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April 29, 2012


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Terms of use of my stock

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 29, 2012, 6:50 AM
:bulletblack: If you use my stock, please credit me AND the photographer and leave us both a link so that we can see your work. (NB: Not all my photographers have profiles on DA. If the photographer of a specific picture has a profile I will always link to it under the picture.)

:bulletblack: Please do not use my stock to create your own. You're not allowed to post my stock on any other website.

:bulletblack: You can submit your work as a DA print if you want.

:bulletblack: If you want to use my stock for commercial use, please contact me.

:bulletblack: You can post your work off-site including printed portfolios as long as credit is given to both me and the photographer.

:bulletblack: Don't use my stock for illegal, racist, pornographic, animalabusive or violent works.

For digital art/photomanipulations:

:bulletblack: You are not allowed to use parts of my body, clothes or jewels to fit another person.

:bulletblack: You are not permitted to replace my face by another persons. You can of course make changes in colours or add make up etc.

For traditional works (drawings, paintings ect.):

:bulletblack: You can use my stocks however you want to - As pose references and stuff like that. It don't have to look like me. You have all the artistic freedom you want, since you're not using my picture directly.

If anything remain unclear, feel free to ask.

I'm looking very much forward to see your work!

Thank you.
- Maria Amanda :blackrose:

Skin by CherieNoir (modified by MariaAmanda)
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Black-Marimba Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
I am a traditional artist but I do not sell prints on DA but I hope to sell prints soon (not through DA). If I use one of your photos for reference would it be alright if I made prints of my final product and sold them?
MiYABiFromJapan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Hi, Maria.
I am Japanese amateur musician.
I am making a music video for post to Japanese video website "Niconico".

So, I will use your great stock photo for my free music video.
Sorry, my English is not well. 
I want to see what I have understand your terms because 
my English skill is not well...

1. I will use your stock photo only for "Not commercial use".
2. I tell you the movie link at used photo page when my movie upload.
3. I will surely credit you and photographer. At movie page and in my movie. (
Name and URL)
4. My music and movie are not 
illegal. It is original ballade music.

I am going to try my very best so please lend me your strength!

If I can't use your photo, Please mail me. Thanks!
nevs28 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will surely credit you as and when a new painting is complete

thank you Maria :love:
Endurakseethe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I used one of your photos as a reference but it is a nude. I wouldn't consider it pornographic, because, in my opinion, it is tastefully done, and nothing is *shown*.  I'd like to post it on my own dA but I wasn't sure what the rules were for non-pornographic nude drawings. It is traditional media, and it doesn't look like you. 
MariaAmanda Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine. :aww:
IceCreamBubblegum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have ask, I'm Digital Artist, Why can i No as Reference make?
Abolling Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am interested in using your photo as a reference. Is it all right with you to also sell that painting once I am done?
Skarbog Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same questions here.
JazminRo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Hi! Iīd like to use your beautiful stock to make the cover of a free book to be posted on wattpad. I will credit you and the photographer, of course. But Im not sure if the meaning of "You're not allowed to post my stock on any other website" means that I canīt do it. Is it that I canīt post the raw stock picture or that includes my final work too? Iīm sorry, my English isnīt very good, thatīs why Iīm writing to ask xD
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that you must send a note (mail) to her for your book cover.
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