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January 3, 2013


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Commercial Use

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:01 PM

What constitutes commercial use:

:bulletpink: Any use from which you, the stock user, will generate profit, real or in online currency of any form. 
:bulletpink: Any use that will aid you, the stock user, in generating profit. Ex. Business Cards and Logos.
(You may use my stock in dA prints and deviant sponsored contests free of charge. I will not consider these actions commercial use.)

Commercial use includes but is not limited to:

:bulletpink: Things in print: Book covers, CD covers, e-Book covers, T-shirts, pillows, menus, banners, fliers, etc.
:bulletpink: Off-site prints.
:bulletpink: Commissions for which you charge more than $5.00/400 :points:
:bulletpink: Site layouts that you receive payment for.
:bulletpink: Exclusive premade backgrounds.
:bulletpink: Business Cards and Logos
:bulletpink: Winning a contest where the prize is getting your image in print (See Things in print above).
(See things in print above)

I want to use your image commercially, what do I do?

:bulletpink: Contact me by sending me a note or commenting on the stock you're interested in.
:bulletpink: Please be sure to read the entire commercial use journal (this journal) prior to contacting me.

You should include the following information:

:bulletpink: Link to the stock you're interested in.
:bulletpink: What you intend on doing with the image.
:bulletpink: What you believe to be a fair price.
:bulletpink: (Book) Print or eBook. Number of copies expected to print.

How should I pay you?

:bulletpink: After you have contacted me and we have agreed on a price I will set the stock of your choice up with a commercial use policy and make it available for payment in the option of your choice:
1. A download under the deviantART premium content platform where you may pay in points.
2. Or, you may send a dollar amount payment to my PayPal e-mail:

:bulletpink: Please do not send payment to my donation pool.

:bulletpink: In the event you want to use my stock for a book cover, I may waive the stock price in exchange for a free copy of the book and an internal credit.

Crediting Commercially Used Stock

:bulletpink: Purchasing my stock doesn't exclude you from crediting me if at all possible.
:bulletpink: The method by which you may be able to credit me may vary by type of commercial use.
:bulletpink: Credit using my name: Katie Litchfield
:bulletpink: When possible, credit using my name and a link back to my stock.


:bulletpink: May I sell your stock as is?  No. Don't ever ask to sell my unmanipulated stock.
:bulletpink: May I make and sell pre-cuts from your stock? No.
:bulletpink: I saw a price in points on your stock, what's up with that? Sorry, those are null and void, I haven't had time to update my stock.
:bulletpink: Do you take paid commissions for wings for commercial use? Yes.

:bulletpink: Questions? Ask in the comments, thanks!

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BasenjiStorm Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I would love to use your dual wings black…. I would attach them to a jumping doberman to use as a banner on a page on the Dallas Air Dogs website. It might be used as a logo on another website or on flyers. If flyers are used I believe they would number between 100-500. I think an appropriate price is $25. I would send it to you PayPal account. Does this sound fair. Please contact me at Your artwork is beautiful. I look forward to hearing from you.
kvdolan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
what would you think about having your fairy wing designs appear in a game?  I am currently working on a game and made a group to help out with its creation :)  PhoenixsWorld  I'm thinking about maybe 10-15 sets of fairy wings ... give or take a few
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I appologize for the delayed reply (I plead lack of internet connectivity).

That would be awesome.
kvdolan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How much would that cost though? It'll be for commercial use since I plan to publish the game when its done ... eventually.
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I'm not sure and since you know your publishing plans, do you mind if I ask first what you think would be fair?
kvdolan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, its all still very much "up in the air" right now, we are still in the early stages of planning. The way I have my group set up is that anyone who participates in the creation of my game will get a cut of the profits when it sells, mostly because I don't have any money right now. So until I get a job (hopefully soon) I can't pay anyone up front for their work. So I can add you to my list of participants or wait until I get a job and pay for the wings when I can. 

As for how much for your wings (if I wait until I get a job) I see that your wing commissions are 700 points so in $ that would be... $8.50 , $8.75  something like that per wing set.
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That all sounds okay with me, so please do feel free to add me to your list of participants. I very much hope that you get it, I think you'd do an amazing job with it.
kvdolan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you soo much! :happybounce: I will add you right away :)
Mythspinner-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for posting such a concise 'terms of commercial use' journal / article. You've really helped me in my research. :heart:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :floating:  I'm glad that the post was helpful
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