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Optimism - Pass it on.

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 20, 2015, 9:34 PM


Some words of encouragement and optimism for myself and for anyone else who may feel in need of them.


I am a good person.

I can have friends and do fun things. I am not alone.

I will find someone to share my life with.

I love myself and others will too.

I can do it all, without restrictions.

I will do things and go places that I enjoy.

I will feel good about myself.

I am capable of anything I set my mind to.

I will be positive and happy and enjoy my wonderful life.

I will open my mind and my heart and stop saying no to life and opportunity.

I will beat whatever is holding me back.

I will take good care of myself.

I will be kind to others and others will be kind to me.

I will put my best foot forward.

I will try new things.

I will be the person I really am.

The Lord will always be with me, no matter what.

Myth and Legend Contest Winners

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 28, 2014, 5:54 PM


First Place: lauraypalbo





Mistery Night by lauraypablo New Moon On Monday by lauraypablo
Autumn Fairy by lauraypablo Fairy in the Forest - Happy Birthday Karah!!! by lauraypablo
Aquamarine by lauraypablo Landscape 2 - Blue by lauraypablo

Second Place:danielpriego





Precipicio by DanielPriego I miss you by DanielPriego
FUEGO CONTROL by DanielPriego Selket by DanielPriego
Shade of winter by DanielPriego Veneno II by DanielPriego

Third Place: pisimau





What-it-used-to-be by vLine-Designs Hyperion inspired by vLine-Designs
The flower you left... by vLine-Designs December by vLine-Designs
July by vLine-Designs



Come one, Come all, welcome to my 3rd annual end of year contest where the grand prize is a 12-Month Premium Subscription to deviantART!

:bulletgreen:

Start Date: October 20, 2014
End Date: December 6, 2014



Theme:



The theme of the contest this year is Characters and Creatures of Myth and Legend.

Unsure of what I mean by myth and legend? Let me give you some ideas.

Mythical Monsters


:bulletyellow: Centaurs
:bulletyellow: Cerberus, the three-headed hound
:bulletyellow: Gorgons, ex. Medusa
:bulletyellow: Harpies
:bulletyellow: Merpeople
:bulletyellow: Minotaurs
:bulletyellow: Lycanthorpe
:bulletyellow: Furies
:bulletyellow: Charon
:bulletyellow: Satyrs
:bulletyellow: Sirens
:bulletyellow: Giants
:bulletyellow: Cyclops

Mythical Animals


:bulletyellow: Griffins
:bulletyellow: Phoenix
:bulletyellow: Unicorns
:bulletyellow: Sphinx
:bulletyellow: Dragons
:bulletyellow: Hydra

Legendary Characters


:bulletyellow: Robin Hood
:bulletyellow: Lady Godiva
:bulletyellow: King Arthur

Basically any character from any myth or legend!

Below are some references that may inspire or guide you, but please do not feel that they are by any means a complete list that you are limited to. Your only limit is your imagination and if you have any questions regarding your subject matter, please feel free to ask me.

References


Alphabetical List of Legendary Creatures
Greek Mythological Creatures
English Legendary Characters




Now onto the hard part, the rules.

RULES:

Read and obey or you will be disqualified.

1.  Your image must include THREE of my stocks. (one brush set may equal one stock)
2.  Your image must fit the theme of the contest. (When in doubt: Ask.)
3.   ONE entry per person.
4.   All stocks must used must be legal for photomanipulation.
5.   Category must be Photomanipulation or Mixed Media.
6.   All Stocks must be credited with direct links. (i.e. not just links to someones profile)
7.   Your description must contain  link to this journal.
8.   Your description must contain the name or type of creature/character being depicted.
9.   Entries must be created specifically for this contest.

How to ENTER


Comment on this journal with a link to your stock and the name or type of creature or character you are depicting, or you may send me a note containing the same information.

Now, onto the goodies.

PRIZES!



First Place


12-Month Premium Subscription to deviantART
3 Premium wing stocks of your choice.
3 Premium stocks of your choice.
A journal feature from Thy-Darkest-Hour

Second Place


3-Month Premium Subscription to deviantART
2 Premium wing stocks of your choice.
2 Premium stocks of your choice.
A journal feature from Thy-Darkest-Hour

Third Place


2 Premium wing stocks of your choice.
1 Premium stocks of your choice.
A journal feature from Thy-Darkest-Hour

If you would like to donate anything to the contest: Journal features, premium stocks, subscriptions, points, artwork, etc. please let me know.

FAQ
1. Will you give me the equivalent points instead of the subscription? No.
2. May I enter line art? No.

Entries:



Centaur:
Centaurs by annemaria48

Valkyrie:
Tears of the Valkyrie by FantasiaCovers

Samodiva: Woodland Fae
Samodiva by vLine-Designs

Succubus:
Succubus1 by gardjeto7

Unicorn:
Journey by StickFreeks

Fallen Angel:
Fallen Angel by devilzsangel FallenAngel by HappinessJustStop

Greek Goddess 
Empusa:
:bigthumb497074252:

Mermaid:
The Sound Of The Sea by Lolita-Artz

Dragon:
ALPHA RULES... by EBENEWOOD

Medusa:
Medusa by elfwagoncreations

Fairy:
Fairy Nature by lauraypablo

Pholus:
Pholus by DanielPriego

Winners will be announced and prizes given prior to Dec. 24



dA14 and My Favorite Things

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 7:54 PM


In honor of deviantART's 14th birthday (yay) I'd like to say that dA has very much so helped me to grow as an artist (along with having inspired the very expensive purchase of a Wacom Intuos4 and Photoshop CC that isn't compatible with Wacom). Anyways, dA has continued to inspire me every day, though more so it is the amazing people here rather than the website itself. You are all amazing.

Onward:

Its been a while now since I've shown off a few of my favorite things. Many people use my stock and I enjoy each image that is shown to me, but while I save every image I see that uses my stock, very few actually make it into my favorites. I hope that you enjoy this small bit of the collection as much as I do.

Empathy by Carlos-Quevedo
R A P H A E L by Carlos-Quevedo

Demons Eyes by HendYousef1
Legends of the Pirates by balint4
The Sinner II by xetobyte
:bigthumb468765098: Music Girl Rebecca by PlaviDemon
:bigthumb461837132::bigthumb471356105:
Stasis Prey by rexnkana The Guardian by shiny-shadows-Art
Angel by Sannalee01
Stole my world by Xan-04 pending... by Irina-Ponochevnaya
Fire Guardian by Teodora-Chinde Celestial Warrior Gabrielle by Carlos-Quevedo
Only in my dream by Birdsatalcatraz
Ocean Soul by VeilaKs

A Few of My Favorite Things

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 26, 2014, 9:09 AM
Facebook l Myspace l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me

Its been a while now since I've shown off a few of my favorite things. Many people use my stock and I enjoy each image that is shown to me, but while I save every image I see that uses my stock, very few actually make it into my favorites. I hope that you enjoy this small bit of the collection as much as I do.


Celestial Warrior Victoria by Carlos-Quevedo Kali by Flobelebelebobele
:bigthumb431018751: The Nameless by Flobelebelebobele
Raven by PraszPhotography:bigthumb433409402:
:bigthumb428265278: Castelo no mar by fabilua
:bigthumb428432870: My little butterfly by MarkOoMarben

Mature Content

XIV - Temperance by TriZiana


A few of my favorite things.


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Brushes by SummerAIR

Stock Rules - Premade Backgrounds

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 6, 2014, 2:16 PM


In this review of my stock rules: The following topics will be covered:

:bulletblack: How to credit me.

:bulletblack: Using Premade Backgrounds

:bulletblack: Stocking Using My Stock

:bulletblack: Off-Site Usage Steps

:bulletblack: Layouts and Tutorials

:bulletblack: Prints

:bulletblack: Avatars and Group Icons

:bulletblack: School Projects and School Newspapers

:bulletblack: Stock as a Reference

:bulletblack: Horse and Wolf etc. Manipulations

:bulletblack: Line-Art Pasted on Premades

:bulletblack: Things I Do Not Consider Manipulations and Other No No's


How to Credit Me:

:bulletgreen: Creating a CLICKABLE link to my image in your description. This is not negotiable.
:bulletred: When I say link to my image, I don't mean link to my profile, that doesn't help people find stocks.
:bulletgreen: Comment
 on my premade stock image with the link to your deviation. 
:bulletgreen: Comment on my profile
 ONLY when you can't find the stock you used to comment on it.
:bulletred: If you cannot find the stock you used to make a clickable link, I will provide you with a link.
:bulletred:
 Do not note me with your deviation.
:bulletred:
 Do not comment on my profile with your deviation.
:bulletred: I will be very upset if I find out that my stock hasn't been credited.

 

:bulletred: DO NOT ever post an image containing my premade backgrounds on any horse site. I will give no exceptions. Don't ask.

Sites included but not limited to: Horse Phenomena, Howrse, Helovia, Ponybox, Pantheon, etc.

:bulletred:
 Under no circumstances may my images be posted elsewhere in their original, un-manipulated, form, credited or un-credited.

:bulletred: Never use my stock in conjunction with illegal images: un-credited celeb images not categorized as fan art; Images that are not stock that you don't have permission to use; Non-stock images found through search engines, such as Google or on sites like tumblr or photobucket.

Using my Premade Backgrounds

:bulletgreen: When using a pre-made background you should use the entire background.
:bulletred: If you don't want the entire bg; Use the credit the stock it was created from.

Stocking Using My Stock

:bulletred: In no way may any of my premade backgrounds be redistributed in the form of clear cuts, tubing, etc.
:bulletred: My premade backgrounds may
 not be used to in new stock images.

Off-Site Usage Steps

:bulletgreen: 1. Post the image to deviantART.
:bulletgreen: 2. Post the image to the off-site location.
:bulletgreen: 3. Add a typed out or clickable link on or near the image.
:bulletgreen: 4. Comment on my image with the link to the image on deviantART and the link where you've posted off-site.
:bulletred: When posting off-site you 
MUST credit me ON the image itself. Note me if you require an exception and we may work something out.
:bulletred: Do you allow posts to horse or wolf sites?
 No. No exceptions.

Layouts and Tutorials

:bulletgreen: My stock may be used for layouts and tutorials on deviantART and other ART websites. A horse or wolf site of any kind will not be considered an art site.
:bulletgreen: You must credit me somewhere on the layout or tutorial with a link to the stock used.
 
(ex. h ttp ://thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.com or h ttp://fav.me/d539ndh)
:bulletred: No layouts containing my stock on horse or wolf sites. You may, however, purchase the stock if you wish to make a layout for a horse or wolf site.
:bulletred: If a layout or tutorials utilizing is for sale or commissioned, please see commercial use.
 


Prints

:bulletgreen: My stocks can be used for prints on deviantART ONLY.
:bulletred: I consider off-site prints to be commercial use.

Avatars and Group Icons

:bulletgreen: My stock may be used for the creation of avatars and group icons. With my permission.
:bulletgreen: If you would like permission, please note me.

School Projects and School Newspapers

:bulletgreen: Using my stock for school projects is okay with proper credit, this means a written-out direct-link to my stock.
:bulletgreen: Using my stock for school newspapers is okay with proper credit, this means a written-out direct-link to my stock.

Stock as a Reference

:bulletgreen: My stocks MAY be used for reference. Don't forget to credit me though.

Horse and Wolf etc. Manipulations

:bulletred: Horse or Wolf manips with my premades: No. Not without permission.

:bulletred: Posting images containing my stock on a horse or wolf etc. site: No. No exceptions. Includes RPGs, Sim sites, etc. Such as Howrse, Ponybox, Horse Phenomena, Helovia, etc.

:bulletred: Layouts containing my premade stock on horse or wolf sites: No. No exceptions.
:bulletred: I will not hesitate to ask that a horse  or wolf manip containing my wings or premade stock be removed from dA if permission was not granted prior to an image being posted.

:bulletgreen: If you have seen my wings or premade backgrounds on a horse site, the person posting them does not have permission and should be reported.
:bulletgreen:You can find complete information on my reasons for not allowing horse or wolf manips without permission in my journal entry here:
Horse and Wolf Manips: My thoughts and reasons..I am creating this journal as an explanation as to why I do not allow horses or wolves to be added to my premade backgrounds and do not allow my wings to be attatched to them without my prior permission.
Let me begin by saying that I have absolutely nothing against horses or wolves, both are beautiful, amazing animals, nor do I have anything against the amazing deviants that create horse and/or wolf art.
I really don't know exactly how to put this together...
To make my rules regarding this concern as simple as possible I have stated on each premade background and wing stock that I do not allow horse or wolf manipulations without prior permission, unfortunately, the statement is rarely read, if anyone has any suggestions as to how to make it more visable, please feel free to make them.

Why don't you allow your stock on horse and wolf sites?
:bulletblue: I don't want the stock use requests that will come with my stock being there.
:bulleblue: Why? For some re


Line-Art Pasted on Premades

:bulletred: May I put your wings on my line-art? No.
:bulletred: Line-art/coloring put on top of a stock is not a manipulation.
:bulletred: May I put line-art on top of your stock?
 No.
:bulletred: I will not hesitate to ask that a 'line-art on stock' image be removed!

Things I do not consider manipulations and other No No's

:bulletred: Cropping, adding a texture, changing the hue/saturation/vibrance, adding contrast, adding text, and framing are not photomanipulation. 
:bulletred: Images containing my stock must be submitted as one of these catagories:
 Photomanipulation, Painting and Airbrushing, 3-D, Mixed Media, Tutorials. . This is NOT negotiable. Got a question, ask!
:bulletred: No extreme blood and gore, hate, animal cruelty, or other things you think I might not approve of. When in doubt, note me.

:iconintermediate-manips::iconpremadefantasy:



Gods and Goddesses Contest Winners



In first place: :iconcarlos-quevedo:Carlos-Quevedo



ATHENA - This portrayal of the Goddess Athena is absolutely stunning, I simply cannot take my eyes from it.

Athena by Carlos-Quevedo

This gallery is certainly worth visiting, and I sincerely hope that you do. This is one of the most amazing galleries I've seen here on deviantART given its originality and the overwhelming thought and quality of the work that has gone into each individual image.
More from the gallery of Carlos-Quevedo

Goddess of the Woods by Carlos-Quevedo The White Lord by Carlos-Quevedo:bigthumb407347923:
Angel of Death by Carlos-Quevedo The Black Lake by Carlos-Quevedo Lady Dark by Carlos-Quevedo
:bigthumb408138928: The Pan's Door by Carlos-Quevedo:bigthumb387490627:


In second place: :icons2headeagle:s2headeagle



ZEUS - This image is brilliant with all of its classical elements and its portrayal of Zeus as being the powerful all-father.

THE MIGHTY ZEUS ''father of all'' by s2headeagle

This gallery is full of stunningly dark and compelling images that makes you want to return again and again to see what's new.
More from the gallery of s2headeagle

PROJECT 666 CODE NAME ''FUTURE'' by s2headeagle Animal Inst by s2headeagle WELCOME TO HELL by s2headeagle
CASE CLOSED by s2headeagle THE FINAL STAND by s2headeagle RESURRECTION by s2headeagle


In third place: :icontriziana:TriZiana



MORRIGAN - This image of Morrigan gives the Goddess both the compelling beauty and strength that she is known for.

Morrigan V2 by TriZiana

This gallery is filled with darkly beautiful images that make one keep looking for more.
More from the gallery of TriZiana

Gods and Goddesses Contest - Win Premium!!!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 26, 2013, 9:22 AM


Each year around this time I host a themed contest to determine who will receive the 12 and 3 month memberships that I will give out during deviantART's "Give a Membership, Get a Membership" promotion in December. This year I may even give out a second 3-month membership, who knows?


:bulletgreen:Start Date: October 26, 2013:bulletgreen:

:bulletred:End Date: December 7, 2013:bulletred:


 
This year's theme is

Gods and Goddesses


There are of course many lists and types of deities from all across the world, so literally, the sky is the limit as to your choice.

To help you get started, I've decided to provide a few links:



Rules


Any image not meeting the requirements below will be disqualified without notice.

1. The entry must be new, created on or after October 26, 2013.
2. The entry must fit the theme of the contest.
    a. The description must contain the name of your chosen deity and the deities nationality.
3. The description must state that it is for this contest and contain a link to this journal.
4. Each participant is allowed a maximum of two entries. Only one entry may win.
5. All stock used in your entry must be credited with direct, clickable links back to the stock. Links to profiles will not be accepted.
    a. Stocks must be legal.

6. Each entry must contain a minimum of 3 stocks from my gallery. It does not matter what they are.

7. Your image must be categorized as Digital Art > Photomanipulation or Digital Art > Mixed Media


How to Enter


Comment on this journal with a link to your creation.


Prizes



First Place


A 12-Month deviantART  Premium Membership.
Four stocks of choice from my Exclusive folder.
A set of custom wings 
A feature in my journal.
A llama (The above prizes from Thy-Darkest-Hour )
A custom artwork of your choice from AshleyInspirations
An exclusive stock from PhotographsByBri
Journal feauture from kvdolan
A feature and a commission from TriZiana
Journal feature from Nybling


Second Place


A 3-Month deviantART  Premium Membership.
Four stocks of choice from my Exclusive folder.
A set of custom wings.
A feature in my journal.
A llama (The above prizes from Thy-Darkest-Hour )
An exclusive stock from PhotographsByBri
Journal feauture from kvdolan
Journal feature from TriZiana
Journal feature from Nybling


Third Place

 
Four stocks of choice from my Exclusive folder.
A set of custom wings.
A feature in my journal.
A llama (The above prizes from Thy-Darkest-Hour )
An exclusive stock from PhotographsByBri
Journal feauture from kvdolan
Journal feature from TriZiana
Journal feature from Nybling


Every entry will receive a llama from me.
If there are 20 entries or more I may include a premium membership for the third place winner.

Please comment or note me if you have any questions or would like to donate a prize of any kind.

ENTRIES


Maia - Goddess of Spring and Growth (Greek)

Poseidon - God of the Sea (Greek)
Poseidon God Of The Sea by BenjaminHaley

Poseidon - God of the Sea (Greek)
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Hades - God of the Underworld (Greek)

Persephone -Goddess of Vegetation (Greek)

Rhiannon - Goddess of the Moon and of Inspiration (Celtic)

Athena - Goddess of Wisdom (Greek)

Zeus - God of Lightning (Greek)

Freyja - Goddess of Love, Beauty, Gold, War, and Death (Norse)
 
Frigga - Wife of Odin (Norse Paganism)

Aphrodite - Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure, and Procreation (Greek)

Aphrodite - Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure, and Procreation (Greek)

Morrigan - Goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty (Celtic)

Morrigan - Goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty (Celtic)

Anuket - Goddess of the Nile (Egyptian)

Venus - (Roman)


Congratulations to the winners of my mini-contest.
Each of these artists is wonderful and unique in their own way and I very much encourage you to visit their galleries to be thoroughly amazed.

Mini Contest!

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 3:31 PM


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.

:bulletgreen: Begins: August 7, 2013 :bulletgreen:

:bulletred: Ends: August 21, 2013 :bulletred:


Rules:


:bulletpink: One entry per person.
:bulletpink: Image must contain one model or wing stocks from my gallery.
:bulletpink: Must be a new creation.
:bulletpink: Must mention this contest in the description.
:bulletpink: Enter by commenting here with a link or thumb. Or note me with link or thumb.

Prizes:


1st Place:

One premium wing of your choice from the selection below and 50 points.
A Llama and a combined feature on my profile.
See my gallery for color choices: thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.co…

2nd Place:


One premium wing of your choice from the selection below and 20 points.
A Llama and a combined feature on my profile.
See my gallery for color choices: thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.co…

3rd Place:

One Premium wing of your choice from the selection below and 10 points.
A Llama and a combined feature on my profile.
See my gallery for color choices: thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.co…

Please contact me if you would be interested in donating a prize of any type.

Entries:



Feature for Stock use FAVES

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 13, 2013, 4:01 PM


A big thanks to all of those who have used my stock, your artwork is truly spectacular and I'm thrilled to show it off!

I'm Retired by damilepidus


Fly by night by sam2712Castle by Warter-KRThe dismissed priestess by passion-aestheteDark by CRaghtBraylen by TulackWhen Angels Take Flight {Alive Remake~Rebirth} by debzdezigns-lamb68Anna by Saphica8Creature by Doucesse
Angel Tears by WickedbutterfllyGoddess-of-Wind by areemusDamned and Divine. by AncientWinterGoddessSolitude by Sannie10Breaking Newton's Law by MarkOoMarbenDinner time by lihnidaNever Let Me Go by KechakeCaves by CaroleBM


Feature Time!

Sun May 5, 2013, 3:22 PM


Hello, its been a while since I've shown off my absolute favorite artworks that have come to be through the use of a piece of my stock, be it a flower or a pair of wings.

 

Thank you all for choosing and using my stock, I look foward to wonderful images every time I log-in.

 

 

 

 

 

I want to be alive by Kallaria Secret Window by MorriganArt Black Gothic Fairy by s05crew:thumb369106886: Forest Nymph II by DerekEmmons

Falling For The Fallen by BloomingRoseXeniia:thumb361722282::thumb367683930: St Martin's Angel by Frederic-Lievre:thumb359070243: Sharpened by kleanne:thumb358875419::thumb364324239:

Mature Content

Fear of flying by KangTengri
Andromeda by Frederic-Lievre the observer by linojunior In a Poppy field: by SeventhFairy Wolf Pack by AdriaticaCreation Fallen-angel by TL-Designz Ascension by Every7thHeartbeat:thumb359561371::thumb359873126: Born of Chaos and Tranquility by llinute Leaves by Silberblatt A tribute to Frank Frazetta by bladerunner1980



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Free Feature Opportunity

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2013, 8:40 PM


Hello, hello, I have a wonderful feature opportunity for everyone sponsored by my dA friend HectorHimeros in honor of his 20,000th view, keep reading to find out more!

"Hello, awesome watchers of Thy-Darkest-Hour, I'm HectorHimeros. To celebrate my 20,000 count, I'm thinking about giving back the love and attention I've received from DA members who have watched and faved me: by giving FREE FEATURE! So if you want your arts to get featured on my next journal, please:

1. Go to my profile: :iconhectorhimeros:
2. Make sure you've added me to your watch list & favorite my journal
2. Visit this journal: hectorhimeros.deviantart.com/j… and comment with the thumbnail code of your art (ONE art)


If you refer a new watcher, you'll get a small section of feature worth FOUR thumbnails!
1. Make sure your friend and you have added my profile to the watch list. Favorite my journal.
2. Then you type his/her username in the comment hectorhimeros.deviantart.com/j… along with FOUR thumbnail codes of your arts. No, you two can not refer each other!!!
3. Your friend can get his/her art featured but only ONE art, unless he/she refer new member to my watch list.


If many members participate, I can feature your arts within a week or so. I do hope to feature more arts on frequent basis. So keep an eye on my journal.

Please reply in MY PROFILE only: hectorhimeros.deviantart.com/j…
Any thumbnail codes written in Thy-Darkest-Hour's journal WILL NOT be included in my feature!

So what are you waiting for? Get your awesome arts featured in my journal! Thank you all :D

Special thanks to Katie - Thy-Darkest-Hour"

  • Listening to: The laptop fan run
  • Reading: what I&#039;m typing
  • Watching: the words appear on the screen
  • Playing: on deviantart
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Raspberry Green Tea

Winners Journal for Aremus

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 9, 2013, 6:32 PM
As the winner of my most recent contest Angel of Fire, Angel of Ice, I'd like to feature the amazing artwork of areemus. Trust me when I say, you WILL NOT be disappointed should you take the time to visit her gallery. Below is just a sampling of her impeccable artwork, I hope that you'll enjoy it as much as I have.

For-contest-time-freeze by areemus

Living In A Dream-Day by areemus Sacred-Pool-Of-Tears by areemus The-Messengers by areemus Autumn Days Are Here Again by areemus Nature's Beauty by areemus Golden-Autumn by areemus Somehow I Know by areemus Sun And Moon Goddess by areemus Know Heaven Well by areemus dream within a dream by areemus

  • Listening to: The laptop fan run
  • Reading: what I&#039;m typing
  • Watching: the words appear on the screen
  • Playing: on deviantart
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Raspberry Green Tea

Commercial Use

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:01 PM
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UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED AND/OR REQUESTED MY STOCK IS SOLD AS IS!
Disclaimer:
1. As is indicates that my stock images are sold in the formats seen here on display: .jpeg, .png, and .psd. I cannot re-save files into incompatible formats such as taking an image created in Photoshop and save it in Vector format.
2. Images on display, with the exception of small watermarked images, are the maximum size that I have. While I can scale down an image, I cannot upscale one without potentially losing quality.
3. While I can change the color of an image, not everything is feasible, please inquire first.

What constitutes commercial use:



:bulletpink: Any use from which you, the stock user, will generate profit, real or in online currency of any form. 
:bulletpink: Any use that will aid you, the stock user, in generating profit. Ex. Business Cards and Logos.
(You may use my stock in dA prints and deviant sponsored contests free of charge. I will not consider these actions commercial use.)

Commercial use includes but is not limited to:


:bulletpink: Things in print: Book covers, CD covers, e-Book covers, T-shirts, pillows, menus, banners, fliers, etc.
:bulletpink: Off-site prints.
:bulletpink: Commissions for which you charge more than $5.00/400 :points:
:bulletpink: Site layouts that you receive payment for.
:bulletpink: Exclusive premade backgrounds.
:bulletpink: Business Cards and Logos
:bulletpink: Winning a contest where the prize is getting your image in print (See Things in print above).
(See things in print above)


I want to use your image commercially, what do I do?


:bulletpink: Contact me by sending me a note or commenting on the stock you're interested in.
:bulletpink: Please be sure to read the entire commercial use journal (this journal) prior to contacting me.

You should include the following information:


:bulletpink: Link to the stock you're interested in.
:bulletpink: What you intend on doing with the image.
:bulletpink: What you believe to be a fair price.
:bulletpink: (Book) Print or eBook. Number of copies expected to print.


How should I pay you?


:bulletpink: After you have contacted me and we have agreed on a price I will set the stock of your choice up with a commercial use policy and make it available for payment in the option of your choice:
1. A download under the deviantART premium content platform where you may pay in points.
2. Or, you may send a dollar amount payment to my PayPal e-mail: katie_litchfield@yahoo.com

:bulletpink: Please do not send payment to my donation pool.

:bulletpink: In the event you want to use my stock for a book cover, I may waive the stock price in exchange for a free copy of the book and an internal credit.


Crediting Commercially Used Stock


:bulletpink: Purchasing my stock doesn't exclude you from crediting me if at all possible.
:bulletpink: The method by which you may be able to credit me may vary by type of commercial use.
:bulletpink: Credit using my name: Katie Litchfield
:bulletpink: When possible, credit using my name and a link back to my stock.


FAQ


:bulletpink: May I sell your stock as is?  No. Don't ever ask to sell my unmanipulated stock.
:bulletpink: May I make and sell pre-cuts from your stock? No.
:bulletpink: I saw a price in points on your stock, what's up with that? Sorry, those are null and void, I haven't had time to update my stock.
:bulletpink: Do you take paid commissions for wings for commercial use? Yes.

:bulletpink: Questions? Ask in the comments, thanks!

This entry is subject to change and updating of information


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Winners Feature for KarlaTorresArt

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 9:48 PM


As the winner of my most recent contest Angel of Fire, Angel of Ice, I'd like to feature the amazing artwork of KarlaTorresART Trust me when I say, you WILL NOT be disappointed should you take the time to visit her gallery. Below is just a sampling of her impeccable artwork, I hope that you'll enjoy it as much as I have.

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Again, so many congratulations on your win :hug: I fell in love with your image.

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Fire and Ice Contest Winners!

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 6:14 PM


Hello hello! I'm glad to announce that at long last I was able to pick winners for the contest and give away those wonderful Premium Memberships just in time for Christmas! I hope the winners enjoy them very much!

Anyway...

The winners are:



For the 3-Month membership prize: areemus :iconareemus:





For the 12-Month membership prize: KarlaTorresART :iconkarlatorresart:





Let me just say that it was very, very difficult to choose the winners because there were just so many amazing entries that made the decision tough, here are just a few, and I wish I had enough points to give out more memberships.

All Consuming Love by ErinM31 You 're So Cold... by DarkDevil16
:thumb341445422: angel ice and fire by roserika
:thumb342841272: Angel of Destruction by TheDreamBelow

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, it really was a pleasure to see all of your amazing artwork and I hope that you'll participate in my future contests.

Have an idea for a contest? Let me know!

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Contest Theme



:bulletblue: The theme of the contest, as you can see, is Fire and Ice, or more specifically because this is a winged contest: Angel of Fire; Angel of Ice;

You may participate in this contest in one of the following themes:

:bulletblue: Theme of Fire
Create an angel of fire using photomanipulation.

:bulletblue: Theme of Ice
Create an angel of ice using photomanipulation

:bulletblue: Theme of Fire an Ice
Create two complimentary images one for fire and one for ice.
OR Create a single image depicting both an angel of fire and an angel of ice.



:bulletgreen:Contest Begins: September 17, 2012:bulletgreen:
:bulletred: Contest Ends: December 15, 2012:bulletred:




Enter by commenting on this journal with a clickable link to your entry




Contest Rules

Any image not meeting these will be disqualified without notice.

1. Your entry must contain one set of my wings, found in my gallery here: thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.co…

2. Your entry must contain three other stocks from my gallery, it doesn't matter what they are.

3. All stock used in your entry must be credited with direct, clickable links back to the stock. Links to profiles will not be accepted.

4. Your entry must be a photomanipulation.

5. Your entry should be created on or after the beginning date of this contest.

6. Your entry should be created on or before the end date of this contest.

7. You may enter for only one of the above mentioned themes.

8. The angels have to be human looking or human like. Male or female.

There must be at least 5 either/or images for the 3-month membership to be given out.
There must be at least 5 entries in the Fire and Ice portion for the 12-month to be given out.


Theme One (Fire) and Theme Two (Ice) Prizes


This prize set will be awareded to the best entry; There will not be a prize for Fire and one for Ice

:bulletblue: A 3-Month premium membership from Thy-Darkest-Hour when deviantart hosts its 'Give a membership get a membership' in December.
:bulletblue: A set of custom wings (to the best of my ability) from Thy-Darkest-Hour
:bulletblue: Mystery premium stocks.
:bulletblue: A journal feature from Thy-Darkest-Hour
:bulletblue: A poem commission from robostorm
:bulletblue: An exclusive stock from YBsilon-Stock Exclusive gallery: ybsilon-stock.deviantart.com/g…
:bulletblue: An exclusive wing stock from eerilyfair celairen.deviantart.com/galler…
:bulletblue: A journal feature from Nameda


Theme Three - Of Fire and Ice Prizes



:bulletblue: A 12-Month Premium Membership from Thy-Darkest-Hour when deviantart hosts its 'Give a membership get a membership' in December.
:bulletblue: A set of custom wings (to the best of my ability) from Thy-Darkest-Hour
:bulletblue: Mystery premium stocks.
:bulletblue: A journal feature from Thy-Darkest-Hour
:bulletblue: A poem commission from robostorm
:bulletblue: An exclusive stock from YBsilon-Stock Exclusive gallery: ybsilon-stock.deviantart.com/g…
:bulletblue: An exclusive wing stock from eerilyfair celairen.deviantart.com/galler…
:bulletblue: A journal feature from Nameda


Current Entries: Theme of Fire


Triumphant Destruction by teresapatterson
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Hellfire Angel by Comical1
Angel of Destruction by TheDreamBelow
Broken by Sakura060277
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Current Entries: Theme of Ice

Winter's angel by fallenangel78
Varud by wolfiegirl12
December Elegy by vLine-Designs December Elegy close up by vLine-Designs

L'ange de l'hiver by Kallaria
Angel of Ice by Alfihara
For-contest-time-freeze by areemus
Ice Angel by No-Aengel

Current Entries: Theme of Fire and Ice


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Fire and Ice 2012 by nudagimo
Trust Issues by inner-outsider
Ice and Fire by kwmccabe
Come Out and Play! by Nolamom3507
Fire and Ice Angel by AVAdesign
angel ice and fire by roserika

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Fire and Ice by ThornZfire
Dichotomy by ElissandrAnne
Angels by Miss-Shadow-Penguin
The war of the Elements by dreamswoman
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All Consuming Love by ErinM31
You 're So Cold... by DarkDevil16

Prize donations of any kind are welcome and appreciated!

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Rules for my Wings

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:13 AM


How to Credit Me:


:bulletgreen: Creating a CLICKABLE link to my image in your description. This is not negotiable.
:bulletred: When I say link to my image, I don't mean link to my profile, that doesn't help people find stocks.
:bulletgreen: Comment on my stock image with the link to your deviation.
:bulletgreen: Comment on my profile ONLY when you can't find the stock you used to comment on it.
:bulletgreen: If you cannot find the stock you used to make a clickable link, I will provide you with a link.

:bulletred: Do not note me with your deviation.
:bulletred: Do not comment on my profile with your deviation.

:bulletred: I will be very upset if I find out that my stock hasn't been credited. Be warned: I watch many angel and wing groups, usually your winged images end up there eventually for me to see, and if I haven't seen them before, I go checking for credits.


Copyright Infringement

 

:bulletred: Failing to credit me is copyright infringement.
:bulletred: Under no circumstance may my images be posted elsewhere in their original, unmanipulated form, credited or uncredited.
:bulletred: Under no circumstance may you use my wings off-site without a typed out or clickable link credit.
:bulletred: You may not use my wings in collaboration with copyrighted imagery. See dA policy: help.deviantart.com/157/


Horse and Wolf (All Animals) Manips

 


:bulletgreen: Whether or not a wing is allowed on horses and wolves is listed on the wing image itself or in the deviation description. If it says No Horses, that means No Wolves, and No other animals also.
:bulletgreen: If a wing stock says No Horses and you use it on a horse or wolf (or other animal), I will ask that you remove the image. Frankly, I don't care about your excuses. Especially if it was written on the image, you had to see it before erasing it.
:bulletgreen: If the wing stock says "With permission." Ask my permission. I will view your gallery and give or decline it. If you don't ask my permission, I will ask that you remove the image.

:bulletblack: If you do not remove the image, I will request removal via a DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice.

:bulletgreen: If you want permission to use one of my wing stocks on an animal, I will require you to use a minimum of 4-5 stocks total to prevent the drag and drop look that I see far too oftne.
:bulletgreen: If you really want to use my wing stock and it says no horses or wolves (all animals) or I have declined permission, you can always purchase the stock.
:bulletred: You may not post an image containing my wing stock on a horse, wolf site, or other animal site. This is all-inclusive. I will not give permission. Ever. This includes no layouts, icons, or banners for said sites. This includes RPG sites. Ex. Howrse, PonyBox, Makeshiftheart, Helovia, etc.
Find more exact details here as to why I am not usually in favor of horse and wolf manips:
Horse and Wolf Manips: My thoughts and reasons..I am creating this journal as an explanation as to why I do not allow horses or wolves to be added to my premade backgrounds and do not allow my wings to be attatched to them without my prior permission.
Let me begin by saying that I have absolutely nothing against horses or wolves, both are beautiful, amazing animals, nor do I have anything against the amazing deviants that create horse and/or wolf art.
I really don't know exactly how to put this together...
To make my rules regarding this concern as simple as possible I have stated on each premade background and wing stock that I do not allow horse or wolf manipulations without prior permission, unfortunately, the statement is rarely read, if anyone has any suggestions as to how to make it more visable, please feel free to make them.

Why don't you allow your stock on horse and wolf sites?
:bulletblue: I don't want the stock use requests that will come with my stock being there.
:bulleblue: Why? For some re



Categorizing Images Using my Wings


:bulletgreen: The following categories are acceptable: Any category under Digital Art.
:bulletred: Any category not under Digital Art. You will have to change it.
:bulletred: For example, if you list an image containing my wings as photography or traditional art, you will have to change it because: A. You did not photograph these wings. B. You did not draw these wings. (see referencing).


Off-Site Non-Commercial Usage Steps


:bulletgreen: Post the image first to deviantART.
:bulletgreen: Post the image in the off-site location.
:bulletgreen: All off-site usage should have a written out or clickable link on or near the image itself. No exceptions.
:bulletred: Send me a link, via comment on the stock used, the links to both the dA and off-site locations.


Commercial Use of Wing Stock


:bulletgreen: All of my wing stock is purchasable for commercial use for the amount of points noted.
:bulletgreen: When using my wings for commercial purposes, they must be part of a combined image.
:bulletred: My wings may not be purchased for the purpose of re-selling them.
:bulletred: Once purchased, you may not claim my wings as your own. You did not create them.
:bulletgreen: Selling images containing my wings off-site or otherwise for any form of currency, this includes digital currencies, is considered commercial use. Thus payment is required.
:bulletgreen: Please feel free to sell prints from dA, that is free.
:bulletgreen: Commissions using my wings are commercial use. Thus payment is required.
Basically: If you're getting paid, so am I.


Prints


:bulletgreen: My stocks can be used for prints on deviantART ONLY.
:bulletred: I consider off-site prints to be commercial use. (see commercial use)


Using Wings on Line-Art or Cartoon Style Images


:bulletred: Absolutely... NOT.


Wing Stock as Reference for Traditional Art


:bulletgreen: Sure! Credit me as stated at the beginning of this entry and send me a link.
:bulletgreen: It has to be posted to dA.


Wing Stock in School Projects and Newspapers


:bulletgreen: Sure! Don't forget to give credit along with whatever you've made when you turn it in.
:bulletgreen: It has to be posted to dA and a link sent to me.


Wings in Tutorials


:bulletgreen: Sure, with proper credit. (see how to credit).


Using My Wings In/As Stock


:bulletred: My wings may not be used to in stock images.
:bulletred: My wings may not be used to create new wings of any type.
:bulletred: Long story short NO NO NO etc. NO


See anything I've forgotten or something you think needs added or touched on? Leave me a coment.
Have any additional questions? Please ask.

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Things With Wings Feature

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 10:05 AM

Thank you so very much to each and every person that has ever used my wing creations in their artwork, you've no idea how much it means to me.



Redemption by EnchantedWhispersArt:bigthumb320462515:
Beauty in the mist by luciddreams Lady Death by israelcs
Temporary truce by Blackmoons32 The Magic of an Angel by Mabahe Fly Away with Me by Saphica8 Angels Emerge by ChisSweetArt Nina Dobrev (Elena) - Welcome to hell (2) by silvervioletcom Justicia by eerilyfair Magic Apple by AlexHawkPhotography The Siren by TheDreamBelow when angels dream ii by Noxy-Voorhees Evil by silentfuneral I'm Your Sacrifice by TheDreamBelow Home by MarcoHerrera Dark Angel by FFrantastic:thumb311643335: Dark Angel by mrmot31 Raven Queen by Anarielhime Claire de Lune by TheDreamBelow:thumb313971559: L O S T  A N G E L by yurizsai Hush Hush by ecstasyvi:thumb310538290::thumb312898124: Fallen by kausa Descent by LeDragonNoire From Heaven-for contest entry by areemus Captive by queen769:thumb311448291:
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Angel of Greed by Anarielhime:bigthumb312887392:

Which do angels have?
a) Faith in God. Comment and explain?
b) Belief in God. Comment and explain?
c) Both. Comment and explain?

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