Eden for commissions for in-game currency? It is only earned through game play, it's not purchased. :)
CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
Hi there! So sorry for the delayed response. Yes you may!
Donations are always appreciated of course. c:
FreedomFlying's avatar
FreedomFlyingHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Lol, if I have anything left after bills, I'll send a bit of it your way! XD
reveriegraphics's avatar
Hi! When making photo manipulations for others to use off deviantart, such as role playing sites, how should we direct them to credit you for the stock? Should the credit be directly on the image, under the image, or can the image link back to my deviation with all the stock credits? Thank you! 
CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
Hi there! Sorry for the delay on getting back to you about this. Any of those three options are all viable and acceptable ways to provide credit. Thanks so much for checking!
EmpressTheWolf's avatar
EmpressTheWolfHobbyist General Artist
Hi. I wanted to use some of your stock for personal use (just using it to give a face to my ocs) without uploading it to deviantart / and or anything else. Should I still submit it to my deviantart so you can see? (Sorry i'm stupid and don't understand your really simply rules) If you don't want me using it that's fine.
CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
If you do not upload to DA that's fine, I just ask that you please comment or send a note with a link to the off site use for each image used. Thanks!
Jirvey's avatar
JirveyHobbyist Digital Artist
Would you care if after we used one of your photos we offered the lines for other people to use? For example, I made this picture: Cubbens! by Jirvey
Then made these lines available for public use:
F2U Lion Cub Linearts by Jirvey
Also, if this is ok, would you mind if the lines were 'pay-to-use' or should they be 'free-to-use'?
CastleGraphics's avatar
CastleGraphics General Artist
Hey there! I would be fine with that, as long as you include credit for reference with the lines. Also, if you offer than as pay-to-use, I'd ask that you please make a donation to me if you accrue earnings from selling them. And of course, as always, please show me what you create! :D
Jirvey's avatar
JirveyHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I will do c:
JytteH's avatar
JytteHHobbyist General Artist
Hi! I was wondering if I can use your Gypsy Vanner stock to make sort of like "photo blends" with textures etc to sell on a website for in-game money (the website is called www.myhorsez.com and it's Dutch). I hope to hear back from you :D Your stock is wonderful by the way :)
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CastleGraphics General Artist
Hey there! That will be fine, as long as you credit me on the image (text that says castlegraphics.deviantart.com or castlegraphics @ deviantart, something along those lines). And be sure to share what you make with me - if you don't upload to DA then you can just send me a note with a link to off site uploads (such as imgur or the like).

Also as its a way to gain game currency, I would really appreciate DA point donations in return. c:
stillarebel's avatar
I really appreciate being able to use your stock freely. I am retired on less than one thousand dollars a month social security, so am always looking to sell any of my art that i can. I sell stuff at a stand that i set up at fleamarkets and street festivals during the summer months to supplement my social security income. I would like permission to use your photos to create artwork and to have them printed on covers for throw pillows to sell. You have become my "go to" site for wildelife photos. Love your work
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