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About Deviant Artist VickFemale/United Kingdom Group :iconhighqualityart: HighQualityArt
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it feels like heaven by Fiirewolf it feels like heaven :iconfiirewolf:Fiirewolf 129 17 Kiss of love by irinama Kiss of love :iconirinama:irinama 158 71 Dripping glass- unrestricted by DivsM-stock Dripping glass- unrestricted :icondivsm-stock:DivsM-stock 165 13 Unrestricted texture 5 by DivsM-stock Unrestricted texture 5 :icondivsm-stock:DivsM-stock 103 12 A Little Bit Of Winter by Weissglut A Little Bit Of Winter :iconweissglut:Weissglut 205 39 Lake of Light by SunOwl Lake of Light :iconsunowl:SunOwl 790 213 Barn in the Snow by CyanideAssassin Barn in the Snow :iconcyanideassassin:CyanideAssassin 44 7 The Last Bite by kimsol The Last Bite :iconkimsol:kimsol 282 170 Freedom by kimsol Freedom :iconkimsol:kimsol 171 81 Hanami by kimsol Hanami :iconkimsol:kimsol 359 111 The Letter by kimsol The Letter :iconkimsol:kimsol 111 70 The Offering by kimsol The Offering :iconkimsol:kimsol 172 99 Patience by brillgk Patience :iconbrillgk:brillgk 96 13 Midnight Decisions by brillgk Midnight Decisions :iconbrillgk:brillgk 200 72 Redemption by brillgk Redemption :iconbrillgk:brillgk 63 17


I'm looking to get an opinion on Premium Content and how well it works on this site. If it's worthwhile and how limiting it is for manipulators and creators.

I have always really enjoyed offering my photos for free. For me it's a great way to provide a resource to everyone and I love seeing the creations people come back with. Honestly, I love and appreciate every bit of art created using any of the stock I provide. It's amazing the work people make, and fun to see how they use the stock in their own way.

However... now that I've had time to sit down and take a look around the internet, I am noticing some of my stocks scattered around. Offered on other sites to download, used as clipart on websites, album art, sold on Cafe Press, even used as a logo for a doctor... Just various things such as that. It's not that bad, because I don't currently have the widest array of stock to provide, most of the 'stolen' stock are my easier to use PNG cut-outs. Though it is a still a little bit annoying. Who likes to see something they worked on offered for sale on some website, not even changed a bit? I have seen other stockers frustrated by this, eventually pulling all of their images off DA completely.

I feel one way around this is to limit the download of images. I'm not active enough on here by far to ask people to note me for a download link, so that would never work. The other is to make stock available for points. But is that really worth it? Won't people see a charge and move on? What if it's offered for something as low as 1 point? Most active DA users will eventually get a couple points here or there. 1 point would limit downloads to active users but not 'break the bank', so to speak. If that's still too much, users could always send a note for a download request if they don't mind waiting for a reply. It's a thought anyway.

Still, I'm not sure I'm happy with that as a work around. Part of me thinks I should just ignore it and move on. What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from both stock artists and non stock artists on this subject. :)

Thanks <3



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Joujeen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Vick!
Thank you so much for faving my art, really appreciate it :)
Have a nice week
thespook Featured By Owner 2 days ago
:) :peace:
snow-girl2000 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav!
( ^ v ^) <3
tiachristine Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you! by tiachristine  
Mistgod Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D  
sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
simfonic Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Poetrymann Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Writer
Many thanks for faving my work!
lumpi69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Fave by lumpi69 Still Alive by lumpi69

lumpi :wave:
flowerpowerstock Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Thanks a lot for the Fav Whore Fav fella (Badge) 
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