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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 31, 2010, 12:03 AM

Quick Review
Credit and Contact
Conditions apply for commercial use
Do not redistribute my stock

:bulletgreen: My stocks are only free to use if you are using it for private practice. if you are using them for any paid commissions, book covers, merchandise, any form commercial work you will need to pay a royalty fee.

:bulletgreen: Credit me  clearly if you have used any of my stock. Please include a link to my DeviantArt profile faestock
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

:bulletgreen:   Contact me when you have used my stock, providing me with a link to the artwork.  (it is best to leave a comment on my profile)

:bulletgreen: You may post artworks containing my stock on other portfolio websites, providing there is a credit link to my DeviantArt profile near the image.
you may post on social media sites, please add a stock model credit to #faestock

:bulletgreen: Absolutely no redistribution of my stock in any form is allowed (this includes tubing, pre-cut files, png files and pre-made backgrounds and reposting any high-res stock images.)
The only place where my stock is provided is in this account faestock 

:bulletgreen: COMMERCIAL USE
Contact me by email for commercial enquiries.

If the book/merchandise is available for free, printed on demand or 99 copies are being made, then you can use my stock for free to practise your art.

If the book/merchandise is being sold in any quantity (including e-books), or more than 100 copies are being made then i ask for a once of royalty fee, Using pay pal.
You can send payment to my paypal account:

(equivalent to Australian Dollars)

E-Book Only $20

Printed Books and Merchandise (i.e  Book covers, Album covers, calendars, clothing, jewellery, card decks)

Exclusive contract only. Includes rights to E-books and promotional materiel.
100 - 200 copies - $75
200 - 500 copies - $150
500 - 1000 copies - $200
1,000 - 2,000 copies - $300
2,000 - 5,000 copies - $500
5,000 - 10,000 copies - $1,000
10,000 - 20,000 copies - $2,000
20,000 - 40,000 copies - $4,000
40,000 - 80,000 copies- $6,000
80,000 - 120,000 copies - $8,000

Please answer as many of these questions as you can regarding commercial projects to speed up the process:
Who is the author/maker?
Who is the publisher/manufacturer(s)?
Where will it be published/sold?
How much will your item cost?
How many copies will be made?
Can i receive a copy?

:bulletgreen: Have fun!
I am not a monster :) If you would like any of these point clarified let me know

FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?

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scottymtg Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  New Deviant
Hi, thanks for your stock photo. I am only using as practice with a tutorial
SkyFalls33 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have amazing pictures and you're just gorgeous !!
May I use your pictures as pose reference for my art ? I'm trying to sell digital art as in custom orders or pre-made of art pieces that are only sold once (now that I think I reached a decent level Sweating a little...) so I was wondering if it's possible to use your pictures as pose reference and if there are any fees I'm supposed to pay ? and if so how much ?  
SYoshiko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
what about use as reference for one off non commercial (not for public but for private) single commissions - digital artist/painter - 
MLHadassah Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Commenting to show that I've read these terms 
artbybrea Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Idk if you've answered this already, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask anyway; Is it alright to use your photos for fan fiction covers? 
LJones92 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Hi my name is lacey jones and i'm trying to make a cover for my book. There are a couple of them I would like to use.
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
HI, great works!
What is your statement when it is used only as a reference for a pose in commercial work?
faestock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Professional Photographer
same rules as above
Hi Jess i have been trying to get in touch with you regarding commercial fees i have created a few pieces using your models and just want to do the right thing by you and all your hard work  so i need to know  how much i would need to pay you if i sold them 

Cheers Christine 
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
what about traditional art and the selling of an original piece?
faestock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Photographer
if your selling it as a once off piece and not more than $1000, than it is fine to use for free. if it is the wise please message me privately for more details.
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
alright, thank you for the info!
I can assure you that for now, my drawings rarely go past 50€ ^^
ShadowWings-Forever Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Hello! Quick question!
If I use your stock in a commission for virtual currency that cannot be made into a real currency, do I need to pay you any royalty fee?
Thank you!
faestock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Photographer
what are you making?
ShadowWings-Forever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student General Artist
Alkahest by ShadowWings-Forever  
In an image kind of like this, may be more detailed though, like more of a portrait, etc.
Basically turning non human characters into humanoids. I was thinking about offering commissions for the ingame currency (can't be transferred into real money) for people who might be interested in this kind of artwork. This piece is of one of my personal characters.
Thank you for getting back to me!
ShadowWings-Forever Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Still curious about this :)
Lovespoon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional Writer
I like your work, but I think you should research what good stock photos are selling for these days.
Just google want "free stock photos" and stock companies that give free stock and where you have to purchase stock license will come up.

DimrillDale-236344 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I absolutely love your stock and was wondering if I could use some of your stock (this piece) in a photo manip for It's a SIM game, and I'd use it for my own picture, not to sell.
ElenaDudina Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Hello Jessica,
How are you ? I hope it's ok !
I bother you to ask for permission to use as Book Covers two of my works using your stocks.
I eMailed you 3 months ago with not answer so I come here.
Sea dress by ElenaDudina and Fire dress by ElenaDudina
​Here you have how she sells them…
As you can see, almost all of his books are free Kindle, $ 0.99, $ 2.99$.
I guess, it does not sell more than 100 books of each.

Jessica, I would have to pay you something ?
I hope not because I earn little with them and I even had to make a discount to encourage it.

Thanks in advance !
Kind regards !!!
AsukaYagami Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question, and maybe you have answered on the rules but I still have doubts about. If I'm doing a book cover for a novel, printed on demand but elegible for a contest... Have I to pay royalty fee or is still free? As you said that for books on demand is free, but I'm still curious about
faestock Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Photographer
if you  or whoever you make the cover for is  in any way making money from using my image than yes you need to pay me a royalty fee.
Ilwit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, can I use your horse stock to do a lineart for my own (and maybe for a friend) to do a howrse coat?
PS. Sorry for my bad english
Gatleonhart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Hello! I have used one of your images for an album cover. The band has stated the album will only be available for streaming and also some prints that are given away at shows. This is slated to release in February 2018. What is your policy for something like this? Thank you for your time. 
LorienInksong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is an odd question but are the rules the same if an artist used your image as a pose reference?  (Some stock accounts differ on that subject.)  I just want to be sure if I do reference a pose from one of your stock photos that I'm sure of what your rules are so I can follow them.

Thanks for making such great stock!
Xanadu1976 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
Hello faestock.
Can I use one of your images for practice a tutorial of Halloween?
It will be for personal use only, not comercial. I'm learning how to use photoshop and your images of the girl in black dress are just perfect.

Sorry about my English.

faestock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
Hi, you sure can :)
virinchi9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
may i use your stock for youtube tutorials...
Gkeess Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer

I used one of your fantastic pictures in a creation I made with full credit back to your deviantart portfolio (at least it seems to link back to here).
 I am trying to post the link to my facebook page but I cant include the link as the maibot here thinks it is spam.
Love all of your work.,
Akuma-Mizuki Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it possible to use your stocks as pose refernce or?
I'm curious about that cuz you have got perfect poses and things, I really really love and would love to practice, anatomy and poses with them.
Lestrim Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi, i sent you two e-mails regarding your stock images, if it is possible to reply as soon as possible?
Thank you! =)
Sky--Of--Dust Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
I have a question. I just started a tumblr blog, or whatever it is called in English, and for years I have been using Deviant Art to create pictures with photo manipulation. Of course, I care a lot about creators' rights, and even if my knowledge about all this is limited, I'm almost sure I can't post something without its source and the authorization of the author/creator on tumblr. And I'd really like to use your pictures, that really are inspiring for me. So I'd like to know if you allow me to post your pictures on my Tumblr, with full credits of course. If I ever modify them, it will only be with quotes added, the kind of things we always find on Tumblr.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your work, it is truly amazing.
Cissie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
lovely stock images.  Will definitely be crediting and directing from anything I do with it. 
faestock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Photographer
AddilynCaverly Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi!I have used one of your poses as a reference for my drawing and I hope that I can post it up if it's fine with you!I will credit you and such so you don't have to worry about that.My artwork is not sold for any money or such too.
faestock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Photographer
great, i would love to see it
AddilynCaverly Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay then!Here it is!
I didn't post it on Deviantart yet so this is the only place where I posted it up!
Impossiblewhiterose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there! I was wondering if it would be okay to use some of your pictures as pose references for my drawings (My anatomy skills are kinda sucky, so I thought references may help).
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
sure can :)
Impossiblewhiterose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanj you so much! ^^
glaffo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I sent you 2 emails and a message through FB. CAn you please get back to me? I have a tight schedule and I need an answer on my inquire. Thanks so much
tropicolds Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have a question, hope it isn't rude. Is it ok if I use one of your photos for the body and replace the head with another model's? (faceswap) or if I use the clothing and put it on anothe model, you get the idea.
faestock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Photographer
sure thing
MakSharma Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Will I've to pay you if I want to sell my photo manipulations as DA print?
If yes then how much?
faestock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Professional Photographer
no you don't have to pay me for DA prints.
MakSharma Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!! Well I've used your stock for my two manipulations.. You can watch them...I've posted them on comments of those stocks... I'm just a beginner though but hope you'll like it.. Thank you once again..
iskatbitch Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
question. If I want to use your stocks for photo manipulation (body use only, face changed, role-playing purposes that only one person will be using) however I charge a small fee for it (said 2$) does it falls upon the printing permission asked below in here. Or under the category of e-book/paintings for commercial use where must be paid the 20$?

(sample of what I meant, this is free tho)
Freya Mikaelson Doorknocker. by iskatbitch
faestock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Photographer
i think if the  only money you are making off that work is $2 you don't need to pay the commercial fee.
ImaraOfNeona Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
Hi!! What is your policy regarding DA Prints??
faestock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Photographer
printing on demand is great
ImaraOfNeona Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
So that means if I use your stock in a photomanipulation , I can submit the said photomanipulation as a print?? Just confirming.Sweating a little... 
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