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I'm a Stock and Resources CV!

A few things before you start suggesting:

  • I feature only Stock and Resources suggestions, I cannot feature anything else.

    • I will consider all Stock and Resources suggestions, from any of the categories that fall into this area of DA.

    • Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months


    • I will accept self suggestions, HOWEVER in order to share the love and community support I ask that you also suggest another deviants work you think is DD quality at the same time ;)

    • Send your suggestions to only ONE Community Volunteer!

How to suggest

Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumb code (or URL) along with the reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation. (You don't even have to give a reason if you don't want, just the thumbnail will do! )

You can also use the Greasemonkey Script SuggestDD v0.6 Update made by Solitude12 to suggest DDs.

Honestly, I try to reply to all notes, but i will definately read and consider ALL of them.

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Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom

... is a chocolate monster

Welcome to my DA page! I hope you enjoy browsing my stock, photography and artwork! I'm sometimes a web designer, a lot of the time a coordinator for an electrical engineering company and in my "free" time I'm passionate about stock, architecture, horses, costuming, reading and writing short stories/fanfic. I also have a BA (hons) degree in Graphic Design.

I am a Community Volunteer for Stock and Resources along with PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock and a volunteer mentor so if you have any queries, or concerns about the stock and resources galleries, drop us a line and we will do our best to help you!



I'd agree with you; but then we'd both be wrong... :B
DA is what you make of it... just like life.

Eleven.. Cover Contest!

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 1:00 AM

Wanderer's Cove by Foxfires

So, for as long as I can remember I've had access to the most incredible range of books, from novels, tall tales and everything in between; all of those I've read (and I'm sure you all agree) it's most frequently their covers you immediately think of when you hear their titles.  It goes without saying that a picture tells a thousands words, and cover art, for that specific reason has to grab the reader by the eyeballs and hold their attention right through to the very last page in a yummy, captivating smorgasbord of plot teasers, incredible characters and dreamy (or dystopian) landscapes.   Essentially, book cover p0rn :D

Visiting bookshops used to be as much about the cover art as it was about the text on the pages, which is why these days seeing the dozens of dreary, completely plain covers which do absolutely NOTHING to sell the book leaves me a little cold.  Further I just can't understand why publishers are going in this direction. :shrug:

So why now?

Most of you will will have dabbled, are dabbling or are intending to dabble in the exciting world of cover art and it remains my most frequently asked question when I get notes and emails, most of which have an incredibly similar theme *cough*

"Hi! My name is... and I'm just starting making covers for sale, can I use your model stock and is it free - because I can't pay you; but I will credit you and send you good vibes for being such an awesome giving stocker!!! xxxx "

"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, when I am rich I will remember you and send you some points (my client is paying me peanuts and they want great stock for free) "

More to the point I've been providing stock on DA for over ELEVEN!!! years, so its time to celebrate a little, and how else better than to help out a bunch of great deviants!

So why this cover contest??

Your puppy dog eyes and requests to use my stock for covers are hard to say no to when budgets are usually the problem.
So here, for the first time, I am going to run a contest specifically for book covers :) Book covers which I want to grab me and your potential clients by the eyeballs and shake us so we can't look at anything else.  Covers that will make authors want to write stories for.  Covers that will remind us of how visually beautiful a full shelf of books can be! 

The Brief:

Exciting times ahead! You have a new client who wants you to design their next cover (insert your choice of genre here!) Their book contains a female protagonist/villain/plot device (since I only have female model stock :P ) and they want you to go to town on the best cover they have ever seen reminiscent of the golden age of stunning artistic covers they grew up on.

You must create the cover with standard cover sizes in mind (see the rules for size guide), and include the title and authors name. If you wish to also design the back and spine you are welcome to do so.

Don't forget, your client loves creativity, and eye catching design, after all - they want their book to sell!

Start Date: 1st October 2015 9am PDT

End date: 5th December 2015 midnight PDT

The rulesssss

(Pay attention they are the important bit!)

:bulletgreen: Your cover must be portrait and have standard cover text - "title" "authors name" on the front. (You can make a title and authors name up) This can be positioned wherever you like as long as it is legible and you can choose the covers genre.

:bulletgreen: Your front cover art must be cover sized in terms of aspect ratio - for example CreateSpace suggests the following size: 6" x 9" ** (or 152.4mm x 228.6mm** )
** You are NOT required to upload your final book at the original size, don't panic!!! 

:bulletgreen: Your book MUST contain one of my model stock images available in my gallery - either from the free collections, or from the premium content packs if you have made a purchase.

:bulletgreen: You CAN use any of my unrestricted background images -… :)

:bulletgreen: Entries can be submitted to 1 of the following categories.  Please choose carefully when you submit your entry**  Please state your option clearly on your entry description and comment.
beginner / intermediate  OR  intermediate / advanced.
**If the judges feel you have not chosen the most appropriate category they reserve the right to move your entry to the other option to allow as equal a judging as possible.

:bulletred: STOCK CHOICE RESTRICTIONS: Please DO NOT use any of the following selection of model images - due to them already being licensed for covers and other similar media.
stock which you may NOT use for the contest
OR any of my restricted location stock, (… ) I'm really sorry but property licences and other restrictions means I can't give you permission.

:bulletred: LEGITIMATE STOCK ONLY: If you use images from google, or any site which is not a legitimate stock collection/provider I will disqualify you.  Its quite simple - legitimate stock only please, and I do not consider pixabay legit, deal with it.  That goes for other stock providers on DA - you will credit them, and notify them if you use their work, and you will check before hand to make sure they allow covers to be made with their stock. 

:bulletred: Your entry will only be valid when you link it in a comment on this journal and include a link to this journal in the description of your entry.

:bulletred: Unsurprisingly, this contest is aimed at visual media artists, simply because well... its a visual book cover. :P 

:bulletred: My terms of use apply in all respects with the exception of the "no covers" rule for the purpose of entry to this contest .  Once the contest is over my full terms will apply as per normal.

:bulletred: My terms of use and normal information about commercial licences and fees are here -

Things you should know before using my stock...

My stock does not belong in the public domain, The entire contents of my gallery, be that unrestricted or restricted stock, personal artwork or photography are all subject to full copyright law. The license I provide - as detailed on this page - is for DA members only.
DeviantART, its owners etc do not own the copyright to my stock or artwork submitted to this site.
As stated in the submission policy here:
It remains MY option to remove or change or amend any or all of my stock and r

:bulletred: Only 1 (ONE) entry per artist and it must be NEW art - make it your best because.....


(hopefully the good bit!!)

:bulletblue: ALL artists who enter can use their entry as an example book cover as part of their collection or portfolio.
(Those that do not get chosen as winners will still need to purchase the usual licence if they wish to make their work available for sale at a later date. Fees are available on my terms of use journal linked above)

:bulletblue: Up to 20 artists (10 from each level) - will be given a single 10 year digital licence for the model stock they have used on their cover - to sell, to display, to use as a portfolio example for future clients.  This is for all digital medias and Ebooks. 

:bulletblue: x2 (1 from each category) Runners up will each be given
x2 additional model images of their choice from my gallery (including premium content packs) which they can use for cover work in the same manner as their entry to the contest.
Plus! 500 :points: points each from me.
Plus! 200 :points: points each from PirateLotus-Stock
Plus! 200 :points: points each from CelticStrm-Stock 
Plus! choice of stock pack from PirateLotus-Stock 

:bulletblue: x2 Grand prize winners ( 1 from each category) will be given
A full commercial licence for x10 model images of their choice from my gallery (including premium content packs). This licence will cover both digital and printed works and all types of media and publishing.
Plus! 1000 :points: points from me.
Plus! 300 :points: points each from PirateLotus-Stock
Plus! 300 :points: points each from CelticStrm-Stock 
Plus! x3 exclusive stock packs each from CelticStrm-Stock 
Plus! choice of stock pack from PirateLotus-Stock 
Plus! 2 hour speed paint commission each from the lovely tatiilange

Licences will be sent out in PDF format after the contest is closed and winners announced

Bonus materials? Looking for Inspiration?

Why yes, you may go away if you wish and look at some incredible cover art which may or may not inspire you.  Your new client loves artists such as Michael Whelan, Darrel K Sweet, Stephen Bradbury, Jim Burns, Daniel Dos Santos, Romas, Steve Weston, David Roe, Rodney Matthews, Geoff Taylor et al. Plus many many modern day equivalents of the digital age.

FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?  

Other Questions? Ask! I'm bound to have forgotten something!


Beginner/Intermediate Entries

Intermediate/Advanced Entries

Thank you Foxfires
Skin by Dan Leveille


Art for other people:
:bulletred: Full body & background of #94 APH Fantomnoye Lebedyea owned by WinterVodka-Stables (breeding slot payment)
:bulletred: Full body & background of #65 Astraia owned by Cariannarz (breeding slot payment)
:bulletred: Breeding image of #65 Astraia x #144 Bel Amoureux (breeding slot payment)
:bulletred: Breeding image of #158 Chaos x pending mate (breeding slot payment)
:bulletred: Full body & background of #260 Pasithea Luna owned by kalmanen (christmas stocking stuffer)
:bulletred: Full body & background of #264 gods alune owned by Reldia… (breeding slot payment)

For me:
:bulletred: #177 registration image… DUE SEPT 23RD!!!!! D;
:bulletred: Fabio laurels ref image
:bulletred: Melaina aged and adult ref image

Breeding slots to be used/paid for in full:

:bulletpurple: #144 Bel Amoureux (stallion) points paid needs art
:bulletpurple: #65 Astraia (mare) points paid needs art

:bulletpurple: #158 Chaos (stallion) owned by EspressoShots points paid needs breeding image and mate

:bulletpurple: #1233 Rhadamanthus (stallion) owned by Astralseed pending breeding image and mate

:bulletpurple: #264 gods alune… pending registration by Reldia points paid needs art and mate


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eligodesignstock Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you kindly for the :+fav: & :llama: :)
sasha-fantom Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hi. I have used your stock here:
Golden dragon by sasha-fantom
Thank you.
JulijanaM Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for faving Farewell III by JulijanaM ! :D I appreciate a lot your support Elandria! :D :hug:
Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Thank you ! Have a great day :dalove:
resMENSA Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
I love your stock labels! That´s hyper-practical... thx!  Love 
EloieeStock Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks for the fav:hug:! Wow, you have a beautiful stock collection!
Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Judina's roses by KmyGraphic
Hello and Welcome to our group :iconstock4us:

:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:

Jassy2012 Founder Hug
C-Creatio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you for the fave, Elandria! :)

Andalusian by C-Creatio

Have a nice day.
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Jompie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Thank you by Jompie
Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much my friend for featuring my photo Lormet-Architecture-0239sml for a Daily Deviation, I truly appreciate it and am very thankful for the honor! Hug 
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