First off:DEVIANTART IS NOT PHOTOBUCKET. DO NOT UPLOAD WORKS THAT YOU DID NOT DRAW AND TREAT IT AS SUCH. I am so sick of seeing this.
I don't really care if you repost/reblog my works on sites OTHER THAN DEVIANTART i.e. tumblr, twitter, etc so long as:
1. You do NOT claim ownership/that you drew/created it
2. You do NOT make money off it (i.e. print out onto a cup or something and sell it.)
3. You do NOT use it for a commercial product (i.e Playmats)
4. When possible, to please credit/give source
In addition: If you trace, or color one of my works, it's ok as long as you link to the original picture/credit me.
If you use my works as part of an AMV or something, I'd love to see the end result ^^
I appreciate it that you ask for my permission, it really does mean a lot and shows that people out there still care.
And this is the final rule, I cannot stress this enough: I only have the authority to report pictures of mine that were stolen. If you find the work of another artist, please contact the artist themselves, not me.
Do NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT
go reporting artists on deviantART that you "think" stole from pixiv without making sure that it is not ACTUALLY the pixiv artist trying to start a deviantART page. This has become a rising issue within the community.
From FAQ #572: What does deviantART consider "Fan Art" to be?
"Unacceptable submissions may feature screenshots, official artwork from a video game, scans from an art book, a photograph of a famous person, or similar items but in every case the source material is considered the legal property of another artist.
In many cases these 'seed images' are manipulated, colored over, blended with other images, and otherwise digitally worked over.Due to the fact that these pieces contain the works used without legal license we must prohibit their submission here.
These unacceptable pieces will be removed as they come to the attention of the administration." How to prevent your art from falling victim to thieves:
1. If you can save as a .png . Certain web browsers prevent browsers from saving/copying this type of file.
2. Place a watermark NOT in any corner, but rather over a part of the leg, arm, etc. If you can have it diagonally rather than straight across it is better-(It is nice to have the mark at about %50 opacity so as to not mess with the oeverall composition of your work)
3. Keep the original LARGE file on your harddrive- upload only a smaller version with a watermark to the internet- (example is change the DPI to 72 or less to make printing out very difficult/poor quality. You can do this by "change image size" and change the dpi. Remember it may shrink the pixels of your image, so be sure to check that!)
4. Photoshop has a feature that you can place a "hidden" watermark on the file- this is under file> image info (or something like that- I have to check to be sure) but in this menu you can add- "copyrighted" or whatnot and link to your website and say "do not use without permission" or something