Although your photomanipulation is very nice... my image is not a STOCK image... and you did not ask for permission prior to using my image My image is copyrighted material, and my copyright clearly shows on the image. All the images on are NOT available for use by others... in order for an image to be available for use, it must be categorized as "stock". So in the future, please ask BEFORE you use one my images, unless it is already categorized as stock. I am not trying to be mean... but, this unauthorized use of my images seems to be becoming more and more frequent. You may wish to review DeviantArt's FAQ on this subject FAQ #157:Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
If you wish to use one of my images in the future, please contact me first... permission will not be unreasonably witheld. I'm really trying to be nice here but I should warn you that many deviants will get very upset when you use their images without permission.
I do appreciate you being honest, and letting me know that you did use my image
Apology accepted! be very sure to read the "category" on each and every deviation, before you decide to just use it as a stock image
yes, folks can get VERY upset, report the violation, and cause DA to remove your deviation Much better to ask first, so that when you finish your deviation, you can be proud of yourself Remember... you wouldn't want your finished work to be ripped off... would you? ...for "what goes around... always comes around" ...and "what you project...comes back in threes" is no different from any real life community ....you wouldn't dream of using my car... or my toothbrush () without asking first ...and my art (and yours!) is no different
In your artist's comments on your deviation... you say "I still feel like I'm missing something in this picture, feel free to comment" well, you may want to delete your deviation... and start over with actual STOCK IMAGES
I just went back and looked at your deviation again... and then clicked each and every one of the links that you provided for the model, background, birds, and fish... and NOT one of those images is a stock image I think you need to spend your time working on a deviation that cannot be reported for violations... right now, your deviation has 4 violations