USEFUL THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE USING MY STOCK :
- 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…
UNRESTRICTED LOCATION STOCK
IMPORTANT - YOU CAN ONLY FIND UNRESTRICTED STOCK IN THE FOLLOWING FOLDER HERE UNRESTRICTED STOCK FOLDER
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)
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:
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)
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)
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.