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Journal Entry: Fri Apr 2, 2010, 6:12 PM


1. Please link back to FantasyStock. FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
2. Please send a link to your artwork in a note to me.
3. Please send a link to your print/commercial use or reproduction as soon it is up for sale at dA. I usually add your prints to my wishlist!

Need Clarification?

1. I ask for a link back in the description of each deviation that has been created with even one small element of my stockart. (That's what that faq link is doing up there; see above. It will tell you how to make links on dA.) If you showcase your work on another website, please add a link to my main page here at dA on the same web page where you display your art. I think that's fair.

2. If you used my stockart, I want to see it! Notes are usually the fastest way yo get my attention. Each time you use my stock, please tell me. Please don't assume that I will know which of your works have my stocks in them even if I +devWatch you. I won't know unless you tell me. Once I'm notified of where to look, I'll give it a +fav if I like it, so I can look back and appreciate how my stockart has been used. (I reserve my favorites just for this purpose.) Please keep in mind that I don't always have time to view every piece of art that is sent to me. I try to see as many as I can. I often leave comments. You don't need my permission to use my stocks if you just intend to use it for your personal projects.

3. I know I cannot police each use of my stock. Though I'd like you to please show me when you use any of my stockart for profit. You have my permission to submit your work to dA Prints. If you sell prints here on dA, and if I like the print, I'll add the prints that have my stockart in them to my wishlist as advertisement for you. (I reserve my wishlist just for this purpose, so don't be shy about showing me. I'm really not at all scary.) If you need a model release form, please just show me the work and ask me.


Using my stock to make other stock images to put into your gallery is prohibited unless you first get my written permission. This is a respect issue. I respect other stockers, and I hope they will pay me the same respect. Don't redistribute my stock until I have had time to look over your rules of use (etc) to decide whether I want you to do this! Get my permission FIRST! It's not difficult!


This section of my gallery is considered "unrestricted." What this means is that you don't need my permission to use these photos in your commercial or personal projects. (Note, this does NOT include using my stock to make new resources!) I merely want to be shown your work. Please follow any rules you may find in individual descriptions of my stock photos. Other unrestricted stock accounts can be found here:…


If you have a school project, please feel free to use my stock without asking. The only things I'd like in return are simple: Please tell me about it, please credit me if you can, and please send a link for me to see it if you can. (I understand that most yearbooks and school newspapers aren't published online, but schools usually allow siting a source for a photo used in a y/b or in the school's paper.) Thanks!


I offer a lot of FREE avatars for people to use at dA. You can view my folder of Free Avatars, or you can visit my old avatar account, FantasyStockAvatars, for an even bigger selection.

My free avatars each have descriptions with rules. Please read them for each avatar, as each one's rules may slightly differ.

This isn't enough for you? (Greedy Bastard! I was expecting YOU! Hehe!) I'd like to direct you to Free-dAvatars, a group that I founded with the FreeAvatarProject for some of dA's best (and most consistently active) avatar creators to show off their freebies!

Still not good enough for you? Well, I can make something for you. Check out my Commissions Policies to find out how to request a personalized avvie for you or a friend.


Please ask permission before using any of my stock if you plan to create any stamps, icons or avatars with it. Thank you!


I should not have to say this: My stock art is never to be used in pornographic or hateful material. Just in case you don't know what this means, I'll refer you to deviantART's rules on these matters:#!@%, I can't believe I even have to include this in my policies. It's such a disappointment that after 4 years of offering stock at dA, this issue had to come up. I hate rules! I hate adding more rules! But some people seem to need them in order to behave. Basically, just please respect my art, and I'll respect yours.


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About the Models

Special Thanks :thanks: to the people that have contributed to my stockart selection. THANK YOU for putting up with my often bizarre requests, giving me your free time, and allowing the art community to use your likenesses as an outlet for their creativity. It's a most kind and generous gift.
Artists: These models have donated their free time to help give you the tools you need to produce your art. Please respect their likenesses, so they may continue to bring you fun poses, costumes and emotions for your creative urges to play out. Thanks!


Though it's not necessary for you to send a donation, it's always appreciated when my services pay off a little. I take donations at Paypal, which can be sent to

I also appreciate devPoints donations if you prefer to do that instead. You can donate points to me here.

Whichever donation method works for you, I'm grateful. Thank you!


I like fantasy & scifi art. I'm happily married with 1 kitty & 2 dogs. (So sad when I had to update that to "1 kitty".) I don't usually take stock requests, but I'm open to new ideas. Offering stockart is my way of feeling useful. This is NOT my secondary dA account; it's my primary one. My desk is always cluttered.


Read or leave a message here if you want to ask anything. Maybe your question has already been answered!
Due to the volume of messages that I receive, I cannot take the time to reply to each and every comment that I receive. I do try to read all the messages that are received, and I try to reply as often as possible. Thanks to everyone that leaves a comment for me. Your feedback always helps me feel inspired!

:floating: HAVE A FUN DAY! :floating:

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PathfinderJak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
Hi. I was wondering if I could use one of your stocks as the background of a YouTube video I am working on. The video will not be monetized.
foreveramberphotog Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Hi, Ive seen your sword images and wondered if you allow artwork with them featured to be featured and sold on other sites?
Peachbelle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you allow your unrestricted stock to be used on book covers? 
melonie9201 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
i used your stock thanks
cluttergirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here. Thank you so much.
War of the Bots by cluttergirl
Leoodran Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Octahazer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Is it alright if I use these stocks for my group Kingdom-of-Solace? You'll be given credit, of course. I won't be posting them on my account. It'll be via the journals there and such. 
calba301 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Thank you! I used your stock here…
pcgirlLynnLandes Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your stock of your brother here. It was in a cute faestock competition. I depicted her as thrilled to have married your handsome brother.
I hope you like it.
Blubirdss Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I read commercial use is permitted.
nagellacquer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, I'm a graphic novel artist, I was wondering if you're okay with using photos as pose reference for drawing (not traced), which may appear in published works at some point. This is mostly a question about the not-unrestricted sections of your stock, since I am interested mostly in the human model poses. Thanks!
Marilis5604 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the great stock. Used here: Heart
Dreams Summer by Marilis5604
cespra2002 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
i have used your stock here…
in-ovo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer  hello thank-you  for the pic i used it also on my instagram page 
BlackSpotDesign Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
There's a texture of yours I'd like to use, but in a different colour. Is it okay for me to adjust the image to make it more red? Here's the one I wanted to use:…
OCeCanUsay Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Hi!  I have a school assignment and am using some of your stock art to complete it!  Please contact me if there are problems.  Thanks!   poncaparadiseanimalrescue.weeb…
zullsar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hepdarcan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
FantasyArt0102 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your stock here link . Thank you very much:happybounce: 
VitaShuba Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used one of your stocks Thanks!
Mandelblute Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used one of your stocks here [link]

thank you.
henningsmith Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I want to use a photo i found as a background to my website i am creating and would like to know how i contact owner of photo... how can i find this out?
TheIronParasite Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey i used one or two of your gun photos in some album artwork im doing for my friends EP, ill link it to you when im done! :P 
Little-Miss-Spades Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using a texture for my custom bgs on my profile page! 
Here's a link to where one was uploaded:
Little-Miss-Spades Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually here, oops!
toxicsoil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Digital Artist

Used your lovely hands here:…




carlosmaximus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello I use your stock here… thank you for sharing peace stay walking
dynacs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013

Damn it! linking to fail.


Hi. I'm app developer.

I use one of your texture in my app as a background.

Search 'Magic Lock Screen' in App Store.

Thank you for your sharing. really~~really~~ :)

dynacs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013

Hi. Used one of your stocks link

Thank you.

dynacs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013

Used one of your stocks



hatemorse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
And a link to the image use for your approval here:

hatemorse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Hey Fantasy Stock - We'd like to use this image for the cover of our music EP.
If we credit you - 'Photo by Fantasy Stock on Deviant Art' release can we go ahead? We aren't making much deviation of the image - just making it slightly transparent.
Please let us know asap - it's quite urgent! Thanks - KM on behalf of Ballet School band.
VivaLaLlama Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I used one of your hair textures here: [link]
Thank you! :)
Dalal-N Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I used one of your texture stocks in an image I want to sell as a print on Society6. Is that alright? It's this one. [link]
The-Bibliophile Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Used one of your stocks ( [link] )here - [link]

Eventually will also be on Wattpad as a book cover and on Photobucket so I can do html linking things. Credits and link back will be listed.
Carynalein Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thank you, amazing stock! i used here [link]
luinelle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yea same question as roepyon. Are we allowed to use for book covers?
Roepyon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are we allowed to use your stocks for book covers and sell those said book covers for profit? Just making sure! :)
bettaluv Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Your stock was used here: [link]
Thank you =)
veuliahzg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
SpectrumKitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
[link] used
thanks ^^
IlonaLaura Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you so much.
Jen0769 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Used your Sword here: [link] and here: [link]
veuliahzg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
i juse moon here [link]
veuliahzg Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
i juse your great moon here [link]
jo-without-an-e Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used one of your stock images here [link] (it's the background) Thanks! its beautiful
Freedfreed Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thanks used one of your stock here [link]
XxIronAndBloodxX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just curious but for your use of stock in personal work, are they allowed to be used in nudity pictures, I didn't read anything about it, but I could have over read it.
progmike Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I used your repeating image as my website background. I desurarated it and altered the tone range somewhat.
I think it looks great!
Thank you very much.
My the way, my site is non-commercial apart from a link to my redbubble, which pays into an animal rescue charity.
I'm not sure what a 'linkback' is? I'm quite new to the web.
I'll put a link to your Deviant Art page in my links section.
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