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Journal Entry: Thu Oct 4, 2012, 2:25 PM

First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.

Just got this message from nicjo

"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.

Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!

Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3



I would like to discuss with you about your favorite stock images and galleries.
What are your favorite places to find pictures to draw/paint? I'll summarize the best proposals later in my journal.
Unrestricted stock without many rules is particularly warmly welcome. ♥
Arranged alphabetically:

AlexanderHuebner… (beautiful architecture and landscapes, medieval)
Beinspyred…… (great vintage stock, Pin Up's and old portraits)
CathleenTarawhiti  cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.c… (modern stock with great costumes and models)
chonastock (great references for poses and with outdoor locations)
chunga-stock (lovely animal stock, horses and tigers)
elandria (great dresses and poses, lovely muse)
erieye-stock (lovely artistic nudes)
faestock (the red-haired muse, a legend)
felixdeon (great male artistic nude stock)
kechake-stock (super creative stock muses)
lockstock (My first muse, brought me closer to art again! ♥)
imquelle-stock (great model and wildlife shots)
insomnia-stock (lovely muse, it feels like being in a fairy tale)
jaymasee (beautiful poses and stunning costumes)
mjranum-stock (lovely artistic nude stock)
senshistock (basic poses and beyond)
sinned-angel-stock sinned-angel-stock.deviantart.…; (modern stock with great costumes and models)
syccas-stock (great poses that tell stories)
tigg-stock (lovely stock from medieval to modern)
twilitesmuse (beautiful modern stock)

Group for animal references: animalreferencephoto animalreferencephoto.deviantar…

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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope little Kira gets the help she needs :hug:.
nicjo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you SO much for posting this, her owner will really appreciate it <3
stoffkimba Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hej. that's a great list. :) there are many of my favorite stock artists and also a whole bunch of stockers I've never heard of. just checked them out. they're all great! thanks!
stoffkimba Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I completely forgot, I had something else on stock I'd wanted to ask: so, you're often using photos of famous people as stock/model - how is the best way to go about that? I've read so much about laws and rules and am basically to scared to upload my fanart now. (I know a lot of people are doing this here on DevArt - but you're the one with the journal entry on stock pictures, so I thought asking won't hurt.) Of course, I'm also interested in other people's opinion on this... orz
stoffkimba Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
because, thing is - I've uploaded a J.Cash picture. I'm pretty hazy on whether that's OK. I've been waiting whether I'd get any complains or something, but so far nothing. But then again, maybe it's just because nobody's seen it...
IvieMoon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
If there's anyone who hasn't checked out :iconcharligal-stock: she has some excellent work that's definitely worth a look! And of course :iconjademacalla: has some great action shots (and his captions always make me chuckle).
CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hey, thanks for the plug :kiss:
TearsOfWolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did I understand it right? You can use stock objects for pictures that you make? Just cut them out and put in your own photos?
dholms Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i must say, my feelings are a tad hurt that there isn't a mention of #resurgere
oh well.
there are some awesome one's here.
i adore lockstock.
also, mjranum and faestock are most excellent as well.
faestock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
there are some people on here I hadn't heard of before, will have to check them out.
Thanks for the shout out :)
Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for featuring me. :love:

I remember lockstock was one of my first muses too, with her classic nude poses. Her and mizzd-stock.
Eden-ArtFromTheHeart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My room :D
DesuNeko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I use :Kxhara's stock alot, I really like the levels of prespective she adds to her photos
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is a great resource. thanks for the assemblage ;)
cristii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:aww: Wow!... something nice for photomanipulators ! :love:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
~Dewfooter has great medieval stuff <3
Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I should probably just link to my devwatch stock section XD but I'm with you, `lockstock was my inspiration for starting my stock gallery, Sophie and Tim will always be my stock heroes :D Sadly many of the stock providers I was originally inspired by have moved on *sniffle*
faestock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
I agree, :icondove-stock: was a great inspiration to me a few years go, and I always remember `lockstock as "the face that launched a 1000 deviations" :)
Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yep! :D Such inspiration! :D
Catherine-PL Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Syccas Stock, but you already know it...
[link] mainly women, a lot of useful poses (fighting for ex.)
[link] she is AMAZING. Face/body turn-arounds and such things, really great one
[link] stock with costumes -dresses, "fantasy things".
Berenil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Shutterstock! :)
CindysArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always seach for stock providers as allows prints also outside DA.
And I can tell when I read many stock providers Term of rules I get really confused. LOL
For prints some stock provider wants a note so that they can give permission. But its not fun to send a note and never get an answer. And its eaven more frustrating when I see that the stock provider has not been here for almost a year! How can I ever get the permission?
Sometimes I wonder WHY some of the stock providers ARE stock providers because they have so many rules. And I get really scared. I found one as not eaven wanted artists to write their signature on the finish work! Who wants to use those stocks?

So I am am still going on to find the stocks I want to use. I have found some good stock providers already as I have used in my latest work, but I want to find more.
I will absolutly check those links you have put up here. Thank you so much!
stoffkimba Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are so right - often I'm left wondering over the terms of stock usage, often it's quite confusing and in the end it's just no fun drawing/painting, if you're constantly scared of breaching some rule or other. Lately, I'm even scared of sketching people on the street - isn't that kind of illegal, too, if you don't get their permission? *shakes head confusedly* ...
CindysArt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes you´re right. I dont want to do anything wrong.
So better be careful and ask the stock provider.
Or as I do, only use unrestricted stock.
AbstractWater Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I love drawing and painting flowers, random characters and landscapes. It makes my day :aww:

Are you famous?
LRFitch Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
faestock is my favourite to go to for inspiration :-) Love her poses and outfits
BloomingInsanity09 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Artist
Hah. I think I just gained a whole new kind of library.
Amro0 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
For me is `faestock [link]
angelkittin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
[link] shes really great :aww:
TigerShaard Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

She takes fabulous horse pictures!
petiteUlis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I don't usually go to see stocks for exact references but more often to get inspiration :

so, for nice dresses :

~jlior simple rules

[link] commercial use allowed

[link] the Danae series !! ok lots of rules

*kirilee simple rules

for backgrounds :

*steppelandstock I happen to like a lot the winter landscapes simple rules

*Burtn unrestricted

I second your choice of referencing Marcus Ranum, he has a crazy amount of photos, his tutorials are beyond awesome, even for someone who doesn't practise photography like me I found them incredibly informative, some models are naked enough to study muscles.

Now I've got a lot of stocks to check in your list ^^
ArtReferenceSource Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
I hope you check out my growing gallery of stock image. Thanks!
NeekoShite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rovanna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Digital Artist
This will be really useful, thanks. :D I sometimes find it hard to find stocks to use. :heart:
Duckcream Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
is there any male stocks u recommend? ;/
AuroraWienhold Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I totally recommend this one [link] and [link] :nod:
painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Well it's not a stock site, but it is specifically for references for drawing/ painting. And I'm admittedly biased because its my group but it has very high caliber of reference photos and I'd love more people to know about it [link] :iconanimalreferencephoto:
JessicaMariana Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best stock I have found so far, which I am completely in love with, is the great *SenshiStock :D
And of course if I feel like going male I like ~Felixdeon
Jessibels Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I think my favourite at the moment has to be `faestock :) Real nice amount of character and personality in the photos and they're great for fabric folds.
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