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Hello and welcome to Inspirational-Stock! The group that aims to provide you with high-quality, unusual, original, brilliant stock! The type that screams "use-me!" as soon as you see it. I hope you've got your sketchbook ready 'cause you're gonna need it!

Now to the icky stuff:

Submission Guidelines

:bulletpurple: Do not join as a member if you are not a stock-provider. Please just watch the group if you don't provide resources ;)
:bulletpurple: All submissions must be stock.
:bulletpurple: They should be high-quality, no out-of-focus shots, motion blur. If it is nude model, it should not be pornographic. Full body model shots should not have cut-offs. Background stock should be at a usuable angle, and a large size.
:bulletpurple: I am going to be really picky with what I accept into this group, if I don't think it fits the bill, please don't throw a hissy fit at me.
:bulletpurple: The more original and amazing it is, the more it belongs in this group. No myspace shots or dead-eye expressions taken from multiple angles.
:bulletpurple: Do not try to submit every single image from one single shoot. Pick your best.
:bulletpurple: Do not submit Premium Content stock. We check every submission for quality, and we're not going to pay just to check it.

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Unused Stock Contest

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 9, 2015, 2:22 PM

Unused Stock Contest

Who wants a contest?

Well, I haven't done a contest in a while, so it's about time :)  This one is going to be about using stock that has previously not been used!  This will give the artists a chance to do something unique with stock that has not been worked with before, and the stockers will get to see a bigger variety of their stock used.

Ms. lindowyn-stock had an unloved stock project/challenge at one time, and many people still have "Unloved Stock" folders in their galleries.  I think this is a brilliant idea, so I want to bring it back up and do a contest revolving around it :)

The Rules!

  • Contest starts NOW and ends January 20th (entries must be submitted no earlier than Nov 10)
  • Digital or Traditional art only
  • All stock used must follow stockers' Terms of Use AND be credited with a link (even if that is not in the ToU)
  • Please state in your description that the artwork is for this contest with a link
  • Enter as many times as you want, but you can only win once.  One artist per entry (no collaborations)
  • Use AT LEAST ONE of the stocks from the pool below in your new artwork
  • (You don't need to use entirely previously unused stock for your work)
  • Submit your entry by posting a link to your work in the comments on this journal, or by noting me.

Entries will be judged based on creativity and skill, plus a small bonus if using more than one of the stocks in the pool.  Judges are some of the people whose stock is in the pool

The Stock Pool

You must use AT LEAST ONE of these stock images in your artwork:

Birthday Scifi by PirateLotus-StockLeucistic Cobra Stock 4 by Cassy-BluePack 7 What Once Was by ElandriaBeach Stock 278 by Cassy-Blue
Snow stock 69 by Malleni-StockJedi Portrait 7 by PirateLotus-StockSan Gimignano Stock 32 by Malleni-Stock
Orb Weaver Stock by Cassy-BluePack 158 Natures Lore by ElandriaFuel Pump by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK
Fire Stock 10 by Cassy-BlueDaytona Beach Skyline Preview by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-StockLet The Storm Rage On [Pose Ref for Drawing] by SenshiStock
Food Poses 9 by PirateLotus-StockEdinburgh Gardens Animals 7 by PirateLotus-StockSeagulls by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK
Puzzlewood 32 by PirateLotus-StockAcademia Stock 5 by Cassy-BlueObsidian 8 by TasastockHeadstone Detail 09 by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK
Snake by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCKPack 145 Stand My Ground by ElandriaAbandoned Farmhouse Stock 07 by Malleni-Stock
Blacklight Pack 3 by PirateLotus-StockBeansidhe Stock 3 by Cassy-BlueWhich Old Witch 17 by TasastockGoose Stock - 1 by Exquisite-Rain
Pack 19 Netley by ElandriaNest Stock 03 by Malleni-StockUntil Death... 12 by Elandria
Ring Request Stock 1 by wintersmagicstockA Quiet Place by LyricannaTarmon Gai'don 74 by ElandriaThatch by wintersmagicstock
USS Alabama Ship Interior by CelticStrm-Stock (31) by CelticStrm-StockPretty in pink 07 UNRESTRICTED by ElandriaUSS Alabama Interior by CelticStrm-Stock (23) by CelticStrm-Stock

The Prizes!

There will be 3 winners.

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

If you'd like to donate any prizes, please let me know! :heart:

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Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
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Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock
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mini---MIR Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Hi, I haven't been active in a long time so I just saw the request, sorry! Can we still do this?
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Hello :la: What was the request for?
ChaosFay Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Next week's feature will be RED, and posted August 13th.  Submit pieces, old or new, with red of any sort in them (not pink).  It can be literature where the color red is mentioned, a craft that uses red, a visual item with a touch or a lot of red.  ANY MEDIUM!!!  Any shade, any hue, any amount.  Submit to this poll.  If you don't have anything feel free to submit work created by another; it can be a nice surprise to find your work featured.
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
:) Thank you for the request!:wave:
devoman1948 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
dead group??????
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
devoman1948 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
dont answer stuff very quickly
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
One of our founders is on vacation.  What did you need answered?
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Sisterslaughter165 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you a lot for the request! :iconyeahcatplz:
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for the request :huggle: 
I wish you all a Happy New Year
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