Journal Entry: Fri Jan 20, 2012, 2:59 PM
due to the actions of a deviant, i want to take a moment and once again, give the rules to coloring my art. you may not color my art, and it WILL be turned in as art theft, UNLESS you follow these 5 simple rules:
1. you must color it as the character it is, using proper color schemes. if you are uncertain, ask me. i'll gladly help out.
2. you must credit me and include my icon in your artist's comments
3. you must send me a link first thing after posting it.
4. you can not post my art on any other site other than deviantART, without permission from me.
5. if the piece is a commissioned piece that includes coloring, do not post the art until the official version is posted in my gallery.
6. coloring must be digital colors. do not print out my at and color it by hand. (sorry, people print it out and then say its just their art and don't credit me)
if you don't follow these rules, you are not allowed to color my art and all violations will be turned into admins as art theft and asked for the piece to be removed.
sorry to be so strict, but these are not hard rules to follow and i'm quite frankly sick of people stealing my art and changing lines and color schemes to make it their own character. if you like my art and want me to draw your oc, commission me. just like many others do. you are not allowed to take the art that someone else has paid for and use it as your own.
sorry everyone and i hope you understand why i had to do this.
so i found this while searching dA's FAQ's:
Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
DeviantART possesses no ownership claim in any submission and cannot grant you any license or permission for use, only the artist may do so.
All original works found in the deviantART galleries are the copyrighted property of the submitting artist. If you want to use a work you will need to ask permission from the artist, who is free to set whatever terms and conditions they wish. You should always ask permission before using any work which was created by another artist.
To contact a member of deviantART, you may use whatever contact information the artist may have provided on their profile page, or you may send a personal note to the artist if you have your own deviantART account.
Stock submissions and certain submissions marked with a Creative Commons License already have certain terms and conditions attached and can be used without directly contacting the artist providing that you obey the rules set for each work (which may vary from work to work and from artist to artist).
Reading: this weeks comics
Watching: Jersey Shore
Playing: nothing at the moment