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Stock Radar #10

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 18, 2014, 6:00 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!!


Stock Radar Archive
Stock Radar #1 | Stock Radar #2 | Stock Radar #3 | Stock Radar #4 | Stock Radar #5 | Stock Radar #6
Stock Radar #7 | Stock Radar #8 | Stock Radar #9


Stock 057 by Einheit00
Texture 96 by NinjaRabbit-Stock
Complete Rahll Brushset by Rahll
Smoke Textures by JU5TPeachy
Stock 018 by Einheit00
Red Riding Hood? stock by Kato-Fantasy Steam Photo by 13-Melissa-Salvatore
Matterhorn01_Stock by stock0naturegraph
Sea Rocks by Anariel-Stock
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata How To Make A Planet by Fiend-V
Digital Art Texture 209 by mercurycode Stock 280 by lokinststock
Lipizzaner Stallions 20 by Lauren-Lee
Abingdon Stock 16 by Quoth-Raven
Back 2 by Elsapret Swan-wings-2 by Lorinator
Collection of Bottles by RosesLittleSecrets
Remains of St Annes Pier Landing Jetty by kippa2001
PAINTED LADY by FOTOSHOPIC
water ball1 by mrscats
Red and Black 11 by Kuoma-stock Tudor Stock 5 by DanielleFioreModel
Stock: Turtle Head Peak by Celem
Wast Water 3 by RaeyenIrael-Stock
flowers 1 by jlior
Cemetery angel 2 by dlambeaut Black Kitty [Stock] by IvaxXx
Crystal - Apophylite by Tasastock
Dsc 0024 01 Hever Castle 14 by wintersmagicstock
Skullboy3 by polocola
dungeon 01 by Pagan-Stock Prisoner 2 by BerryBlu
Chillin by alphasoupstock
The Maze 02 by kuschelirmel-stock
Fall by blonboy
Scotland 23 by GothicBohemianStock Armed and Dangerous Stock II by KillerStocks
Arboritum 8 by PirateLotus-Stock
Plaza Espana 2 by EveLivesey

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Stock & Resources


Thank you to Aeirmid for being my interviewee!

You've been on DeviantArt for several years now and have been photomanipulating for many of those, in terms of the yearly increase in availability of stock and resources on the site do you feel that it has it helped or hindered your personal creativity?

:iconaeirmid: Yes! In fact, I came to dA as a photomanipulator, LOL! It has been a lot of fun to watch the stock community develop over the years. It has especially been inspiring to watch the stock providers who have been here for a long time grow and change, while maintaining the high quality of their galleries. It has also been inspiring to see newer stock providers who are coming up these days, with their exciting ideas and vision. So, really, I feel like over the 9 years since I joined, the dA stock galleries have inspired me greatly.

One thing that has hindered my personal creativity, though, is the fact that there are a few stock providers who, while incredible providers of stock, tend to be overused. So, it is not the stock itself that hinders my creativity, and it is certainly not the lack of stock, but rather the fact that some stock is so overused that it makes me want to turn to sources outside dA to find something that is fresh.


The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Aeirmid All that I'm Living For by Aeirmid Serenity by Aeirmid


Have you ever been completely wowed by a new stock or resource submission that you've had to simply stop everything else and create art with it? If so, what was the stock or resource?

:iconaeirmid: Yes, but it's been a while. (That's largely due to lack of time on my part, though, rather than to the stock available on dA.) I'm pretty sure that stock was from Elandria or faestock, but I honestly don't remember which one it was. Maybe this one:

Pack 166 Argentum Caeli by Elandria


Many artists complain about frequent similarities in theme/style and "fads" and worse outright copying using the same pieces of stock. Do you think that its more to do with many artists having "wow" moments with newly posted stock or resources (jumping on the new stock bandwagon) or do you feel its more to do with a lack of variety in the stock and resource galleries that simply don't give artists the spark of creativity or variety they may be searching for? (OR even something completely different? )

:iconaeirmid: I think it's just an issue of some stock providers' work being extremely popular. I think that some poses, expressions, etc. inspire similar ideas in photomanipulators. I don't know whether we all just think alike or what, but I don't believe necessarily that just because Deviant1 and Deviant2 do similar deviations that one person necessarily copied the other.

A lot of times it's just an issue of a really great piece of stock provoking similar ideas in a group of people. I don't think that anyone who does something cliche with a particular pose has any right to say someone is copying them if someone else has a similar idea. That being said, clear copying arises when someone does something unique and different with a "cliche" stock image and there turns out to be 10 other deviations just like it with clear influence from the more original piece.


I've had the pleasure of seeing you create several pieces of artwork using stock that I've taken, when you look for images do you have a very specific brief in your head or do you create more organically, looking for images as you need them when your work in progress evolves?

:iconaeirmid: Both. It really just depends. Usually I have a concept and know where to go to get the images that would suit it. Honestly, your stock is amazing. You have great poses and costumery, and I have never had issues with quality problems or anything like that. I can rely on your stock, and I'm really grateful for that.

But yes, usually the process is much more organic than not. I do have a stock stash where I store stock that I find interesting, but the stock I actually use is usually collected at the time of use rather than months beforehand. I do like to hang on to stock that is really clear or that features a unique pose, though.


Lanny by Aeirmid Time is Precious by Aeirmid Ice Meets Fire by Aeirmid


As one of the community volunteers for the Photomanipulation gallery you have had the opportunity to watch styles and themes evolve across the whole gallery. Do you have favorite styles of photomanipulation and do you have any favorite stock that encompasses that theme or style?

:iconaeirmid: Photomanipulation has really evolved over the years, and not always for the better. We tend to become too comfortable with a particular style rather than seeking to redefine the parameters of our art. My favorite style is anything with really great lighting, with a touch of ethereal "glow" perhaps. For this look, a great, perfectly-focused portrait image is super helpful.

A lot of people think that the image does not need to be well-lit if you're going to darken it and make it glow, but honestly lighting in the base stock image makes all the difference in the world.


Sticking with styles, themes and fads, this is a bit of a chicken and egg question. Does stock influence and to some degree dictate the styles/themes/fads of the resulting artwork, or does artwork created with stock influence and to some degree dictate what stock providers post?

:iconaeirmid: I've seen it go both ways. Really unique stock can drive the themes seen in art in a new direction, and I've also seen a lot of stock pop up in response to a couple of really popular pieces of art in a particular style. For example, the "princess" / "lady in long gown" stock images seemed to increase in popularity and frequency following the upsweep in photomanipulations with fantasy themes.

Now, most of the art in the photomanipulation gallery is fantasy-themed, and I think that reflects the themes of the stock images that are really popular. I think it's a vicious cycle. :) (Smile)


You have a great favorites collection called "stock I wanna use" do you get frustrated or inspired when you look through the collection or see new stock being posted?

:iconaeirmid: No, I absolutely get inspired. I just wish I had more time to use it! :D (Big Grin)

As an artist who creates with stock and resources, do you think there are any areas that the S&R community could improve/change/evolve to help artists, do you think we need to become more like the pro stock collections in terms of quality?

:iconaeirmid: I think one of the issues for both of our communities to consider is this: TELL A STORY. Stock is not about taking 10,000 photos of different expressions or poses that don't mean anything. I would challenge stock artists to think about the story they are telling through their work. Yes, photomanipulators can write their own story, but it is a lot more fun to create with stock that is meaningful and created with purpose than a picture of some random person standing there smiling. I hope that makes sense. Heart

As far as quality . . . Yes, I am pretty bad about going off of dA for my stock images. A lot of others do, too, and I think this is because of (1) better quality, e.g. better studio shots, etc., (2) more diversity in themes, and (3) more lenient (in many cases, not all) terms of use. That's why photomanipulators go to outside stock. I am excited about Stock Week on Project Educate, and I can't wait to learn more about the community.


Requiem for a Broken Heart by Aeirmid Losing My Religion by Aeirmid Your Fool by Aeirmid


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Stock and Resources

We like to think we are a friendly, approachable and there when you need us community, so for all those new folk trying out submitting stock for the first time, hello and welcome!!!

We are your current stock and resources
community volunteers!



We went ahead and gave each other some interview questions to answer, cause thats how we roll :D



:iconpiratelotus-stock: PirateLotus-Stock Erin

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Sleepy, Sarcastic, Piratelady

You are a broccoli, but a broccoli on a mission to save the world, whats your first plan of action?
I'd be all like "IT'S MORPHIN' TIEM" and I'd get my friends Carrot, Pea, and Spinach and we'd morph into our super cool Veggie Ranger suits and then form the Megaveg and destroy buildings and shit while fighting whatever's threatening the world.

If you could only submit one type of stock for the rest of your DA life, what kind would it be?
Oh, probably model. Actually I kind of hate all the setup and stuff for model stock. But I like it too. I don't know. This is hard. Let's just go with landscape because that means I get to go to places with awesome landscapes!

If you were sitting in a bar and an (outer-space) alien sat down next to you, how would you react?

Tell him sorry, I have a boyfriend...but my boyfriend would love to meet him because he's really interested in aliens (but not that way, sorry again)

What is your favorite sub-gallery in the stock gallery, and why?

It's between Tutorials and Designs & Patterns. I like things that tell you how to do something! Sewing patterns, or a tutorial about how to sew something...that's really cool.



:iconcelticstrm-stock: CelticStrm-Stock Cheryl

Describe yourself in 3 words

Nerdy, Sweet, Stubborn

If you were a cake, what flavor would you be?

 If I was cake, I would be strawberry cake. I love the light and sweet flavor, plus it's super girly, like me!

What do you think is the best part about the stock community?

The best part of the stock community is the generous nature and giving spirit, hands down. I love how we support each other in the good times and the bad. We're always there for each other during the tough times. If there's a contest or something going on, we are each other's cheerleaders. It's a great big family with a shared passion for creating great stock!

You wake up in a room filled with jelly babies, do you A) - eat your way way to an exit ignoring their tiny squeeky screams, or do you B) - unite them in a jelly baby rebellion and get them to carry to you an exit and be forever a jelly baby hero?
I would unite the jelly babies and become Queen of their Universe. :D We would exit the room in a glorious fashion to take over the world. I suspect there may be a brief uprising by the Gummy Bears, but I will dispatch my Jelly Baby minions off on their Gummy Worm steeds to squash the rebellion. After the Great Gummy Wars, we shall live in a fabulously sweet utopia forever!

If there was 1 sub category of stock and resources that you could accidentally on purpose forever delete from memory, what would it be?
The sub category would definitely be Application Resources or one of it's sub categories. :stare:




:iconelandria: Elandria Lanny

Describe yourself in 3 words
Passionate, Silly, Geek

If you fell through a typical romance novel style time portal and landed in a hot medieval guy's castle with your camera, what would you do?

What is this device in my hand? Where is my page and my horse? >.> *sneeks camera under cloak*

How has stock changed since you first became a stock provider? What trends were cool then that aren't now?

Quality has improved phenomenally (I can't spell that word by the way, thank you spell check), I'm not sure that any trends are less cool now than they were 10 years ago, its just that artists are more demanding and creative with similar themes and styles.  There are new fads that we have now that I wish hadn't appeared like celeb images and anime "renders" - go back 5 years and they didn't exist. Precut stock used to be called clipart, and is essentially the same thing only with photographs not illustrations, and premade backgrounds I just don't get since they turn any piece of art into a collaboration since you are using somebody else's skill set and not your own. Like most things however, its down to personal preference, taste, skill and what you enjoy creating, I don't think that will ever change, even if the stock does!

If you were in space, how many stars would you count to til you got bored?

Urm, I was supposed to be counting stars? I'd probably be either too busy throwing up or too busy staring like an idiot at the Earth, but I will guess about 20 :D

What would you change about your own gallery if you could?

I would make everything all shiny, and up to date, and I would fix all the ****ing messed up keyword/tags :stare:




We are the community!
Stock and Resource Providers Front and Center!



So now we challenge you, the rest of our splendid community to introduce yourselves to everyone!

Describe yourself in 3 words

What kind of stock or resources do you provide?

What other hobbies do you have besides making stock?

If you were a superhero, who or what would you have as your sidekick and why?



Best answer to number 4 by the end of the week (21st September) wins 100points! ;)

Project Educate Week imminent!

Tue Sep 2, 2014, 3:24 AM by Elandria:iconelandria:


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Stock and Resources Project Educate Week 15th 21st September 2014



Our week is fast (so fast D; ) approaching!!

Thank you to everyone who is currently doing articles for us, we love you, you are magnificent!

:bulletgreen: If any of you are doing articles or interviews and have not yet sent me the link to your sta.sh item  PLEASE DO SO ASAP so I can add you to the schedule!!!! :bulletgreen:

DEADLINES FOR ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS IS 7TH SEPTEMBER!

For more information on what we are looking for with articles and interviews please see our info journal here:
Resources PE Week 15th - 21st SeptWhy Project Educate?
projecteducate is one of our main contact points for all the artists of DeviantArt to come together and educate themselves about a multitude of art related subjects, from techniques and hints and tips to DA specific information and help.  By providing a central location the volunteer team can reach out further into their communities to guide and help more artists than ever before.
But we can't do it alone!
Help and support from as many community members as possible is essential to ensure success, and this is obviously where YOU come in!
Stock and Resources is hosting another Project Educate week this year between the 15th and 21st September, and its really not that far away, and we are looking for your help :)
As a guide here are journals from our 2012 Project Educate week -
INTRODUCTION - fav.me/d4tckwe
CONTEST - fav.me/d4tcnab


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C.R.E.A.T.E.

Community
Respect
Excellence
Artists
Trust
Empower.


StockandResources

Semi-official Community Relations group for the Stock and Resources Galleries on dA. Your hub for Stock and Resources Daily Deviations, Articles, Contests, Challenges and news.
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CelticStrm-Stock
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Stock and Resources Galleries Pt. 5

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 10:00 AM by Elandria:iconelandria:
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Galleries Month


Specifically for the Resources/ Stock Images sub category of the resources tree, DeviantArt has provided guidelines for submissions relating to size, quality and usefulness as explained in our favorite FAQ 809 -
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?

Images submitted to the Stock Gallery should be larger than 1000px on the smallest size - to promote good quality submissions and a basic standard across all types of stock image.

The Stock Gallery is split into many sub sub categories, not only to create a logical submission process, but also to aid artists searching for stock images.

  • Model
    Model stock photography contains 4 main areas, which are further broken down into full body, portrait, anatomy and nude in the adult sections.  
    It is worth noting at this point that all model stock photography should not contain sexually explicit poses as per DeviantArts submission policy and the following FAQ information -
    FAQ #220: What is Mature Content?
    FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?
    FAQ #23: What are deviantART's policies on nudity?

    Similarly child stock photography should also be governed by the following guidelines -
    FAQ #248: Are there restrictions on art using children or teenagers (fictional or otherwise)?

    Further, "celebrity images" or "anime renders" are NOT acceptable as stock photography - please DO NOT submit them to any stock or resources gallery, even as a "preview".

    Girls Everywhere 47 by Falln-Stock Novice 17 by Kuoma-stock Power Punch - Pose Reference by SenshiStock Barbarian Warrior - 27 by mjranum-stock


    • Children
      Female - female children under the age of 16
      Male - male children under the age of 16
      Groups - groups of children under the age of 16
    • Female
      Anatomy - adult female anatomy such as hands feet and eyes (no genitalia shots please!!)
      Full Body - adult female models which should contain the entire model with no extremities cropped off the edge of the photo
      Nude - nude female photography for pose and anatomy references and should be marked as mature content
      Portrait - adult female portrait or 3/4 cropped where the face is visible
    • Groups
      Couples - 2 adult models in the image
      Full Body -2 or more adult models in the shot where there are no extremities cropped off the edges of the image
      Portrait - portrait or 3/4 cropped images of 2 or more adult models in the shot
    • Male
      Anatomy - adult male anatomy such as hands feet and eyes (no genitalia shots please!!)
      Full Body - adult male models which should contain the entire model with no extremities cropped off the edge of the photo
      Nude - nude male photography for pose and anatomy references and should be marked as mature content
      Portrait - adult male portrait or 3/4 cropped where the face is visible  



  • Nature
    Photographs submitted to the Nature section should have little or no signs of human habitation or urbanization except in the case of "man made" fire images

    Fire Wave - Stock by MD-Arts Mountain Stock 1 by Solanaceae85 Smoke Stock XI by Melyssah6-Stock sky by koko-stock Mountain Lakeside Background by Burtn


    • Fire - photographic images of fires or close up photographic images of flames etc
    • Landscapes - Photographic stock images of landscapes. Typically mountains, fields, forests, and more
    • Other - Photographic stock images of nature that do not fit in the other categories.
    • Skies & Space - Photographic stock images of skies, including clouds, stars and planets.
    • Waterscapes - Photographic stock images of naturally occurring bodies of water. Typically oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and more



  • Objects
    Photographic images of every-day or unusual objects

    Books 6 - Stock by Inadesign-Stock Jewelry Set I by LilyStox III. Skull Stock | 3/4 View by NaamahVonhell Object 37 - lion statue by Momotte2stocks

    1810- Cog Gear Works by HelenaRothStock Steam Engine 1 by fuguestock Clothes 5 by Tasastock Decorative Sword Stock II by Melyssah6-Stock

    • Household Items -Photographic stock images of objects like clocks, rugs, brooms, lamps, picture frames, appliances, books and more
    • Jewelry - Photographic stock images of objects like rings, necklaces, earrings, hair ornaments, masks, and more
    • Other - Photographic stock images of objects that don't fit the other object sub-categories
    • Statues & Monuments - Photographic stock images of objects like statues, monuments, fountains, gravestones, wall reliefs, trophies, flags, figurines, and more
    • Technical - Photographic stock images of objects like electronics, robotics, machinery, medical equipment, scientific equipment, musical instruments and more
    • Transportation - Photographic stock images of objects like trains, ships, planes, jets, boats, cars, hot air balloons, trucks, helicopters, bicycles, and more
    • Wardrobe - Photographic stock images of objects like hair/wigs, dresses, shoes, boots, mittens, hats, and more
    • Weapons - Photographic stock images of objects like swords, guns, staffs, cannons, grenades, bombs, bows, arrows, axes, and more



  • Places
    Photographic stock images of buildings or other urban infrastructure both external and internal.  Please note computer generated or 3D rendered "places" stock have other submission locations such as 3D & Renders or Premade backgrounds and should not be posted to the main "Stock/Places" sub category

    Skyline 2 by Stickfishies-Stock Alcazar de Segovia by EveLivesey Metro station I by CULAter-stock Abandoned 025 by neverFading-stock

    • Exterior -Photographic stock images of outdoor places including buildings/architecture, developed gardens, cemeteries, streets, and other urbanised places that are outside.
    • Interior - Photographic stock images of indoor places including rooms, corridors, tunnels, stairs, and other places that are inside any architectural structure.



  • Plants
    Photographic stock images of living plants, flowers, floral arrangements, cut or dried flowers and trees.

    Rose II by lieveheersbeestjePressed flowers stock by RocktueteMoss stock 6 by rustymermaid-stockBonsai Stock by Lostfiniel



  • Premade Backgrounds -
    Computer generated or photomanipulated stock backgrounds.  Premade backgrounds should ONLY be created with legitimate stock images that you either have permission to use or were photographed by yourself.


    It is important to note that many "pro" stock collections such as SXC and Getty et al DO NOT allow their stock photography to be used in derivative works or redistributed.
    Just as with any photomanipulation, Please make sure you ALWAYS credit your stock - even if its your own to avoid any potential confusion!

    Cosmic Beach Premade Background by little-spacey A Dozen Starfields and Apo 7X Flames by dmaland Background 18 by ElenaDudina Cemetery II Bg Premade by StarsColdNight


    • Exterior - Computer generated or photomanipulated stock backgrounds that feature urbanized exteriors of buildings
    • Interior - Computer generated or photo-manipulated stock backgrounds that feature the interior of a room.
    • Nature - Computer generated or photomanipulated stock backgrounds of nature. Typically landscapes, waterscapes, skies, and other such scenery.
    • Other - Computer generated or photomanipulated stock backgrounds that do not fit within the other premade categories.

Don't miss out on the Miscat Superhero Contest here - fav.me/d7rd73l  :la:



Stock and Resource Galleries Pt.2

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 1:00 PM by Elandria:iconelandria:
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Galleries Month




Application Resources


Application resources are specifically developed for either one particular piece of software, or a series or group of similar software processes. These resources include brushes, patterns, parameter packs, scripts and actions.

It is worth noting that previews for actions, packs and other application resources should NEVER contain copyrighted celebrity photos, screenshots from TV series, movies or games or any other copyrighted artwork.

Further, packs and other application resources should never contain copyrighted content such as PDF books, music or content that you did not create yourself!  Please be copyright aware!
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?



Don't miss out on the Miscat Superhero Contest here - fav.me/d7rd73l :la:



Resources PE Week 15th - 21st Sept

Tue Aug 12, 2014, 6:34 AM by Elandria:iconelandria:


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Why Project Educate?



projecteducate is one of our main contact points for all the artists of DeviantArt to come together and educate themselves about a multitude of art related subjects, from techniques and hints and tips to DA specific information and help.  By providing a central location the volunteer team can reach out further into their communities to guide and help more artists than ever before.

But we can't do it alone!

Help and support from as many community members as possible is essential to ensure success, and this is obviously where YOU come in!

Stock and Resources is hosting another Project Educate week this year between the 15th and 21st September, and its really not that far away, and we are looking for your help :)

As a guide here are journals from our 2012 Project Educate week -


INTRODUCTION - fav.me/d4tckwe
CONTEST - fav.me/d4tcnab
CHAT NIGHT - fav.me/d4tokiy
WRAP UP - fav.me/d4u0dmj


ARTICLES
The Potential of Stock - fav.me/d4t8h5i
Stock Tips - Crediting - fav.me/d4t8m84
Keywords and your Stock - fav.me/d4t6off
Stock Tips - Atmosphere - fav.me/d4t8mwe
Gallery Guides - Model Stock - fav.me/d4tny65
Resources DD Criteria - fav.me/d4tiqs3
This ...To That #3 - fav.me/d4tud9e
Stock Tips - Renders - fav.me/d4t8lvy
Sourcing Your Resources - fav.me/d4tzsf7

STOCK PROVIDER INTERVIEWS
PirateLotus-Stock - fav.me/d4t0tmy
HelenaRothStock - fav.me/d4sxdyi
SalsolaStock - fav.me/d4tcmwh
AustriaAngloAlliance - fav.me/d4sxkmr
kirilee - fav.me/d4tnc8l
night-fate-stock - fav.me/d4t0wh6
lusete - fav.me/d4t8p8t

ARTIST INTERVIEWS
conzpiracy - fav.me/d4sxv6t
PaintedOnMySoul - fav.me/d4t8pv7
J-u-d-a-s - fav.me/d4t4kry
Phatpuppyart-Studios - fav.me/d4t8q4p
CassiopeiaArt - fav.me/d4ta4og
NiAnluain - fav.me/d4tlha9


We want 2014s Project Educate Stock and Resources Week to be just as jam packed!


So.. we want to know what is important to you.  What issues or subjects would you like us to cover?

Artist interviews by Stock and Resource Artists


Your chance to choose 1 or more artists who use your stock and resources and ask them what they look for, what made them choose your stock specifically and what makes stock and resources "useable" for them.

Stock and Resources Guides by Stock and Resource Artists


We've all been there, venturing for the first time into creating stock and resources and it can be really daunting.  This is your chance to help, support and guide new stock providers about those all important "must dos" to make their work successful and useable.

The more of you who get involved, the greater the impact we have in the larger DeviantArt world, lets show them just what we are made of, and just how brilliant the Stock and Resources Community is!!

If you would like to submit articles or stock and resource features during our week to highlight whats great about our gallery please send a note to either myself, Erin or Cheryl and we will add you to the list!

C.R.E.A.T.E.

Community
Respect
Excellence
Artists
Trust
Empower.


StockandResources

Semi-official Community Relations group for the Stock and Resources Galleries on dA. Your hub for Stock and Resources Daily Deviations, Articles, Contests, Challenges and news.
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My DeviantArt Story

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 3:15 AM
For 10 years DeviantArt has been more than a gallery, more than a home page, more than a place to share art.  Ultimately, I found DA whilst I was looking for something else, and I didn't realize at the time how pivotal that moment was, how important it would be for my future.

Discovery So Clear by parablev
Discovery So Clear by parablev


DA appeared when I was looking for a way out and it gave me a chance to escape, a reason to see things afresh.

The Gateway by neverdying
The Gateway by neverdying


I hadn't even considered that what I was actually looking for, was somewhere to belong, a feeling of inclusiveness and support.

SPN - Free Hugs by Sadyna
SPN - Free Hugs by Sadyna


A way to explore all of the pictures and stories in my head that I was too unskilled to be able to put down on paper.

learn to fly by Ben-Kelevra
Learn to Fly by Ben-Kelevra

DA surrounded me with people who already knew how to fly, who could see fairy dust and paint the stars, who could pick ideas and thoughts from their dreams and show them to the world, and it left me amazed, inspired and breathless in equal measure.

Arra by Foxfires
Arra by Foxfires

10 years and I have a wealth of incredible memories and experiences.  DA's World Tour, Dev Meets and days out, and more importantly, a wealth of truly special friends, who have stuck with me through thick and thin, it doesn't matter that some of them live across the oceans.  DA gave us a way past the limitations of every day travel.

Messenger by LordDoomhammer
Messenger by LordDoomhammer

For 10 years the community of DA has taught me patience and understanding, friendship, caring and inclusiveness I once thought didn't exist.  It makes me strive to be better, to learn and share my learning with others.

Colours of Friendship by sakimichan
Colours of Friendship by sakimichan

10 years and DA's 14th birthday.  I am part of this community, part of the network of support and friendship, I am a Senior, a Community Volunteer and Mentor, an artist who has found somewhere to belong, and I wouldn't change my experiences for all the money in the world.

Pursuit of Happiness by AquaSixio
Pursuit of Happiness by AquaSixio

TL;DR
I discovered, I lurked for a bit, I stared in wonder at the art, I stayed, its awesome! :heart:


Stock Radar #9

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 2:00 AM

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!!


Stock Radar Archive
Stock Radar #1 | Stock Radar #2 | Stock Radar #3 | Stock Radar #4 | Stock Radar #5 | Stock Radar #6
Stock Radar #7 | Stock Radar #8 | Stock Radar #9


*****Thumbnails are still borked, sorry this feature doesn't look as pretty as usual!!! ******


Castle Marienburg 7 by wollibear
04 Wood elf - JAMARI LIOR by SivariaJaw Fantasy creature sculpture by Nexu4
Horse Stock 53 by Blissfully-Blind
Texture 33 by cemacStock
Gray Wolf Stock 17 by HOTNStock
Barton On Sea 03 by LadyxBoleyn
Beach Stock 153 by Cassy-Blue Storm Front 01 by kuschelirmel-stock
Ruins 01 by NellyGrace3103
8 Water Bottle Textures by kazaki03
264 by La-Esmeralda-Stock
Stock-Photo [172] by Model-Salvaje
Parc du Grand Blottereau 57 by Jules171 White elf original cosplay stock by Kawaielli-stock
Lormet-Statue-0805-01sml by Lormet-Images
Submarine 01 by bumblebee-stocks
Akhal 11 by Colourize-Stock
Square Tower 3 by fuguestock Castle Tower 8 by Civetta70
Lights fractals by starscoldnight by StarsColdNight
Castle 2 by Starbl00d-Stock
Sea shell Stock 041 by Malleni-Stock
Texture 592 by Sirius-sdz Pretty in Pink by GreenEyezz-stock
Saaremaa windmill 6 by MASYON
Flying Falling Stock 2 by SilentGod88
sr|phz seven by ntone
White Peacock STOCK by Stolen-Aura
Ruine 2 by Civetta70 Airsoft M4 Stock by KaylaDavion


10 thousand thankyous!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 5:48 AM
I've not had a chance yet to say thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes this year, so,
THANK YOU!!! I had a really lovely weekend with my family and had a chance to try out my birthday pressie, a brand new Nikon D7100 SLR :la: :la: :la: I am very lucky, I know and ReapingFields spoils me :D  This new cammy takes photos that are 6000x4000 with its 24mpx sensor which makes me gigglesnort when I compare it to my D80's 10mpx.  Mind you, my D80 has been brilliant for the last 8ish years we've been using it.

Which leads me to also mention that HOLY CRAP I'VE BEEN ON DA FOR 10 YEARS!!!! D: D:  (I completely forgot my DA birthday lol woops ^^; )  If you had asked me 10 years ago if I thought I might still be here in 10 years time, not only having been awarded Senior status on my journey, but also over 1 million pageviews on my 2500ish submissions, and to cap it all being given the incredible opportunity to be a volunteer for my beloved stock and resources community, and then a volunteer mentor,  I probably would have called you crazy :D (Actually I probably would have asked you what drugs you were on :P )  There have been some incredible moments and some seriously fun times, and I have absolutely no intention of stopping any time soon, sorry to disappoint you :P lol

To all of my fellow deviants who celebrate 10 years on DA this year, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  To everyone else who hasn't reached that 10 year milestone yet, just think of all the incredible, exciting things you are going to be able to do over the next few years! Such excitement!

Things are very very hectic right now, so I apologize that there has been no model stock from me so far this year.  So much for best laid plans!! >.>  It will happen I promise, I just can't say when.  Lee and I have just joined a gym because I would like to not feel quite so like a sack of skin with no muscles any more lol, so we'll see how that goes :D

Some of you might have noticed I've been posting a few digi art things recently, which is my attempt to get back to regularly being creative for myself.  Joining Cavitto was the perfect opportunity, plus you know... ponies ^^; :love: :evillaugh:

:huggle: :huggle: :huggle: You guys are THE BEST!









Invaluable advice for improving your portrait photography, check out the roundup above for all of the articles!

I like to believe that improving our stock photography is a goal we all share, and it doesn't matter if you take model shots, landscape shots, building shots or object shots, and everything between.  There are giant swathes of tutorials, guides and help if you ask for it for improving all aspects of your stock photography - there is no excuse for not taking pride in your work and doing the best you can to improve, or for not knowing how to make the best use of your camera, surroundings and lighting :)

:bulletpink: Check out all of the Photography guides and articles for projecteducate here: projecteducate.deviantart.com/…

:bulletpink: Check out all of the Stock and Resources guides and articles for projecteducate here:
projecteducate.deviantart.com/…
and fully listed on our front page on StockandResources 

Clicky click!

Stock and Resources ProjectEducate 15th - 21st Sept  2014



We've got our dates for this years ProjectEducate week and with your help it can be as much a success as our previous years - but we need your input!

:bulletpink: What articles or information would you like us to focus on?
:bulletpink: Who from the community would you like to see interviewed?
:bulletpink: What kind of contest or challenge would you like us to run?
:bulletpink: What areas of our gallery and community need some love and attention?

If you have ideas, or want to create an article, feature, showcase, interview or guide please let us know!


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Stock Radar #8

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 6, 2014, 1:09 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!!


Stock Radar Archive
Stock Radar #1 | Stock Radar #2 | Stock Radar #3 | Stock Radar #4 | Stock Radar #5 | Stock Radar #6
Stock Radar #7 | Stock Radar #8 | Stock Radar #9


Balls by petronellavanree
Stock 220 by UmbraDeNoapte-Stock
Lily 21 by dsweetz Bluebell Wood by jenny4
TEXTURE #014 by Atelophobia-Graphics
Flower Stock 95 by BFstock
Black Star - Upcoming Stock Preview 3 by Liancary-Stock Exploration Center Stock 1 by Cassy-Blue
Texture 83 by NinjaRabbit-Stock
Regency Set 1 by magikstock 3663 - NRM Stephensons Steam Rocket 2 by HelenaRothStock
Ardennes 15 by Colourize-Stock
Steampunk Absinthe Fairy Exclusives 21 -400 points by mizzd-stock STOCK ~ Red Velvet by SoniaJosie
Rose Maiden 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock
Texture 100 by Malleni-Stock
Tangled 2 by kirilee STOCK - Persian Fantasy by Apsara-Art
Boat 03 by cemacStock
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger Teaser by PirateLotus-Stock enfant 7 by Jules171
Galapagos Tortoise Stock 02 by Vesperity
model stock/natural light by ArtbyHope Oracle stock 9 by charligal-stock
Forest stock by FrantisekSpurny
Elf 11 by chirinstock Stock - Black  gold Vampire Queen Faun Demon 26 by S-T-A-R-gazer
HARRY POTTER studio sets tour ,tomas riddle,s tomb by Sceptre63
Rose Garden By Cindysart-stock by CindysArt-Stock
Photography - Image Quality + Size by kuschelirmel-stock  2014-05-18 Hamlin Piper 85 by skydancer-stock
field flowers by stockmichelle
Red Riding Hood8 by faestock
Fire 5 by Chamarjin Boho Stock 06 by Anna-LovelyMonster
Boat - Three by Altair-E-Stock
HOt as HELLO!!! by AlphaSheep2841
Guide to Horse Colors and Patterns by Majnouna

:iconpiratelotus-stock:
Features by PirateLotus-Stock




Stock Artemis Shoot Image 8 by RobertElsmore
Natur 28 by Flare-StarGrey cat with green eyes by photogooroo
Glencoe001 by FuzzyLimeStock
Metal Texture by akrasiel-stockElf stock 03 2014 by simoona
Grasshopper (early instar) by DoctorPhrog
park... by mirandaarts
Flicka 16 by nevvs-photography
Foggy Morning by wildarts-artworks
Hill Stock 01 by thereexistsonex
Texture 65 by NinjaRabbit-Stock
Liquid gold by dani221
Frost Window (zip collection) by TanyuuuPadawan-11 by Random-Acts-Stock




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Features by CelticStrm-Stock




dw-II by mistyt-stock
fly by jliorFemale Stock Soldier 06 - Aiming by Freeport
sunset2 by Margaritamorrigan
Medieval Lady Maid Riding Stock by LuDa-Stock
Poor Man's Eye Tutorial -Insertion part 1 by DolannaLiquid Rock by JourneyHorse
Zante cliff by anakurpek
Tasmanian Fungi by jenne-j
Babies in History Exclusives 26 - 400 Points by mizzd-stocktiger 02 by Pagan-Stock
Old barn by TheSkyRainsBlood
Metal Plate 4 Stock by wuestenbrand
STOCK ~ Snow White Apple by SoniaJosie



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Features by Elandria




Nami's Guide to Drawing Hands by xXNami-sanXx  Color Wheel by PemaMendez Coloring Tutorial by Nataliadsw
Glass House by sandeep-hegde
Dark and dingy  texture by frozenstocks
Untitled by RWTAGirl stock photo by Kawaielli-stock
Alicia Tutorial by ionen
Free Stock Photo- Rules in description by ElectricSorceress
F3N - Illustration Brushes by TheEchoDragon
3654 - NRM Vintage Railway Luggage 8 by HelenaRothStock
Croatia  Stock 155 by Malleni-Stock


DJGJWJAAKAKMDEHH

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 24, 2014, 5:41 AM
GOD DAMNIT KATY :<  I hate these things.
So. Much. :|


Astralseed tagged me.  Please don't anybody else tag me.  Unless you want my death stare. :stare:


1. How tight do you like your underwear?
Just tight enough to show my VPL

2. A train is headed towards some city, another train is headed towards another city.  Both trains travel 362 miles before intersecting, with one train going 13mph less than the other.  How much later did the other train leave?
Can I have a diagram please?

3. If you peed rainbows, what would it taste like?
It would taste DELICIOUS.

4. If you had 7 legs and only one arm, would you walk, wobble, or other?
I would scuttle.  Like an awesome scuttling thing.

5. Do you smoke shampoo?
My brain smokes when I think about things.

6. How often do you wear your clothing inside out?
Once in a blue moon.

7. The world is ending because it's being hit by giant meteors, will you listen to Aerosmith?
Can I listen to Aerosmith whilst stealing a shuttle to escape from the face of the planet?

8. Naked snow angels, yay or nay?
Chilly.

9. Will you take her to the next level? 
I'm not sure any response I give is SFW

10. I say WaWa, you say?
Take that dummy out yer mouth our kid!

I tag Nobody.  and Everybody. (Because I would hate for Nobody to feel singled out.) **

1. If Ronald MacDonald arrived at your party would you cry or would you ask for a macn'cheese?
2. If you saw a £50 note half hidden under a pile of fresh dog poo would you pick it up anyhow?
3. Raisins or Sultanas?
4. Enterprise or Millennium Falcon?
5. If Lady Gaga dropped her funky purse, would you give it back to her or would you make off with it and sell it on ebay?
6. You are elected to be the next President of the US, who would you add to your "list" of "people to get rid of" first?
7. You are elected to be King/Queen of the Universe, what would your first ruling be?
8. Jack Frost, or Queen Elsa?
9. Your perfect job is...
10.  Low fat Thursdays or Full fat Fridays?   (I'm craving steak and chips, don't judge me!)

**I take this back, I specifically tag PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock Aeirmid kirilee Tasastock Quoth-Raven because.  I am annoying. You're welcome :)


Stock Radar #7

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 4, 2014, 4:05 AM

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!!


Stock Radar Archive
Stock Radar #1 | Stock Radar #2 | Stock Radar #3 | Stock Radar #4 | Stock Radar #5 | Stock Radar #6
Stock Radar #7 | Stock Radar #8 | Stock Radar #9


Japanese Sword Study/Reference by PemaMendez John Silva Smudge Pack 2.0 (Painterly Edition) by JohnSilva  Walkthrough I: Brothers of Doom by wolf-minori Anime eyes tutorial. by Alerei Painting Fur Tutorial by Singarl

Roman Woman Stock Premium Content by ArtReferenceSource
Sunset and Sea by EveLivesey
Stock-Photo [123] by Model-SalvajeMermaid Stock 5 by ClaimYourself
Holiday 2014 - Maze by cfowler7
Steampunk Saint 1 by mizzd-stockPortrait Stock 22 by chamberstock
Speeding by Jello88
Fairy Unrestricted Stock by artmaniabychristineGreek Queen 1 by kirilee
The Gang by Jello88
Bird 325 - Crow in flight by Momotte2stocks
is it safe here? by andreea09Koala 007 - HB593200 by hb593200
Poppy Path 01 by CD-STOCK
STOCK ~ Graceful by SoniaJosie
Dutch Windmill 4 stock pack sample by dierat-stock The Black Beauty - Trakehner Mare Portrait by LuDa-Stock
Monceau Park by senzostock
Parasols 2 by Sitara-LeotaStock
Ruto process by jameszapata
Tithe Barn6_stock by PatrickMcDonald1
Lormet-Cave-0043sml by Lormet-ImagesBroken Glass 6 by PirateLotus-Stock
little stonehenge by Capricornus60

Help please! :)

Journal Entry: Fri May 16, 2014, 10:05 AM

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.

It goes without saying that Stock and Resource providers are incredibly generous with their skills and time providing all these wonderful things for you to use, often spending weeks, hours, months preparing, creating, photographing, editing their stock to post to DA.

Sometimes, they need a little help. A little something back from you the art community who benefit so much from their hard work.

kirilee is one such stock and resources provider who needs just a little help from you right now, so please, go check out her page and her Pozzible campaign to give one final push to reach her goal!! :heart:

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED! KIRILEE HAS REACHED HER GOAL!!!







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Do you know other stock and resources providers who need a little extra help or support? Let us know!!

Stock Radar #6

Journal Entry: Tue May 13, 2014, 8:57 AM

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!!


Stock Radar Archive
Stock Radar #1 | Stock Radar #2 | Stock Radar #3 | Stock Radar #4 | Stock Radar #5 | Stock Radar #6
Stock Radar #7 | Stock Radar #8 | Stock Radar #9


Bay Andalusian Gelding by LuDa-Stock
2014 - Serval 15 by Lena-Panthera
Birches by CAStock Snickers walk-through by TamarViewStudio
RockStocks300S03974 by RockStocks
257 - ice pack by duesterheit
plastic 2 by jlior Places 502 castle stairs by Dreamcatcher-stock
ivy - streamy stock by streamy-stock
Lion by Fotostyle-Schindler
Forest 16 by MASYON
Amarie_process by anotherwanderer
Digital Art Texture 132 by mercurycode Texture 555 by Sirius-sdz
Texture Moss 10 by Love-To-Share-Stock
Landscape stock 44 by TheVikingStock
fantasy map - step by step city icon by Djekspek

Stock Radar #5

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 2:28 AM

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!!


Stock Radar Archive
Stock Radar #1 | Stock Radar #2 | Stock Radar #3 | Stock Radar #4 | Stock Radar #5 | Stock Radar #6
Stock Radar #7 | Stock Radar #8 | Stock Radar #9


DSC09761 Scotney Castle by wintersmagicstock
Stefanie Stock by VXLPhotography Castlerigg stone circle by popicok
Maine Sail 2 by archistock
Jungle Falls 6 by fuguestock
Kreuzgang Liebfrauenkirche Halberstadt by Capricornus60
Fennec Stock 02 by Malleni-Stock
Mountain9 by faestock
Flower Stock 01 by Malleni-Stock Dragster 129 by Colourize-Stock
Fractalayicious II by laurentiusmark93 Ranunculus by SarahharaS1
Owl Stock 04 by NellyGrace3103
Monument 4 by MASYON
Cherry Pin Up - Back by KaylaDavion
Digital Art Texture 121 by mercurycode Steampunk 2 by Fluffybunny29stock
Rusty Chain Transparent PNG by Bloody-Goodbyes Shiny Things by mldoxy
places562 stock by pranile
Paris Opera House28 by faestock Tecnologic! Stock by EmeraldVenom-Stock

STOCK - Gothic Steampunk Guy by LienSkullova

Stock and Resources News April 2014

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 9:51 AM

CO MUN IT TY



You guys rock, and it goes without saying that the time, effort, creativity and drive from the stock and resources community at large is phenomenal, and you all make that happen!

We've seen a great increase in new members of the community - so welcome to you all!

We've also seen a really good increase in the quality of stock and resources being submitted which is really good for the entire gallery so big thumbs up!

:bulletgreen: In the mean time whilst you are all being very creative now spring has sprung we are asking for suggestions of how you would like US to help YOU :)   Features? Contest ideas? Off the wall inspiration interviews? More exposure? More/less/different DDs? 

Feedback from you is vital to us if we are to continue supporting you in the ways that mean the most to you, but unless you tell us what those ways are, we can't read minds! (Unlike deviantTHOUGHT :D )
Drop us a line, send a pigeon with a scroll, note us, email us, leave a comment here!!

Ongoing miscats



Yep still happening, your continued patience, understanding of the difficult situation and the sheer volume of submissions we have to try and catch is appreciated.  I would like to take a moment to reiterate the fact that we are volunteers, this isn't our "job" and we don't get paid for spending oodles of time on the site.  We do this because we know its a big concern for the community at large and we do our best to make a big dent in the problem areas. 

Shouting/ranting/flaming at artists because they simply don't understand our stock and resources guidelines or perhaps don't speak English as a first language is never ever (ever ever) going to be ok.  :stare:

By all means talk to them - in fact we positively encourage you all to get out there and talk to these artists who might be posting images that are not stock or resources, they are still part of our community!  A kind word and a little time taken to make sure they understand what the issue might be is a far far better way to help people and improve things.  Speak their native language? Even better!! Translation problems can make a simple subject completely confusing, so be a little patient, show a little kindness and give our big big community some love :)

Sub Category alterations



We've had 2 recent changes to our gigantic category tree which should hopefully clear up a few confusing issues

:bulletred:

Line art & Character Templates

www.deviantart.com/resources/l…   Has been RENAMED :)  
There has been for some time now huge confusion about where artists should be posting their character designs and this sub cat ended up collecting them all which is no good when the vast majority aren't designed for other artists to use.  To be completely clear -

:bulletpink: Personal/unique character creations or character stat sheets should NOT be posted to lineart and character templates.  They are purely artwork and need to be posted to the most appropriate traditional or digital art category.

:bulletpink: BLANK/EMPTY character sheets FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO USE AND FILL OUT should be placed in the line art & character templates sub category.

:bulletpink: If you have unique character designs in this sub cat they will be earmarked for being moved, we are more than happy to help you move your own if you have a lot, just drop any one of us a note and we'll get them moved for you.

:bulletpink: On the same note ADOPTABLE art/characters should be placed in the deviantart related/devious fun/adoptables www.deviantart.com/darelated/d… category NOT into the line art & character templates resources gallery!

:bulletred:

Literature Templates

www.deviantart.com/resources/l… Has been CLOSED for further submissions.  This sub category has for a long time been superseded by the stock images/premade backgrounds sub category which essentially does the same job. 

:bulletpink: Anybody currently trying to look for literature templates would be hard pressed to find any valid submissions in the past 12 months and the majority of the submissions in there are miscatted literature pieces which will be moved to a more appropriate literature gallery over the next few months. 

:bulletpink: Once this sub category is empty it will be removed from the category tree.  So any future literature templates/backgrounds can be posted to stock images/premade backgrounds www.deviantart.com/resources/s…

March Daily Deviation Roundup



Is here -

:bulletpink: REMINDER - we need your suggestions!! Without suggestions from you, the community, great stock and resources can easily be missed by our 3 pairs of eyes, so please keep on sending suggestions to us!  Don't be put off or concerned about sending us lots and lots, we like spam from you all :D  

Even if your suggestions are not always given a daily deviation all 3 of us regularly feature stock and resources in news articles and feature articles so theres a very good chance the stuff you suggest to us will get exposure in other ways!

News and features from the Community



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Tiles Texture by IvaxXx
Vanessa Chun Li Original 2a by jagged-eyeRockStocks300S02059 by RockStocks
Japanese garden 7 by stockdeana
places484 stock by pranileJelly Fish Stock by Hands-and-Teeth
2013 Shilin's drawing tutorial/walkthrough by shilin        Photomanipulation Tutorial on blending by tamaraR         Black-Wings way of doing Nature's elements by Black-Wing24
Wireframe Fractal Pack by NichrysalisWork In Progress: That's how I make textures! by mercurycode
Premium Texture Pack IX by Sirius-sdz
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Chicks 2 by kayosa-stock
Icy Branch by SafariSyd
Rose Wood 9 by CathleenTarawhiti
Nikka Kneeling With A Sword by comicReferenceDSC08168 Dragon Boundary Mark by wintersmagicstock
Carousel Horse Celestial by ReQuay
Purple Flowers - Lupines by fuguestock
FREE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES! DAREK ZABROCKI BRUSH SET by daRoz
In The Stock-Light: wintersmagicstock:spotlight-left: In The Stock-Light: Vol. 7 :spotlight-right:
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Game Of Thrones: Stock FeatureGame of Thrones: Stock Feature
     To celebrate the premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones tonight, I decided to do a quick feature. We all love fan art. We're inspired by movies and shows to create art based on the characters we love. To achieve our goals, we need a reliable source of stock and references. So what are we to do? Well, take a look at this list of stock providers who look like the Game of Thrones characters we love or love to hate. Remember to follow the individual stock provider's terms of use when using their stock. By downloading it, you agree to abide by those terms.
Cersei Lannister

  
Daenerys Targaryen

 
  In The Stock-Light: At-Stock:spotlight-left: In The Stock-Light: Vol. 6 :spotlight-right:
At-Stock
Deviant For: 8 Months
Profile Stock Rules Gallery
Explore Their Gallery

    

    

  AT-Stock- Animal032 by At-Stock 
 AT-Stock- Animal028 by At-Stock  
In The Stock-Light: 10eke-stock:spotlight-left: In The Stock-Light :spotlight-right:
:star: 10eke-stock :star:
Deviant For: 3 Years
     Welcome to the fifth volume of the weekly "In The Stock-Light" feature series. This series is all about featuring stock providers in our community! Each week we will be exploring the galleries of different stock and resource providers.If you know of a stock provider whom you'd like to see featured, please send me a note titled: "In The Stock-Light Suggestion." For the beginning of this series, I will be focusing on providers who have been on dA one year or less, or have less than 20k pageviews.  Keep in mind that each stock provider may have a slightly different set of rules regarding the use of their stock. By downloading and using their stock, you agree to abide by their terms of use. Remember to follow them as per each individual provider's instructions. 

Daily Devation Suggestion RemindersHiya Darlings,
     Today I'd like to send out a reminder for what I look for in a Daily Deviation suggestion. We've all seen the classic DD comment about how so-and-so does great work, but they never get featured. Well, there's a very easy solution to that problem. Suggest them! There are just a few things that you need to consider before sending me or the other Stock & Resources CVs a Daily Deviation Suggestion.
:bulletpink: What type of stuff do you feature?
 


     - I can only feature submissions listed under the Resources & Stock category of deviantART. For all other categories, please check out this handy guide:

:bulletpink: Have they been featured with a Daily Deviation within the last six months?
      - This is a very easy thing to check out. The way I do it when I'm checking to see if they've had one in the last six months is by ad
  Recent Stock and Resources FavsStock Gallery
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Things I've Added to my Favs Recently
Hello!
I was looking around the stock gallery today and going through some other feature journals and added a ton of kickass stuff to my favs!  I haven't posted just a general feature journal for quite a while, so here is a sampling.  Enjoy!
Check This Stuff
The Unseen Stock - AprilMODEL
  
  
     Faun/Centaur/Satyr/Pan STOCK 23 by DamselStock
Spring by anettfrozen Rebekah Stock 28-1 by artmaniabychristine Elsa Stock (inspired) by Liancary-Stock Farewell Summer 4 by Anariel-Stock
NATURE

Spring 2 by YBsilon-Stock
Forest 07 by BmAStock Desert 4 by Achiha-Azteca arena_23 by abelgalois pond with sun reflecting by NovaScotiaDream
Deserted by StarryHorse Sky by Adeleene Nature 269 by Dreamcatcher-stock Botanic Garden 23 by LeikyaStock
 Stock: A New Day is Dawning by Celem Fire by Aredelsaralonde Fog 30 by MASYON Haapsalu 44 by MASYON 

ARCHITECTURE

Shanty 1 by kimmy-k-stock freestock - link back by carolinesphotos Chichen Itza by yinetyang

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White Peacock 01 by MapleRose-stock

White Swan by Essilou-Art


White by KittyScorpiaNoa


Featured Stock - Easter and SpringEaster Bunny Basket Static Here is a little selection of spring and easter related stock I found around dA,
I hope you like it ! If you do so feel free to add it to your favourites :heart:




Happy Easter by Burtn egg stock 9 by hatestock
2610 Easter Sweets 2 by HelenaRothStock Easter Egg - broken by dull-stock Hatched Background by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Easter eggs by MajesticStock
Eggs by wintersmagicstock Bird Nest with Eggs 01 by FairieGoodMother Stock 221 - Cracked by pink-stock
Easter II by darkcalypso-stock Wooden Easter Eggs by bhorwat Easter Stock by FrankAndCarySTOCK
Easter stock 2 by InKi-Stock

The Unseen Stock - March (ll)MODEL
     
  
Broken Bride by QueenWerandra  
NATURE
Kirna 9 by MASYON
 River Stock 4 by MoonHowlForever Japanese garden 1 by stockdeana my old barn on a snow day by ChipmunkSailor
Free - sunset 16 - creationtakesun by creationtakesun Orange and Pink Sky 1 by chelsmith18 freestock - link back by carolinesphotos Untitled by ReneKunert 
Austria 5 by fallen-cherubim Forest 7 by NobleShrimpStock Forest by YordaDeriya freestock but you must link back by carolinesphotos
Sunset Beach Stock 2 by naturalhorses Beach Garbage by Kia01-Stock Canyon Road Stock by YvaineGlareStock Desert 3 by Civetta70
306 by MASYON Sunset Stock by Vinyonga
  Starting our new contest on April 20 and FeatureMegaphone ....be curious :D  We have found a wonderful new theme and we hope this will inspire you a lot.  :dance: I will post the contest-journal with our contest-stocks on April 20th. The theme is still a secret :D
:iconevelivesey: :iconcd-Stock: :iconybsilon-Stock: 
If you want to help us with some donations please let us know, every little help (eg. exclusive stock-packs, journals....) is sooo much appreciated. :hug:
We will have two categories of winners (beginner/light intermediate & more intermediate/advanced) so we need all donations double :D Flirtatious Please 
Easter egg
Have a lovely Easter
Here are some awesome Easter-Stocks
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Inspirational Stock and Thank You FeatureI started this account a year ago, with no clear idea of what being a stock provider entailed or just how much work goes into making and providing stock. This is to say thank you to my fellow stockers for all your hard work and support, answering my questions, promoting newbies like myself and sharing your wonderful resources :love:
             
     Texture 51 by Malleni-Stock  Fennec Stock 02 by Malleni-Stock  Mossy log Stock 05 by Malleni-Stock
Texture Eleanor by CD-STOCK  Moulding 10 by CD-STOCK  Twisted Woods 03 Premium by CD-STOCK  Contaminated 01 by CD-STOCK  Premium Ornament by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK 
Window 06 by CD-STOCK  Track by CD-STOCK   


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News from Stock and ResourcesLine-art & Character Templates Gallery
The Line-art & Character Sheets gallery has been renamed to "Line-art & Character Templates" in hopes of less confusion going on there.  The gallery is meant for line-art (there seems to be no problem with this) and the less-understood item called a character sheet template.  These are character sheets that have NOT been filled out yet, and are available for others to use.  
Pre-filled character sheets need to be placed in Digital Art, or wherever is appropriate.  As a reminder, please only place resources for others to use into the Resources & Stock Images gallery.  We are putting some extra focus into this sub-gallery to get it nice and shiny!
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