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STOCK RULES - Read these, and the notes below carefully to avoid any misunderstanding
1. You are required to inform me when you have used my stock. You must provide me with a link to your art either via a comment or
2. You are required to credit me in your artist's comments box on the deviation. Provide a link back to my account. (Example: "Model:
3. Purchased model stock and all non-model stock (background, object, animal, texture etc) can be used outside of DeviantArt in a non-commerical venture providing clear credit is given, with a link back to my account. Non-purchased model stock (if you recieved exclusive stock in a contest, or downloaded my model stock before my account went premium, must adhere to the rules in this following link: )
4. Do not submit your work to the Photography gallery.
5. All non-purchased work must be sufficiently edited. I reserve the right to tell you to remove any image that
does not fulfill the requirements stated below. (See Usage) All purchased work submitted for commercial use
request must be sufficiently editted. (See Usage.)
6. My stock is for art purposes only. It is not to be redistributed as a raw stock image, editted and resubmitted
as stock, used in premade background stock, nor any of my rules or copyright infringed in any way. For what is and is not allowed see Usage below.
7. Commercial use of my stock is subject to terms and conditions, I require a set fee for commercial use of my
stock. Details here:
8. My nude/anatomy reference material comes with its own set of additional rules. See Anatomy below.

You can use my stock for any form of art you can think of, traditional and digital painting, drawing, sculpture,
photomanipulation/photomontage. You do not need my permission to use my stock within the bounds of DeviantArt.
What you cannot use my stock for however, is for retouches, resubmitting as stock or a raw stock image, and
nothing where the subject is racist, pornographic, sexist, or hateful in any way. (Gore, macabre and horror I am
fine with. Bring on the gore!)
It is important to note that your art must be that. Art. It must be sufficiently editted otherwise I will get you
to remove the image as a breach of rule 5. Example: Just adding a filter/colour/blur/high contrast/lensflare
effect/black+white, just cropping the image, adding text just changing the hair/eye/skin colour, just editting out
flaws (retouching) or adding pointy ears/teeth/a tail. Make it your own, otherwise it is still mine. My stock can
also not be used as the preview for PhotoShop Actions, or posted as a raw stock image on any other site. For
tutorials, send me a note prior to making the tutorial to obtain my permission. I do not allow my stock to be used in premade background stock.

My model stock is now Premium. Which means it cannot be used unless purchased. If you have downloaded my stock before 29/07/2013, before it went premium, my old stock rules must be followed:
If you have purchased it, ignore that link and adhere to these rules. (The ones you're reading now :P)

As of 29th July 2013 my Model Stock has gone PREMIUM. This means you cannot use my Premium Model stock without purchasing it. However, this does come with perks. Purchased model stock can be used outside of DeviantArt in a non-commercial capacity without my prior permission and providing credit for stock is given.
Non model stock (background/object/animal/texture) can also be used outside of DeviantArt in a non commercial capacity providing clear credit for stock is given. Using my stock in any graphics on another website is counted as commercial use and my commercial use rules do apply. (Note me to obtain prior permission for use in website graphics)
Stock where the model is not me (I am the main model on this account) cannot be used outside of DeviantArt, nor can it be used in any commercial venture.
Nude model stock is not premium, and you must still obtain my PRIOR permission before posting it outside of
DeviantArt. I will not allow nude model stock used in a photomanipulation/photomontage outside of DeviantArt. Send me a note and I will get back to you asap. In your note, include a link to the website (your profile on the
website if applicable), that it is the nude stock you will be using, and in what capacity. Do not upload my nude
stock to any image-hosting website, if you need to send me a preview, use DA scraps. If you are working to a
deadline for the nude-stock and need it posting outside, include "URGENT DEADLINE" (if it is urgent) or "DEADLINE 29/09/2013" in the title of the note.

Yes I do provide nude references for life drawing practice. As you might be able to tell, these are all in packs
and have been password protected, and unfortunately for you real artists out there, the full preview of the image won't be available in the preview of the pack. This is because I have had to go to extra lengths to try to avoid the perves who are adding my resource to what I like to call their wankography collection. I have no wish to be in there. I am trying to provide a serious tool for artists learning anatomy or simply needing a nude reference, as I understand the need for life models as an artist myself. So I have had to password protect all my nude and topless stock images to save myself from going insane. I do not wish for any more comments from perverts whose only wish is to tell me exactly what they'd like to do to me. Call me a prude if you wish, but I have no wish to hear about your sexual fantasies or fetishes. they have no place in my life.
Now that I've got that out of the way: to get my password you have to note me (I will NOT give out the password in a comment, any request for the password in a comment will simply be ignored.) with the title Password Request, and state whether or not you want the nude password or the shoe/foot ref password (Yes, the fetishists made me password protect those too).
I will go through your gallery and your favourites. I will not give out the password to anyone with only
photography in their gallery. I will not give out the password if either your gallery or faves are empty. I will
not give out the password if there are any (what I like to call) tit shots, vagina shots, ass shots or feet
pictures in either gallery or your favourites. If you don't have alot of deviations in your gallery, your request
will also be denied. I reserve the right to deny anyone I see fit, and I will not tell you why. Don't think me
abrupt if I just reply with "Request denied". A denial is non-negotiable. Do not start an argument with me about
this. You will not win. Also, do not think you can flatter your way into getting the password, and as soon as you get it, I do not want to be hearing your personal opinions on my bodytype. That is negating the entire point of me protecting this images in the first place, and I'll only get hacked off with you.
Once given the password you are entering into an agreement with me not to share the password with any other
deviant. All nude stock requires my prior permission before posting outside of DA or being used commercially,
(send me a note). However, you cannot use my nude stock outside of DeviantArt in a photomanipulation/photomontage.
And, as always, credit and notify me when you have used it, no submitting to photography gallery, and nude stock is subject to my Sufficiently Edited rule.

I require a fee for commercial use, conditions apply. I require credit where possible but understand if it's not.
Note me with details of how you want to use my stock in a commercial capacity and include as much detail as
possible. I can only authorise commercial use of stock where I am the model. You need my permission prior to
selling. However, prints on DeviantArt are fine. You cannot sell work using my stock unless it is sufficiently editted. Full details, including prices can be found here: Please note, if you have purchased my premium stock commercial charges do still apply.
Anyone found using my stock in a commerical capacity without my permission will be penalised.

Making your art available as a print on DeviantArt is fine, you do not need my permission, unless you have done
very little to the image (in which case, I will be asking you to remove it as it is insufficiently editted).

I do not tolerate any kind of theft. Under no circumstances are you allowed to redistribute my raw stock image as a resource on ANY website, pass off my work as your own photography/art or upload to any image-sharing website.Any artwork or image found to break any of my rules stated here I will get removed, if you refuse to delete any offending image yourself, I will take further action. If you are selling any of my stock without my prior permission I will take action and demand compensation for the theft of my images.

Can be used only by those deviants who have won it in a contest. Anyone in possession of this stock still needs to adhere to my stock rules (the original rules for non premium model stock). My exclusive stock can be found in my Exclusive folder in my main gallery.…

If you want to send me a prop/costume, feel free to get in touch with me via note. As is, I am using the profit
from my premium resources to fund what props and costumes/material/make up I deem fit. If there is some costume in particular you would like me to do a set with, note me and we will see what we can do. Depending on the costume and its price you may have to fund it. Props and costume suggestions are subject to my personal opinion, I don't have to purchase them, if I don't personally see much of a use for it I won't be looking into getting it.

Retouches of my stock are NOT allowed. What I mean by a retouch is when you are practicing airbrushing/digital makeup/photoshop imaging effects, anything where you are just taking the image to practice making it look better but not doing anything else other than editting out any "flaws". Example: getting rid of pores/stray hairs/spots/making my face thinner or nose thinner (that was always a popular one) changing the eye colour. Example of a retouch here:… (Kindly allowed by the artist to be used as an example) I understand the need with society being what it is but you cannot use my stock to practice. If you are going to retouch my stock as part of a photomontage image(collection of many photos to create one image) you are working on, that is fine. In the past I did allow retouches, but my rules changed on 20th November 2010. Any retouches submitted after this date are a breach of my stock rules. 

I do not usually take requests, I will however take commissions, information can be found here:
Please note, it is a request, not a demand. I don't HAVE to do whatever you want. Anything pornographic or fetish
related will not be taken on. I will take on a commission, but you will have to pay. Keeping it exclusive to you
will also cost more, otherwise it will be uploaded as stock for everyone else to use. I reserve the right to
refuse to take on any commission. I do not take fetish requests. Details found in the link above.

Trolls not welcome in this community. If you can't think of anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
Likewise, if all you can think of saying is your personal opinion on my tits/arse or general body type, keep it to
yourself. I have no interest in your opinion. If you're looking for some happy time, go look at porn, it's what
it's there for.
I accept only CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. I must make this clear. Don't just tell me something is crap. constructive
criticism is " is good, but isn't as strong, have you tried maybe to fix that?" not just "that's crap." I get
really annoyed at those comments. Leaving a catty comment leaves the way open to receive a catty reply.
I also do not want to hear your opinions about my body unless i specifically ask for it. Which I won't. I also don't wish to hear any opinions about my tattoos, or that I have ruined my body. MY BODY. Not yours.
And I DO NOT in any way, which to hear about your fetish. Of any kind. In any way. No. Call me a prude if you wish but I do not want to be dragged into your fantasy world, likewise your fetish has no place here on deviantart. I came here for art, not amateur porn. Move along.

Unless stated otherwise, the model is me. As for make up, again everything is done by myself unless stated
otherwise. Any wounds shown are fake unless the description is something like "right.. well.. this is how this
I will not reply to your question via email. I have enough work to do to answer comments on here without making extra work for myself.I have added deviants to facebook and msn before. Doesn't mean I will do it with everybody. If you really, reeeeally want me on either you can ask. But if we don't chat, or if it's you constantly chatting to me and getting one-word answers... well.. I think that answers the question really. :P


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Monkeybrainpie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, sorry to ask what is probably a dumb question, but I was a little confused about the rules (since the update).  I would like to use one of your stock images as a drawing reference (this one:…) and the finished product would be posted on DA, with you referenced and linked in the description.  However, I am wondering if I need to buy the stock image to use it? Thanks again!
ChibiBug Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Stock has to be purchased before being used as a figure reference, am I correct?
TealXUltimate Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Do these new rules apply to collab stock?
Saaally Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I just wanted to tell you i totally understand and admire your rules on having a password for nudes and such, also about picking carefully who you'll give the password to, that is a damn great approach, i do not do or use stock pictures but ALL THE TIME i see the god damned pervs in their comment sections and it's just so sad :/ so kudos to you for finding a way to mostly [i bet not completely] avoid that! :dummy:

Also, great stock :)
Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All i can say is: 

Amen Sista!
Tasastock Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mikan-bases Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a point commission I need to do but I'm not sure how to do it without encountering anatomical errors. Does this mean I need to buy a stock photo?
Tasastock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
if you want to use one of my model stocks, yes you would have to purchase it as my model stocks are premium content.
KennethFontanoArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I used the photo below for my drawing and anatomy class.  Here is the thing...I didn't change anything.  It was fully done in watercolor but I didn't turn it into a fantasy image or's the same as the photo (or as similar as I could make was a foreshortening exercise using watercolor) is it ok to put on Deviantart or no?  I won't do anything until you say so, thanks!…
TOXIICchiichii Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I'll be using one of your photos for my Figure Drawing II for an alter-ego assignment in class, but only for pose reference as the character won't look anything like the photo in the end.  I won't be making profit off of it either.  If I post it to my facebook for friends to see I will link the exact photo used and let you know prior to.  Thank you for creating poses like these, they're extremely useful.  Please let me know if you have an issue with anything I said here.
Again, thank you so much.
Hells-Maid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
non pornographic, i understand im not entirely sure if a completly censored but still suggestive counts as pornographic so im just going to ask so i dont mess up your image if you arent up for what i want to draw ^^; i plan on doing a panel for a comic with this picture as reference for the pose -->… only if you're okay with it ^^;;
AnimeFlight Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will be using your stock photos as reference pictures to practice anatomy. These will not be posted on the internet or displayed outside of my Figure Drawing class. Thank you for posing is so many unique and interesting ways.
Tasastock Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) :hug: im glad theyre useful
shadowmagi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

I was just wondering, just cuz it says your request status is closed, and I want to make sure I have this 100% correct, is it alright if I use some of the model photos as pose references for my drawings?


If needs be I can upload and send you a sample of what I'm trying to draw, so you can see it's not anything that violates your policies.  :)



Tasastock Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes pruchased model stock can be used no matter what :)
the request status basically means im closed to people asking me to do specific poses for them. one, due to time restraints at the moment. two, because i get some weird-ass requests :P

just send me a link when you're done :)
Delta-SixSevenNineOh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*grumbles something about needing to get points...* xD

All perfectly understandable. If I have any cash spare once I get paid, I shall be buying some of the latest stock, they'd make some fantastic references for pictures that I plan to draw. Sat here like "Yes! Inspired!" Just sort of solidified the images in my mind (assuming that I can actually pull them off, I'll be rather happy) Because I am assuming that even though I could sit here with dA open and draw, that would be a no-no.  

Besides that, I reckon that your work is good enough that I would pay for it. (And no, that's not flattery. I actually mean that. So I suppose it is flattery, but I'm not just doing it to curry favour. *head exploding*)
Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
XD :hug: 
enter contests and stuff? you win points, and depending on the contest i give out my exclusive stock aswell.. .. though not to anything recently XD

but thank you :hug:
Delta-SixSevenNineOh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I could do that, I suppose xD I just never think I'm going to win, when I do consider entering, and it puts me off. But I shall very likely give that a go! Hope you don't mind Mandalorians ;) 

You're most welcome! :hug:
Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i never think im going to win tbh, but i have done occasionally.. the thing is, you WONT win if you don't enter at all :P and its all about the fun of participating.

i want to do another contest. but i dont have the money for subs or sending out prizes. :S
Delta-SixSevenNineOh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You make a very good point there! I give that advice to so many people, and I never really thought about it for myself, at least not in this context. And I suppose it'd also be a chance to show my stuff to people who may not usually see it, which is always good :) 

I don't suppose that points would help, would they?
Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes. :D it's always good to get your stuff out there

well.. yeah. but i usually do a thing of "anyone fancy giving prize donations" run before i start a contest.... ... you've got me wanting to start one now. but i think i'd have to get my message center sorted first. im doing well! soon as i get rid of all the comments i need to try and hunt down the lost notes. :S 
then i can be tempted by insanity. :S 
but normally i like doing it when im working cause then i can give people subs and stuff. i already still owe people subs and a couple of other prizes from a contest i ran in feb.. it starts in nov and i thought i'd have a job in aus by then. well i was wrong. XD
Delta-SixSevenNineOh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would apologise for that, but I think you were fairly keen anyway xD 

How's the hunt going, on that thought? It's not the greatest amount, but I have around 4-500 points kicking around, not doing very much at the moment, so if it helps, you're welcome to them. :) 
And yeah, that's totally understandable. Fingers crossed for you that you actually manage to get a job over there! And there's still a month to go, you might hear something between now and then. :)
Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah little bit... i dont need alot of encouragement XD

eh. i keep sending out CVs but i might aswell be sending them into the ether for all the response im getting.. :S although i have been applying for them just as soon as they are advertised, so i have to wait for the closing date for alot of them :S

ooh nice thank you :) 
i might do something when im working.. i have a few themes i could work at playing aruond in my head. but i owe two deviants subs, and mystery prizes from the last contest. cause i honestly didnt think i'd still be unemployed.. i thought i'd be working by now :( 
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Irish-John Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, basically your trying to help artists by giving them references to trace or use to draw? I'm a little confused.
Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, or they can be used in photomanipulation/photomontage.

FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
Irish-John Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Ah, I see.
MrThesaurus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most stock images aren't for tracing. They are to help you create your own original artwork by giving you something to reference off of.
Irish-John Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Ah, I see.
Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great rules! If I use any of your photos, I will follow these rules. I haven't used any of your stock photos as of yet, but if I do, I will inform you and you are free to tell me if I have violated your rules in any way.
RotRubin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really sorry for bothering you, just wanted to make 100% sure I got this correct, haha;;

Are we allowed to use the model stock as a reference for drawing on pixiv, as long as we provide credit? I'm assembling some drawings I have and adding a credits page at the bottom and of course in the description itself and I wanted to make sure any drawings I've referenced from you in the past are allowed on Pixiv.

Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ok rules have changed since you asked this question..

my model stock has now gone premium. in which case, if you have purchased it you can post your derivative work on other websites in a non-commerical manner providing credit for stock is given.

if, you have not purchased it and downloaded it from before it went premium. (which it sounds like you already did the work) then outside use needs to be clarified before you post it, by sending me a note, a link to your deviation (if its uploaded to DA already) and a link to the website you wish to post it on. if you havent uploaded it to deviantart already, just tell me what stock you used in your drawing.) it just needs to be a note, not a comment, cause i need to put the note in the right folder XD
PeaceMakerSama Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello there!
I often use stocks as references for poses when drawing. Is it possible to use your stocks to do so?

Best regards! :)
Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ok i know this is an old comment, but im behind on messages.

my rules have recently changed. the majority of my stock is now Premium Content. which means you have to purchase it in order to use it. then yes, you may use it in your derivative work in a non commercial manner. what has also changed is that for premium stock uses you no longer need my prior permission before using on another website. just leave a link back to my account as stock credit.

if you wish to use any of my stock commercially. send me a note.

if you use my non-premium model stock, (or downloaded some before my account went premium) my old stock rules still apply. yes you may use it for your drawings, but you'll need to get my prior permission before posting it outside of DeviantArt by sending me a note first.
PeaceMakerSama Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I only used stocks as pose references for drawings, usually is just for fun or school projects.
If it's not okay anymore, I won't use any, don't worry. :)
Jaleenelox Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to use a set of yours as reference for a traditional drawing of my pet Orhoro and use it on the site neopets (example is here :[link]
I can't possibly credit you there thou, cause it's a children site with very strict rules and they don't allow any link to other websites. Would it still be possible for me to use your stocks?
Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my stock rules have changed...

my model stock is now mostly premium, which means when you purchase it to use it, you don't need my permission for posting outside of DA just gimme credit where possible.
all non model stock is the same deal. you just need to link me to where you've posted it

as for the few pieces of model stock which aren't premium.. they either aren't me as the model. in which case they are for DA only. or they're nude works, and you won't be posting those on a kid's site :P 

but yeah, i understand about the no credit on that website.

did that answer your question?
Jaleenelox Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry for the late reply, I haven't been online for a very long time, and yes thank you ^_^
Tasastock Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tansyuduri Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Writer
I'm making a cover for some of my writing on DA. I plan to use some of your stock. I am fairly new to photomanip. So please take into acount that fir me the writing is much of the art work.
jeclxohko Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Greetings Tasastock,
I was wondering what are your permissions restrictions on your texture stocks? If let's say I were to use them in this way:

1.) To set them up as modification of re-textures for a video game, some might be edited to be enhanced and defined and some might be made into seamless texture tilesets for a game, basically the usage for this would be very baseline usage and similarly "conversion" of your resources for a modification for a game. Would this be allowed?

2.) If not would it be allowed to build of 3D mesh objects and using again your "textures" as is? This one is similar to the above one only your textures are not "set-up" as replacers/retextures for a modification for a game. Would this be allowed?

3.) This is similar to the above one but with more emphasis on "cutting-out" & "extracting" your textures.

*There is about 5% Manipulation and building off your textures in the above 3 asked permissions, and mostly just using your textures "as is"as I said they aren't for "photo-manipulation" art-work basically I'm asking for usage permission of using your textures in a very base-line sense for a modification for a game which is of course non-commercial use.

If any of the 3 or all 3 are allowed how would it go to credit you? Especially if I am using a lot of your textures and stock. Would you like it per individual used texture pack/image or a link to your gallery, or account?

Tasastock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
commercial use of  my stock requires a fee.
my stock is not allowed to be editted and redistributed for use as a resource for anyone else.
my stock must also be sufficiently editted.

i'm sensing that my rules do not apply to your wishes.
Drambrarcer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I would like to use your stock as reference in making a 3D character model for an animation that won't be deviantArt exclusive (she'll be fully clothed of course, if that needs mentioning). Do the rules cover modeling different from drawing, and do I have your permission for that? Please and thanks!
Tasastock Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
3d modelling is fine, providing credit is given etc

if you're going to post it on another website you'll need to send me a note, saying that you wanna post your 3d model to such and such a site and gimme a link.. so i can put your note in the correct folder :)
mysteryAphrodite Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use your stock photos as reference for traditional art and then give you credit for it?
Tasastock Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
of course :) credit and notify, and if you use my model stock for reference and want to post your work on another website or use it commercially, just send me a note beforehand ;)
mysteryAphrodite Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright thank you for clearing that up!
LazareLobo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tasastock Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
paradigm-shifting Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
We can link to it like this from another website, can we not?
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