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Hello everyone ! (Or rather to the few who will read this message)

I post this Journal Entry to inform you of something quite important about my works and the causes of it.
As the title announces, I will now put watermarks on some of my works. If you want the image without watermark, it is worth now to buy it (or kindly ask me according to what you want to do with it).
BUT it only concerns the original creations (and the commissions, but I will come back later), the fan-arts will remain without watermark and available to all in HD. For the simple and good reason that, of one, making money on a fan-art without the agreement of the legal owner of the basic work is forbidden, and that, of two, I don't see the utility to put a big watermark on a fan-art (I would just put my logo in a small corner).
Also, all creatives already posted will remain as it is. I do not see the need to put a watermark now, they are already circulating on the net.

So why did I make that decision ?

  • The first and most important reason is to protect my work. Indeed, if some people are kind and moral enough to ask me permission to use my work for profit, it is not the case for everyone. And after being stolen some of my creations to be used to make money on my back (especially by a pub agency, perfectly aware of the laws), believe me that I'm rather annoyed. Let's be honest, you can of course use my works as you wish, as long as it remains in a non-lucrative way (even if I appreciate to be credited ;) Besides thanks to those who circulate my works, Especially on Tumblr where I received a lot of answers). But using intellectual property to make money without authorization from the author is illegal and punishable by law.
  • The second reason is that I would like to get a minimum amount of compensation for my work. Indeed, I intend to make my trade and therefore live. You will surely have my status "Hobbyist" go to "Student" in a little more than a year (I will study 3D computer graphics at the HEAJ in Belgium). With this in mind, I will also in some cases, or upon request, make available 3D models (and textures if any) of my works. As well as officially accept the commissions (But I would make a Journal Entry and put a descriptive in some time).

I would use the option of selling deviantart for this, so it will be very simple for you if you want to buy it.

However, according to the laws, if you buy one of my works, you buy its use, not its property. Which means you still need my agreement to use it for commercial reasons and the image still belongs to me. That is why I would ask you not to distribute the image without watermark without my consent (which I would gladly give you if you ask me with good reasons), because the poster is to make it accessible and desirable to be Stolen again.
By cons, you can do what you want from the image with watermark (except trying to remove the watermark, of course).

I hope you understand my reasons and I wish you a good day / evening / morning / night / weekend / and even appetite if you want, depending on the time you read this post (especially with jet lag, Deviantart is international).

As usual, I apologize for the mistakes, I am not very comfortable with English.

Thanks to follow my work and read this text :)

Bye bye ~~
Etrelley
    How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Since I got my new PC, in September, so about 11 months.

   What does your username mean?

So, originally, it was a pun. Between "estrella", star in Spanish and "ley", a name I often used for RPs. But when I bought Minecraft (this is where I chose this nickname), I forgot the "s". So instead of "Estrelley" I had "Etrelley". And as I liked and as I was sure he was unique, I kept it :) And I like the sounds alot (it's pronounced étrélèye French) :)

    Describe yourself in three words.

Creative, scientific, reader (fierce) :)

    Are you left or right handed?

Right.

    What was your first deviation?

Anneau Rowena Serdaigle / Ring Rowena Ravenclaw - by Etrelley

And when I see my Meshes of the time, I have evolved XD

    What is your favourite type of art to create?

Lately, 3D, but I'm doing everything, even if I not deviant :)

    If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Digital drawing, particularly figures ^^

    What was your first favourite?

Queen Elsa Beautifull Power by ELSAtheCrystalMaiden

I had forgotten :O

    What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

No particular preference. It just that it taps me in the eye, whether for achievement, beauty, technical or message.

    Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

I have a lot that I like, but I would Sakimichan (and from the TOP, I'm not the only one XD).

    If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Ensombrecer:iconensombrecer:. He makes me laugh with his little Death and it is quite nice the little I was able to discuss with him. And he speaks French, which is important for me who have trouble with English XD

    How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

I do not really know... But much anyway ! :D

    What are your preferred tools to create art?

Um, right now my computer, especially Blender Cycles, my 3D software. But as said above, I do everything! For example, this weekend, I'll paint some of the doors of my house (I intend to do a phoenix for my room) :D

    What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

No idea ! x)

    What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I do not really know. In fact, I'm really pleased that people like what I do and do not hesitate to say it, but also to share the same subject: Art :) I do not remember in particular that is more glaring than others ^^