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The only requirements are that you have used the normal stock of ANY of our LEAD CONTRIBUTORS more than TWICE!


:bulletred: 1 deviation MUST use the "normal" stock provided by our founder ^elandria

:bulletred: 1 or more deviations MUST use the "normal" stock provided by ANY of our Lead Contributors listed below.

:bulletgreen: When you hit the "join our group" button you MUST include links to at least 2 of the previously mentioned deviations so that we can confirm that you have the necessary criteria to join.

:iconelandria: :iconlindowyn-stock: :iconrandom-acts-stock: :icongothicbohemianstock:
:iconauroradreams: :iconlusete: :icongrinmir-stock: :iconpiratelotus-stock:


:bulletgreen: Please go right ahead and hit that "join our group" button at the top and just mention in the comment that you are an existing member :D

:bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue:SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: You MUST be a member to submit artwork to this group

:bulletgreen: All artwork is subject to acceptance by the group moderators.

:bulletgreen: All artwork MUST contain some part of ANY of the stock provided by our Lead Contributors (please see our joining criteria for a list of lead contributors)

:bulletgreen: Members can only submit to the currently open folder for the month/quarter so that we can keep track and make our gallery easy to navigate.

:bulletgreen: Work which does not provide full credits for stock used will not be accepted.

:bulletgreen: As long as your deviations cover the points made above, you are free to submit them as often as you like! (please try not to drown us though!)



1 - You are required to be a member of #Dreamers-of-Avalon to use and have access to this exclusive stock

2 - You are required to provide appropriate and clear credits for both the stock provider eg STOCK BY ELANDRIA** PLUS credit for the model if they are listed EG MODEL: TASASTOCK in the details of your deviation.

3 - You are required to add a link to the group #DREAMERS-OF-AVALON and state that it is exclusive stock in the description of your work

4 - You are required to send a note or a comment to ANY STOCK PROVIDER OR MODEL LISTED **</a> with a link to your finished artwork submitted to

5 - You MAY use this** stock in Prints

6 - You may not use this exclusive stock in conjunction with any commercial contest/merchandising etc without explicit permission from the copyright holder** - HOWEVER individual contests run by DeviantART members are allowed

7 - You may use this exclusive stock** outside of DA when it is incorporated into your own work with appropriate credits on personal portfolios/sites/galleries/social media

8 - This stock is commercially restricted. Please contact the stock provider/copyright holder directly for commercial use information as fees or other payment may be required.

9 - For full stock terms of use please visit the stock providers main TOU page here -

:iconelandria: :icongrinmir-stock::icongothicbohemianstock::iconjayderosalie::iconrandom-acts-stock::iconamazonofexeter::iconiwalkerstock:
:iconphatpuppy: :iconnianluain: :iconfairiegoodmother: :iconmeltys-stock: :iconpiratelotus-stock: :icontasastock: :iconquoth-raven:

10 - If you are found to be in breach of these terms you will be asked to remove the infringing work immediately.

**Depending on which stock provider you have used; please check their individual terms of use on their own galleries.

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Stock & Resources

Thank you to Aeirmid for being my interviewee!

You've been on DeviantArt for several years now and have been photomanipulating for many of those, in terms of the yearly increase in availability of stock and resources on the site do you feel that it has it helped or hindered your personal creativity?

:iconaeirmid: Yes! In fact, I came to dA as a photomanipulator, LOL! It has been a lot of fun to watch the stock community develop over the years. It has especially been inspiring to watch the stock providers who have been here for a long time grow and change, while maintaining the high quality of their galleries. It has also been inspiring to see newer stock providers who are coming up these days, with their exciting ideas and vision. So, really, I feel like over the 9 years since I joined, the dA stock galleries have inspired me greatly.

One thing that has hindered my personal creativity, though, is the fact that there are a few stock providers who, while incredible providers of stock, tend to be overused. So, it is not the stock itself that hinders my creativity, and it is certainly not the lack of stock, but rather the fact that some stock is so overused that it makes me want to turn to sources outside dA to find something that is fresh.

The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Aeirmid All that I'm Living For by Aeirmid Serenity by Aeirmid

Have you ever been completely wowed by a new stock or resource submission that you've had to simply stop everything else and create art with it? If so, what was the stock or resource?

:iconaeirmid: Yes, but it's been a while. (That's largely due to lack of time on my part, though, rather than to the stock available on dA.) I'm pretty sure that stock was from Elandria or faestock, but I honestly don't remember which one it was. Maybe this one:

Pack 166 Argentum Caeli by Elandria

Many artists complain about frequent similarities in theme/style and "fads" and worse outright copying using the same pieces of stock. Do you think that its more to do with many artists having "wow" moments with newly posted stock or resources (jumping on the new stock bandwagon) or do you feel its more to do with a lack of variety in the stock and resource galleries that simply don't give artists the spark of creativity or variety they may be searching for? (OR even something completely different? )

:iconaeirmid: I think it's just an issue of some stock providers' work being extremely popular. I think that some poses, expressions, etc. inspire similar ideas in photomanipulators. I don't know whether we all just think alike or what, but I don't believe necessarily that just because Deviant1 and Deviant2 do similar deviations that one person necessarily copied the other.

A lot of times it's just an issue of a really great piece of stock provoking similar ideas in a group of people. I don't think that anyone who does something cliche with a particular pose has any right to say someone is copying them if someone else has a similar idea. That being said, clear copying arises when someone does something unique and different with a "cliche" stock image and there turns out to be 10 other deviations just like it with clear influence from the more original piece.

I've had the pleasure of seeing you create several pieces of artwork using stock that I've taken, when you look for images do you have a very specific brief in your head or do you create more organically, looking for images as you need them when your work in progress evolves?

:iconaeirmid: Both. It really just depends. Usually I have a concept and know where to go to get the images that would suit it. Honestly, your stock is amazing. You have great poses and costumery, and I have never had issues with quality problems or anything like that. I can rely on your stock, and I'm really grateful for that.

But yes, usually the process is much more organic than not. I do have a stock stash where I store stock that I find interesting, but the stock I actually use is usually collected at the time of use rather than months beforehand. I do like to hang on to stock that is really clear or that features a unique pose, though.

Lanny by Aeirmid Time is Precious by Aeirmid Ice Meets Fire by Aeirmid

As one of the community volunteers for the Photomanipulation gallery you have had the opportunity to watch styles and themes evolve across the whole gallery. Do you have favorite styles of photomanipulation and do you have any favorite stock that encompasses that theme or style?

:iconaeirmid: Photomanipulation has really evolved over the years, and not always for the better. We tend to become too comfortable with a particular style rather than seeking to redefine the parameters of our art. My favorite style is anything with really great lighting, with a touch of ethereal "glow" perhaps. For this look, a great, perfectly-focused portrait image is super helpful.

A lot of people think that the image does not need to be well-lit if you're going to darken it and make it glow, but honestly lighting in the base stock image makes all the difference in the world.

Sticking with styles, themes and fads, this is a bit of a chicken and egg question. Does stock influence and to some degree dictate the styles/themes/fads of the resulting artwork, or does artwork created with stock influence and to some degree dictate what stock providers post?

:iconaeirmid: I've seen it go both ways. Really unique stock can drive the themes seen in art in a new direction, and I've also seen a lot of stock pop up in response to a couple of really popular pieces of art in a particular style. For example, the "princess" / "lady in long gown" stock images seemed to increase in popularity and frequency following the upsweep in photomanipulations with fantasy themes.

Now, most of the art in the photomanipulation gallery is fantasy-themed, and I think that reflects the themes of the stock images that are really popular. I think it's a vicious cycle. :) (Smile)

You have a great favorites collection called "stock I wanna use" do you get frustrated or inspired when you look through the collection or see new stock being posted?

:iconaeirmid: No, I absolutely get inspired. I just wish I had more time to use it! :D (Big Grin)

As an artist who creates with stock and resources, do you think there are any areas that the S&R community could improve/change/evolve to help artists, do you think we need to become more like the pro stock collections in terms of quality?

:iconaeirmid: I think one of the issues for both of our communities to consider is this: TELL A STORY. Stock is not about taking 10,000 photos of different expressions or poses that don't mean anything. I would challenge stock artists to think about the story they are telling through their work. Yes, photomanipulators can write their own story, but it is a lot more fun to create with stock that is meaningful and created with purpose than a picture of some random person standing there smiling. I hope that makes sense. Heart

As far as quality . . . Yes, I am pretty bad about going off of dA for my stock images. A lot of others do, too, and I think this is because of (1) better quality, e.g. better studio shots, etc., (2) more diversity in themes, and (3) more lenient (in many cases, not all) terms of use. That's why photomanipulators go to outside stock. I am excited about Stock Week on Project Educate, and I can't wait to learn more about the community.

Requiem for a Broken Heart by Aeirmid Losing My Religion by Aeirmid Your Fool by Aeirmid


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Beautifuul Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have Download with 3 Hours work 86 Packs O.O Now I have to unpack them.. Holy shit ^^
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wdnest Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Seems like a wonderful group. I will check out the stock from leaders and see if I can use them and come back later.

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ferobanjo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting me. Sorry for my English.
Energiaelca1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting me into the group
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