Updated Stock Usage Rules
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Published: December 16, 2011



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.
: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.

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

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

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Under no circumstances may my images be posted elsewhere in their original, unmanipulated, form, credited or uncredited.



:bulletred: Never use my stock in conjuction with illegal images: uncredited celeb images not categorized as fanart; 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.


Making Premade Backgrounds


:bulletgreen: My stock may be used to create pre-made backgrounds if specified in the image description.


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


:bulletgreen: Premade backgrounds are the only way in which my stock may be redestributed as stock. (see premade backgrounds for rules)
:bulletred: In no way may any of my stock be redestributed in the form of clear cuts, tubing, etc.
:bulletred: My wings, models and premade backgrounds may not be used to in stock images.
:bulletred: My wings may not be used to create new wings of any type.


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.


Commercial Use



:bulletgreen: Most of my stock is purchasable for commercial or commission use. If a price isn't listed, please ask.


:bulletgreen: Commercial use may be priced based on the project. Please note me.
:bulletgreen: (Commissions) Most photographic images, excluding model stock, are 50:points:
:bulletgreen: (Commissions) Model stocks are 75:points: but you must gain permission before using them commercially.
:bulletgreen: Wings, Premades, and PNG's that are purchasable will have a price in the description.
:bulletgreen: If you're interested in something that is not priced, please not me.
:bulletred: You may NOT sell images containing my stock on any other site for any form of currency, virtual or otherwise without paying for commercial use.


Wing Stock - Specific Rules


fav.me/d5cuwez Rules for my WingsHow 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 cr



Model Stock


:bulletgreen: dA prints are Okay!
:bulletgreen: 75:points: for unlimited commission use. Contact me for commercial price with details of your intentions.
:bulletgreen: Note me with a request for commercial use detailing your intentions before purchasing the stock.
:bulletred: You must use the Entire model, not just the body.
:bulletred: To clarify, you have to use the model's face.


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.


Retouches: Do one of the below:


:bulletgreen: If you post both the before and after image together  and credit me on the non-retouched portion.
:bulletgreen: If you post just the retouched image you must state in the title that it is a retouch.


Horse and Wolf etc. Manipulations


:bulletred: Horse or Wolf manips with my premades: No. Not without permission.
:bulletred: Horse or Wolf manips with my wings: Rules vary per wing image. Read the black box.
: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 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 the image is in violation of one or more of my rules listed in the black box on the image.
:bulletgreen: You may purchase stocks for the points amount listed on the individual pages if you intend to use the image on a horse or wolf site.
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 Stock


: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.

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levi165's avatar
im so sorry but i dont understand what should i do ? could you please tell me
Ajtihmonu's avatar
helloo
i am ajith, i am new to this field so i just want to practice some tool. were i need some file for that can u help in that
ImaraOfNeona's avatar
I had a question: Gwendolyn1 has used your stock Forest Stock 01 by Thy-Darkest-Hour  here : Stock-Premade background14 by Gwendolyn1-stock   And I would like to use her premade for commercial purposes. Are there any charges for that?
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Thy-Darkest-HourHobbyist General Artist
No charges, thank you for asking, and beautiful bg. Just credit please.
ImaraOfNeona's avatar
Thank you!I'll be sure to credit you.Huggle! 
MeloWings's avatar
Hi! I am completely new in photography and photo-manipulation and I just want to practice the tutorials from RafyA who uses your shocks. Once I am just trying to reproduce his images with learning propose, the finished results are totally going to be deleted! Is it ok for you if I use your stocks for that? For sure I will eventually start to create some images with your stocks and add credit to them, but for now I just need some more practice. Is that ok?
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Thy-Darkest-HourHobbyist General Artist
Hi! Please feel free to use my stock so long as I'm credited and shown, have fun!
shehab6280's avatar
I want to use this png wings in a  facebook cover picture, please tell me the copy right 
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Thy-Darkest-HourHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for asking, to do that, I would require credit on the image itself.
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GorelotteHobbyist Writer
Used your wings. prntscr.com/ackn6i
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Thy-Darkest-HourHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for choosing my stock :floating:

Where on the page can I find the credit for the wings?
Gorelotte's avatar
GorelotteHobbyist Writer
I'll update that tonight When i load it onto devart.
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screamingfrostyHobbyist General Artist
Ohai. I believe I've asked before, not sure so I'll just do it again to be on the safe side.

i know you said no wolf/horse manips without permission but I have a character that's not entirely wolf. The base will be a wolf but the character itself is more a demon. Or hellhound if you prefer that term. So I was wondering if that would be OK to use the wings on or if it goes under the banned animal list. I can send you the WIP if you want to know what exactly I'm working on. 
Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Thy-Darkest-HourHobbyist General Artist
Hello,

Thank you for inquiring. Most of my older sets allow this, though some do require permission first, you can find them here: thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.co…
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XKrallerStudent Digital Artist
What is your problem with horses?
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ChiaraMacabreProfessional Digital Artist
Hi, I used your stock here. Thank you!! :)
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MissMacadamiaHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I would love to use The Evening Sky missmacadamia.deviantart.com/a… in a music video on YouTube - it would simply be a slideshow of many photos of the sky and space set to music I arranged, which would have a religious tone. Would you be all right with this?
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Magicisreal828Student Digital Artist
Hi there I wasn't sure about when you said and I quote "Bullet; Red Cropping, adding a texture, changing the hue/saturation/vibrance, adding contrast, adding text, and framing are not photomanipulation"  So if I were to use your wings and I didn't like the color I could change the color of them but still credit you?
Thanks for Your Time!
~Alianna
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Thy-Darkest-HourHobbyist General Artist
That is correct, thank you for inquiring.
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Magicisreal828Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
No Problem! Just making sure I got it right  :)
magnoc1's avatar
I want to use this png wings in a cover book, please tell me the copy right 
againsttimeband's avatar
Hi. I'm having a set of custom in-ear monitors made and I was hoping to use one of your wing designs to be printed on one monitor. I'd like to use just the wing without background. I could credit or link to your art from our band website. Please let me know if this would be alright. 

Thanks.
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