Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of the still awesomely named Stock and Awe a series of newsletters as suggested by you!
Going to make this a bumper issue as there hasn't been one for a while.
From the Stock Gallery in the last 24 hours.
Stock to Art
Rain 7 by ~LongStock
An interview with...^PirateLotus-Stock
1:First off - what inspired you to start a stock account?
I love taking pictures of everything, especially flowers and mountains. I always appreciated the stock providers I used stock from, and I thought it would be a fun thing to do. I really wanted to see what people could make with my pictures. It's kind of funny; I started the stock account with pictures I thought weren't good enough to go on my art account. Silly me. Now I take pictures for my stock account, and the ones that aren't good for stock go on my art account
2:How did you choose your username?
Well, I knew the word "stock" would be in there, and I wanted something with "pirate" in it ('cause they're sexy), but also something kind of girly. So I thought a nice tough but pretty flower would do the trick.
3:What is it about the stock community that keeps you active?
I definitely feel more a part of the community now than I did with my art account. Stockers are really supportive of each other, and everyone enjoys making their stock. It makes the stock world a fun place to be! Yay stock!
4:How would you like your stock to be used more?
I really enjoy seeing the fantasy landscapes people come up with, but really I just want my stock to be used in anything that has a lot of work and care put into it. Those are always my favorites.
5:Do you have any tips for people starting a stock account?
More of a warning: If you do landscape...I hope you like horsies
6:Why chose to stock at DA and not morguefile/sxc/photlia/etc...
Well, for one thing, I never even heard of them before I came to dA. And also they are way too impersonal.
7:How far would you go to take a stock picture?
I wish I could go to the moon and get some shots of the earth. I would do that.
8:Are there any things that you wish people would stop doing with your stock?
Cutting out...certain 4-legged animals...and pasting them onto my landscapes without doing anything to either of the images.
9:Show me three of your favourite stock uses!
Ok! But I gotta say a few words about them too
This is a close-up of a manip, and I love it, it's gorgeous. I don't hate all horse manips
I just love the way she depicted her 2D character in 3D "real-life"
:thumb110563149: Amazing surreal ideas, and executed beautifully
10:Is there anyone at dA whose stock you particularly admire, or have any other stock artists influenced your own work?
11: Which is your personal favourite stock
photo from your gallery?
Hm, that's tough...I think
12: What inspires you most to do stock?
Seeing the wide variety of things people make out of them. It just amazes me and keeps me wanting to make more!
13:What would win in a fight - a pirate or a lotus?
I dunno, lotuses are pretty tough...but pirates have very effective weedwackers. I guess it depends on how drunk the pirate is.
Thank you ^PirateLotus-Stock!