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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 1:59 AM





Long time no see...
I haven't been around for a while (again), and I'm afraid I won't be able to be extremely active in the future. So I first thought of shutting down this account.

Then I went randomly through the 800 messages waiting in my inbox, and saw the wonders you created using my stock. So I changed my mind.

I will go on running this account, but in the next months I'm going to do major updates to the content of the gallery, and maybe to the terms of use as well. I really need to make everything lighter to maintain!

For now I don't really know how I will do that, so don't hesitate to tell me : what could I do to make it easier for you to use the stock despite my relative inactivity?


8 reasons to keep this account up and running

:thumb286235757: DIE REGENTIN by greenfeed
Sigrid the Warrior by kaderart
The Great Sea Of The Cold Unconscious by MoodyBlue :thumb262349492:
:thumb269873325: Crossing the Rift by ForestGirl


  • Mood: Neutral

Stock Terms of Use

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 28, 2011, 12:09 AM



DISCLAIMER
I reserve the right to update these terms and conditions at any time without notice other than through the devwatch monitoring of this journal. By using any of the stock images available in my deviantART gallery, you are agreeing to abide by all the following terms of use.

Last updated: Mar.28, 2011 - Re-wording of the first paragraph.


Digital Art / Traditional Art use only :
Only use my stock as a material for an artwork that follows the guidelines for deviantART Photomanipulation or Mixed Media Digital Art categories, or as a reference for Digital Painting, Airbrushing or Pixel Art or Traditional Art (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture...).
This means that in accordance to deviantART Policy for Photomanipulation & Mixed Media, all digital images whose creation did not involve other techniques than texturing, filtering, color alteration, addition of text or scribbles are considered as an unfair use of my stock.
Do not use my stock photography 'as is' as an illustration for texts, poems or websites.
Do not redistribute my stock.
Do not use it to create cut-outs, premade backgrounds or other resource works.
As an act of courtesy, please never post an artwork using my stock in the 'Photography' gallery!

Credit & notify :
Please credit me by adding a link to my deviantART account (grinmir-stock.deviantart.com).
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
Send me a link to your work.

About off-site / commercial use of Model stock :
You may use my stock in a work that will be displayed outside deviantART, provided all rules are respected (including giving full credit).
However, I require that you send me a link and agree to remove the work if the model requests it after having checked the site.
You may use my model stock for deviantART Prints without asking.
Please ask for my written permission before using my model stock for any commercial use other than deviantART Prints.
To be sure you get an answer quickly, send me an email (grinmir-stock [at] live [dot] fr) instead of using dA notes or comments.

About off-site / commercial use of non Model stock :
You may use my stock in a work that will be displayed outside deviantART, provided all rules are respected (including giving full credit). Don't forget to send a a link.
You may use my non model stock  for any commercial project without asking for permission.

Last but not least :
Do not use any of my stock photos for fetish, pornogaphic, racist, homophobic, politic or religious work.
Please do not use any of my model stock photos for horror, macabre or gore work.
If you have any remaining question, check the FAQ, and don't hesitate to note me!


About dA definitions & policies :
About Photomanipulation
Digital Art > Mixed Media gallery informations
Digital Art > Miscellaneous gallery informations


  • Mood: Sociable

Journal

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 20, 2011, 4:48 AM



What's new?
As you may have noticed, I have not been active here in dA Stock world for a long time! Due to major changes in my personal life, I had very few time and opportunities to keep this account up to date. Now  everything is stable again and I'm finding a new normal life pace.
I have a huge bunch of notes and comments patiently waiting for an answer in my message center, some of them sent nearly 10 months ago. I'll answer to everyone sooner or later, please forgive me for the delay!
I also decided to begin collecting dA prints of my favourite artworks made from my stock, and gather them in a nice journal I arbitrarily named Friedrich von Buchhausen. For now there are still lots of blank pages, but thanks to you I'm sure it will grow quickly! Here's a sneak peek of it...

(Featured on the open page : Asher of Dorana, by MarahScott)


Angelic Visions
As for other matters, I recently received my copy of AngelaSasser's Angelic Visions book. When I opened it, I stood in awe of the gorgeous, impressive warrior angel Angela drew on the first page...
As a stocker I feel immensely proud of having contributed even just a humble reference photo to such a magical book. My stock has been used many times for gorgeous artworks and in fascinating projects, but it's the first time I can hold something based on it. It may seem awfully materialistic, but it's really an amazing experience! :aww:
And after having read it, this book even proved to mean more to me : these angels are so  beautiful, and everything is so clearly explained (even for a non artist and non english native speaker like me), that it makes me want to try drawing too!


  • Mood: Joy

Experiment with lighting

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 16, 2010, 5:58 AM




:dummy:

A while ago, it was suggested that I could experiment some more creative lighting.
After having spent a while researching lighting techniques, pondering on lighting atmospheres and dreaming of lighting effects, I'm proud to present you the first results of all the fun I had fooling around with borrowed studio lights and reflectors!

:thumb171450055:


:faint:

I'm back!
Two weeks away, and a wonderful surprise today when I logged in my account: I got a DD!
Huge thanks and e-hugs to both kuschelirmel-stock and ginkgografix, I really feel honored by their choice!
:tighthug:

:thumb160685087:

My message center is now completely crammed, but I'll answer to everyone. Please forgive me if it takes a while before I can manage this!

Oh, and :hug: to everyone. Just because.

  • Mood: Joy

WIP

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 7, 2010, 2:03 AM




work in progress


First of all...answering all notes and comments!
:giggle:

- nature stock -
(So many photos waiting on my hard drive!)

Seascapes - Coast of Legends
Place taken : France, Brittany
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue: [uploading]

Forests & lakescapes - New World
Place taken : Canada, Quebec
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletwhite: [processing]

Swampscapes
Place taken : Canada, Quebec - France, Alsace
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletwhite: [processing]

Desertscapes
Place taken : USA, California
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletwhite: [processing]


- model stock -

Minerva
Female stock - Steampunk
Keywords : librarian, scholar
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletwhite: [planning photo session]

Aerlinn
Female stock - Fantasy
Keywords : wood elves, rangers
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: [realising costume]

Shaeir
Female stock - Fantasy
Keywords : high elves, messengers
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: [realising costume]

?
Male stock - Fantasy
Keywords : highlands
Status : :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: [realising costume]

Nimue
Female stock - Legends
Keywords : Nimue, Sorceresses, Arthurian myth
Status : :bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: [sketching]

?
Female stock - Si-fi
Keywords : post-apocalyptic
Status : :bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: [sketching]


  • Mood: Artistic

Important

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 16, 2010, 1:22 AM





:snowflake: IMPORTANT

I have not been able to be really active during the last month...Personal matters had to come first.
:forgiveme:
Please note that I'll be away again from today June 16 to June 28.
I apologise again for the delay it will induce in my answers to your notes and comments!

Have a great week!
:hug:


:snowflake: Winners announcement

Here we are! Spring is all over here, with the long-awaited bright sun and mild air, and the usual bunch of green leaves and unceasing chirping. And I'm about to tell you about winter and cold...

A Winter Tale -  Contest stamp by Grinmir-stock

Because if was so hard to choose among all the outstanding entries you sent me (and as a way of apologizing for your long waiting), I added two Honorable Mention prizes to each category. Their winners will win a 1-month sub.
View all entries - View prize list

But enough babble! I'm proud to announce the winners of the Winter Tale contest...drumrolls, please!

View news article


Stock Art Winners


1st place

:iconjenna-rose:
Stock - Frost Texture 1
With 57/63




:snowflake:


2nd place

It's a tie! All of the following entries got the exact same total of 56 out of 63 points!
(presented here in order they were submitted...)

:iconrinymph-stock:
Winter's Wonder II

Winter's Wonder II by RiNymph-Stock


:icontkrain-stock:
Snowscape VI

Snowscape VI by tkrain-stock


:iconamaries-stock:
A Winter Bridge

A Winter Bridge by Amaries-stock

:snowflake:


Honorable mentions

:icongwathiell: - :iconmuttstock:
Paper snowflakes - Snowy Backdrop 04
With the respective scores of 54 and 53/63

Paper snowflakes by Gwathiell Snowy Backdrop 04 by Muttstock


Digital Art Winners


1st place

:iconcristaliaart:
For the Love of Winter
With the epic total score of 80 points out of 84!




:snowflake:


2nd place

:icongingerkellystudio:
A Faerytale Wynter
With 77/84

A Faerytale Wynter by GingerKellyStudio


:snowflake:


3d place

:iconsolocosmo:
Snow Spirit
With 73/84

Snow Spirit by solocosmo


:snowflake:


Honorable mentions

:iconpurplealienflower: - :iconlusete:
Fimbulvetr - Frozen in Time
With the respective scores of 71 and 70/84

Frozen in Time by lusete



:snowflake: Informations

- I will contact each of the winners to tell them about the prizes.
If you are one of the winners and I have not contacted you by Mon, April 26, please note me!

- Once the baskets are attributed, I will update this journal as well as contact the prize donators.

- If you participated in the contest and would like to see the detail of the scores you received, don' hesitate to note me. However, please keep in mind that the judges' decision is final.


  • Mood: Joy
View all entries - View prize list

Here we are! Spring is all over here, with the long-awaited bright sun and mild air, and the usual bunch of green leaves and unceasing chirping. And I'm about to tell you about winter and cold...

A Winter Tale -  Contest stamp by Grinmir-stock

Because if was so hard to choose among all the outstanding entries you sent me (and as a way of apologizing for your long waiting), I added two Honorable Mention prizes to each category.
For more information about prizes, head over to the bottom of this journal

But enough babble! I'm proud to announce the winners of the Winter Tale contest...drumrolls, please!


Stock Art Winners



1st place

:iconjenna-rose:
Stock - Frost Texture 1
With 57/63

Stock - Frost Texture 1 by Jenna-Rose


:snowflake:


2nd place

It's a tie! All of the following entries got the exact same total of 56 out of 63 points!
(presented here in order they were submitted...)

:iconrinymph-stock:
Winter's Wonder II

Winter's Wonder II by RiNymph-Stock


:icontkrain-stock:
Snowscape VI

Snowscape VI by tkrain-stock


:iconamaries-stock:
A Winter Bridge

A Winter Bridge by Amaries-stock

:snowflake:


Honorable mentions

:icongwathiell: - :iconmuttstock:
Paper snowflakes - Snowy Backdrop 04
With the respective scores of 54 and 53/63

Paper snowflakes by Gwathiell Snowy Backdrop 04 by Muttstock




Digital Art Winners



1st place

:iconcristaliaart:
For the Love of Winter
With the epic total score of 80 points out of 84!

For the Love of Winter by CristaliaART


:snowflake:


2nd place

:icongingerkellystudio:
A Faerytale Wynter
With 77/84

A Faerytale Wynter by GingerKellyStudio


:snowflake:


3d place

:iconsolocosmo:
Snow Spirit
With 73/84

Snow Spirit by solocosmo


:snowflake:


Honorable mentions

:iconpurplealienflower: - :iconlusete:
Fimbulvetr - Frozen in Time
With the respective scores of 71 and 70/84

Frozen in Time by lusete



Thank you!


I would like to thank all of you that helped me make this contest a wonderful experience, judges, prize donators, and you participants whithout whom the contest couldn't have even been!
:tighthug:

:pencil: Marie

A Winter Tale contest - CLOSED

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 22, 2010, 12:59 AM





:snowflake: Contest closed

Just a quick update to announce that my Winter Tale contest is now closed for entries!
A bunch of thanks and hugs to all of you who participated or helped me in any way to make this contest the success it is : the total number of entries reaches 37 - 26 Digital Art and 11 Stock Art!
And, honestly, judging will be hard. You sent me epic entries.
:tighthug:

View all entries

Because of the difficulty of the judging and our busy personnal schedules, the winners should be announced in two weeks or something.

I will update this journal to let you know of the newest information.

A Winter Tale -  Contest stamp by Grinmir-stock

Also, stockers, don't forget honey-stock's Fairy Tale Props challenge! Deadline is April 04.
All info here

Please forgive any english mistake I could have done in this journal, I had to write it in a hurry before going to work...
:ashamed:



  • Mood: Sweet
  • Listening to: Era - After thousand words
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Green tea

Winners announced!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 11, 2010, 2:48 AM
Stock informations | Work in progress | Hall of fame | Current contest



26 Digital Art and 11 Stock Art entries!
:boogie:

View entries
View winners announcement news article
View winners announcement journal


THEME

A WINTER TALE


DEADLINES

December 21st - March 21st.


THE TWO CATEGORIES

- Digital art -
Photomanipulation, mixed media, digital paintings or drawings.

- Stock art -
Stock photography, premade backgrounds, textures, brushes.


JUDGING

:icongrinmir-stock: :iconprolific-stock: :iconathena-stock: :iconmithgariel:


HOW TO ENTER?

To submit an entry, send a note to Grinmir-stock :   
- The title of the note must be "CONTEST ENTRY".
- The body of the note must contain the thumbcode or a link to your submission and its category.

You must also abide by the rules listed below.


RULES

:pointr: The entry has to fit into the theme and the chosen category.

:pointr: Only one entry per participant per category. Prize donators may participate, but not judges.

:pointr: The entry has to me made for this contest, this means between December 21 and March 21.

:pointr: All stock used in the entry use must follow the stock provider's rules.

:pointr: The entry's description must mention the contest and link to the contest news article and/or to this journal.


PRIZE LIST

This prize system has been stolen from mizzd-stock! (with her agreement ^^)
For both categories, there are 3 baskets available. The first winner chooses the one they prefer, the second winner chooses one among the two that are left, and the third winner gets the remaining one.

Feel free to note me if you wish to contribute and add something to this prize list!


PRIZE BASKET P - DIGITAL ART WINNER VERSION
Won by CristaliaART

1 A4 print from GingerKellyStudio's etsy store

1 print from solocosmo's etsy store

1 custom journal skin from MissCelia

1 month dA subscription

2 exclusive stock packs from Grinmir-stock | prolific-stock | RiNymph-Stock | emothic-stock

1 exclusive stock pack from Iardacil-stock | moonchild-ljilja | lindowyn-stock | FairieGoodMother | frozenstocks | Athena-stock

1 Exclusive texture pack from Esmeralda-stock (xBluepearlx)

1 hand-painted tube from Josiane-Rey (Autumn leaves, Leaf crown or Butterflies)

:new: 1 exclusive pack of tubes from Jenna-Rose


:bulletblack:


PRIZE BASKET P - STOCK ART WINNER VERSION

1 A4 print from GingerKellyStudio's etsy store

1 print from solocosmo's etsy store

1 dA print, to be chosen among the artworks using one of the winner's stock images (up to $16)

1 custom journal skin from MissCelia

1 Emoticons stress balls set (#1 or #2) OR $10 paypal donation to the winner's costumes/props fund.

1 month dA subscription  


:bulletblack:


PRIZE BASKET J - DIGITAL ART WINNER VERSION

1 piece of jewelry by Mithgariel (up to $15)

1 custom journal skin from MissCelia

2 month dA subscription

3 exclusive stock packs from RiNymph-Stock

2 exclusive stock packs from prolific-stock | emothic-stock

1 exclusive stock pack from Grinmir-stock | Iardacil-stock | moonchild-ljilja | lindowyn-stock | FairieGoodMother | frozenstocks | auroradreams

1 Exclusive texture pack from Esmeralda-stock (xBluepearlx)

1 hand-painted tube from Josiane-Rey (Autumn leaves, Leaf crown or Butterflies)

:new: 1 exclusive pack of tubes from Jenna-Rose


:bulletblack:


PRIZE BASKET J - STOCK ART WINNER VERSION
Won by Jenna-Rose

1 piece of jewelry by Mithgariel (up to $15)

1 dA print, to be chosen among the artworks using one of the winner's stock images (up to $16)

1 custom journal skin from MissCelia

1 Emoticons stress balls set (#1 or #2) OR $10 paypal donation to the winner's costumes/props fund.  

2 month dA subscription  


:bulletblack:


PRIZE BASKET MP - DIGITAL ART WINNER VERSION

1 mouse pad from Iardacil's dA store

1 custom journal skin from MissCelia

3 month dA subscription

2 exclusive stock packs from prolific-stock | emothic-stock | Grinmir-stock | Athena-stock

1 exclusive stock pack from Iardacil-stock | RiNymph-Stock | MaureenOlder | lindowyn-stock | FairieGoodMother | frozenstocks

1 Exclusive texture pack from Esmeralda-stock (xBluepearlx)

1 hand-painted tube from Josiane-Rey (Autumn leaves, Leaf crown or Butterflies)

:new: 1 exclusive pack of tubes from Jenna-Rose


:bulletblack:


PRIZE BASKET MP - STOCK ART WINNER VERSION
Won by RiNymph-Stock

1 mouse pad from Iardacil's dA store

1 dA print, to be chosen among the artworks using one of the winner's stock images (up to $16)

1 custom journal skin from MissCelia

1 Emoticons stress balls set (#1 or #2) OR $10 paypal donation to the winner's costumes/props fund.  

3 month dA subscription  


:bulletblack:


JOURNAL FEATURES FOR ALL WINNERS

:icongrinmir-stock: :iconprolific-stock: :iconcearafinn: :icongoblinstock: :iconcristaliaart: :iconantram444: :iconmaureenolder: :iconxbluepearlx: :iconivienn:(+news) :iconlemuriafalls:


:bulletblack:


SPECIAL PRIZES

Grinmir-stock's favorite
1 Fella plushie

prolific-stock's favorite
1 Comissioned photomanipulation

Josiane-Rey's favorite
1 Hand painted mermaid kit

GoblinStock's special prize - For the 1st winner of Digital Art
2 Exclusive stock packs

EmberRoseArt's special prize - For the 3d winner of Digital Art
1 Exclusive stock pack
:new: Morgue-Awall's special prize - For the 1st winner of Stock Art
1 Free digital painting commission



CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you everyone! :cuddle:

In no particular order...
:iconprolific-stock: :iconathena-stock: :iconmithgariel: :iconcearafinn: :iconmithgariel: :iconiardacil: :icongoblinstock: :iconrinymph-stock: :iconemothic-stock: :iconiardacil-stock: :iconmoonchild-ljilja: :iconlindowyn-stock: :iconjosiane-rey: :iconcristaliaart: :iconantram444: :iconfairiegoodmother: :iconfrozenstocks: :iconemberroseart: :iconsempiterna-stock: :iconesmeralda-stock: :iconxbluepearlx: :iconmaureenolder: :iconauroradreams: :iconivienn: :iconlemuriafalls: :iconmisscelia: :iconsolocosmo: :iconmorgue-awall: :iconjenna-rose:


Based on the Castle in the clouds journal skin by yours truly.
Header & footer based on Enchanted fantasy winter bought from cosmosue.
The reuse of the images used in this layout is strictly forbidden.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Enya - And winter came
  • Watching: The snow in the garden
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Hot wine

Contest: 18 days left for entering!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 2, 2010, 1:23 AM





:snowflake: News

First of all, I would like to thank you all for your wonderful response to the Jierdan serie I nearly finished to upload yesterday. I've never had so many comments and favs in such a short amount of time, sure Loïc (the model) is getting big-headed!

:tighthug:


You thought this was the end of this journal? Hell no!

:iconsparklesplz:A Winter Tale -  Contest stamp by Grinmir-stock:iconsparklesplz:

C'mon people, there are 18 days left before my Winter Tale contest ends (and winter itself as well, but that's not my point), and there are only 3 stock art entries, and 11 digital art!
[EDIT] Time I proof-read this journal, and there is one more digital art entry! You guys are fast! [/EDIT]

That's why I need you, the one staring at this poor innocent journal from the other side of your screen!
I need you to flood my notebox with contest entries and show all the awesome people who donated all these awesome prizes that their generosity caused the creation of always more artworks of epic awesomness!

All information here

And if you are a stock artist, don't forget to check honey-stock's Fairytale props stock creation challenge too!



:snowflake: Polysemy contest winners

:party:

Introducing Gwathiell's Polysemy stock contest winners!


1st place

RiNymph-Stock's Quartz Crystal




2nd place

My own Idunn




3d place

AilinStock's Crystalline Waters
Crystalline Waters 26 by AilinStock



Honorable mentions

OddGoo-Stock's Sunrise, Elemental Youth
Sunrise, Elemental Youth by OddGoo-Stock

TrickleIckleStock's Crystal Princess



And hugs to the other participants!

honey-stock | kirilee | BlooDoveStock
spring bunny 24 by honey-stock Ragdoll 1 by kirilee Garden IX - Life and Youth by BlooDoveStock





:snowflake: Treasure Hunt contest winners

:ahoy:

Introducing GingerKellyStudio (aka CearaFinn)'s Treasure Hunt contest winners!


Grand Prize Winner

Iribel's To catch a golden bird
With an epic score of 20/20!




Literature winner

eden-paradox's Dead man's chest
Dead Man's ChestWhen you died at the tip of my sword;
When your breath left your lips,
and turned to ash on my body;
Thats when I took it.
Not your heart;
That gnarled root to your soul,
Even though it took my breath away, once;
No, your bloody heart is not my treasure.
But the gold key and dusty map are;
Your rigid hands grasped at them
Until they fell down unto you chest
Like my blackened soul.
My Treasure.
I only wanted the key and map
To your eyes all along.
So I killed you.
Not out of love or hate,
But of a means to an end.
I found the X,
and I carved it on your chest,
and left you to stare at the sky..
Where my humanity stays with your eyes.
A black fog over a cracked and tortured skull.




Digital painting/drawing winner

SpiralDanceStudio's uh6ytg
uh6ytg by SpiralDanceStudio



Traditional painting/drawing winner

WhispersTree's Guardians of the labyrinth
:thumb153233370:



Photography winner

myceliae's Twisty-stemmed red
Twisty-stemmed Red by myceliae



Photomanipulation/Mixed media winner

CassiopeiaArt's Treasure Island



Photomanipulation/Mixed media honorable mentions

There were so many outstanding entries for this category...it was just impossible to choose just one to feature!

Treasure hunt by CindysArt my precious by MelanieMaterne Enchanted Forest by elanordh



  • Mood: Sweet
  • Listening to: Era - After thousand words
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Green tea

February

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 18, 2010, 1:31 PM





:snowflake: Spread the news!

:#1:
honey-stock is hosting a "FairyTale Props" stock creation challenge!

Your entries can be anything from animals-cats dogs horses-to objects-potion bottles cauldrons wands staffs swords mirrors jewelry books tarot cards etc-figure stock-the butler evil stepsister the henchmen or the assistant to the fairy godmother(really anything other than the main charecter)

All information can be found in this news: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
(Don't forget to fave the article to let more people know about it!)

I should have an entry ready this weekend, go, shoot your own and join me!
:dance:


:snowflake: Artist of the month

Artist of the month Archive folder

Introducing February Artist of the month...


:iconkiwiaa:

Even if I love horses, I'm not usually fond of equine photomanipulations and drawings. But Kiwiaa's artworks caught my eye and hold it: original concepts, technical quality, and foremost a great attention to meanings and atmospheres. Have a closer look at the details, or you may miss some hidden treasures...

Tempus Fugit by Kiwiaa POTC by Kiwiaa
Memories by Kiwiaa
Snowstorm by Kiwiaa Lady First by Kiwiaa  


:snowflake: They caught my eye

TCME Archive folder


Photomanipulation

Sacrifice by desperadofromhell New Dawn by YourSweetAgony


Digital painting

Ivana by Remton Sage du Marais by MedoK81


Stock - Model

Mother Nature - Winter 4 by deathbycanon-stock :thumb147128242:


Stock - Backgrounds

:thumb139058939: Premade BK Stock 354 by FairieGoodMother


Stock - Misc.

Stock_03: Face of Death by BeltaneFireStock


  • Mood: Sweet
  • Listening to: Tarja Turunen - My winter storm
  • Eating: After Eight
  • Drinking: Green tea

January

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 10, 2010, 6:19 AM






:snowflake: News

I wish you all a wonderful 2010 year!
May you spend nice moments with the ones you love and succeed in what you do.
:tighthug:

January 10 already...I've never written my monthly journal so late! 2010 had an hectic start, with my car being definitely broken and an epic weather in Brittany. I'm wondering how it will carry on!

A Winter Tale -  Contest stamp by Grinmir-stock

Already 4 entries for my Winter Tale contest!
View all entries



:snowflake: Artist of the month

Artist of the month Archive folder

Introducing January Artist of the month...


:iconysaeddastock:

Looking for a stone building in a sunny village? Or a deer bathing in a golden light? Or simply a high-resolution shot of a beautiful cat? You can find all of them in YsaeddaStock's versatile gallery, full of high-resolution and excellent quality stock photos.

Grove pack 1 by YsaeddaStock Graveyard pack 2 by YsaeddaStock
Deer pack 1 by YsaeddaStock
Cat pack 1 by YsaeddaStock Masked pack 3 by YsaeddaStock



:snowflake: Winners!

CristaliaART & suntanna's Love is the strongest magic contest winners have been announced!
:clap:

1st place
Rimfy's Noticed
Noticed by Rimfy


2nd place
waxwng's Love is the strongest magic
Love is the Strongest Magic by waxwng


3d place
Tafkag's When angels dare to love
When Angels Dare to Love by Tafkag


:snowflake: They caught my eye

TCME Archive folder


Photomanipulation

:thumb144309216: Manannan MacLir by Lindowyn


Digital painting

Winter by TLCook Winter by wrednawiedzma


Stock - Model

Dark Elf Stock 3 by mbielaczyc Glacies XV - Purr by BlooDoveStock


Stock - Backgrounds

Stock 340: mountains 4 by AlzirrSwanheartStock :thumb130826103:


Stock - Misc.

STOCK - Bridge, Tree, Cottage by NorellaAngelique


  • Mood: Seasonal
  • Listening to: Therion
  • Watching: Kaamelott
  • Drinking: Camomile
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a pale sun was rising over the mists of a cold winter dawn. The bare branches were shivering under a sharp breeze, the lakes were glittering in the morning light. And then...

And then? I don't know. It's all up to you : take a seat by the fireplace, open the gates of your imagination, and tell me your winter tale.

A Winter Tale -  Contest stamp by Grinmir-stock

Yup, this is the very first contest I host, and it begins now! :boogie:

:snowflake:THEME:
A Winter Tale</a>

:snowflake:DEADLINES:
December 21 - March 21

:snowflake:CATEGORIES:
Digital Art | Stock Art

:snowflake:RULES:
:pointr: The entry has to fit into the theme and the chosen category.

:pointr: Only one entry per participant per category. Prize donators may participate, but not judges.

:pointr: The entry has to me made for this contest, this means between December 21 and March 21.

:pointr: All stock used in the entry use must follow the stock provider's rules.

:pointr: The entry's description must mention the contest and link to this news article and/or to the contest journal.

:snowflake:HOW TO ENTER?
To submit an entry, send a note to Grinmir-stock :   
- The title of the note must be "CONTEST ENTRY".
- The body of the note must contain the thumbcode or a link to your submission and its category.

:snowflake:JUDGES:
:icongrinmir-stock: :iconprolific-stock: :iconathena-stock: :iconmithgariel:


Concerning the prizes, I adopted mizzd-stock's prize system : for both categories, there are 3 baskets available. The first winner chooses the one they prefer, the second winner chooses one among the two that are left, and the third winner gets the remaining one.

No more suspense, here are the baskets :
Any kind of additional donation is of course still accepted and appreciated, if you wish to add something just drop me anote. The prize list will be kept up-to-date in the contest journal.

:snowflake: PRIZE BASKET P - DIGITAL ART WINNER VERSION
1 A4 print from GingerKellyStudio's etsy store

1 month dA subscription

2 exclusive stock packs from Grinmir-stock | prolific-stock | RiNymph-Stock | emothic-stock

1 exclusive stock pack from Iardacil-stock | moonchild-ljilja | lindowyn-stock | FairieGoodMother | frozenstocks | Athena-stock

1 Exclusive texture pack from Esmeralda-stock (xBluepearlx)

1 hand-painted tube from Josiane-Rey (Autumn leaves, Leaf crown or Butterflies)

:snowflake: PRIZE BASKET P - STOCK ART WINNER VERSION
1 A4 print from CearaFinn's etsy store

1 dA print, to be chosen among the artworks using one of the winner's stock images (up to $16)

1 Emoticons stress balls set (#1 or #2) OR $10 paypal donation to the winner's costumes/props fund.

1 month dA subscription  

:snowflake: PRIZE BASKET J - DIGITAL ART WINNER VERSION
1 piece of jewelry by Mithgariel (up to $15)

2 month dA subscription

3 exclusive stock packs from RiNymph-Stock

2 exclusive stock packs from prolific-stock | emothic-stock

1 exclusive stock pack from Grinmir-stock | Iardacil-stock | moonchild-ljilja | lindowyn-stock | FairieGoodMother | frozenstocks | auroradreams

1 Exclusive texture pack from Esmeralda-stock (xBluepearlx)

1 hand-painted tube from Josiane-Rey (Autumn leaves, Leaf crown or Butterflies)

:snowflake: PRIZE BASKET J - STOCK ART WINNER VERSION
1 piece of jewelry by Mithgariel (up to $15)

1 dA print, to be chosen among the artworks using one of the winner's stock images (up to $16)

1 Emoticons stress balls set (#1 or #2) OR $10 paypal donation to the winner's costumes/props fund.  

2 month dA subscription

:snowflake: PRIZE BASKET MP - DIGITAL ART WINNER VERSION
1 mouse pad from Iardacil's dA store

3 month dA subscription

2 exclusive stock packs from prolific-stock | emothic-stock | Grinmir-stock | Athena-stock

1 exclusive stock pack from Iardacil-stock | RiNymph-Stock | MaureenOlder | lindowyn-stock | FairieGoodMother | frozenstocks

1 Exclusive texture pack from Esmeralda-stock (xBluepearlx)

1 hand-painted tube from Josiane-Rey (Autumn leaves, Leaf crown or Butterflies)

:snowflake: PRIZE BASKET MP - STOCK ART WINNER VERSION
1 mouse pad from Iardacil's dA store

1 dA print, to be chosen among the artworks using one of the winner's stock images (up to $16)

1 Emoticons stress balls set (#1 or #2) OR $10 paypal donation to the winner's costumes/props fund.  

3 month dA subscription


I wish you all, dear readers, wonderful holidays.
And special hugs to everyone who helped me in any way to set up this contest!
:pencil:Marie (Grinmir-stock)


■ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Up-to-date information will be available right here in my contest journal.
- The entries will be collected here in my favs.
- Have a question? Need any further information? Don't hesitate to note me!

December

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 21, 2009, 1:06 AM



CONTEST ANNOUNCED!

My very first contest has been announced! A news article will be posted today, but you can find all information in my contest journal right here.

A Winter Tale -  Contest stamp by Grinmir-stock

I'm really looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous entries you'll be spamming me with!
:giggle:

View entries


ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Artist of the month Archive folder

Introducing December Artist of the month...


:iconstuartlohe:

The first thing I thought when I discoverd StuartLohe's gallery is "Woah, nice photos!". Coz', you know, I'm first and for most a photographer and I always enjoy seeing clear, nicely composed and well focused shots in the Artisan Crafts gallery.
Then the girly girl I am kicked the photographer out of my mind, and I thought "Woah, great jewelry!". Because the works I saw on these photos were absolutely gorgeous, meticulously crafted reproductions of early medieval jewelry, featuring these neat historical patterns you can admire in museums. See it for yourself...

Earrings, braided cross by StuartLohe Spiral ring, simple wolfstooth by StuartLohe
Medieval bollock pouch by StuartLohe
Spiral pendant and cowry by StuartLohe Bracelet, simplified serpent by StuartLohe



WINNERS!

lindowyn-stock's Irish deities mini-contest winners have been announced! Ladies and gentlemen, here they are!
:clap:


1st place
Renilicious's Morrighan
The Morrighan by Renilicious


2nd place
Shyada's Phantom queen
Phantom queen by Shyada


3d place
JuanCSilva's Manannan MacLir
Manannan macLir by JuanCSilva



THEY CAUGHT MY EYE...

TCME Archive folder


Photomanipulation

Dreamed Place by kleanthis Witch Queen by Kitsune-Ninja


Digital painting

Witch by RedHeretic Faulthja by CassiopeiaArt


Stock - Model

Woodland Nymph 36 by RLDStock


Stock - Background

sand castle 3 by MissKayaStock


Stock - Misc.

Jar of Poison :Red: 7 by emothic-stock BUGGY _A_ by randomflashbang



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* CSS code and design by Baby Jane
* Additional resources by SheisprettyStock, Spiritsighs-Stock and Design-Maker
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Enya - And winter came
  • Watching: Sanctuary
  • Playing: With a harp

November

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 27, 2009, 2:01 AM



CONTEST UPDATE!

Nope, my contest has not started yet! Just be a lil bit more patient and wait until Dec.21. This update is about...

:icongwathiell:'s
Polysemy contest - CRYSTAL

Voting is open! Everyone can vote, so head over there, have a look at the entries and tell Gwathiell which one you prefer!
:iconfurrydanceplz:


ARTIST OF THE MONTH

:pointr: From now on and on a monthly base, I decided to highlight the work of an artist I discovered during the previous month, and whose art I especially enjoyed. November's (and first) artist of the month is...

:iconliquidfaestudios:

I discovered LiquidFaeStudios while browsing the CSS gallery, where she has posted several wonderful journal skins. When I browsed her gallery, I was amazed by the softness of the lines in her traditional works, and also by the richness of their colour palette. Then I spent a magical moment dreaming with her fairies and admiring her herbarium...

Autumn Dreamer by LiquidFaeStudios Masquerade: The Dead by LiquidFaeStudios
Morning Coffee by LiquidFaeStudios
Witches Brew: Jimson by LiquidFaeStudios Asleep by LiquidFaeStudios   

Artist of the month Archive folder


THEY CAUGHT MY EYE...

TCME Archive folder


Photomanipulation

Winter Amazon by bennyoopz :thumb120393291:



Digital painting




Stock - Model

IDMC 7 by lindowyn-stock Skydancer-Stock 4378 by skydancer-stock


Stock - Background

Folly by Dadstock Forest 2 by RiNymph-Stock



Stock - Misc.

shroom 3 by LucieG-Stock Oil Burner_Crystals - Stock by Inadesign-Stock



Like this CSS?
Get it HERE


* CSS code and design by Baby Jane
* Additional resources by SheisprettyStock, Spiritsighs-Stock and Design-Maker
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Omnia - The well
  • Watching: Merlin
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Pumpkin pie

October

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 5, 2009, 11:27 AM



NEWS


:faint:

Have you seen the results of the Think Pink IV contest? I did. And because of that, I was completely hysterical during the whole morning. (Until 2pm in fact, when a meeting totally ruined my moral. But now that I'm home it's getting higher again ^^)

Anyways, it was the first year I entered the Think Pink contest, but definitely not the last. There were so many entries, it's really heartwarming to see that such a cause can help to create so many gorgeous artwork and raise so much support.
:happycry:

Oh, and I can't help but feature the other winners of the CSS category.
If I would have had to pick the winners, it's not my entry that would have won!
:giggle:


FEATURES

THINK PINK IV CONTEST WINNERS
- CSS CATEGORY -


2nd place : ginkgografix's "Pink fight"

.:Pink Fight by ginkgografix

:bulletwhite:

3d place : vulcania's "ThinkPinkIVCSS"



:bulletwhite:

Honorable mention : Kay-Z's "BCA CSS"



:bulletwhite:

My "Pink Faeries" won the 1st place :blushes:

:thumb135061564:


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* CSS code and design by Baby Jane
* Additional resources by SheisprettyStock, Spiritsighs-Stock and Design-Maker
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Era - Sinfoni Deo
  • Drinking: Rose tea

Frequently Asked Questions

Tue Apr 14, 2009, 2:17 AM


About stock usage...

Can I use your stock for a character reference sheet, banner, avatar or layout?
Provided this character reference sheet, banner, avatar or layout is based on your original work created using my stock and compliant to all my terms of use (including crediting me somewhere on the image or not so far from it), yes you can. If you intend to base it on one of my stock photos without modifying it or in a way that is not compliant to my terms of use, no you can't.

Can I use your stock for a tutorial?
Coming soon

Can I use your stock to demonstrate actions or brushes?
Coming soon

How can I buy your exclusive packs?
You can't. My exclusive stock packs come in two different flavours, none of them being commercial : the ones you can only got by winning one of the contests I support, and the ones that are also accessible to Dreamers-of-Avalon members. I'm lucky enough to have no need to earn money from my stock, and prefer considering exclusive packs as some kind of reward or community gift.


About journal skin usage...

Can I use a journal skin from your gallery and customise it to my needs?
You may use a journal skin from my gallery and customise whatever you want in the code, or even use my code as a template to build your own. You may also use your own images instead of mine.
If I based the skin on an image I created myself (such as Time Travel or Patches), you may modify it as you wish, provided you keep full credits for all resources that have been used, either by you or me, and respect the terms of use of their authors.
In the case of skins I based on non-stock works that belong to other artists (such as Riversong or Castle in the Sky), I ask you either to keep the images as they are, or use your own.

Why are some of your journal skins not installable?
I created most of my journal skin before the 'installable' journal skin feature existed, and never had the time to convert them into an installable version. They are still usable the good old way, by downloading a zip file containing all css codes.


About stock making...

Where do you find all your costumes and weapons?
Coming soon

What kind of photography gear do you use?
I personnaly use a Nikon D80 named Edmont and a D90 named Edmund, usually with the excellent Nikkor 18-105mm lens and sometimes with the Sigma 10-20mm for architecture or landscape photos. Other photographers whose work is available in my gallery (Loïc (klyoh) and Nicolas) respectively use a Nikon D90 with the same lenses and a Sony A850.
For indoor photography, we also additionnaly borrow a set of studio lights from the company I work for.

Do you do stock requests?
No. I have a challenging full-time job, a house to run, a partner and friends I want to spent time with as well as several time-consuming hobbies. Which means no time for stock requests. Sorry.


Miscellaneous...

I sent you a note / comment. Why haven't you answered yet?
Due to major changes in my life, I have very few time for dA. As of feb.2012 I have something like 800 comments and 70 notes waiting for an answer, and apologize to all the people who wrote them. I always answer to notes and comments, it may just take a (very) long time... :(

Does the friesian stallion on your horse stock photos belong to you?
No he does not. Having my own horse is something I dream of, but for now it has not become reality!


  • Mood: Sociable