Rules for my Wings

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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:

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.. Please contact me on dA or e-mail
: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.


: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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LycanLightGlintYT's avatar

Can i ask something?

Well,what brush you use to make wings?

And,can i use your wings but i change to the color?(a mine,i use your black or white wings,but i want the wings be purple,do i can change its?)

resMENSA's avatar

that´s quite hard to read... darkgrey letters on black background... :)

luisystys's avatar
lindas alas me gustaron mucho 
HeartStorm4ever's avatar
Before posting this on DA I wanted to ask if this was okay with your rules: Chimera Phobix    I made several works like this, so I wanted to know if it's okay with you. I simply changed the colors using hue derivation. Of course that I would give you full credit since the stick is yours after all.
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Hello, thank you for asking, please feel free so long as there is credit in the form of a link back to the page with the wings appear. Thanks!
HeartStorm4ever's avatar
I wouldn't want to break your rules. And thank you! Of course, I'll always give due credit and link to the deviation page.
Swiftblade1951's avatar
Hey! Quick question, I drew a picture of a character of mine (digitally), and I used a pair of your wings these ones, but I changed the colours a to be a really dark blue. Is this still okay to post to DA if I give you full credits for the wings in the description? If not, that is totally fine. I just wanted to find out before I posted the image.
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Hello, I apologize for the delayed reply, yes, that's find, so long as there's a credit, enjoy! Thank you for choosing my stock :)
Swiftblade1951's avatar
Awesome, no worries! Thank you for putting the stock out there for us! I'll make sure to credit you.
HeartStorm4ever's avatar
I want to know that too.
mE gUSTARIA s sus alas para dedicarle x aniversario a mi esposa
I would like to use your wings in photos I take of models - I would like to change the colors of some or just have as white/see through. Would that be ok? Mostly for posting to fb and giving ot the models to use in their ports of course will print some too :)
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
This is fine so long as I am shown every image, credited everywhere they appear digitally, and no one is making any money from them.
Great! I have some concepts I am doing TFP with different people and really excited to incorporate them. Thanks for the fast response!
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Angelic-yunie's avatar
Hi ^^
I was wondering if you could use your wings stock in a manip in which the model is a cosplayer. I haven't read anything about that in your rules.
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
So long as the image is categorized under Photomanipulation and I am credited with a link to my stock, its fine with me, thank you for asking.
Angelic-yunie's avatar
Ok :) Thank you for your quick answer!
fnhaven's avatar
Can I use one of your wings and turn it to look like a broken wing?
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
For a photomanipulation?
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
So long as the wings are credited in the description please feel free.
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