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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 16, 2011, 10:42 AM



How to Credit Me:


:bulletgreen: Creating a CLICKABLE link to my image in your description. This is not negotiable.
:bulletred: When I say link to my image, I don't mean link to my profile, that doesn't help people find stocks.
:bulletgreen: Comment on my stock image with the link to your deviation.
:bulletgreen: Comment on my profile ONLY when you can't find the stock you used to comment on it.
:bulletred: If you cannot find the stock you used to make a clickable link, I will provide you with a link.

:bulletred: Do not note me with your deviation.
:bulletred: Do not comment on my profile with your deviation.
:bulletred: I will be very upset if I find out that my stock hasn't been credited.

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DO NOT ever post an image containing my stock on any horse site. I will give no exceptions. Don't ask.

Sites included but not limited to: Horse Phenomena, Howrse, Helovia, Ponybox, etc.

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Under no circumstances may my images be posted elsewhere in their original, unmanipulated, form, credited or uncredited.



:bulletred: Never use my stock in conjuction with illegal images: uncredited celeb images not categorized as fanart; Images that are not stock that you don't have permission to use; Non-stock images found through search engines, such as Google or on sites like tumblr or photobucket.


Making Premade Backgrounds


:bulletgreen: My stock may be used to create pre-made backgrounds if specified in the image description.


Using my Premade Backgrounds


:bulletgreen: When using a pre-made background you should use the entire background.
:bulletred: If you don't want the entire bg; Use the credit the stock it was created from.


Stocking Using My Stock


:bulletgreen: Premade backgrounds are the only way in which my stock may be redestributed as stock. (see premade backgrounds for rules)
:bulletred: In no way may any of my stock be redestributed in the form of clear cuts, tubing, etc.
:bulletred: My wings, models and premade backgrounds may not be used to in stock images.
:bulletred: My wings may not be used to create new wings of any type.


Off-Site Usage Steps


:bulletgreen: 1. Post the image to deviantART.
:bulletgreen: 2. Post the image to the off-site location.
:bulletgreen: 3. Add a typed out or clickable link on or near the image.
:bulletgreen: 4. Comment on my image with the link to the image on deviantART and the link where you've posted off-site.
:bulletred: When posting off-site you MUST credit me ON the image itself. Note me if you require an exception and we may work something out.
:bulletred: Do you allow posts to horse or wolf sites? No. No exceptions.


Commercial Use



:bulletgreen: Most of my stock is purchasable for commercial or commission use. If a price isn't listed, please ask.


:bulletgreen: Commercial use may be priced based on the project. Please note me.
:bulletgreen: (Commissions) Most photographic images, excluding model stock, are 50:points:
:bulletgreen: (Commissions) Model stocks are 75:points: but you must gain permission before using them commercially.
:bulletgreen: Wings, Premades, and PNG's that are purchasable will have a price in the description.
:bulletgreen: If you're interested in something that is not priced, please not me.
:bulletred: You may NOT sell images containing my stock on any other site for any form of currency, virtual or otherwise without paying for commercial use.


Wing Stock - Specific Rules


fav.me/d5cuwez Rules for my WingsHow to Credit Me:
:bulletgreen: Creating a CLICKABLE link to my image in your description. This is not negotiable.
:bulletred: When I say link to my image, I don't mean link to my profile, that doesn't help people find stocks.
:bulletgreen: Comment on my stock image with the link to your deviation.
:bulletgreen: Comment on my profile ONLY when you can't find the stock you used to comment on it.
:bulletgreen: If you cannot find the stock you used to make a clickable link, I will provide you with a link.
:bulletred: Do not note me with your deviation.
:bulletred: Do not comment on my profile with your deviation.

:bulletred: I will be very upset if I find out that my stock hasn't been credited. Be warned: I watch many angel and wing groups, usually your winged images end up there eventually for me to see, and if I haven't seen them before, I go checking for credits.
Copyright Infringement
 
:bulletred: Failing to cr



Model Stock


:bulletgreen: dA prints are Okay!
:bulletgreen: 75:points: for unlimited commission use. Contact me for commercial price with details of your intentions.
:bulletgreen: Note me with a request for commercial use detailing your intentions before purchasing the stock.
:bulletred: You must use the Entire model, not just the body.
:bulletred: To clarify, you have to use the model's face.


Layouts and Tutorials


:bulletgreen: My stock may be used for layouts and tutorials on deviantART and other ART websites. A horse or wolf site of any kind will not be considered an art site.
:bulletgreen: You must credit me somewhere on the layout or tutorial with a link to the stock used.
(ex. h ttp ://thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.com or h ttp://fav.me/d539ndh)
:bulletred: No layouts containing my stock on horse or wolf sites. You may, however, purchase the stock if you wish to make a layout for a horse or wolf site.
:bulletred: If a layout or tutorials utilizing is for sale or commissioned, please see commercial use.

 


Prints


:bulletgreen: My stocks can be used for prints on deviantART ONLY.
:bulletred: I consider off-site prints to be commercial use.


Avatars and Group Icons


:bulletgreen: My stock may be used for the creation of avatars and group icons. With my permission.
:bulletgreen: If you would like permission, please note me.


School Projects and School Newspapers


:bulletgreen: Using my stock for school projects is okay with proper credit, this means a written-out direct-link to my stock.
:bulletgreen: Using my stock for school newspapers is okay with proper credit, this means a written-out direct-link to my stock.


Stock as a Reference


:bulletgreen: My stocks MAY be used for reference. Don't forget to credit me though.


Retouches: Do one of the below:


:bulletgreen: If you post both the before and after image together  and credit me on the non-retouched portion.
:bulletgreen: If you post just the retouched image you must state in the title that it is a retouch.


Horse and Wolf etc. Manipulations


:bulletred: Horse or Wolf manips with my premades: No. Not without permission.
:bulletred: Horse or Wolf manips with my wings: Rules vary per wing image. Read the black box.
:bulletred: Posting images containing my stock on a horse or wolf etc. site: No. No exceptions. Includes RPGs, Sim sites, etc. Such as Howrse, Ponybox, Horse Phenomena, Helovia, etc.
:bulletred: Layouts containing my stock on horse or wolf sites: No. No exceptions.
:bulletred: I will not hesitate to ask that a horse  or wolf manip containing my wings or premade stock be removed from dA if the image is in violation of one or more of my rules listed in the black box on the image.
:bulletgreen: You may purchase stocks for the points amount listed on the individual pages if you intend to use the image on a horse or wolf site.
You can find complete information on my reasons for not allowing horse or wolf manips without permission in my journal entry here:
Horse and Wolf Manips: My thoughts and reasons..I am creating this journal as an explanation as to why I do not allow horses or wolves to be added to my premade backgrounds and do not allow my wings to be attatched to them without my prior permission.
Let me begin by saying that I have absolutely nothing against horses or wolves, both are beautiful, amazing animals, nor do I have anything against the amazing deviants that create horse and/or wolf art.
I really don't know exactly how to put this together...
To make my rules regarding this concern as simple as possible I have stated on each premade background and wing stock that I do not allow horse or wolf manipulations without prior permission, unfortunately, the statement is rarely read, if anyone has any suggestions as to how to make it more visable, please feel free to make them.

Why don't you allow your stock on horse and wolf sites?
:bulletblue: I don't want the stock use requests that will come with my stock being there.
:bulleblue: Why? For some re



Line-Art Pasted on Stock


:bulletred: May I put your wings on my line-art? No.
:bulletred: Line-art/coloring put on top of a stock is not a manipulation.
:bulletred: May I put line-art on top of your stock? No.
:bulletred: I will not hesitate to ask that a 'line-art on stock' image be removed!


Things I do not consider manipulations and other No No's


:bulletred: Cropping, adding a texture, changing the hue/saturation/vibrance, adding contrast, adding text, and framing are not photomanipulation.
:bulletred: Images containing my stock must be submitted as one of these catagories: Photomanipulation, Painting and Airbrushing, 3-D, Mixed Media, Tutorials. . This is NOT negotiable. Got a question, ask!
:bulletred: No extreme blood and gore, hate, animal cruelty, or other things you think I might not approve of. When in doubt, note me.

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:iconmagicisreal828:
Magicisreal828 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi there I wasn't sure about when you said and I quote "Bullet; Red Cropping, adding a texture, changing the hue/saturation/vibrance, adding contrast, adding text, and framing are not photomanipulation"  So if I were to use your wings and I didn't like the color I could change the color of them but still credit you?
Thanks for Your Time!
~Alianna
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is correct, thank you for inquiring.
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:iconmagicisreal828:
Magicisreal828 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
No Problem! Just making sure I got it right  :)
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magnoc1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I want to use this png wings in a cover book, please tell me the copy right 
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againsttimeband Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Hi. I'm having a set of custom in-ear monitors made and I was hoping to use one of your wing designs to be printed on one monitor. I'd like to use just the wing without background. I could credit or link to your art from our band website. Please let me know if this would be alright. 

Thanks.
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

This is fine, I just need to see a link to where they appear online and where the credit is. May I ask though which wing you are inquiring about, as far as I am aware none of my stock wings have backgrounds.
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:iconagainsttimeband:
againsttimeband Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
The wing wouldn't appear online except on our website in whatever form you would like. Otherwise it will only be printed on the in-ear for personal use.

This is the one I was hoping to use:

thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.co…

I could post the wing used and a link to the art at againsttime.ca.

Thanks.
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, that's fine. Its purchasable for 50 dA points or if its more convienent, $.60 to paypal katie_litchfield@yahoo.com and I can e-mail you the non-watermarked file.
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:iconagainsttimeband:
I'll use paypal. Please use band@againsttime.ca. Thanks!
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I just sent your wing file to the e-mail you provided. Have a wonderful day, Katie.
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SuperSonic3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hi im looking at your wings but the PNG file is rather large to the image i am using.. can i make them smaller? or is that classed as manliputlating the image, also, colour wise, i have two angels one is white with blue the other is black with white,. 

or is it okay for me to use the wings a refences to your wings and still give you credit as i using them as a refences?
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My images may be used in photomanipulations  or referenced for drawing so long as I am credited appropriately.
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SuperSonic3 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
im learning how to draw wings in different shapes, i got my own style of wings but its the way you posed yours is what i am learning to draw, if that makes sence ^^
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure
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SuperSonic3 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thankies ^^
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:iconslamuri:
slamuri Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey There!,
Would it possibly be okay for me to use your Romantic Wings for a school project book trailer. Only my class and teacher will be able to see it and I will definitely credit it (I have to anyway because school rules apply to copyright).
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

Thanks for asking. Sure, please feel free.
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:iconmoriartyregenerated:
MoriartyRegenerated Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use your wings as a part of a dragon reference sheet I'm doing of one of my characters?
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I inquire as to where this reference sheet will be uploaded before I answer?
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:iconmoriartyregenerated:
MoriartyRegenerated Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be uploaded here and (probably shared) on my art/writing tumblr.
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All right then.
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:iconmoriartyregenerated:
MoriartyRegenerated Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconminakonemi:
MinakoNemi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Can I use the Hair PNG to make a gift for my friend :) (Smile) 
It's her birthday next week !
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, so long as I'm credited if it is posted online.
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MinakoNemi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Thanks !
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:iconbeccab323:
BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What if I use your hair on a 3D stock model I make? Is that ok?
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So long as it is not being redistributed as part of a stock image, its fine.
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:iconbeccab323:
BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, thank you :)
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Rosehpooh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I was wondering on if I would be able to use one of your wing sets for a manip I'm making for a gift for one of my favourite celebrities birthday and send it to him over Twitter? You might've wrote this down up there, but I tend to have a bad habit of accidentally skipping over some things. Thanks. c:
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

Thank you for inquiring. You may so long as the fav.me link that is on the wings page is typed out somewhere on the image.
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:iconrosehpooh:
Rosehpooh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright. ^^ So just paste the link onto the image? Should be easy enough.

Thank you~
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, just type the link out on the image.
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:iconrosehpooh:
Rosehpooh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty ^^
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:iconsheiykonkon:
sheiykonkon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014
Can i use your stocks for fanarts / photo manips of my idol i.e. kpop artist and use it outside deviant art? I will put credits on the image... Thank you!
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for asking, yeah, sure, so long as there is a typed out link as credit and I am shown the images.
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:iconcryogeniccactus:
CryogenicCactus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi.. can I use one of your angel wings for a YouTube cover pic please 
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So long as its free and preferrably credited in the video, sure.
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:iconcryogeniccactus:
CryogenicCactus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) It's for the channel art, no vid www.youtube.com/user/noordinar…

I've linked back to you on the Google+ page as the pics dont open on YouTube hope thats OK. tinyurl.com/kzx6qft
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine :floating: Thank you very much for the link.
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A question about notification: If several flowers are used for one premade background or manip, do you want to be notified on every stock usage or under just one with the mention of other stocks used? Thanks so much :aww:
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If several are used in one image its okay to notify me just once under only one of the stocks. That's fine with me :floating:
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for replying. Will save your comment so I'll remember!
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :floating:
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:iconfubuly:
FuBuLy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I wanted to notify you of my intention of using your wings in a personal project. I'm not certain if my abilities will qualify for the limits of your approval, but I would be happy to show you the completed work upon request -- though, I have yet to apply your image to the project I'm currently working on. I am, at best, a novice image manipulator who dabbles with image morphing when friends ask for a "personification" of their character in one of our D&D, Pathfinder, or other table-top RPG campaigns. I have no intention of profiting off of the use of your wings. The only time I would upload your wings to a website will be on a private site dedicated to my role-playing group. Of course, this is *if* I create such a site, and *if* I do I will credit you properly. I did not see anything in the rules that states this usage is either allowed, or denied, so I hope that my intention is acceptable. Kind regards.
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

I apologize for the late reply. Anyways, anyone and everyone is welcome to use my stock regardless of their skill level, the level of someone's skill isn't important to me so long as they're happy with what they do. So long as I am shown where the image is being posted online and the credits are appropriate I'm happy.

Have a great day,
~Katie
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roxxie2341 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi hun! I just read your rules, can I use your wings for fan-art? Of course they will be credited, and I post my work on tumblr is that ok? I cna post on deviant art but I see no point to it, unless you specifically want me to post it here. Also is it possible to have your link under my own source link? Like "Wings are credited to "you"?
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you may so long as my stock is credited via a direct link back and so long as the original fan art images are credited as well. You don't have to post to dA, but I really do prefer it.
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roxxie2341 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thank you :)
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r2fx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Hello, I would like to use two of your winged pngs for a student film. I read your rules, I will respect them and I haven't used your images yet, I just wanted to make sure it was ok first. Great images! Hopefully, you will allow me to use them, and of course I will paste the link to the short, I will also put your name in the ending credits. Thank you so much! (in advance).
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:iconthy-darkest-hour:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

Thank you for inquiring, sure, please feel free to use my stock as such.
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