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So.. February is blasting its way across the world with gale force winds and flooding, hopefully everyone in the community is safe and well!!  We are all sending our love to CelticStrm-Stock who is recovering after surgery - so go leave her some love on her page!!

Huge congrats to SenshiStock



Its wonderful to see a fellow stock provider so recognised for their hard work and dedication to helping other artists! Huge huge congrats Sakky & team!!





News and Info



Stuff that either directly impacts the stock & resources community, or DeviantART in general

Project Educate: Getting involved in 2014Now that our first Community Week of 2014 is about to get started, it's time to do another blog introducing the ways in which you can get involved in the group this year. A lot of people have found that projecteducate gives them a great platform to have their already awesome articles noticed. This is very true! projecteducate not only helps educate the community through what you write, but also gives you a chance to have your artistic voice heard. At the time of writing this blog we have over 1,200 members and over 2,000 watchers. This means that the blogs we submit go out to hundreds of people. So why not use this method of communication to share your knowledge, tips and insights?
Community Volunteer Weeks
This is when a Community Volunteer (CV) takes a whole week to educate you about a chosen art form. This is usually done through interviews, features, tutorials, educational articles and the occasional contest or chat event. If you think you'v
  Valentine's Day Art Exchange!
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
It's time once again to get out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts because Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! The Valentine Exchange is back, allowing you to create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones. To participate, simply submit your Valentine's Day-themed deviations to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 12th to 19th, you can send your creations and the creations of others to your deviantART friends, lovers, and secret admirers.
CREATE THE LOVE

Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the Valentine Exchange category.
Exam
  Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New BrushesWhat's New
Google Analytics For Your Profile (Beta Testing)
Beta Testers can now link Google Analytics to their Profile! Google Analytics brings deviants access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections.
Read more »

Calligraphy and Watercolor Brushes in deviantART Muro
Two new brushes have been added to Muro! One is a calligraphy brush that allows you to create calligraphic writing, and the other is a watercolor brush that lets you simulate a watercolor look.

Embedding SoundCloud Files In Journals
You can now share SoundCloud uploads in your Journal! When visiting SoundCloud and listening to a song, click the

Important: Have you Notified your Stock Providers?Hi all,
I just wanted to take a quick moment out from registering people for the Photomanipulation Tournament to bring to your attention an issue that is plaguing our community.
I think a lot of people think that, with the new Mentions system, there is no need to notify stock providers when you use their work. This is untrue! There are a few of reasons why you still need to notify them via note or comment, as per their preference, when you use their stock:
1. Some people turn their Mentions off because they get to be annoying. Thus, if you don't tell them, they may never see your gorgeous work.
2. Stock providers like to keep track of your work, and notes/comments help with that.
3. If your stock provider doesn't see your work, he/she can't give you love!
4. It is almost always in a stock provider's Terms of Use to NOTIFY OF USE. If you cannot follow the TOU (including notifying them via note or comment), please don't use the stock.
Pleas
  I'd DD it if...
Stock Gallery
Stock Rules
Art Account
Get free CSS like this
I'd DD it if...
Ever wondered why a certain piece doesn't have a DD?  Well I probably don't know either!  I most likely can't tell you why a certain piece hasn't been DDd (unless it's in Stock), but I can maybe give you a hint as to how to get me, personally, to be more likely to feature something as a DD.  (




Awesome Contests



Get submitting, get involved!

Through the Mirror STOCK CHALLENGE*EDIT* Woohoo!! We have some entries!!
Hello everyone!! It's been a while since I last held a stock challenge for stock artists but in the spirit of the new year here you go.
Theme
What if a mirror isn't all it seems. What if your reflection wants to keep you on your side? What if you are able to climb through a mirror but your reflection keeps standing in front of you, blocking your way? You try to touch the mirror without your reflection touching the same place. Maybe the cold surface isn't the mirror you're touching, but the cold flesh of your doppelganger, pushing back, keeping you on your side.
The theme is 'Through the Mirror'
Entries
Advanced

Beginner

Start and End Dates
This challenge will begin on the 21st of January and close on the 21st of
  New Contest - In SpaceHi Everyone,
today we ( :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconybsilon-stock: ) start with our new contest.  :spaceship: 


Contest Theme
Our new theme is "In Space". Be creative and show us your imagination.  
Rules
You are given 30 stocks below. Your work has to include min. 1 of each of us. From stockpacks you are allowed to take only one. You are free to use more than one stock from each of us. The size must be so, that we can see it without a loupe and we reserve the right to decline the entry, if we can´t see our stocks. Credit all stocks you used with a direct link (equal it is our stock or an other stock). Only legitimate stock is allowed (no Google or something like this).
Your artist comment has to include a statement, that this is a entry for the  Contest "In Space" held by  :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconYb
  Stock Challenge #1Welcome to the Stock Challenges!
This monthly serie of mini-contests was set to help you get out of your comfort zone, try drawing and painting new things and combining them together.
Each month, you have 3 diffrent stock photos to take as a reference: you can attempt to use any or all of them - good for you - but to make it more fun, we've got prizes prepared for 3 types of works:
1 month Premium Membership for the most interesting idea of using
the 3 references together in one picture;
1 month Premium Membership for the most elaborate work;
1 month Premium Membership for getting out of the comfort zone.

You have 3 weeks for completing the challenge: this means that you have to submit your entry (or entries, max. 3) before the 24th of February. Also, to win one of the prizes, you must use all the 3 references.
You must be a member of Traditionalists to participate, and the entry needs to be done with

Big Stock Photo Contest - Create a Character!Hey, Comrades! Our first contest of the year may have been a bit obtuse, so let's flip things around and have a contest that deals with something we can all appreciate: STOCK PHOTOS!
GREEN CAT dA CONTEST 02 - STOCK PHOTOS
The mission of this contest is to create an original model stock photo (portrait or full body) the portrays either a performer, regular guest, or staff member of The Green Cat Cabaret. The fun part is that, in light of the strange extra-dimensional qualities of The Green Cat, your character can be almost anyone or anything from anywhere or anywhen!
The only additional requirement is that each entry must be accompanied by the "character's" name, role, and a little background.
CONTEST DETAILS
1) You may enter as many UNIQUE CHARACTERS as you like. Each entry should consist of an image of the character, the character's name, the character's role at The Green Cat (performer, regular patron, staff), and background info about the character (the level of
  Photomanipulation Tournament 2014Something awesome this way comes!!!!
We are excited to introduce our newest photomanipulation challenge to the community. This is a series of battles to determine who can out-manipulate the other teams. This is a super long journal, but please take a minute at least to skim it and find out what this exciting challenge is all about. If you want to register, there are instructions at the bottom.
We are seeking prizes! If you are able to help, please leave a comment on this journal or contact Aeirmid.
What is a manip-off?
The manip-off is a series of "battles" in which rival teams/individuals challenge one another to reach beyond their photomanipulation skills and create something awesome. It's a battle to the death, and only one person or team will emerge victorious. We are looking for photomanip "champions," so there are three "rounds" of manipulations plus a championship round to choose a winner.
Contestants
  Valentine's Day Contest! + Kiriban:house: my little life

KETO! I've recently made a lifestyle change. I'm one of those people who reddit too frequently. I stumbled upon /r/keto one day and I've been hooked since. I'm eleven days in and eight pounds lost so far. I'm hoping to lose a total of 30 pounds so I can fit into my old clothes! (yay). Unfortunately the last year has been a bit of a roller-coaster and I've gained a lot of weight :( But as I said, this is a lifestyle change for me, not a simple diet or fad that will fade. Something to help me stay healthy and give me more energy! Have any of you made any lifestyle changes recently? I'd love to hear about them!


:star: kiriban 560,000
The first person who can catch my 560,000th page view will receive a 3 month premium subscription and their choice of any two HQ textures or HQ packages! You must take a screen cap of the page view and send it to me via note (no cropping pleas

Seven Seas Pirate Contest - One Month Left!:new: We decided to go ahead and extend the contest to the end of February to give a little more time after the holidays. We'd really love to get more entries in! Any advertising of the contest and new deadline would be awesome. And as always, we can NEVER have enough prizes to give away, so please let me know if you want to donate! :new:
Sail the Seven Seas Pirate Contest
Deadline:
February 28, 2014
(We want to give everyone extra time due to the holidays!)

Rules:

1. You must have an pirate theme/character in your entry.
2. Your entry MUST contain one of our pirate themed model stock images from this folder: http://hiddenyume-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/6211760 (More are to come) as a CENTRAL figure in the entry. Note: any visual media is welcome. I.E. you may use our model stock as a reference. Your entry does NOT have to be a photomanip. Paintings/drawings/etc are also definitely welcome!
3. Your entry MUST be new created for this contest.
4. You may enter up


Stock & Resources news or contests to share?



Let us know!! You can also submit them to :iconstockandresources: as well :)

Stock Radar #1

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 27, 2014, 1:53 PM

The Stock and Resources gallery on DeviantART is a digital treasure trove, filled from top to bottom with creative, imaginative, beautiful, unique and inspirational images - all waiting for you to turn them into masterpieces. Heres just some that caught my eye and my imagination over the past few days.

Stock and Resource providers are incredibly generous with their skills and time providing all these wonderful things for you to use, please don't forget to read their terms of use and to credit them correctly when you use their work!!



The Stock and Resources gallery on DeviantART is a digital treasure trove, filled from top to bottom with creative, imaginative, beautiful, unique and inspirational images - all waiting for you to turn them into masterpieces.  Heres just some that caught my eye and my imagination over the past few days.

Stock and Resource providers are incredibly generous with their skills and time providing all these wonderful things for you to use, please don't forget to read their terms of use and to credit them correctly when you use their work!!



Ivy Covered Archway.. by Alz-Stock
Stairs by CD-STOCKVizcaya Stock 6 by Cassy-Blue
3385 - Armillary Sphere 2 by HelenaRothStockObject 37 - lion statue by Momotte2stocks
Wild animal 314 - baby giraff by Momotte2stocks
items 018 by Kebehut-stock
In the water_55 by anastasiya-landa
Asteroids by DagohbertOf the Winter 1 by LadyEru
Glasure and Yellowstone 768 + by JustmeTD
Lilianne 25 by Kuoma-stock
Coat of eagles by ladysivali-stockEdenfall 06 by LadyxBoleyn
M by 13-Melissa-SalvatoreModern Witch by Mihaela-VStock
Sky Texture 2 by jojo22FREE PHOTOSHOP/GIMP BRUSHES! + Explanation by JonasDeRo
Free Stone Alcove Model by LuxXeon
Necromantic shapes stock 01 by MortuusDiabolus







Pillars

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 15, 2014, 3:56 PM
J O U R N A L



Some very heartfelt words from our Commander in Chief!


Are you a pillar?





Tagged :|

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 15, 2014, 6:20 AM
J O U R N A L



Tagged :noes:


I was tagged by CelticStrm-Stock (Who is a bad bad bad girl :stare: )

The Rules


1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person has to share 10 things about themselves.
3. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
4. Choose the 10 people and put them on your journal.
5. Go to their page to inform them they are tagged.
6. Not something like "You are tagged if you read that."
7. You have to legitimately tag 10 people.
8. No tag-backs.
9. You can't say you don't do tags.
10. YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY, NOT COMMENT.

The Questions


1. What style/type of art do you do and what do you love about it?
I do mostly stock, because I love how incredibly creative other artists can be when they use my stock.  I also do quite bad photomanips :3

2. When did you join dA?
I joined DA on 19th July 2004 and my DA ID no is 983971 (Yep... before there were 1 million users on the site :D )

3. What is something that most people don't know about you? (i.e. hidden talent)
Not sure I really have a hidden talent, maybe my writing that I dabble with, pretty sure most people know I write though >.>

4. Where are you from and what's it like?
I'm from a very flat place in the north west of England, where it smells of wild things and secrets in spring and cabbage and sprouts in winter.

5. What celebrity do you like the most and least?
Anthony Hopkins is one of my all time favorite actors, along with Nick Cage, Audrey Hepburn and David Bowie, and as far as celebs I hate, any of them from the "justin bieber" category.

6. What is your favorite piece of art/stock that you've created of all time?
OHGOD Y U ASK SUCH HARD QUESTIONS D;
Creeping Tears Pack 89 by Elandria The entire Creeping Tears shoot.
I love the dress, and I love that John and Lee took such amazing photos despite the awkward circumstances we were in!

7. Do you think the groundhog will see his shadow in February?
If previous years are anything to go by, I suspect not.

8. If you could do anything, what would it be?
I would own and manage a stud breeding Friesian Horses.

9. What is the title of the book nearest to you?
Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3D Max and Mental Ray Second Edition.

10. What is your favorite fantasy or comic book character?
Fantasy character - Jareth Goblin king. Comic book character - Iron Man. SNRK.


New Questions



1. If you could have the abilities of any 1 person (alive or dead) for 24 hours, who would it be and why?

2. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

3. If we had the technology available right now to visit any other world in the solar system - but it takes 50 years to get there, would you venture forth or would you stay on Earth?

4. What artistic skill do you most admire in others?

5. What artistic skill would you dedicate yourself to being excellent at achieving?

6. What is one of the main reasons you use DA to showcase your art?

7. If you could be a character in any book or movie, who would it be and why?

8. Do opposites really attract?

9. Pie, or cake?

10. Left sock, or right sock?



Tagged People


(I really REALLY hate tagging people, and I apologize in advance!!)

kirilee , SashaGeorge , WeavingMagic , Quoth-Raven , jademacalla , HelenaRothStock , Dan-Heffer , DaeStock , CD-STOCK , Amazonofexeter



2012 and 2013 Stock Use Feature Special

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 30, 2013, 11:34 AM

Almost there!



As quite a few of you have probably noticed from reply spam, I've been busy trying to catch up with all those outstanding comments from people who have used my stock, I'm happy (and relieved) to say the end is in sight, as I currently have only about 400 comments dating from 2013 to get through, your patience with me has been very much appreciated :heart:

As ever, this is just a small selection from the many many hundreds of pieces of artwork that has been made with my stock each year.  Some of these are from 2012, and some from 2013 that caught my eye as I was browsing my faves gallery this afternoon.

You can browse through the entire collection here -  2013 Stock Use Collection 2012 Stock Use Collection honestly its worth a look for the sheer variety and imagination on display, and it quite humbles me to see my stock used in so much wonderful artwork!!



Art using my model stock



Fil De L'Epée by Frederic-LievreYou're not scared ? by Fae-Melie-Melusinethe Dead God Legacy by ElenaDudina


An Angels Dream by Saphica8Blind seer Albion by NastyaSolovovaSubdued by sara-hel

Mage by kinniekthe one left standing by opal-moon

There will Always be a Light for you ... by Aeternum-ArtDon't Wanna Lose You by brunomedinaArmy Of The World by Teddy-Cube

Capadocio by ThanatosofNicteShe's lost in the darkness by FallanDarkThe Justice, for Aeirmid by Thiefoworld

Hurt by Daystar-ArtSurvivor of extinction by jorgeremmy

Goddess of the Woods by Carlos-QuevedoThe Pan's Door by Carlos-Quevedo


Forbidden in Darkness by moonchild-ljiljaThe Secret Garden by InertiaKilluminated the forest by DIABLOTINA

Fire Queen by streetX222The Memory Remains by dienel96Guardians by RossanaCastellino

The Amazing Leader by LuLebelThe Fight Goes On by revande


Art using my background stock




Dark Guardian - Crow Master by amrgalal7The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by BlavatskayaWhen I read... by KovLi

Dragon's Lair by PerlaMarinaEternal Bride by AlexandraVBachA quiet place by AuroraWienhold


Camelot by theartofdarrenvannoy

Forest.... by ValentinaMayMusMidnight Magic by irinamaFollow by MoniqueT

The Beast Within by raiGfx08A Cat Tale by eclipsy

Paranormal by Emerald-DepthsEnlightened Dancer by Vampiric-Time-LordBlood Zodiac. Leo by Vasylina

The Mirror by JaiMcFerranChronos Room by jsonnChristmas night by FlerPainter

Ghost by oberegUnicorn by BARREL-CHICLittle Luna by Aloha-Mermaid

Falling apart by GejdaCarve a future by Markuk61Run away by SuM-x

World of Glass by moonchild-ljiljaHogsmeade by IsallineAbandon by DJMadameNoir


Uncaged by Celtica-HarmonyBanshee by Dragon-Kiss






2014



As usual I have several new years resolutions that I will probably break half of in the first month, but there is one thing I'm going to promise right here and now.  There will be more model stock in 2014 since I have done so little in 2013 due to time and work constraints which is very frustrating when I see all my wonderful fellow stockers producing brilliant new stock all the time :) Thank you to everyone who has made 2013 that little bit easier to bear :love:

For now, I wish you all a magnificent 2014, may it bring you a little love, a little happiness, a little excitement, a little joy, and an awful lot of creativity and inspiration :heart:



Premium Membership Giveaway Mentions

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 5:35 AM

Thank you Nominators



To the following deviants for being really really lovely people by nominating their fellow deviants :heart:  I tip my hat to you all :hug:

A special :hug: to the deviants who were nominated



The variety of reasons why you were nominated were genuinely lovely to read, every single one of you has a lot to be proud of, and most importantly, you were nominated because in some way you have made our community that much better by your generosity with your time, your stock, your friendship and your caring of others, so thank you from all of us!! :heart:

Premium Membership Recipients



The following 4 stock and resources providers were chosen to receive a 3 month premium (and I can't tell you how difficult its been to choose just 4 people!!)


Winners will get their premium memberships ASAP :heart:

Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe and special Christmas and New Year :huggle:
Lanny
:santa: :santa: :holly: :holly: :santa: :santa:

THANK YOU!



To everyone who sent in nominations, you are all lovely lovely thoughtful people and you've made choosing only 4 people really flippin difficult! :P  :hug:  I will go through all the notes I have received and decide which 4 to pick ASAP :) :hug:

From me, to you with love



In the spirit of giving, sharing, caring and showing appreciation for the people in the stock and resources community that fill my world with such incredible creativity and inspiration I am GIVING AWAY 4 -  3 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS over the next few days.

WHO TO?



That depends on you!

I am asking for everyone to nominate a member of the stock and resources community to receive a premium membership in the next 48 hours!

WHY?



Because I can, because sharing and caring is what we do on DA, its what makes this community AWESOME! :la:

HOW?



BY NOTE PLEASE!!!! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT SO I CAN KEEP TRACK!

THE RULES!



Because I am a stock provider, and CV for the stock and resources community and gallery, the person you nominate MUST!!!! be a stock or resources provider.  You don't need to be one yourself, but your nominee must.

Your nominee must not have more than 12 months of premium membership on their account already - lets give a subscription to somebody who might not have one at all, or somebody who might have run out or are about to run out :)

Please send me a NOTE with the name of your nominee, and why you think they deserve a little sharing and caring.  It can be for arty reasons, or for stocky reasons, or because they are simply lovely people and you'd like to show them a little appreciation :)

You can send me as many nominee notes as you like :)

BONUS!



Deviants who nominate a fellow stock and resources community member are ALSO in for a chance to receive points from me as well as a thank you for getting involved ;)

Lets pay it forwards with love :huggle:


:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:

STAY RESOURCEFUL


:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:


Classical Horror Halloween Portrait Winners!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 18, 2013, 4:27 PM

Huge congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who made the effort to enter and donate!!



STOCK PORTRAIT ENTRIES



1st Place


Me eating spiders by SilvieT-Stock



2nd Place


Bloodthirst stock 3 by charligal-stock



3rd Place




Tooth Fairy by The-Lionface



ADDITIONAL STOCK ENTRIES x3





ART ENTRIES




1st Place


Withering Flower by jesterrysources
by jesterrysources

2nd Place


Take The Eye by DarkDevil16
by DarkDevil16

3rd Place


Gothic Vampire by pranile
by pranile



~ Prizes ~



:bulletpink:STOCK PORTRAIT GRAND PRIZE WINNER :bulletpink:

1,500 points donated by communityrelations
$40 print donated by communityrelations
200 points donated by Elandria
100 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
50 points donated by RockStocks (held by Celticstrm-stock)
3 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Elandria
1 exclusive stock pack donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from EveLivesey
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from YBsilon-Stock

:bulletpink: STOCK PORTRAIT 2ND PLACE :bulletpink:

1000 points donated by communityrelations
6 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
100 points donated by Elandria
75 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
2 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey

:bulletpink: STOCK PORTRAIT 3RD PLACE :bulletpink:

500 points donated by communityrelations
3 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
50 points donated by Elandria
50 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey

:bulletpink: x3 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES SPECIAL MENTIONS :bulletpink:

250 points x3 special mentions donated by communityrelations

:bulletpink: ARTWORK PORTRAIT GRAND PRIZE WINNER :bulletpink:

1,500 points donated by communityrelations
$40 print donated by communityrelations
200 points donated by Elandria
100 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
50 points donated by RockStocks (held by Celticstrm-stock)
3 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
2 exclusive stock packs donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Elandria
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Tasastock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue

:bulletpink: ARTWORK PORTRAIT 2ND PLACE :bulletpink:

1000 points donated by communityrelations
6 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
100 points donated by Elandria
75 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
2 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Tasastock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue

:bulletpink: ARTWORK PORTRAIT 3RD PLACE :bulletpink:

500 points donated by communityrelations
3 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
50 points donated by Elandria
50 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by CelticStrm-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Tasastock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue

:bulletpink: ALL WINNERS WILL BE FEATURED BY THE FOLLOWING GROUPS & ARTISTS:bulletpink:

:iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconcelticstrm-stock: :iconelandria: :iconrainylake: :iconpetrova:

:iconcommunityrelations: :iconstockandresources: :icondesigningdivas: :icondreamers-of-avalon: :iconmanstock: :iconthe-stock-directory: :iconpose-emporium: :iconpremiumcontentdevs: :iconstock-for-premades: :iconsafe-stock-resources: :iconcrphotomanipulation:



:iconcommunityrelations: :iconstockandresources:
Frame by Myruso fav.me/d50tdwg | Wallpaper by EveyD fav.me/d1dctrw

Winners of the Craft a Mo' Contest

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 6:45 AM


Huge congrats to our winners, and a big thank you to everyone who took part in the contest and grew Mo's for Movember this year!! You are all stars!!




What is Movember?
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.



First Place:



Second Place:



Third Place:



Prizes



First Prize

1 year premium membership and 8000 deviantART points :points:

Second Prize

6 month Premium Membership and 4000 deviantART points :points:

Third Prize

3 month Premium Membership and 2000 deviantART Points :points:




Thankful

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 3:22 AM

Thursday 28th November 2013



I can not believe how quickly the end of November has come around whilst I've not been looking.  So, yesterday was Thanksgiving in the USA, and even though the mark on the calendar only really means a special something to those of you who are American, a day of thankfulness spans the entire global community in the most simple expression of appreciation.

It goes without saying of course that we should appreciate the people around us every day, but it does no harm at all to stop for a moment on a particular day to send a loving message to people who touch your life, even if you've never met them face to face. 

The advent of the internet has enabled us to find like minded people in every country in the world.  People who fight on in the face of adversity, struggle but succeed, practice relentlessly to improve, share without a second thought the things they have learnt, and inspire with the simple desire to help others.

These people are you.  All of you on DA right now.  You touch other peoples lives in ways you probably don't even realize, probably won't ever realize because they go unspoken, they go without saying - because that's just how incredible the community is.  We know there's always going to be the odd troll lurking around, but despite that, we have created something incredible, and everyone should be proud and thankful for the opportunity to partake in this community.

So today, or tomorrow, or any day you recall a moment where you were thankful for somebody's kind words, or encouragement, or support; take a moment to let them know.

Stock & Resources community I'm looking at you!



We've had ups and downs, and there no doubt will be more in the future, but in case you've not been told recently, you are incredible.  Every single one of you.  Even if we've had disagreements, even if you are struggling with the frustration of artists not checking your terms of use, you are an incredible, thoughtful and inspiring group of artists.   I can not tell you how proud I am of our growing community and I know PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock feel the same way.

Staff and Community Volunteer team



One of your first ports a call on your mission of showing your appreciation should be to these wonderful people who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to the successful running of this crazy place we call our internet home.  You may not always agree with things that DA does, or changes or updates (or breaks then fixes) but from me to you, I promise you will never find a more dedicated group of people who's sole aim is to make DA a brilliant experience from start to finish, and credit where credit is due, they do a bloody good job! 

In the case of the volunteer team please please please go show some love to them! I have insider knowledge that nothing makes us happier than knowing that what we are doing for our galleries, communities, chat rooms and forums doesn't go unnoticed, and that the things we do to encourage and support you all are appreciated.  Don't forget that the volunteer team is here for you :heart:

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season, no matter how and when you celebrate, now.. go send some love around the community!!!

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This... to that #9

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 20, 2013, 2:03 PM

Welcome to Issue 9


:bulletpink: Welcome to the ninth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it!

:bulletpink: Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!

:bulletpink: If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT SUGGESTION in the subject line!


Vat stock by PirateLotus-Stock
Night at the Intergalactic Museum by oilcorner





Natures Lore 28 by Elandria
Fire Queen by streetX222





Pixie 26 by PirateLotus-Stock
And So She Was by AwsumZ





Garden Steps Stock by CelticStrm-Stock
A Date With Destiny by Ablackwind





Jacket of Straightness 8 by DaeStock
The Takeover by JaimeGervais





Jedi Poses 8 by PirateLotus-Stock
+Not_The_Droids+ by Aadira





Parrots by PirateLotus-Stock
Art Nouveau bride - commission by CassiopeiaArt





Spiritmaster 134 by Elandria
Blind seer Albion by NastyaSolovova





Skydancer-Stock 7742 by skydancer-stock
We cross here by robhas1left





Koi Stock 8 by toshema
Koi by shesta713





Quiet Alcoves_07 by Elandria
Porte des Reves by Miesis





Treasure Pile Pack by PirateLotus-Stock
Sirene by Flora-Silve





On Board a Pirate Ship by stock-it
Assassin's Creed - Edward Kenway by AnaNevesArt





Heir of Slytherin by Elandria
Saved memories by AuroraWienhold





Faux Asian 7 by PirateLotus-Stock
Disappear by Antonio-Figueiredo





Perspective 12 by PirateLotus-Stock
Olya - The Rose by GrievousGirl




Get (even (even) more!) Involved!

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 4:09 AM

So many awesome things going on!



There are so many very awesome things going on I promptly had a mind blank, hows that for a useful update!! D;

Holiday Card Project



There is no better time to share a little good will around the world, and the holiday card project is a wonderful WONDERFUL thing to get involved in, for the cost of posting your card to DA HQ you can send somebody who isn't feeling well best wishes for the festive season, when everyone needs to feel that they are cared for.  All the information about the project you can find in the main journal below.




Movember - Changing the face of mens health



If crafting is your "thing" get out your supplies and create an entry for our "Movember moustashe crafty contest, loads of prizes on offer for the winners!!



Halloween Classic Horror Portrait Contest for S&R



Sponsored by communityrelations Theres over 10,000 points in prizes to be won and over $150 worth of prints, not to mention a stack of features, exclusive stock packs and donations by our lovely contest supporters, have you entered your art yet?? If not, you've got another 15 days to enter!! :D



Sail the Seven Seas Pirate Contest



A new stock themed art contest from HiddenYume-stock  Check out all the details in the journal below! :pirate:



Special Hand made Christmas Gift Giveaway



The incredibly lovely kirilee is giving away a wonderful hand made Christmas gift to 1 lucky deviant, so hop over to her journal below for all the details which was inspired by the just as lovely SenshiStock who is running her annual plush giveaway, also linked below :)






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Stock and Resources DDs Oct 2013

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 11:33 AM



What is Movember?
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.




How to help


  • Raise awareness, share the news!

  • Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team, Canadian Team, or go on your own.

  • Ladies, get your men to join the cause!

  • Use the power of moustache to reach your fund raising goal or simply make a general donation for the cause.

  • Make art inspired by Movember! Moustache your icon! More ideas and information about deviantART's involvement in Movember can be read here.





The Contest


It's a well-known fact that crafters tend to put moustaches on everything* but this time you can do it for a cause! Use your crafting abilities to create any craft of your choice proudly displaying a fine moustache. All crafts, materials an ideas are welcome as long as they are prominently displaying a moustache or more.

The contest will run through the whole month of November, so you have from now and until November 30th to enter.

*May not be entirely truth, but it does seem like it.




Rules - CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!!!



Entries must be a crafted item hand-made by the participant, not a photograph of someone else's work.

You're welcome to submit as many entries as you can but you can only win once.

Entries must be submitted from November 1st and until November 30th to the "Craft a Moustache Contest" gallery.

If a pattern, mold, template or similar was used proper credit must be given.




Judging


Entries will be judged based on their creativity, originality, technique, photography and presentation. The judges will be the community volunteer team.




Prizes


First Prize

1 year premium membership and 8000 deviantART points :points:

Second Prize

6 month Premium Membership and 4000 deviantART points :points:

Third Prize

3 month Premium Membership and 2000 deviantART Points :points:

Get crafting! :iconsophisticatedlaplz:

Browse the Entries

ENTRIES



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Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSED

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 1, 2013, 1:32 AM

CONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!



Bring out your dead side



Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...

We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!

Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!

:bulletpink: Check out our art inspiration collection here - Horror Portraits Inspiration Collection

:bulletpink: Check out our stock inspiration collection here - Stock Portraits Inspiration Collection

Vampire by Andimayer



Entry Requirements and Rules- Stock & Resources



Main entry - MUST BE - A portrait stock image of yourself (or your victim model)

:bulletpink: You may submit up to 2 MAIN PORTRAIT ENTRIES which must be NEWLY SUBMITTED after the start date.

ADDITIONALLY

:bulletpink: Once you have entered your main portrait image(s), you may if you wish, enter up to 5 individual pieces of NEW themed stock and resources submissions that artists can use in the second half of the contest.

ENTRY RULES

:bulletred: PORTRAIT - for the purposes of this contest we ask that all entries are taken from the hips up, you can be sitting or standing and may include props/makeup etc etc

:bulletred: MAIN ENTRIES - must be posted to the stock and resources gallery under model/[male] or [female]/portrait sub categories and also submitted to the StockandResources contest folder

:bulletred: ADDITIONAL RESOURCE ENTRIES - must be submitted to the best appropriate stock or resources sub gallery before being submitted to the StockandResources contest folder

:bulletred: ALL entries must be legitimate resources submitted NEW to DeviantART for this contest - entries that do not cover the stock and resources guidelines and DeviantART's submission policies will be disqualified  FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?

:bulletred: ALL ENTRIES must include a link to this journal in the description stating it is a contest entry.

Contest Start Date (stock and resources) 1st October 2013


Contest End Date (stock and resources) 30th October 2013



96 by NastiaOsipovaStock



Entry Requirements and Rules - Digital & Traditional Art Portraits



Once the stock and resources half of the contest is closed on the 30th October, the second half will open on the 31st October. Let your creativity go wild turning the portrait stock contest submissions and additional contest resources into fabulous, classically inspired works of horror, prefect for gracing the walls of any creepy old mansion!

:bulletpink: MAIN ENTRY - You may submit up to 2 PORTRAIT ART ENTRIES to this part of the contest.

Entry Rules

:bulletred: ALL ENTRIES MUST use 1 (or more) portraits submitted in the first half of the contest (required stock) either digitally or as traditional art references found in the following contest folder - Portrait Stock Entry Folder

:bulletred: ALL ENTRIES MUST be of PORTRAIT orientation  (greater height than width see examples in the journal) and submitted to the correct digital/traditional/mixed media sub gallery and additionally submitted to the following StockandResources contest folder here - Art Entry Folder

:bulletred: ALL ENTRIES MUST be FRAMED in some manner. Either by using stock images, or drawing/painting a frame around the finished work - remember, your work should look like it came straight from a grand gallery in a hammer house of horrors!

:bulletred: ALL ENTRIES must be NEW for this contest and use the required resources

:bulletred: ALL ENTRIES must abide by DeviantART's submission policies or they will be disqualified

:bulletred: ALL additional stock and resources must come from legitimate sources and all stock and resources must be properly credited in the description of your work - following the stock providers terms of use.

:bulletred: ALL ENTRIES must include a link to this journal in the description stating it is a contest entry.

Contest Start Date (digital & traditional art) 31st October 2013


Contest End Date (digital & traditional art) 30th November 2013



Autumn Witch by KARGAIN



~ Judges ~


:iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconcelticstrm-stock: :iconelandria:


~ Prizes ~



:bulletpink:STOCK PORTRAIT GRAND PRIZE WINNER :bulletpink:

1,500 points donated by communityrelations
$40 print donated by communityrelations
200 points donated by Elandria
100 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
50 points donated by RockStocks (held by Celticstrm-stock)
3 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Elandria
1 exclusive stock pack donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from EveLivesey
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from YBsilon-Stock

:bulletpink: STOCK PORTRAIT 2ND PLACE :bulletpink:

1000 points donated by communityrelations
6 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
100 points donated by Elandria
75 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
2 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey

:bulletpink: STOCK PORTRAIT 3RD PLACE :bulletpink:

500 points donated by communityrelations
3 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
50 points donated by Elandria
50 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey

:bulletpink: x3 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES SPECIAL MENTIONS :bulletpink:

250 points x3 special mentions donated by communityrelations

:bulletpink: ARTWORK PORTRAIT GRAND PRIZE WINNER :bulletpink:

1,500 points donated by communityrelations
$40 print donated by communityrelations
200 points donated by Elandria
100 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
50 points donated by RockStocks (held by Celticstrm-stock)
3 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
2 exclusive stock packs donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Elandria
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Tasastock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue

:bulletpink: ARTWORK PORTRAIT 2ND PLACE :bulletpink:

1000 points donated by communityrelations
6 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
100 points donated by Elandria
75 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
2 exclusive stock packs donated by CelticStrm-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Tasastock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue

:bulletpink: ARTWORK PORTRAIT 3RD PLACE :bulletpink:

500 points donated by communityrelations
3 month premium membership donated by communityrelations
50 points donated by Elandria
50 points donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by CelticStrm-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by PirateLotus-Stock
1 exclusive stock pack donated by Tasastock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs donated by YBsilon-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack donated by EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue

:bulletpink: ALL WINNERS WILL BE FEATURED BY THE FOLLOWING GROUPS & ARTISTS:bulletpink:

:iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconcelticstrm-stock: :iconelandria: :iconrainylake: :iconpetrova:

:iconcommunityrelations: :iconstockandresources: :icondesigningdivas: :icondreamers-of-avalon: :iconmanstock: :iconthe-stock-directory: :iconpose-emporium: :iconpremiumcontentdevs: :iconstock-for-premades: :iconsafe-stock-resources: :iconcrphotomanipulation:

:bulletpink: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE PRIZES TO THE PILE PLEASE DO LET US KNOW!! :bulletpink:
:bulletpink:YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED! :heart: :bulletpink:



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Frame by Myruso fav.me/d50tdwg | Wallpaper by EveyD fav.me/d1dctrw

Back from holiday and new hats!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 9, 2013, 4:28 PM
J O U R N A L


Back from Holiday and new Hats!



Back from Holiday!


In other news as you can see I am back from a slightly unplanned but never the less awesome holiday in Scotland, so I will hit the message center tomorrow to start trying to catch up with notes and mentions and comments etc.

If you are currently a beta tester I highly recommend that you take a read through about the new "mentions" system, whilst this doesn't replace the need to notify me with a link in a comment on my stock right now, this may well be the way forward to make it easier and less of a hassle for you to notify your stock providers when you post new work.  fave.me links DO NOT WORK, you MUST use the :dev : or :icon : codes or the :thumb : code, or drag and drop your artwork into a comment also works.  More info here -
Deviant and Art MentionsUpdate: In response to feedback received from the community, we have made some changes, which are detailed in the "New" section of this article.
A new feature has been launched that's designed to make interacting with others even easier than before! Deviant & Art Mentions are a highly requested feature that send notifications to your Message Center when someone mentions you or your work in a public location on site. 
How It Works
When another deviant uses the :dev: or :icon: codes to mention you, or includes one of your deviations in a comment or Journal, a message will appear in the new Mentions section of the Message Center letting you know, and linking you to the location. 
These messages are designed to help engagement between deviants, as well as to help further conversation on deviantART, making it easier than before to


Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!



Putting the rumours and panic attacks to rest.  DA is NOT voiding your copyright or any such thing.



Please stop and read the following communityops article CAREFULLY which addresses recent issues with incorrectly filing DMCA infringement forms and where to properly repost non compliance of your stock terms of use!


Clarifying an Issue with Stock ResourcesThere appears to be a fair amount of misunderstanding on the subject of stock resources so what I would like to do today is attempt to clarify several issues which are of importance to the artists who generously provide stock resources to the public for use and hopefully dispel the confusion and misinformation which is beginning to circulate.
The first issue at hand is in regards to your personal stock terms


Your Personal Stock Terms
Officially deviantART maintains only one "automatic" restriction and that is "No Commercial Use" and that particular restriction can easily be overridden by the actual stock provider.
As far as official policy is concerned each stock resource provider is free to attach any Terms of Use, restrictions or requirements that they see fit and our moderation staff will do the best we can to help you enforce your rules when you need that sort of assistance.
We only ask a few things from you in return;
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We are very much hoping this will be the first of several updates from CEA giving you much needed and up to date information relating to your stock, and how you can better implement the tools you have at your disposal.

If you have any questions at all, or have a stock issue you want to raise, PLEASE DO!!  Thats exactly how we find out what might need working on or areas that need some more information posting about :)

Right now read the information and then, take some time to check the wording of your stock terms of use.  CLEAR and CONCISE is the key - don't forget not everyone on the site reads English as a first or second language.

Please pass the CEA news article along to your fellow stock providers! This stuff is important!

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Stock and Res Updates August 2013

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 4:44 AM

DeviantART's 13th Birthday Bash!



If you haven't yet seen, from all the dozens of recent journals and news articles published by the CV team and staff members, DeviantART's 13th birthday was a massive success and one that everyone seemed to enjoy immensely!  I know Erin and I did!!!

Our Stock & Resources Treasure Hunt Chat event, and subsequent Manip Challenge was great fun both to organize and participate in, and if you didn't make it this time, don't worry! We are planning to do another treasure hunt event in the near future at an alternative time so that theres another chance to come and join us and maybe win some points and prizes! :D

Photomanipulation Winners will be announced ASAP! :D

Stock and Resources Chat Room



As a side bonus to the birthday bash, we felt it was important to have a chat room that is there for stock and resources providers to use for their own events or just for general chat, if you want to organize and event, or a chat night DO IT! Let Erin ( PirateLotus-Stock ) and I know what your plan is and if you need any help and we will support you as much as possible!  

As with StockandResources group #CRStockResources chat room is there to give you access to exposure and facilities you might not have previously thought about using :)

Don't forget, we are here for you, our awesome community, so if theres anything you want to get involved in or something you want to put forward as an event let us know!!

Winners of the S&R Chat Event Treasure Hunt



All the winners and the brilliant selection of stock they found are here in this journal:

S and R Chat Event WINNERS!Winners!
Thank you for your patience!
We had about 900 thumbnails in total to go through...You guys really gave us some work to do! We thought we'd have judging done by yesterday evening. HA!  Silly us.
We had a GREAT time, and hope you did too.  And we will be doing more chat events at different times to catch those that weren't able to make this one!
Some of these were pretty tough to decide.  Some of them were decided for us because of people who couldn't count to 13 :lol:
We had some technical difficulties, so we were not able to get results for Challenge 1.  We will transfer those 130 points to the person whose image we chose as the Required Image instead.
So without further ado, here are the winners!
Challenge 1: Find one stock with 13 things in it
Technical fail :<  No winners could be decided.
Challenge 2: Find 13 st
 

Keywords Keywords Keywords Keywords Keywords



A little like marmite, you either love them, or hate them!  For stock and resources keywords play a vital role in making sure artists can find your work when they search the stock gallery.

DeviantART has just released the following site update, and if you haven't read it yet, please do, because keywords are about to become a LOT more prominent!

Things to remember when you are adding keywords to your stock and resources,
:bulletblue: THINK CREATIVELY BUT DON'T FORGET THE BASICS!  ( Keywords do have a character limit approx 250 I believe )
:bulletblue: Think colour, emotion, location, model and go from there
:bulletblue: Read the following keywords news article we wrote for Project Educate 2012 and UnicornReality's awesomesauce tutorial :D

PE - S&amp;R Keywords and your StockKeywords... what are they... how do they work, and why are they important?
What are they...
Keywords are descriptive words added to the information on your submitted deviation.
How do they work....
Keywords are essential when any DeviantART user looks for any kind of artwork, in any gallery using the search feature.  Just like when you use an internet search engine like Google to research something.  Whatever you type into a search engine, is a "keyword"
Why they are important....
The fundamental purpose for sharing stock and resources on DA (or anywhere else for that matter), is to enable other artists, to FIND and USE your work.
Artists search for stock using DA's integral search engine.  Which ultimately runs off "keywords"  So one of the most fundamental things you can do to aid the exposure of your stock, is to apply the right keywords to it when you submit it.
An artist looking for grey clouds with a sandy bea
            Keywords Tutorial by UnicornReality

Stock and Resources Daily Deviation Roundup for July 2013



Round up is here -

Stock and Resources DD Roundup for July 2013:iconelandria:
Stock and Resource DDs given by Elandria





Sweet Pandemonium by KristhaniaNymph 6 by Mirish

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Stock and Resource DDs given by PirateLotus-Stock

Rocky beach by Sugary-stockDoors II (Montepulciano) by Esmeralda-stock:thumb371206044:
3 by scottb19771940s Girl In The Garden 072 by ShawnaMacStacked pipe texture 001 - HB593200 by hb593200

Painting Facial Hair- Long by Sheridan-JWhite flower2 by polocolaHow to do Realistic Droplets on Leaves by HermitCrabStock
The Grand Theatre Blackpool by kippa2001Broken Glass Tutorial by AbbeyMarieReves Elfiques-Elven dreams 23 by inferno-sensus

Eye Iris Brushes by feavreCrystal Progress by PikishiThe Gimp BrushBox v2.1 by GrindGod


Elandria and PirateLotus-Stock are the CVs for Stock and Resources.
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Art History Project Needs You!



The Art History Project is an ongoing community project, so if you love a particular period or a style of art,or a particular artist get involved!!!
More info here -


Celebrating Stock Successes!



We are delighted and proud of our entire stock and resources community, and occasionally there are those who go above and beyond in the name of providing excellent resources for artists, this lady and her team really needs no introduction!

SenshiStock   (The one who always looks fabulous in her leotard )  Recently ran a kickstarter which was a massive success resulting in a new book of poses! :la:  SenshiStock is no stranger to Kickstarters having been a part of one run last year by another brilliant stock provider jademacalla

You can read all the information about this brilliant kickstarter here - Senshistock To Go Poses for Art and the resulting books here -

Massive congrats to the whole team of models and photographers, and everyone who supported the kickstarter!

Quality or Quantity?



I posted a poll last night asking a very simple question; Quality or Quantity?  

Even though I didn't actually mention stock or resources specifically I find it fascinating that so many people who responded referred deliberately to stock and resources :meow:

Whats your opinion?  Vote here!  - elandria.deviantart.com/journa…


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STAY RESOURCEFUL!


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Stock and Res Birthday Treasure Hunt!

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 11:38 AM

WAS A  !!!HUGE!!!  SUCCESS!!!



In the 2 hours we ran the event with 13 treasure hunt challenges there were just under 900 thumbnails posted in chat, 2 major disconnects (that was fun!) and roughly between 60 and 70 people watching/participating.  To everyone who couldn't make it, WE MISSED YOU!!!! We will try and organise another chat event at an alternative time to try and catch those of you who live down under :D

THANK YOU! To everyone who came to support us and get involved in the birthday fun, and for giving us the massive task of trying to judge the challenges!  (Some of you clearly need to borrow an additional hand to count up to 13 :P )

JUDGING & MANIP CONTEST!!!



Erin and I are busy getting the judging done, by the time we'd got the challenges sorted last night it was 2am for me so we will be finishing that today so we can announce the winners, and the winning stock which will be used in the manip part of the event.

Don't forget, EVERYONE can join in entering the manip challenge, even if you couldn't make it to the chat event last night!! :la:

Full info and rules for the manip challenge and all the stock will be posted later today!