STOCK RULES
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GENERAL

:pointr: PLEASE don't comment in here to ask my permission to submit your artwork anywhere or to make prints, I won't respond in comments. Send me a note. Thanks.

:pointr: The stock is to be used only on dA.

:pointr: Don't claim the stock as yours, or submit it as photography.

:pointr: Please don't use my stock on a website that is intended to promote something other than art, such as a religion, ideology, political party, etc, or anything that is prejudice or hateful. In the same idea, don't use my stock in a racist, violent or illegal way.

:pointr: My stock doesn't belong to the public domain.

:pointr: Retouching is fine, but just changing a photo to black & white, upping the contrast, etc. is not a manipulation. Using my photos as references is also fine.

:pointr: Please keep stupid inappropriate immature comments such as OMG UR SO HOTT to yourself; I'm here for art, not to be a nude dancer or worse. COMMENTS LIKE THAT ARE NOT WELCOME ON MY PAGE.

:pointr: You have to delete your artwork if you don't abide these rules.

:pointr: If you have questions just note me, I don't bite.


MODEL STOCK

:pointr: If you use a stock picture, tell me by sending a note or by commenting the stock used with the link of your artwork, so I can see it and fav it. Please, don't do it on the front page!

:pointr: YOU MUST LINK AND CREDIT ME (link meaning put an actual link back to the original stock on your deviation commentary, don't just type in my name please). If you don't do it properly I don't fav.
You don't know how to credit? Follow this tutorial

:pointr: Send me a note to tell me you added your artwork into print. Prints are allowed ONLY on dA. If you want to sell your artworks outside deviantart, send me a note!!

:pointr: If you want to post artworks made with my model stock on your own personal website or on other art websites, you have to ASK FIRST. You also HAVE TO LINK BACK AND TO CREDIT. If it isn't made properly I can ask you to remove the artwork.

:pointr: You may NOT use model stock for commercial purposes, or use them outside deviant art without permission. This includes making web layouts and other things that are meant to be used outside dA.


NATURE PLACES AND OBJECT STOCK RULES

:pointr: If you use a stock picture, tell me by sending a note or by commenting the stock used with the link of your artwork, so I can see it and fav it. Please, don't do it on the front page!

:pointr: YOU MUST LINK AND CREDIT ME (link meaning put an actual link back to the original stock on your deviation commentary, don't just type in my name please). If you don't do it properly I don't fav.

:pointr: You DON'T have to ask permission to make a print or to add it on your own website. Just note me in these cases, so I can see your galleries. Prints are allowed ONLY on dA.

:pointr: If you add your artwork outside dA, you HAVE TO LINK BACK properly. If you don't, I can ask you to remove it from your website.

:pointr: If you want use nature/places/object/textures stock for commercial purposes or outside dA, ASK FIRST by sending a note.




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anonymous's avatar
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Mgl-Agl's avatar
Hi, really nice pictures! (sorry for my english), I'd like to ask for your permission to use a photo as a reference in a realistic drawing in Saatchi art.
NashCity's avatar
Can I use your Stock not only in DA? I would make a link back to your DApage in envery site.
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
Please send a note for this kind of question.
HermitCrabStock's avatar
Please may I do dA prints of pictures (photomanipulations) using your beautiful stock (I don't know if it is considered as commercial use or not)? Thank you.
silent-scenes's avatar
silent-scenesHobbyist General Artist
Hey there, I was wondering if it would be acceptable to use a manipulation using this image as part of the skin on my animal rpg site? I could put a credit on the image itself, and/or list credit and a link to your dA on our site's credits page. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful image c:
lucasrizzuti's avatar
I need as one of my projects for my design course, I won`t publish or anything else, just to compose another image. Is All Right??

=D
Tutu-Baby's avatar
Tutu-BabyHobbyist Traditional Artist
I need a fake fashion blog background for school, i would be citing you of course with all credit and it would not be public, just an assignment. Would you give me permission to use this?
Millefolium's avatar
MillefoliumStudent General Artist
I think I will use your stock at least once, in DA of course, but if I want to publish it on my Fb page ([link] or on my blog ([link], do you authorize me to do so ? Of course I'll credit you each time and put all links on the right page !
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
If there's a proper credit and a link back, there's no prob for me. :)
Millefolium's avatar
MillefoliumStudent General Artist
Ok thanks a lot !
DNA-The-Authoress's avatar
I haven't started it yet, but I was going to use just a small part of one of your stock photos (just the wings from one where a baby is wearing angel wings and playing with you) and I wanted to post it on my tumblr page when I'm done. I promise to link back to you. Thanks! :)
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
No prob! Have fun!
Radioactive-Ink's avatar
Radioactive-InkHobbyist Digital Artist
hey, i was wondering- if i use your stock as a reference for a drawing, is it okay if i sell it and donate all the profits to charity? :3
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
I'm so poor, you know...
Radioactive-Ink's avatar
Radioactive-InkHobbyist Digital Artist
i'm guessing that's a no?
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
I send you a note dear.
Radioactive-Ink's avatar
Radioactive-InkHobbyist Digital Artist
okay, thanks c:
SpyricaleDevils's avatar
I've sent you a note about this, but I'm not sure how active you are on here, and I do need to show my piece of artwork to the Facebook community as soon as possible. I have sent you the piece of artwork for your viewing, and I will credit you with a link in the description, and you are already credited on the picture itself.

I am going to go ahead and post it outside of deviantART, but I will remove it if you need me to for whatever reasons. You will always be credited with actual credits and a link as well.

Thank you for such lovely stock! < 3
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I only read your message now... I hope it wasn't a problem for you...
I'm not against submitting on Facebook, I only ask artists to add a proper credit and a link to my deviant page.
Sorry I couldn't help you... :/
Chrymelaeion's avatar
ChrymelaeionHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Meltys,

Same question as below... I would like to ask you if it's okay if I use your pictures for reference for my upcoming drawings that I later on show on my on website outside DA. Of course I will stick to the rules you have set for us so you won't be exposed in any way you might take offense against. Also, thank you for what I've seen in your gallery. Lots and lots of fun seeing you having fun with the camera, meaning no forced expressions or gestures but very spontaneous and joyful so keep on the good work!
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
No prob. Thanks for using the stock ^^
PAyers's avatar
PAyersHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Meltys,

I sent an email but am asking to use your padlock for lovers for an art piece to place on FineArtAmerica site. I will link it back to you and to ckdailyplanet which has the version of your padlock I want to use so both of you would be linked. Is that okay with you?
OoRaimaeoO's avatar
OoRaimaeoOStudent General Artist
Hi there. I use stock mainly as drawing references (and I'm currently working on a piece where I've used one of your stock images for reference.) I will be putting it on dA one it's eventually finished (with appropriate credits, links etc.) but I also usually upload my drawings to Flickr and Facebook to get critique from my colleague's at college. So long as I credit you and link back, would it still be okay to do that?

Thank you.
Meltys-stock's avatar
Meltys-stockHobbyist General Artist
No prob to me!
Please don't forget the credit and a link back, it would be very kind! ^^
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