Just on the verge of restarting stock activity and yet so unsure where and with what to start.
I have been looking at the stock community recently and we have lost, or are about to lose, so many great contributors. A stagnancy has set into the world of stock art here on DA. Yet I am not surprised!
I have been looking at DD's awarded to manip artists who list links to sites but not to the image used as proof of copyright. How many times have we had to remind artists of their obligations and how many times have others made us aware of infringements.
We have lost vast swathes of beautiful and high quality stock from some of the most wonderfully warm and helpful people, there are dormant accounts scattered across the whole of DA and some from those who were not only highly active but also highly pro-active. They invested time, money, points and prizes for the artists on DA and they always helped and always had time.
I have given my stocks freely with but one stipulation - to give credit and I fully expect less than half of the users of my stock to inform me or give any credit at all.
So I stand here at this point, continue to give free stock or create another account and accept payment as reward for my work.
My ultimate intentions with this account was to bring good stock into the hands of everyone and with no restrictions so that all, good and bad, traditional or challenging artists had a chance, the same chance, regardless and I will always let it stand as such.
To append or to profit that is the question!