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➵Can I Use Your Artwork for..
This question come's up a lot for me so I figured I would write a formal journal about it and link to people with these questions! If I haven't addressed something here, please feel free to note me or comment on this journal with your questions, comments, etc! I'll be updating this as I need to but here are my general rules of thumb!
Trust me I am HONORED
and humbled that you consider my art worthy of putting it on products, wallpapers, print it out and frame it up but the process needs to be done right! I just want to make sure that we can all enjoy what we do and we're both treated with respect!
What exactly is a watermark?"Also referred to as simply watermarking, a pattern of bits inserted into a digital image, audio or video file that identifies the file's copyright information (author, rights, etc.). The name comes from the faintly visible watermarks imprinted on stationery that identify the manufacturer of the stationery. The purpose of digital watermarks is to provide copyright protection for intellectual property that's in digital format."
I know they're not ideal and I know they sometimes take away from the image itself, but I've found that it's the more effective way to dissuade people from stealing my art. Also another method is to upload really low res photos so if my photos / art look grainy, that's why!
TLDR; My Disclaimer
All artworks are Copyright Protected and exclusive property of Amber F. "KovoWolf
" Art & Design. These images/artwork may not be downloaded, copied, or edited in any manner or form for use on any website, image gallery, clipart collection, printed product, or other derivative uses without express written permission from the artist. Any use of this art/image(s) without written permission from Amber F. "KovoWolf
" is prohibited. In the event a design/artwork is used without consent, a design fee will be enforced and legal action may also be pursued.
I have several wallpapers available in my gallery but I usually get requests for art pieces that aren't a wallpaper to be made into one.
Any artwork that I have that is NOT a wallpaper I currently do not have plans on making it into one. Maybe in the future ( I have a list of requests from you guys! ), but for now please stop asking me : ) Below you will find my wallpaper rules.
"If you plagiarize other's techniques, you steal their emotions and tell your spectators a lie with your work. Works as such equal zero."
― Wu Guan-Zhong
My journals are purchasable through my gallery and you are welcome to download them and use them for your own personal journals on DeviantArt but I ask that you please not modify the CSS code. It takes a lot of work to create these beautiful journals and it's a shame when people go dabbing into the code, re-arrange it, break it, and then wonder why it's not working or worse; re-upload it for others to use and claim it as their own. There are some small modifications that you're welcome to do but for the most part I ask you leave the journals as they are!
You will find my official rules below:
"Creativity takes courage"
― Henri Matisse
You May Not Use my artwork for..
Without My Written/Verbal Consent/Contract
Basically in short if you do not have my verbal and/or written permission via a contract to use my artwork PLEASE DO NOT USE IT. You will need to contact me separately about asking permission, otherwise it's NO !
"The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come."
My Art Shops
Feel like supporting my art and getting it on some cool things? Awesome! You'll find my various shops below where I offer my art on some pretty sweet things! Thanks for the support!
For taking the time to look at my submission guidelines
I hope you have a fantastic day and stay creative, inspiring and awesome!