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STOCK RULES - Read these, and the notes below carefully to avoid any misunderstanding
1. You are required to inform me when you have used my stock. You must provide me with a link to your art either via a comment or
2. You are required to credit me in your artist's comments box on the deviation. Provide a link back to my account. (Example: "Model:
3. Purchased model stock and all non-model stock (background, object, animal, texture etc) can be used outside of DeviantArt in a non-commerical venture providing clear credit is given, with a link back to my account. Non-purchased model stock (if you recieved exclusive stock in a contest, or downloaded my model stock before my account went premium, must adhere to the rules in this following link: )
4. Do not submit your work to the Photography gallery.
5. All non-purchased work must be sufficiently edited. I reserve the right to tell you to remove any image that
does not fulfill the requirements stated below. (See Usage) All purchased work submitted for commercial use
request must be sufficiently editted. (See Usage.)
6. My stock is for art purposes only. It is not to be redistributed as a raw stock image, editted and resubmitted
as stock, used in premade background stock, nor any of my rules or copyright infringed in any way. For what is and is not allowed see Usage below.
7. Commercial use of my stock is subject to terms and conditions, I require a set fee for commercial use of my
stock. Details here:
8. My nude/anatomy reference material comes with its own set of additional rules. See Anatomy below.

You can use my stock for any form of art you can think of, traditional and digital painting, drawing, sculpture,
photomanipulation/photomontage. You do not need my permission to use my stock within the bounds of DeviantArt.
What you cannot use my stock for however, is for retouches, resubmitting as stock or a raw stock image, and
nothing where the subject is racist, pornographic, sexist, or hateful in any way. (Gore, macabre and horror I am
fine with. Bring on the gore!)
It is important to note that your art must be that. Art. It must be sufficiently editted otherwise I will get you
to remove the image as a breach of rule 5. Example: Just adding a filter/colour/blur/high contrast/lensflare
effect/black+white, just cropping the image, adding text just changing the hair/eye/skin colour, just editting out
flaws (retouching) or adding pointy ears/teeth/a tail. Make it your own, otherwise it is still mine. My stock can
also not be used as the preview for PhotoShop Actions, or posted as a raw stock image on any other site. For
tutorials, send me a note prior to making the tutorial to obtain my permission. I do not allow my stock to be used in premade background stock.

My model stock is now Premium. Which means it cannot be used unless purchased. If you have downloaded my stock before 29/07/2013, before it went premium, my old stock rules must be followed:
If you have purchased it, ignore that link and adhere to these rules. (The ones you're reading now :P)

As of 29th July 2013 my Model Stock has gone PREMIUM. This means you cannot use my Premium Model stock without purchasing it. However, this does come with perks. Purchased model stock can be used outside of DeviantArt in a non-commercial capacity without my prior permission and providing credit for stock is given.
Non model stock (background/object/animal/texture) can also be used outside of DeviantArt in a non commercial capacity providing clear credit for stock is given. Using my stock in any graphics on another website is counted as commercial use and my commercial use rules do apply. (Note me to obtain prior permission for use in website graphics)
Stock where the model is not me (I am the main model on this account) cannot be used outside of DeviantArt, nor can it be used in any commercial venture.
Nude model stock is not premium, and you must still obtain my PRIOR permission before posting it outside of
DeviantArt. I will not allow nude model stock used in a photomanipulation/photomontage outside of DeviantArt. Send me a note and I will get back to you asap. In your note, include a link to the website (your profile on the
website if applicable), that it is the nude stock you will be using, and in what capacity. Do not upload my nude
stock to any image-hosting website, if you need to send me a preview, use DA scraps. If you are working to a
deadline for the nude-stock and need it posting outside, include "URGENT DEADLINE" (if it is urgent) or "DEADLINE 29/09/2013" in the title of the note.

Yes I do provide nude references for life drawing practice. As you might be able to tell, these are all in packs
and have been password protected, and unfortunately for you real artists out there, the full preview of the image won't be available in the preview of the pack. This is because I have had to go to extra lengths to try to avoid the perves who are adding my resource to what I like to call their wankography collection. I have no wish to be in there. I am trying to provide a serious tool for artists learning anatomy or simply needing a nude reference, as I understand the need for life models as an artist myself. So I have had to password protect all my nude and topless stock images to save myself from going insane. I do not wish for any more comments from perverts whose only wish is to tell me exactly what they'd like to do to me. Call me a prude if you wish, but I have no wish to hear about your sexual fantasies or fetishes. they have no place in my life.
Now that I've got that out of the way: to get my password you have to note me (I will NOT give out the password in a comment, any request for the password in a comment will simply be ignored.) with the title Password Request, and state whether or not you want the nude password or the shoe/foot ref password (Yes, the fetishists made me password protect those too).
I will go through your gallery and your favourites. I will not give out the password to anyone with only
photography in their gallery. I will not give out the password if either your gallery or faves are empty. I will
not give out the password if there are any (what I like to call) tit shots, vagina shots, ass shots or feet
pictures in either gallery or your favourites. If you don't have alot of deviations in your gallery, your request
will also be denied. I reserve the right to deny anyone I see fit, and I will not tell you why. Don't think me
abrupt if I just reply with "Request denied". A denial is non-negotiable. Do not start an argument with me about
this. You will not win. Also, do not think you can flatter your way into getting the password, and as soon as you get it, I do not want to be hearing your personal opinions on my bodytype. That is negating the entire point of me protecting this images in the first place, and I'll only get hacked off with you.
Once given the password you are entering into an agreement with me not to share the password with any other
deviant. All nude stock requires my prior permission before posting outside of DA or being used commercially,
(send me a note). However, you cannot use my nude stock outside of DeviantArt in a photomanipulation/photomontage.
And, as always, credit and notify me when you have used it, no submitting to photography gallery, and nude stock is subject to my Sufficiently Edited rule.

I require a fee for commercial use, conditions apply. I require credit where possible but understand if it's not.
Note me with details of how you want to use my stock in a commercial capacity and include as much detail as
possible. I can only authorise commercial use of stock where I am the model. You need my permission prior to
selling. However, prints on DeviantArt are fine. You cannot sell work using my stock unless it is sufficiently editted. Full details, including prices can be found here: Please note, if you have purchased my premium stock commercial charges do still apply.
Anyone found using my stock in a commerical capacity without my permission will be penalised.

Making your art available as a print on DeviantArt is fine, you do not need my permission, unless you have done
very little to the image (in which case, I will be asking you to remove it as it is insufficiently editted).

I do not tolerate any kind of theft. Under no circumstances are you allowed to redistribute my raw stock image as a resource on ANY website, pass off my work as your own photography/art or upload to any image-sharing website.Any artwork or image found to break any of my rules stated here I will get removed, if you refuse to delete any offending image yourself, I will take further action. If you are selling any of my stock without my prior permission I will take action and demand compensation for the theft of my images.

Can be used only by those deviants who have won it in a contest. Anyone in possession of this stock still needs to adhere to my stock rules (the original rules for non premium model stock). My exclusive stock can be found in my Exclusive folder in my main gallery.…

If you want to send me a prop/costume, feel free to get in touch with me via note. As is, I am using the profit
from my premium resources to fund what props and costumes/material/make up I deem fit. If there is some costume in particular you would like me to do a set with, note me and we will see what we can do. Depending on the costume and its price you may have to fund it. Props and costume suggestions are subject to my personal opinion, I don't have to purchase them, if I don't personally see much of a use for it I won't be looking into getting it.

Retouches of my stock are NOT allowed. What I mean by a retouch is when you are practicing airbrushing/digital makeup/photoshop imaging effects, anything where you are just taking the image to practice making it look better but not doing anything else other than editting out any "flaws". Example: getting rid of pores/stray hairs/spots/making my face thinner or nose thinner (that was always a popular one) changing the eye colour. Example of a retouch here:… (Kindly allowed by the artist to be used as an example) I understand the need with society being what it is but you cannot use my stock to practice. If you are going to retouch my stock as part of a photomontage image(collection of many photos to create one image) you are working on, that is fine. In the past I did allow retouches, but my rules changed on 20th November 2010. Any retouches submitted after this date are a breach of my stock rules. 

I do not usually take requests, I will however take commissions, information can be found here:
Please note, it is a request, not a demand. I don't HAVE to do whatever you want. Anything pornographic or fetish
related will not be taken on. I will take on a commission, but you will have to pay. Keeping it exclusive to you
will also cost more, otherwise it will be uploaded as stock for everyone else to use. I reserve the right to
refuse to take on any commission. I do not take fetish requests. Details found in the link above.

Trolls not welcome in this community. If you can't think of anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
Likewise, if all you can think of saying is your personal opinion on my tits/arse or general body type, keep it to
yourself. I have no interest in your opinion. If you're looking for some happy time, go look at porn, it's what
it's there for.
I accept only CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. I must make this clear. Don't just tell me something is crap. constructive
criticism is " is good, but isn't as strong, have you tried maybe to fix that?" not just "that's crap." I get
really annoyed at those comments. Leaving a catty comment leaves the way open to receive a catty reply.
I also do not want to hear your opinions about my body unless i specifically ask for it. Which I won't. I also don't wish to hear any opinions about my tattoos, or that I have ruined my body. MY BODY. Not yours.
And I DO NOT in any way, which to hear about your fetish. Of any kind. In any way. No. Call me a prude if you wish but I do not want to be dragged into your fantasy world, likewise your fetish has no place here on deviantart. I came here for art, not amateur porn. Move along.

Unless stated otherwise, the model is me. As for make up, again everything is done by myself unless stated
otherwise. Any wounds shown are fake unless the description is something like "right.. well.. this is how this
I will not reply to your question via email. I have enough work to do to answer comments on here without making extra work for myself.I have added deviants to facebook and msn before. Doesn't mean I will do it with everybody. If you really, reeeeally want me on either you can ask. But if we don't chat, or if it's you constantly chatting to me and getting one-word answers... well.. I think that answers the question really. :P


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Nuclear-Weasel Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
In case you didn't get the tag notification, just informing you I used a pose reference from your collab work with Null-Entity :heart:
Last Minute Shelter
vlianof Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
i need your permission, i am an artist
SaoryEmanoelle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
"You do not need my permission to use my stock within the bounds of DeviantArt" Am I allowed to upload my drawing to another website though - Tumblr, for example - as long as I give you the proper predits and provide the link back to your account in here? :3
Tasastock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
if it's model stock that you have already downloaded (cause i kinda just got rid of all my stock) yes. providing you link back to my account as credit and link me to your finished work. :)
hyenacub Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!  So just a clarification, since I think I need more caffeine because my brain is broken...  Your model stock has to be purchased for ANY usage?  Commercial or not?  I use your stuff for the pose, mostly, not photo manips.  But I need to know if I am still allowed or not without purchasing, lol.  Thanks!
Tasastock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah for any use im afraid. but unless you've already downloaded it i've put it into storage sorry D: if you've got it saved you can still use it though, just throw me a link when you're done ^^
hyenacub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OK thanks for the clarification. I don't think I have any downloaded from before, so no worries.  Take care!
Tasastock Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
tomboyish1dragon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I used one of the references you did with Null-Entity, but I cannot find it here in your gallery, so I'll inform you here.… I used this for reference. ----->
Tasastock Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
ah if it's from his gallery, then you wouldn't. we split the set in two and both uploaded half of it ^^
nody310981 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
I was wandering If it would be ok, to use this look, for my Halloween costume?
Nine-O-PoppyBox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello :) I used your picture taken with Null-Entity here. I thought I'de better tell you directly. Thank you! A taste of tenderness
Skyelre Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, good thing I read the rules. I was about to use your stock for just some sketch book drawings and noticed the watermark. "Why would there be a water mark if it's free to use..?" I wondered, so I went and checked and found it wasn't. That was close... lol Totally don't have money so I'm just going to go back to the other persons stock I was using before. Just wanted to change it up with a different model, guess I'll have to keep searching. Great stock though, love some of the poses.
Audessy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
I was looking over the rules for some questions I had but felt better to ask. Is it okay to use your photos as a reference without using your likeness? For example, if I drew a picture only utilizing your pose while it being a picture with my own characters. I'd still want to credit your gallery for the pose but I wanted to know your rules on that. Especially if they were pictures you wanted purchased. Would you prefer the picture to still be purchased before referential use?
Tasastock Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
yes you need to purchase any premium content before use, even if its just being used as a reference
and no i don't mind if you don't use my likeness :) change me into a man or a manbat i really don't care :D 
Audessy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Okay thank you for answering my questions :)
Tasastock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Audessy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Aw I can never resist a free hug :hug:
Tekila-onRice Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait... so if I have a "Nudes"-File in my favourites (for referencing-purpose...nudes are way better for practicing) I wont be able to get the password just because you might assume it is not for referencing?
Oh well,  I can kinda understand but that's a bit strict. =/
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
doesnt matter anymore. ive recently deleted all my nudes from here. (i am going to explain, in a journal, that theyve disappeared, soon)
and that wasnt the intention. i had given the password to people with a folder for nude references. but i dunno if you've ever been looking through someones favourites and they have a nude folder that is... definitely no way intended for references.. there's a world of difference. 
but i wound up giving the password to over 400 deviants. only about.. 20% of people who requested the password got denied. and that was mainly for having favourites that were less than savoury, or completely empty galleries, and favourites that were... well.. close up shots of vaginas i dont really see being used very often as an artistic reference eh? :P
Tekila-onRice Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah okay I see what you mean. The wording in your rules just made it sound rather harsh, like "you have even one picture potentially not for reference and I'll deny the request".
Not saying you meant it that way of course. I do understand why you manage it like that, though.

And no true,  Vaginas and Penises rarely count as ref.
Guess I just got worried because I do have some more erotic-looking nudes (but no genitals included...XD) and I actually wanted to get some of your stocks.
Was just wondering if I even should bother asking then xD

No offence or anything :3
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, it's easier to have the rules worded that way for when I did deny people and they argued back about it. I did have specific numbers, and specific things that were and werent allowed, the majority of people asking for the password were given it.

well, as i say, ive deleted all my nudes, im not active enough to have restricted stock anymore. i have plenty of non-nude pose references though :)
TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I'm not quite sure since your rules don't specifically seem to state it...if I was to use some of your stock simply as a pose reference, would I still need to purchase it with points to be able to use it? ^^; I won't be needing to use the actual image itself/download the image so I just thought I would ask ono
Tasastock Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
yes you are still going to be using the image that i took time and effort to shoot/upload, so you do still need to purchase it for the few points that it costs. :)
this also means you can use it (with credit for stock) outside of DA without my specific permission. the only thing you'd need to ask me about would be commercial use, if you then want to go ahead and use it for a book cover/anything else.
TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright awesome, thank you for such a quick answer :D
Flowtie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have used yours and Null-entity's collab stock in my drawing

Stock:Reference - DIE MINION OF ZURG!! by Tasastock

My Drawing: Request: Cyana part 1 by Flowtie
Monkeybrainpie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, sorry to ask what is probably a dumb question, but I was a little confused about the rules (since the update).  I would like to use one of your stock images as a drawing reference (this one:…) and the finished product would be posted on DA, with you referenced and linked in the description.  However, I am wondering if I need to buy the stock image to use it? Thanks again!
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah you need to purchase it before you use it. :)

sorry for the wait for the response. only just really got back on here
ChibiBug Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Stock has to be purchased before being used as a figure reference, am I correct?
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, you are correct :)
NemoTheGoblin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Do these new rules apply to collab stock?
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
yes. the collab work that i've done i've listed for as cheap as possible. the lowest i can go is 10 points.
Nat-Evans Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I just wanted to tell you i totally understand and admire your rules on having a password for nudes and such, also about picking carefully who you'll give the password to, that is a damn great approach, i do not do or use stock pictures but ALL THE TIME i see the god damned pervs in their comment sections and it's just so sad :/ so kudos to you for finding a way to mostly [i bet not completely] avoid that! :dummy:

Also, great stock :)
Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All i can say is: 

Amen Sista!
Tasastock Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mikan-bases Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a point commission I need to do but I'm not sure how to do it without encountering anatomical errors. Does this mean I need to buy a stock photo?
Tasastock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
if you want to use one of my model stocks, yes you would have to purchase it as my model stocks are premium content.
KennethFontanoArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I used the photo below for my drawing and anatomy class.  Here is the thing...I didn't change anything.  It was fully done in watercolor but I didn't turn it into a fantasy image or's the same as the photo (or as similar as I could make was a foreshortening exercise using watercolor) is it ok to put on Deviantart or no?  I won't do anything until you say so, thanks!…
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry for the delayed response.. ive not been active in a long while.
but of course its ok to post your derivative works on deviantart :D i first got into producing stock to use as references for my own drawings.
the rule about changing stuff is mainly for photomanipulations.. who just, turn it greyscale and then call it art. it irks me. they have spent 5 seconds and i might have spent 5 hours on that one shoot.

but drawing practice is perfectly fine :D i'd love to see your drawings (as a traditional artist myself, i am guilty of preferring traditional works over digital ones.. shoosh. don't tell anyone XD) 
KennethFontanoArt Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Student General Artist
So nice to hear from you! I honestly totally forgot about it, BUUUUUT now that you've given me permission, I'll be slapping it into my gallery. And I thank you! I understand your absence and it's perfectly alright. And I'm not much of a photomanipulation kind of guy. The link is below if you'd like to take a's ok looking. I tend to hammer my own work pretty hard, but I can see a few mistakes here and there. Hopefully I didn't butcher you too bad, lol.

I prefer traditional work over digital as well. There is nothing like having the actual brush, marker, pencil, etc, in your hands and put it to an actual canvas/paper, so your secret is safe (buttons lips).

Tasastock Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
yeeeah so sorry it took me so long to reply D: my bad. im sorry you waited so long. i wasnt sure by now if you still wanted to post that work, but thought i'd answer your question for possible future use. D: 

nah you didn't butcher me too bad :P don't be silly.
i think every artist is overly critical of their own work. especially if they are drawing a person and trying to get a likeness. i've recently done a drawing of my four little cousins for my Uncle's 60th, theyre his grandkids. and omg was that a pain in the arse, and all i can see are my mistakes XD whereas, the doodle of the freaky mermaid that ive just started doing and have used no reference for, im liking it. but that might be all the sharp pointy teeth and spines.. 0_0

yeeah. i did dabble with digital pieces every now and again. they can look amazing.. but.. there's nothing tangible about it. im like you, i like having it in my hands XD 
KennethFontanoArt Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Again, no worries. I figured you might be a busy person due to how professional your gallery looks.

And portraits are difficult. I usually stay away from them, so painting you was out of my comfort zone. Like you, I'm more comfortable making things up off the top of my head, ESPECIALLY things with teeth and spines and twisted faces. :leatherface 
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
i like doing portraits though :D i loooove the challenge of getting a likeness. but it helps if its a stock photo and not someone you know and you're there drawing a kid thinking "oh god he looks so much like Ian." or "he looks so much like David" that you wind up channelling the adults that they resemble and it all goes to pot XD

:nod: yess.... the freakier the better!!
i just cant decide on what im doing with one hand with this drawing now. do i want her holding like a trident weapon or a dead fish or something... or a chain for like a shark on a lead XD decisions decisions mwhahaha
KennethFontanoArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student General Artist
I would hope that you'll post this! It sounds awesome! If I'm taking into consideration all the ideas you wrote, why not all?? I love me some detail, so I'd probably enjoy making a trident either going through a dead fish, or having multiple dead fish hanging off of the trident, sort of like ornaments...and they'd either hang off of the chain as it wraps around the trident itself... must post this when you're done!
Tasastock Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
0_0 dead fish trophies on trident... love it! ok. thats where i'm going with that then XD 

yeah i think i will. i definitely want to ink it and colour it. it's been a while since i've added a splash of colour to anything. then it'll go on my art account.. which is... very neglected tbh D:
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TOXIICchiichii Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I'll be using one of your photos for my Figure Drawing II for an alter-ego assignment in class, but only for pose reference as the character won't look anything like the photo in the end.  I won't be making profit off of it either.  If I post it to my facebook for friends to see I will link the exact photo used and let you know prior to.  Thank you for creating poses like these, they're extremely useful.  Please let me know if you have an issue with anything I said here.
Again, thank you so much.
Hells-Maid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
non pornographic, i understand im not entirely sure if a completly censored but still suggestive counts as pornographic so im just going to ask so i dont mess up your image if you arent up for what i want to draw ^^; i plan on doing a panel for a comic with this picture as reference for the pose -->… only if you're okay with it ^^;;
AnimeFlight Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will be using your stock photos as reference pictures to practice anatomy. These will not be posted on the internet or displayed outside of my Figure Drawing class. Thank you for posing is so many unique and interesting ways.
Tasastock Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) :hug: im glad theyre useful
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