I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction.
You don't need me to email prints-permissions anymore! For prints outside of DA, please ask first. And read my FAQs for other important info.
Q: Can I make a print/t-shirt/mousepad/dartboard using your stock?
A: Yes, absolutely. You no longer need my individual permission. I have given all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all DA prints.
Once you have created an piece of art using my stock (and I don't mean just changing the tones or adding a filter) that image is YOUR original artwork. Therefore, you have the right to publish it in any format you like: as part of a magazine article, as the cover to a CD, as part of your personal website/gallery, in a book of art, on the cover of a novel, on cafepress items, promotional materials (for your artwork or for another artist/musician.)
I only ask that no one use the raw or unaltered (or barely altered) images in any of the above. I can't actually stop anyone from doing that, but I do appeal to your integrity to grant me that one request. Also, I ask as a favor that you let me know how/where my stock is being published, so I can buy the books/magazines/CDs etc. I'm not going to have any grandkids to show, but I will be able to look back when I'm an old lady and say "Well, lookie there. I was a muse, wasn't I?"
Q: I have been invited to display my art in a gallery/coffee house/school exhibition. Can I use images I created with your stock?
A: Yes (see above), and best wishes to you! Have a good show!
Q: Do you take requests?
A: Nope. I only do this when I feel inspired. Requests = work. I will, however, welcome suggestions and ideas.
Q: Can I post my images in which I've used your stock on my personal website?
A: Yes. If you like, I'll even add your site to my "links" page of my website.
Q: I want to use your stock to make something potentially offensive. Do you care?
A: Not really. If that's what you do, then knock yourself out. Just don't be hurt if I don't add it to my favorites.
Q: I'm a photographer. Would you model for me?
A: Only if a/ you live in the DFW area: b/ are not creepy c/I feel like it. So, that's a big "maybe."
Q: Some stock models get really upset if the artist only changes the saturation/sharpness/contrast and then posts it. Do you care?
A: If you're doing the best you can do and creating something you are proud of, then I'm not going to complain. But I prefer that those images be confined to DA or personal art galleries only. Everyone has to start out by experimenting and trying out new things, and that's fine.
Q: Are you married? Your husband lets you do this?
A: Yes, for 10+ years now. My husband is an artist, so nude models are not particularly scandalous to him. Even if one is his wife.
Q: Can I use your stock to draw from? I just need pose reference.
A: Of course! I am here to serve.
Q: How old are you? How tall?
A: My D.O.B is June 13, 1970, which at the time of writing this makes me 37. I'm 5'8" (or 176 cm) give or take an inch for posture and spinal compression.
Q: Why do you do this?
A: I've answered this a few times already. It may sound corny or stupid, but it's the truth: Even as a little kid, I loved classic art, especially paintings and sculptures of pretty women. Ingres' "Odalisque," Dicksee's "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," any Waterhouse, Leighton or Bouguereau femme-- I would look at pictures of those paintings for hours, admiring the skill of the artist but the beauty of the models as well. And I wanted not only to be able to paint like those masters but I also wanted to BE those women. It's vanity, surely. But I wanted to inspire that sort of genius and be part of something that would last for ages.
It makes me feel pretty.
It makes me feel useful.
It makes me feel a part of creation.
I enjoy being both an artist and a muse. I just wish I had started younger, because I know it's not going to last a whole lot longer. And I'm sincerely grateful to each and every artist who has chosen me to express his or her ideas. I get far more than I give. Thank you.
Here are a few places where artists have published/printed artwork containing my stock:
EXOTIQUE Page 132 "Xaea" by saiaii and page139 "Her Valentine" by zilla774
HEARTWORK the art of Ian Field-Richards aka zilla774 which is sadly no longer available at the moment.
The July issue of "ImagineFX" contained EVIL QUEEN by thegryph
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