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Congratulations to the Winners of :iconsinned-angel-stock:Sinned-angel-stock's Contest

First: :iconslyshand:slyshand
Sinned-angel-stock Lightning Inspiration by slyshand
02 Huey Reaching Up by slyshand02 BeeSneezing Final by slyshand

Mature Content

Nude in a chair by slyshand

faestock: Remember Remember... by slyshand

Inspiration by IvieMoon
Lament of the Leaves by IvieMoonLunchtime by IvieMoonDryad's Dance by IvieMoon
Juniper Vista by IvieMoon

You Inspire Me by Minxy-Moo
Sunshine by Minxy-MooHappy Birthday Monkey by Minxy-MooI'm Sorry by Minxy-Moo
Improvement Meme by Minxy-Moo

Note About llama's: Please stop trying to give them to me. Everytime I try to return the favor DA logs me out of the website, which is caused by their coding and their use of third part javascript and cookies. Thus, I will no longer give llama badges to anyone.

Stocks & Copyright Links:

:iconkirilee:kirilee Journal about Copyrights and Stock - Stock Copyright - Shutterstock, iStock vs. DAFirst and foremost, I am not a lawyer. This journal contains my personal understanding of copyright law, terms and conditions for the mentioned websites as it relates to the stock and the artistic community here on DeviantArt (DA).
However, please feel free to share this journal.
Recently, one of DA’s most active and respected stock users came under fire for using off site (meaning outside DA) stocks in her work. As a “stocker”, I was surprised to hear of this - It was my understanding that this was common practice for artists to do.
It prompted me to look into the matter and dust off the little bit of arts law I studied whilst doing my post grad in Arts Management. (And I will save you the definition of IP law and the fact that copyright stays in effect for about 150 years, give or take a few. If you want to read a bit more about the basics in easy to und

US Government Copyright Laws-…  &
As per US government Copyrights Derivative and compilations including my Work are Copyrightable by the creator of the derivative or compilation because "the resulting work as a whole constitutes a new work." Please government document on Derivative and Compiled artworks: "Copyright in Derivative Works and Compilations" from the United States Copyright Offices.

Journal Post on Copyright laws with DA faqs: Copyrights: What You Should KNowI repeatedly get people that tell me I respect artist and know art etiquette then say unless I am using Open Source Public Domain like Google. Well Heads Up: Images there are NOT Public Domain! They just do not make it obvious unless you hunt for their own policy which I have done for you! I would like to see a day when all new artists are taught real respect for all artists. Yes, long ago in many countries around the world copying other artwork was not only acceptable but encouraged for learning. However, today most images can be viewed without copying on public sites and there are many good books that can be bought or checked out from libraries that teach how to create art. Therefore there is no longer a need to copy someones work. Furthermore, using work to create derivatives like photo manipulations still follow copyright laws and rules. It is so easy these days to contact an artist including photographer to ask permission for using their work for creating derivatives. Respect mean

For those that question my watermarks and copyright notices, I want to explain two simple things. Many of my stock providers disallow commercial work and ask for licensing fees if their work is used in commercial work. Secondly, I do not sell my own work thus I believe it is unfair for others to make a profit of my work that involves the time to blend colors, saturation, tones, light & shadows, create and add textures as well other techniques to create my artwork. Please respect my work, process, and all stock providers by not using my work for your own endeavors. Thank You.

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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav:'s Sophia
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Thanks for all the faves Sophia.  :)
uurthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
welcome back:)

Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for all your recent faves!
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
It is so good to see you back.  Thanks for commenting and collecting my art!  
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for all the new :+fav:s, dear! :aww:
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cemac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Thank you very much for the 2:+fav: for 'Rainy Days and Mondays' and 'A World Without Love',  which are truly appreciated :blackrose::excited:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Just thought I'd check on you, Sophia...

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Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
:D Thanks for the favourite!
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