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About the name; it's from a misspelling! On my other account; I'm called "Kowai" for short, but it happened that a certain someone misspelled it "Kowia" and I liked the sound of that name. So here, I kept it! :XD:

If you have an important question and I seem to take too much time replying here, you can contact me at my other account:
:iconkowai-usagi:

Certified Stock by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-Stock

:bulletblack: Unless labeled otherwise, all my stock is unrestricted but you still have to follow the few rules I set up: [link] :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: You will find a list of unrestricted stock accounts here: [link] :bulletblack:
:bulletred: | Rules | Ressources off DA | :bulletred:



Hi there!

After the launch of the Premium Content on Deviant art and then the apparition of the Commission widget, I saw a lot of people wonder if there exist ways to sell content, goods or services outside DeviantArt.

After a few researches, I present you my compilation of such services.

They can offer printed goods (including some types that are unavailable on DeviantArt) or digital ones. There exist a way larger amount of services online, but I selected those upon a few criteria: Transparency, easiness to use, languages and currencies support, payment options, fees and absence of hosting fees... In whole or parts.

Keep in mind that those sites all have their own individual fees system. You may want to compare them before deciding to use one or another.

Remember as well that each of this service will ask for some personal data in order to pay you that can range from your paypal account to your tax informations if you live in the USA.



Let's start the list:

:bulletyellow: Online store:
Storenvy:
You can put up to five pics of each product.
You can chose your price.
The products are displayed on the website's default look and in a customisable personal store.

:bulletyellow: Various printed goods:
Society6:
Aside from art prints, it offers a nice panel of original goods.
Most of the royalties for goods are fixed; you can however set the price of Art Prints as you wish.
The products are displayed on the website's default look.

Zazzle:
A large choice of various goods.
You can set your own percentage on your products.
The products are displayed on the website's default look and in a customisable personal store.

CafePress:
A nice panel of different goods.
Prices are fixed; you earn a 8% royalty of the retail price.
The products are displayed on the website's default look. A customisable personal store can also be added as an option.

RedBubble:
A nice panel of different goods.
You can set your own percentage on your products.
The products are displayed on the website's default look.

:bulletyellow: 3D printed goods:
Shapeways:
You upload your own models.
You can set your own percentage on your products.
The products are displayed on the website's default look.

:bulletyellow: Printed books:
Lulu:
You can sell either printed books, e-books, photo-albums and calendars. A large choice of printing format, paper and covers.
You chose the price of your books. You can also get a free ISBN for most format or add one you acquired elsewhere.
The products are displayed on the website's default. There is also an option to sell in other online stores like Amazon.

Blurb:
Mosly aimed toward artbooks and photobooks. Different choices of printing format, paper and cover quality. E-books are also available.
You chose the price of your books. There is a discount for large orders.
The products are displayed on the website's default.

:bulletyellow: Digital content:
Sellfy:
Cover any digital format but no file over 2GB.
You chose your price. Immediate payment after a sell.
Your products are sold through links that you have to post on your own website(s)/page(s).

Oronjo:
Cover any digital format. You can also sell online articles on blogs.
You chose your price. The service support letting buyers chose their price. Oronjo is supporting a "free philosophy" and encourage you to keep a large amount of your products available for free.
Your products are sold through links that you have to post on your own website(s)/page(s).

:bulletyellow: Music:
Bandcamp:
It's possible to listen to the music before buying it.
You chose your price. Immediate payment after a sell.
The products are displayed on the website's default look and in a customisable personal store.

:bulletyellow: Commissions:
Artists&Clients:
You can chose what type of drawings you sell as well as the number of slots available.
You can chose your price.
Your offer is displayed in the website's default look.



So, as said before, this is far from being an exhaustive list. You may want to do some research by yourself; depending on how your exposure is, a paying service could be more appropriate.

Also, don't forget to check for local industries that could work with you in case you decide to manage a shop by yourself on your own webpage.

I will also add this general tip: Once you start a business on any selling website, make sure to advertise it everywhere! You have DeviantArt, advertise there! You have Tumblr? Advertise there! Twitter? Advertise there! Facebook? Myspace? Any other blog? Advertise there! What you will need to that point is exposure, so make sure that any place you can advertise (without spamming of course) is used.


That's it for now! Until there!
~Kowai
:bulletred: | Rules | Selling outside DeviantArt | :bulletred:



Here, I am going to give a small presentation of tutorials and resources exterior to DeviantArt.
Of course, there may be some specific rules regarding the use of some of the resources that differs from mines, so please make sure that you follow them! I won't hold any responsibility for the misuse of those resources.

If you have some suggestion, feel free to talk about it in a comment.

~Kowai



:bulletyellow: Tutorials:

Tips to protect your art:
Effective ways to protect your art: blog.doublecluepon.com/2011/08…
10 Big Myths about copyright: www.templetons.com/brad/copymy…

Tips to earn money as a freelancer:
www.reencoded.com/2010/09/28/f… www.reencoded.com/2010/09/23/1…

Coding lessons:
www.w3schools.com/

Color theory:
www.imaginefx.com/022877543294… (.pdf)
www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech1…
www.colormatters.com/color-and…
conceptart.org/forums/showthre…
www.elfwood.com/farp/color/int…
vector.tutsplus.com/articles/t…

Photography:
www.nationalgeographic.com/ebo… (.pdf)

Composition and design:
www.methart.com/tutorials/thir… www.methart.com/tutorials/comp…
archive.org/details/compositio… (This is a whole book, links for viewing are on the left)
www.johnlovett.com/test.htm

Perspective:
www.scottmcdaniel.net/drawing/…
www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech1… (ultra detailed)
burningmonster.blogspot.fr/201…
isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb… (.pdf)
www.elfwood.com/farp/perspecti…

Anatomy:
www.erikgist.com/ErikGist_Watt… (.pdf nudity warning)
www.elfwood.com/farp/prop_musc…
conceptart.org/forums/showthre… (Head shots)

Patterns:
Celtic knot: www.elfwood.com/farp/theart/no…

Environment:
Landscape: idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/… idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…
Waterscape: idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…
Waterfall: idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…
Snowscape: idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…
Magma: idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/… idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…

Creatures:
idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2012/…
idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…
idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…
idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2011/…

:bulletyellow: Freewares:

Drawing:
Autodesk SketchBook Copic Edition: copic.jp/en/sketchbook-ce.html
Paint.NET: www.getpaint.net/
The Gimp: www.gimp.org/
Pixia: www.snapfiles.com/get/pixia.ht…
Open Canvas: wistinga.online.fr/opencanvas/ (The 1.1 version is free and has a feature that allow group drawing)
MyPaint: mypaint.intilinux.com/?page_id…
Krita: krita.org/

Drawing utilities:
Carapace (perspective lines generator): epicgames.com/community/2012/1…

3D:
Metasequoia: metaseq.net/english/ (there is both a freeware and a shareware version)

Game programming:
Ren'Py (visual novels): www.renpy.org/latest.html
Twine (interactive stories): gimcrackd.com/etc/src/
Adventure Game Studio (point and click): www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/
Löve (2D games): love2d.org/
Stencyl (2D games): www.stencyl.com/
Unity (3D games): unity3d.com/
JMonkey Engine (3D games): jmonkeyengine.com/
Wintermute Engine (various): dead-code.org/home/

:bulletyellow: Resources:

Posing:
www.posemaniacs.com/

Textures:
freestocktextures.com/

Color picking:
(V3) colorschemedesigner.com/ (V2) colorschemedesigner.com/previo… (V1) colorschemedesigner.com/previo…
www.livepaintinglessons.com/ga…
kuler.adobe.com/
www.colorsontheweb.com/colorwh…
design-seeds.com/
www.colourlovers.com/
cghub.com/scripts/category/swa… (swatches for Photoshop)

Brushes:
Watercolor: conceptart.org/forums/showthre…
Various: psd.fanextra.com/tutorials/dra… (the brushes are in a link at the second §) || saejinoh.blogspot.se/2010/08/j… || cghub.com/scripts/category/bru… || www.artoflevi.com/?page_id=167…
Hi there,

This is my stock account.
My main account is :iconkowai-usagi:
Note that pictures on my other account aren't to be used as stock. Thank you.

So here are a few rules I expect you to follow about the stock displayed here:



Photography and 3D stock:
Depending on what use you do of them,  may require different treatment;
:bulletorange: If you only take reference and do not show it in your final picture, it is not necessary to link back to my stock (though it is appreciated).
:bulletorange: If the stock is showing or is recognizable in your final picture, I ask you to credit me by putting my name and a link to the stock you used.

Vector and screentones stock:
:bulletorange: Credit me by putting my name and a link to the stock you used.

For all stock:
:bulletblue: By all means use my stock for your pictures! You don't need to ask me prior to that.

:bulletpurple: You CAN use for printing, as long as it is NOT the stock only in full page (giving or editing color only does not makes it your own either). Make your imagination works, I can assure you that you have brains!

:bulletblack: Do not repack or redistribute anywhere (even in DA)! That also means you can't make brushes out of them.

:bulletred: Be kind enough to show me how you used them! *w* I'd love to see! And I would add a link to your work in the stock you used!

:bulletgreen: One last rule: Have fun!!! :aww:


Tutorial: :bulletwhite: How and Why To Credit Your Stock Providers :bulletwhite:



If you have any question, feel free to ask here or in a note if it is personal.
I'm mostly on my other account though, so please, don't expect an immediate reply.
If I get enough questions, I may reply to them all in a FAQ journal.

If you have some specific requests or ideas, I may consider it. But please, remember that what I decide to upload and what project to work on is still up to only me.

Thanks for reading.
Until there! See ya!
Kowai

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StrangeBeautyMag Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Your guitar cords stock are all in the Resources & Stock Images / Stock Images / Model / Female / Anatomy category.
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Kowia Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Yes, because the main focus is on the hand; which is a part of anatomy. And it was the most fitting stock folder for the series from my point of view.
Would you see them fitting better in another one?
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StrangeBeautyMag Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artist
The guitar appears to be the primary focus.
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Kowia Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I wouldn't have made 108 shots with the guitar always in the same angle if that had been the case!
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guruakki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot .....
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Kowia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
No problem!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your stock has been featured here. followintheblackbird.deviantar…
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Kowia Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thank you very much!
I shall link back to this journal on my profile widget. :meow:
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome and thank you.
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Kowia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
No problem!
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