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Hello everyone! I've decided to hold an art challenge open to both digital and traditional artists. The theme is folklore.

Rules:


1. You must use at least one stock image from my gallery following my terms of use. 
2. All stock must be credited and from valid sources as defined by DeviantART. 
3. All entries must adhere to the theme. 
4. You may only submit one entry per category. 
5. Entries must include what folklore/folktale it is based on :) I like learning about new stories. 

The theme is broad. You can illustrate a folk tale, a creature from folklore, or a character from folk lore. Here's some great websites to help you:

-Encyclopedia Mythica: www.pantheon.org/
-Ghost Stories/Folk Lore of Japan: hyakumonogatari.com/
 -Scary Fairies: io9.com/5830188/ten-freaky-typ…
-Wikipedia. Honestly wikipedia is a good jumping point. Also check their references section that can lead to some cool websites. I generally have much of the Irish and Scottish folklore open when writing my urban fantasy story along with Encyclopedia Mythica's folklore and beastry sections. 

Entries can be submitted by note to me, Cassy-Blue, or by comment on this journal. 

Deadline is November 30th at 12:59. Entries will be judged and winners announced on December 6th. 


There will be two categories that work can be submitted to, digital and traditional art. 

Prizes:

There will be one winner for each category. 

Feature from Cassy-Blue, ADamselinDesign,DamselStock, & MariaSemelevich
50 points from Cassy-Blue
Sketch from kadomaru

if you wish to donate prizes, that would be appreciated :)
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ha-rat-kiristock Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: thank you for accepting me :)
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Open question to anybody with experience on the matter:

I have some photos with people in it playing a particular sport, and I think it might be helpful to release said photos as stock. However, I'm hesitant to do so because it was basically an opportunistic shoot, and the players may or may not have been aware of me taking photos. Now, I know there's street photography on dA, so I know it's not FORBIDDEN DARK ARTS to post photos of unaware subjects, but what are the ethics of releasing some person in a stock photo? What do you guys do? Do you ever get people coming up and asking you to take their photos down? Even if their photo has already been manipulated/referenced and posted in lots of other places? I've never posted stock of humans before, so help is appreciated.
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Generally what we do is post very plainly that the artist can use the stock at their own risk as there is no model release available. We also restrict usage to no commercial use aside from perhaps dA prints. You could even restrict it to only allowing it for pose reference/study and not allow manipulations.

This is an example of a stock of a stranger I have and how I worded the restriction I set forth: Blushing African American Bride by DamselStock
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is very helpful to see. Thanks for the input!
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
That is a tough one.  Personal opinion here - street photography is not stock, it is art in and of itself.  Stock shots of human subjects should have model releases, so that if there is ever a question, you are legally protected. 
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the input! I'll definitely consider contacting the sports team in question.
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Thanks a lot for the request! :hug:
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SpellpearlArts Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the Request!:heart:
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