Updated FAQ

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I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction.
You don't need me to email prints-permissions anymore!  For prints outside of DA, please ask first.  And read my FAQs for other important info.


Q: Can I make a print/t-shirt/mousepad/dartboard using your stock?

A: Yes, absolutely. You no longer need my individual permission. I have given all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all DA prints.
Once you have created an piece of art using my stock (and I don't mean just changing the tones or adding a filter) that image is YOUR original artwork.  Therefore, you have the right to publish it in any format you like: as part of a magazine article, as the cover to a CD, as part of your personal website/gallery, in a book of art, on the cover of a novel, on cafepress items, promotional materials (for your artwork or for another artist/musician.)  

I only ask that no one use the raw or unaltered (or barely altered) images in any of the above.  I can't actually stop anyone from doing that, but I do appeal to your integrity to grant me that one request.   Also, I ask as a favor that you let me know how/where my stock is being published, so I can buy the books/magazines/CDs etc.  I'm not going to have any grandkids to show, but I will be able to look back when I'm an old lady and say "Well, lookie there.  I was a muse, wasn't I?"  

Q: I have been invited to display my art in a gallery/coffee house/school exhibition. Can I use images I created with your stock?

A: Yes (see above), and best wishes to you! Have a good show!

Q: Do you take requests?
A: Nope.  I only do this when I feel inspired.  Requests = work.  I will, however, welcome suggestions and ideas.

Q: Can I post my images in which I've used your stock on my personal website?

A: Yes.  If you like, I'll even add your site to my "links" page of my website.

Q: I want to use your stock to make something potentially offensive. Do you care?

A: Not really. If that's what you do, then knock yourself out.  Just don't be hurt if I don't add it to my favorites.

Q: I'm a photographer. Would you model for me?

A: Only if a/ you live in the DFW area: b/ are not creepy c/I feel like it.  So, that's a big "maybe."

Q: Some stock models get really upset if the artist only changes the saturation/sharpness/contrast and then posts it. Do you care?

A: If you're doing the best you can do and creating something you are proud of, then I'm not going to complain. But I prefer that those images be confined to DA or personal art galleries only.  Everyone has to start out by experimenting and trying out new things, and that's fine.

Q: Are you married? Your husband lets you do this?

A: Yes, for 10+ years now. My husband is an artist, so nude models are not particularly scandalous to him.  Even if one is his wife. :)

Q: Can I use your stock to draw from? I just need pose reference.

A: Of course!  I am here to serve.  

Q: How old are you? How tall?

A: My D.O.B is June 13, 1970, which at the time of writing this makes me 37. I'm 5'8" (or 176 cm) give or take an inch for posture and spinal compression.

Q: Why do you do this?

A: I've answered this a few times already. It may sound corny or stupid, but it's the truth: Even as a little kid, I loved classic art, especially paintings and sculptures of pretty women. Ingres' "Odalisque," Dicksee's "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," any Waterhouse, Leighton or Bouguereau femme-- I would look at pictures of those paintings for hours, admiring the skill of the artist but the beauty of the models as well. And I wanted not only to be able to paint like those masters but I also wanted to BE those women. It's vanity, surely. But I wanted to inspire that sort of genius and be part of something that would last for ages.
It makes me feel pretty.
It makes me feel useful.
It makes me feel a part of creation.
I enjoy being both an artist and a muse. I just wish I had started younger, because I know it's not going to last a whole lot longer. And I'm sincerely grateful to each and every artist who has chosen me to express his or her ideas. I get far more than I give. Thank you.


Here are a few places where artists have published/printed artwork containing my stock:
EXOTIQUE Page 132 "Xaea" by saiaii and page139 "Her Valentine" by zilla774

HEARTWORK the art of Ian Field-Richards aka zilla774 which is sadly no longer available at the moment.  

The July issue of "ImagineFX" contained EVIL QUEEN by thegryph

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anotherwanderer's avatar
I don't know if you check this site anymore, but here's a print of a painting using your stock. Thank you for providing these great resources, they have been extremely useful to me! society6.com/product/doppelgan…
SebastianBecker's avatar
Hey, just wanted to let you know I used your stock: 

Keep up the good work, it's realy inspiring. 
redydragonfly's avatar
8O Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful stock and images, either for hobbists or professionals, you are such a kind person!
Just one thing that isn't clear here; does this mean that we can use it for commercial use?
It is only because I wish to avoid conflicts or offence unnecessarily that I ask this question :)
MariaLoikkii's avatar
Yes, I am also greatful for this great stock, awsome work and commitment. Also I am wondering about the same thing as Redydragonfly: the rules/FAQ could be a bit more clear about the usage term. Can this stock be used for commercial use? My interest is specifically art prints and possibly selling them outside DA.
Selunia's avatar
Can I post the picture I made with your stock on my facebook account? It's not public, only visible to my friends :)
They love to see what I do but most are to lazy to visit dA regulary -.-
PanHesekielShiroi's avatar
I just read your rules and I'm thrilled about what I just read. Thank you so much for providing so many and so great stock images! :)
It's always a pain to pose yourself in front of a crappy cell phone camera just to have some kind of reference for some paintings.
It may take some time, but I'll be sure to look through your whole gallery. I think what you're doing is really great, thank you for sharing. :)
melanierogers's avatar
You are beautiful inside and out. Thank you for your generosity to the world at large, being the seed for so much art to be born out of.

Just a note, maybe it is already said somewhere here. Don't worry about getting older. You will always be a wonderful muse, even when you are 105, with great-great---grandchildren.

Portraying the changing/aging process is uniquely beautiful in another way for art. I'm new to getting stock, and brand new at manipulating images. It is so much fun.

I'm going happy hunting in your gallery now.

:iconheartloveplz: mel
LinzArcher's avatar
Was reading through here for the stock rules when I noticed that we have the same birthday! (I'm June 13, 1976) Wasn't expecting that! Awesome! About to post a new piece featuring you. Thank you for your abundant generosity sharing such wonderful reference with the community.
BulletTimeScully's avatar
Hi! I borrowed your stock (a tiny piece of it) here [link] Thanks for sharing!
Nudessence's avatar
For some time, I've been quite impressed with a lot of your pose references and have finally gotten around to trying some of them! [link] [link] [link] & [link] Thanks so much! There are many of us out here who really do sincerely appreciate you for the right reasons. Thanks again!
pareeerica's avatar
Thanks so much. I have used your beautiful stock here :)
Craig-Larsen's avatar
I used one of your images here [link]

Thank you for sharing your very beautiful.
jverhulst's avatar
Hi, I used your photo's several times, you can see them here: [link] and here: [link] I'm planning a pin up look in photoshop from your 'reclinig nude 15' Thanks, you are very generous!
lockstock's avatar
Amazing works! Thank you for showing them to me! :D
LordIlpilazzo's avatar
Hi! Long time watcher - first time "caller". I'm designing a cover of an e-book for a good friend (damn! When will I get a paying gig?) It's a mystery/detective story - a good one. When I read the book and got the description of the title character - I immediately thought of you. I'd like to use "Roses - 2" as the cover model. I’ll be glad to send you the finished image, or post it in DA for your approval prior to handing it off to her. And obviously I'll send you a link to the book itself. If that’s OK let me know – Mutt2000
rbissett's avatar
Just stumbled upon your work (play?) today. Awesome! I was surprised to discover I've already used a couple of your photos as reference via wetcanvas.com on the figure drawing forum. I'm excited about your princess packs. New art based on them will appear on [link] Thanks! Bob
andimagine's avatar
Biologically U r 11 years older than me, but generously U r far more than people like me, Why should am wrote that above line?
Coz I just read that above page and Just a few Words left to use for U, - :U R CARRYING A REAL HEART
Strange-Trip-Studios's avatar
beautiful stock used here :iconstrange-trip-studios: [link] ...thank you...I do have a show coming up, may I print and display my work which includes your image?
lockstock's avatar
can i talk to you on the net ? msn messenger, yahoo , icq, skype, aim .... ?
InsgesamtIngobert's avatar
Hi, I just stumbled over your stock-account. I wasn't such a big fan of stock photos before, because often they limit the use of stock-based artwork (like, you can't use it for commercials or can just upload it on dA). Then I read your updated FAQ (cause your photos produced lots of ideas in my mind) and I'm truly impressed by your answers and your opinion. And I'm thankful that great stock-photos like yours can be used without such limitations (of course it's a question of honour not to change just something small and then sell it). And it seems as if you were already muse to many deviants, so you've reached your goal I guess :) Just wanted to share my thoughts, hope you don't mind. keep up your great stock account. I'll surely let you know if I use some of your photos as reference.
lockstock's avatar
Thank you so much! I'd love to see anything you decide to create with my photos! :D
ebba's avatar
hey, just to let you know i sometimes using your wonderful stocks for drawing reference, having my sketches up on my blog, and a link to you as well.

extravert's avatar
I have used your stock here
thank you for the beautiful image.
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