Welcome to the thirty-first edition of the still awesomely named Stock and Awe a series of newsletters as suggested by you!
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From the Stock Gallery in the last 24 hours.
Stock to Art
Kimono 3 by ~Sitara-LeotaStock
An interview with...*duesterheit
1:First off - what inspired you to start a stock account?
At the beginning I showed some manips done by me at my account but found out that I prefer to provide stocks to see what other people create with them. But I also provide some gifts there
2:How did you choose your username?
It is my screenname since 2000 as I came online the first time. A choice of my mood at that time.
3:What is it about the stock community that keeps you active?
I'm not that active I guess to be honest. But it is the strong feeling of a family. We stockers are like little faeries behind many of the digital works here at DA
4:How would you like your stock to be used more?
Well, I'm glad when anyone uses them ^^ At the end it's the choice of the artist and I'm happy when someone picks one of my stocks out of the endless amount of stocks/textures here at DA.
5:Do you have any tips for people starting a stock account?
Believe in yourself and look around what might be useful for others and what is often requested. But don't forget the fun (= And use critique if you got some to grow and make things better.
6:Why chose to stock at DA and not morguefile/sxc/photlia/etc...
The first contact with DA came through twistedrealmz (I don't know who still knows that group of digital artits; it is not more active here at DA as I can see) and from that point on I just got stuck here. And I don't got the nerves/time to manage more accounts. Call me lazy ^^ I just love DA.
7:How far would you go to take a stock picture?
So far until I reach the right focus
8:Are there any things that you wish people would stop doing with your stock?
9:Show me three of your favourite stock uses!
I just love the style and mood of it:
The artist used the 2nd sculpture pack from resurgere that contains stocks by me. I love the clean work:
And here I like the combination of different styles:
10:Is there anyone at dA whose stock you particularly admire, or have any other stock artists influenced your own work?
Definitely resurgere and tExTuReMaTtIc. I admire both for their outstanding quality. But I like to click myself through the stock/texture categories to get some inspiration or just to stare at great stocks. An influence is everywhere.
11:Which do you prefer to work with as an artist, stock photos or textures?
When I do something I prefer stocks. The texture is just the finishing move
12:You have some beautiful locations in your gallery, such as the house in this - - are they close to your home?
No. I take the most shots at trips or at holydays. No one likes to see the gray town I live in ^^
13:As a German I must know, do you like David Hasselhoff?
What did you say? I just was listening to "looking for freedom" xD
Thank you *duesterheit! Hofftastic!