Della-Stock FAQ

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Please take a second to stop and read these before you download or use

Prior to using my stock, please be familiar with DeviantART's FAQ rules, mainly
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
"The use of stock imagery at deviantART is permissible if and only if you can provide a link to the source of the stock image along with some kind of proof that you have satisfied the terms of the stock image license."  

:pointr:1. Link to me in the description.
(It can be a link to the original picture, a link to my icon, or both.)

:pointr:2. Link your deviation back here.
(Preferably on the page of the picture you used, but anything will do.)

Need help linking? FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

:bulletred: In accordance with DeviantART's terms of use: Please remember: These photos are submitted for your use, not for you to take and resubmit as your own photographs. All deviations using my stock that are submitted to the photomanipulation gallery should be altered in such way that it is clear you have used techniques other than a filter and/or alteration in the color of the original :bulletred:

:pointr:3. Restrictions: :censored:  I don't want my photos containing human models, to be used in ANY HATE RELATED ARTWORK

 Please do not use my stock for artwork that depicts hatred for any particular race, religion, celebrity, or use my stock to show hatred for or to insult my friends or I.

This includes:

PORNOGRAPHY: Model stocks are not to be used in pornographic imagery - Please respect the models, they are PEOPLE with feelings and families

RELIGIOUS AGENDAS:  No religious campaigns or agendas or anti-whatever you are against artwork. Angels are fine, mythology is fine, the devil is fine.... I just don't want my work connected with any judgmental hate or bias. 

POLITICAL AGENDAS: This means no voting, abortion demonstrations, women's lib, 9/11 memorials, anti-war, pro-war, "the USA (or any other country) is great" type of things. NO HATE messages of any sort!

DevSecret: please, I do not want my model stocks associated with your secrets. Most submissions aren't even artistic, I do not like the idea of my art being copied with text written over it.

Redistributed You may not, under any circumstances distribute or publish my stocks under any other user-name or on any other website. 

:pointr:Where: Just remember, these stock photos are free to use PRIMARILY ON deviantART.  They can be used in photo manipulations, paintings, references, ect.

MODEL STOCKS: Stocks of models (prior to 2011) other than Larissa or I do not have a third party model release. Which means they need to stay on DeviantART. Thank you

Use of Landscape/Animal/Nature/Object/Texture stock: feel free to post your manipulations/traditional art on other websites (like Flickr, Ponybox, personal websites) with credit and links

:bulletblue:For Blog/Website Layout: Please give credit

:bulletblue:On DeviantART CSS: Please provide a credited linkback to my stock site

:bulletblue:Prints: If you use my stock and would like to sell it in prints (on DA or off DA), send me a note with a link to the print, so that I can wishlist it. Thank you

:bulletblue: Commercial use - Please e-mail me

::: |DeviantART's FAQ about Stock Art|:::

FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
FAQ #12: DeviantArt doesn't allow 'Hate Art', 'Hate Speech' or 'Hate Propaganda', what is this?
FAQ #204: If my print contains an image that isn't mine, can I still use it for print?

Its okay to :+fav: stock. It helps make it more popular and used. So please support the art you use, and fav it!
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23jcrosby12's avatar
There was a underwater stock i would have loved to use, but that other user named larissa-stock appears to have been off the site for 446 weeks now, since 2010, so other then crediting you, and i credited her, she most likely wouldn't see it.
o0-WarriorMaiden-0o's avatar
I'd like to use a few of your place/location stock photos in my commissions on HEE ( Is that all right? Credit will be included on the actual image, a link will be posted in the upload description, and the only earnings will be in-game currency or items. :)
Morrigan's Messanger by FreedomFlying
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o0-WarriorMaiden-0o's avatar
Thank you very much! :)
Terra-Anne's avatar
Ignore this comment here, I'm just going to PM you instead.

But you have wonderful stock by the way  :3
Cheesebunnies's avatar
Hey with the violence part, since I want to use them as a guide, is it ok if I draw some violent pics? I wasn't quite sure...
somebodycallednobody's avatar

I would like to use rip curl ([link]) in a collage for my drawing class. The piece I make with it will not be sold or anything, and if I do post it on dA, I will definitely link back to the image.

Is it alright that I use it for a school project? I ask because I don't want to infringe on your artistic rights. :)

Thank you.
Helena-Lou's avatar
Hello! I have a question about your stock.
I'm a graphic design student, and I have to make an fake record album cover for my project. I was wondering if you minded if I used one of your model stocks for it? It won't be used as anything except being submitted as my grade. Ofcourse you'll be refrenced in everything do do with the image and I will upload it later to dA for you to see.
I just wanted to make sure. I know that some stock artists don't like for their stock to be used this way.

Thank you.
Della-Stock's avatar
as long as references are givin it's great
JamesDenniston's avatar
I have a question for you.... you say it's OK to use your Landscape/Animal/Nature/Object/Texture stock on other websites as long as it's linked and credited...... but what if the image page asks for a permission - say for instance this image [link] ??? can the image still be used regardless of obtaining said permission as long as it's linked and credited????
Della-Stock's avatar
yes, it's a blanket permission form
Sylrien's avatar
I have a small question regarding the rule about gore. I wish to use your Rebirth.2 stock as the basis for an image I want to paint depicting Erzsebet Bathory, the Blood Countess.

The reason I'm questioning is that there isn't any gratuitous gore in the image apart from the bath of blood, would that count as a violation against the rule?

(If you like I could temporarily upload the image elsewhere for you to see yourself in order to make judgement.)
Della-Stock's avatar
You are fine. It is mostly to protect the younger models whose parents are afraid of what artist may do
Midnightsky23's avatar
My question might seem kind of obvious but i need to ask about this-
I wanted to ask about your rule about how you can't just change the color or put a filter over it. I just want to know how much editing has to be done before you consider it enough. Some people insist you take the model/animal/plant etc. be cut out of the original background, but with the program i use i can't do that. I just need to know if that's what you mean so i know if i can use this stock [link] or not. Sorry for the obvious question ^^;
Della-Stock's avatar
It needs to show that you've use the image to practice some sort of technique in whatever program you have. Not just "hey look at my cool photo with a filter over it"
Midnightsky23's avatar
Oh, okay. Thank you for the help!
Taraworld's avatar
thanks for this stock ;)
I know paintiers can use your photos, but i'd like to be use that i ca, sold my painting after withtout problem? i'm interested by a donkey photo ;)
Thanks :)
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Taraworld's avatar
i'd like to be to be use...
oneoftheclan's avatar
hi what about evolution theme will hardly even recognise your image very faint is that cool
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