STOCK TERMS OF USE PLEASE READ
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Published: June 25, 2007

USEFUL THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE USING MY STOCK :


  • By downloading and using my stock you are agreeing to abide by my terms of use below, and it is in your best interests to understand them. Failing to follow my terms will result in me asking you to remove my stock from your art.
  • My stock does not belong in the public domain, The entire contents of my gallery, be that unrestricted or restricted stock, personal artwork or photography are all subject to full copyright law.
  • The license I provide - as detailed on this page - is extended to DA members only.
  • DeviantART, its owners etc do not own the copyright to my stock or artwork submitted to this site. As stated in the submission policy here: about.deviantart.com/policy/su…
  • Stock providers - if you wish to borrow my terms of use for your own stock galleries you absolutely may!





UNRESTRICTED LOCATION STOCK


IMPORTANT - YOU CAN ONLY FIND UNRESTRICTED STOCK IN THE FOLLOWING FOLDER HERE :pointr: UNRESTRICTED STOCK FOLDER :pointl:
Unrestricted stock has a GREEN info/copyright strip on the physical image, and whilst it is unrestricted, it is still subject to full copyright law, my work is not public domain.


THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH MY UNRESTRICTED LOCATION STOCK

  • Use this stock freely for personal or commercial work.
  • Repost your derivative artwork to your own websites/personal blogs/FB/art forums/galleries etc
  • Create - Photomanipulations, digital paintings, mixed media works etc (Please make significant alterations to my original stock so it is clear your work is a derivative.)
  • Create Traditional and digital artwork using my stock as references (All traditional and digital artists are welcome to use my stock for pose/costume/fabric references etc in your artwork.)
  • Use my stock in your school/college/university work, portfolios is OK as long as you abide by the terms above! (Please make sure you also follow the requirements your tutors/teachers lay out for crediting etc in academic work.)
  • Use my unrestricted stock in your TUTORIALS. HOWEVER please DO NOT place the original into a downloadable file on any site - this is redistribution and is not permitted. Please only link to the original deviation.
  • Submit prints of your work using my stock for sale through the DeviantART Prints Service or other online print sites. I HEREBY GRANT ALL DEVIANT ARTISTS PERMISSION TO USE MY STOCK IN ANY AND ALL DEVIANTART PRINTS WITHOUT RESTRICTION. You're welcome :)
  • PLEASE Credit and notify me. Whilst this is not a requirement on my unrestricted stock, it is still appreciated as I love to see what people do with my work! Don't forget that DA requires you to credit all stock and resources you use in your work!
  • Use my unrestricted stock in HORSE MANIPS: this is fine but please add credit on the image if its being shared on another horse sim site.

THINGS YOU CANNOT DO WITH MY UNRESTRICTED LOCATION STOCK

  • Redistribute my stock images "as is", your work must be a significant derivative please - this includes resource files for tutorials
  • Create "Premades" or "precuts" from this stock
  • Claim it as your own
  • Share it on social media sites "as is"




RESTRICTED LOCATION AND MODEL STOCK


IMPORTANT - unless explicitly stated, all stock in my gallery is restricted (with the exception of my unrestricted stock folder - see above)
All my model and location stock is subject to the following terms of use
PLEASE NOTE - RESTRICTED STOCK HAS RED OR BLACK INFO STRIPS ON THE PHYSICAL IMAGE (In the case of very old stock they might have no info strip but are still subject to the same terms)


THINGS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO WHEN USING MY RESTRICTED LOCATION OR MODEL STOCK


THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH MY RESTRICTED LOCATION AND MODEL STOCK

  • Repost your derivative artwork to your own websites/personal blogs/FB/art forums/galleries etc is fine as long as you have submitted to DeviantART first and notified/credited me (see terms above).
  • Create - Photomanipulations, digital paintings, mixed media works etc Please make significant alterations to my original stock so it is clear your work is a derivative.
  • Create Traditional and digital artwork using my stock as references for pose/costume/fabric references etc in your artwork - please credit and notify as normal.
  • Use my stock in your school/college/university work, portfolios is OK as long as you abide by the terms above! Please make sure you also follow the requirements your tutors/teachers lay out for crediting etc in academic work.
  • Submit prints of your work using my stock for sale through the DeviantART Prints Service. I HEREBY GRANT ALL DEVIANT ARTISTS PERMISSION TO USE MY STOCK IN ANY AND ALL DEVIANTART PRINTS WITHOUT RESTRICTION. You're welcome :) (For all other printing like redbubble etc or any commercial use please read the info in the next box)
  • Use my stock for contests and challenges run by individuals or groups here on DA.
  • Use my stock for horse manips but if they are being displayed on any site other than DeviantArt please add credit to the image.
  • Use my restricted stock in your TUTORIALS.HOWEVER please DO NOT place the original into a downloadable file on any site - this is redistribution and is not permitted. Please only link to the original deviation.

THINGS YOU CANNOT DO WITH MY RESTRICTED LOCATION AND MODEL STOCK

  • Use this stock in commercial work without written permission - fees apply Please contact me first in all instances to discuss your project and to get details of fees or restrictions. (read the info in the box below) xelandriax at gmail dot com
  • Redistribute this stock image "as is"
  • Create "Premade Stock","Precut Stock" "Premade book covers" from this stock E.G. for Wattpad et al**
  • Claim it as your own
  • Share it on social media sites "as is"
  • Submit my work with minor edits to the photography gallery as "touch ups" or "post edit work" (Minor changes such as hue/saturation, post edits, HDR/B&W dodging/ burning/ blending/ touch ups with my stock is not permitted.)
  • Use my stock in any artwork that contains illegal/copyright infringing images taken from Google (or other search engine) or celebrity photographs.
  • Use my stock in any corporate contests run by DeviantART or separately by outside companies/magazines where the winning work will be used commercially.

PLEASE DO NOT: Use my stock for the following types of work:
  • TUBING, GLITTER TAGS, SIGNATURE TAGS, ICONS, "DEVIANTART SECRETS"
  • WEBSITE LAYOUTS OR BANNERS, CELEBRITY MANIPULATIONS
  • WALLPAPERS BEING SHARED ON EXTERNAL SITES EG DESKTOP NEXUS OR WALLPAPERS.COM
  • CREATION OF RP AVATARS/CHARACTER PROFILES
  • RACIST/POLITICAL/DEROGATORY/FETISH/NUDE WORK
  • BOOK COVERS - PAID OR FREE EG WATTPAD ETC PLEASE SEE THE BOX BELOW




COMMERCIAL USE TERMS FOR RESTRICTED LOCATION STOCK


PLEASE NOTE - I do not allow commercial use of my restricted location stock due to the fees involved in gaining any necessary property releases - which can be exorbitantly expensive. You are welcome to contact me to discuss it via email as above, however, please be aware that I am likely to refuse all requests for commercial use on my restricted location stock because of costs involved in getting a property release on top of my fees which I am not in control of. Sorry. Please check out my unrestricted location stock folder for alternatives which can be used commercially.

COMMERCIAL USE TERMS FOR RESTRICTED MODEL STOCK


Commercial model releases must be purchased prior to the work being made commercially available - please see below.

Any commercial work where you are being paid for your services and wish to use my restricted model stock requires the purchase of a commercial model release which must be organized beforehand. Please contact me directly by email - xelandriax at gmail dot com for details of fees relating to your project.

BOOK COVER RESTRICTIONS - I do not allow my stock to be used to make mock/ hypothetical/ premade/ personal book/album covers or other media - please contact me to discuss your project before you use my stock. I cannot stress this enough. This includes but is not limited to Nanowrimo stories, Wattpad and other similar literature sites.

LICENSES AVAILABLE FOR RESTRICTED MODEL STOCK:

:bulletblue: 10 year DIGITAL ONLY model release - for example Ebook covers, print on demand services for Ebook covers upto 10,000 units or traditional/digital reference work etc - Starts from £50 (Pounds sterling)

:bulletblue: Full commercial model release - for paper print book covers, album covers and all other prints/ printed merchandise - pricing depends on size of print run or units. Starts from £200 (Pounds sterling)

:bulletblue: 10 year Exclusive commercial model release - covers all digital and printed media with exclusive use of the image for 10 years - image will be removed from my galleries for the period. Please contact me and provide project details for accurate pricing.

Prints permission is only granted automatically for use on DeviantART - IE Print on Demand services.

CURRENT UPDATE JULY 2019 - updated, slimmed down, updated wording
Previous Update Jan 2016 - added clarification on book covers for sites like wattpad not being permitted
Previous Update May 2015 - added clarification for tutorial use
Previous Update June 2014 - Clarification that horse manips are ok, need credit on the image
Previous Update November 2013 - Clarification of the location of the "info strips" on the physical stock images
Previous Update August 2013 - Journal Restyling to make restricted and unrestricted terms separate
Previous Update June 2013 - clarification on commercial use and required fees.
Previous update march 2013 - edit to css to make text more visible, adding clause regarding the use of SXC stock images.



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Amanda-Kulp's avatar
Amanda-KulpProfessional Digital Artist
Yikes! $61usd for your model stock. That's over half of whats charged for a premade cover. Do you post your model stock on sites such as Shutterstock or depositphotos? 

Btw, your rules are super organized. This must have taken forever. I maybe wrote two sentences on my stock rules because I just couldn't be bothered Laugh 
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
:shrug: I prefer to be actually paid if somebody is profiting off my hard work - if you aren't charging a decent rate for your own work I can't help that though I run sales throughout the year like the one thats currently on my front page ;)
No, my stock is completely exclusive to DA only, if you find it available anywhere else it's stolen.
15 years of people asking all sorts of questions about how they can and can't use your stock will do that.
Amanda-Kulp's avatar
Amanda-KulpProfessional Digital Artist
I feel at my skill level I am charging a decent price especially because I am new at book covers but I understand. Personally I sometimes do not think I am ready but guess you never find out until you try.

I did not even see the sale! :sweatdrop: revamp v2 Thank you!!
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
Everyone starts somewhere and it's very much down to personal preference :) 
brotherson34's avatar
brotherson34Hobbyist Digital ArtistFeatured
could I use your stock for my covers please
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General ArtistFeatured
Please read the information clearly provided in this journal -

unrestricted stock - you may use for premade or commissioned book covers - please note that unrestricted stock has a green strip on the actual image and can only be found in 1 folder

restricted stock - no premade book covers are allowed at all unless you have arranged and paid for a commercial release through me - this is for any stock not found in the unrestricted stock folder including location and all model stock. 
Peachbelle's avatar
PeachbelleHobbyist General ArtistFeatured
I'm sorry if this has been asked a million times before but do you allow unrestricted landscape stock to be used on bookcovers?  
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
As long as it's in my unrestricted folder you can by all means use it for your cover work :) the stock must be manipulated though :)
Peachbelle's avatar
PeachbelleHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll of course, still credit and show you :)
Esmeralda-stock's avatar
Just a quick note to say I borrowed a few words here and there for my new stock rules. More like a ref and inspiration than anything else. Cheers!
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
No problem! Glad they came in useful!!
NUBES112's avatar
Hi, i used your beautiful images here:nubes112.deviantart.com/art/Pa…
Thank you
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
Thanks for the link! :hug:
InfernalHunterArt's avatar
InfernalHunterArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I want to know if I can post a photomanipulation with your stock (here it is: fav.me/d8jfz6l) on such print sites as redbubble or fineartamerica?
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
You can as I consider those to be very small print runs and personal use - don't forget that I do not provide commercial releases for my restricted location stock so more than a few dozen units sold I would have to ask you to take the work down again as it exceeds what most people would consider personal use. :)

Thanks for the link!
InfernalHunterArt's avatar
InfernalHunterArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your answer! I am thinking to post this work as a print outide DA, but I am not sure yet. If I'll ever do it, I will inform you. :) (Smile) 
jacij's avatar
jacij General Artist
Hi Elandria, just wondering, although I haven't finished it yet (so may not need a book cover or could change it, hopefully I'll get there though), I used one of your stock pictures to make this image jacij.deviantart.com/art/Drago…
Would it be ok to use it for a digital book cover (it would be for a choose your own adventure type app) and if it was ok, what sort of charges would apply? (Asking because pretty sure this comes under commercial use, but doesn't feature a model and I'm not sure if you are ok with using your stock for that sort of thing). There is a credits page that can link back to your site.
Thanks :)
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
I'm sorry, other than my unrestricted stock I don't allow or provide commercial releases for my location images due to property restrictions which is mentioned in the commercial use section at the bottom of my terms.
jacij's avatar
jacij General Artist
Ok, that's a shame I loved the castle photo. I can understand why it's a problem though. Thanks anyway.
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
Yer I would love to be able to provide releases, but they are very difficult to get and the cost makes my eyes water.  Not to mention that I would hate for any artist to get into trouble if I just went ahead and said use whatever images you like. :/ Its a tough one!
Kuldi's avatar
Hello dear Elandria! I've read through your rules, and several pages with other peoples questions but could not find an answer to what I was wondering. I've been looking for some good pictures of dark fabric for ages, both on dA and other stock sites, and cannot find anything useful. Do you allow using parts of your dresses/dresstrains in manips? (not the whole dress) I would like to use for example the bottom of this dress: elandria.deviantart.com/art/Af…
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
Thats absolutely fine if you just need a bit of fabric or drape references, please do still credit my stock and send me a link though :) 
Kuldi's avatar
yay, so awesome! I will credit ofcourse! :)
QueenObscurePairings's avatar
QueenObscurePairingsProfessional General Artist
When you say FETISH/NUDE WORK
Do you mean nude as in porn? As I think being nude, itself isn't porny. And fetish? So using your stock for my Anthro art would be fetish?

Also, when you say commercial, do you mean as in sells? Or using them as means of promoting images?
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