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Yes, I am doing much better today. Disabling comments has been a relief. I don't like limiting freedom of speech, but this works well for my full-body packs which seem to garner more unwanted attention that my headshots.

Back to business, I wanted to talk about my plan for Expired Stock.

I have extremely high standards, and like many artists, I become embarassed by, and eventually can't stand my old work. So I get rid of it. I know that many people like my old stuff, and I don't want to suddenly cut them off in the middle of a project, so my plan is to simply phase out old work I don't like. There isn't an exact timeline for this, but it should be enough that you notice where it has gone if you still need it.

First, it gets moved to the Old Stock folder at the bottom of my gallery. It will stay here for a while as I decide if I want to replace it or just get rid of it.

Second, it gets moved to Scraps. You can still download my packs in scraps, I just don't have to look at them anymore.

Thirdly, it will be put into Storage permanently. I don't need to delete them altogether, but they will no longer be accessible.

Rules regarding expired stock:

1) This is why I ask you to link my profile and not the deviation itself. I move stuff. I delete stuff. That would lead to a dead link.

2) If you have saved expired stock, you are welcome to use it for your own personal projects. Same content and commercial use rules.
Yes, you can post art made with expired art on DA / the internet, but just credit my profile, and I dunno, probably add a note like "this stock is no longer available" because you may get a bunch of people asking. (Just a suggestion)

3) Do not share or upload my expired stock. I don't like it anymore. I want to get rid of it. It does NOT become creative commons / public domain. I am simply not offering it anymore.

As you can see, I've already started this process with some of my oldest packs. If you need them, save them now. They are currently in scraps and will be stored in a few weeks.
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know, a woman has to expect to get some stupid comments on full body posts, goes with the territory, cause some guys are immature
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MaryDoodles Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
First off, thanks for what you do. It's absolutely awesome and I very much appreciate it! Secondly, we all hate the haters too. They didn't have anything important to say anyway and if you need to block that then so be it. :heart: rock on.
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CrystalBlueDragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thanks for the heads up.
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Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
It's sad that most people nowadays confuse freedom of speech with stupidity and insolence.

I'm looking forward for more photos!
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Smolin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow. You got rid of a ton of really great stock. I wish I'd seen this earlier, so I could have saved some of it!

I'll just toss my 2 cents here. I almost always start figural work by deciding on a pose and working it as far as I can from imagination. But more often than not, I need to grab some reference in order to work out one thing or another -- a foreshortened arm, a hand gesture, etc. Finding the right stock can be a laborious task, and interrupts the work flow, so my favorite stock artists are the ones who post tons of poses. From my point of view, redundancy and subtle nuance between and among the selection is fantastic, because it allows me to find just the right pose that I need.

In short, I'm bummed out that you've winnowed down your selection!
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Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I totally agree.
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Those sets will be replaced at some point, I just didn't like the quality of them. They were really poor and grainy, and I felt like they were unprofessional. I still have my bow and I can borrow the sword from the props department again, and now that I have my new camera with a faster shutterspeed, I can do even better stuff.
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Smolin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh cool! That made my day.
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TheFirstFlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thank you for all the work you put into creating the stock packs. -Off to go save the old ones-

They are great for when I sit there with my tablet trying to get the way this or that should be and can't for the love of all that's holy figure it out!
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beyourpet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   General Artist
Seems like a good way of doing it!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for spelling this out. I understand how you want to keep things to the best level. I really like using your work as a reference(s) when I can so you know, even older works.
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate your dedication to clarity regarding your stock use policies- it saves a lot of headache and "I wonder what they meant by x." Thanks!
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I try to save myself the hassle of answering the same questions over and over. ^^
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Imfreethistime Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up kxhara, and I'm glad you're feeling better
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Goes off in a mad rush to save some awesome old stock*. I might have a use for it later...
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Origami-Butterfly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never understood the purpose of storage. If no one can see it what's the point? Is it like a place where you can keep your art just in case you might want to use it again? Especially if you don't like it... why not delete it? :0

I'm glad you're feeling better though! :heart:
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I use storage as quite literally that- storage. My packs, altogether, reach into the gigs. Though it may seem unsafe to some people, some of my packs only exist online. I delete the original files form my hard-drive to save space. though I don't think I've created anything that I would be disappointed about if my DA was suddenly erased. Also, it's easier as you said to take things out rather than reupload them. I had one user ask me for access to my old letters series for a project she was doing. I took them out for her to save, then returned them.
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Origami-Butterfly Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes a lot of sense. The only bad thing I can think of is that I don't know a good thing until it's gone. xD
I think this is an overall good idea and a good decision on your part. :]
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geekyartist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
If we have a picture we're working on made from a stock photo and it gets deleted before it's finished, can we still post it with a link to your profile?
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
post the art? yes. You can keep using expired stock you have saved. just don't reupload my stock to the web.
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geekyartist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome thank you :D
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DawnZiarte Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any chance of you remaking the old stock in the future?
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
some of it I may remake, though it may not be exactly the same, I hope to make it better.
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DawnZiarte Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good to hear, I'll be looking forward to it! ^^
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orehovka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Hey, I wanted to thank you again for your wonderful stock! It is really indispensable for every aspiring artist and you did a great job in capturing the most important elements of a given situation! :thumbsup:
Please, do not worry for the mean comments about your body, face, etc. - every valuable artist will tell you that this kind of judgement towards any given object of drawing (not only live model) is ridiculous and quite unprofessional. :faint: Keep your head up and don't allow some ill-founded negativism to stop you. :hug:
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annaoi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda get embarrassed too about my old works :XD:. That's why some of them are deleted.

And I love your stock, old and new. :) I have yet to draw something using them, I just can't figure out what.
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SEWong Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know you are feeling better. :hug: Thanks for the heads up! :thanks:
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JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah! Must download all the old stuff before it's gone forever! :iconnoeswooplz:
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NarcoVampira Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
roger that ;)
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angelsblessing Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Appreciate it. :3
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think these are very reasonable rules. :)
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PixelPandaa Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awww

so, if u dont like your old stock, do you plan to re-do them due to feeling more exprienced with what you want to achieve?
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
some, yes. though some haven't been as useful, so I probably wouldn't ty to recreate them exactly. I'd adjust what the theme is then reshoot it.
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SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you for giving fair warning and allowing users to save it on their computers. I personally find all your stock highly useful so I'd very much like to have the older stock somewhere for quick reference. And needless to say I look forward to any newer stock you'll produce.
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Kalistik-Cheryzia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Understood. :3 I'll be looking through and saving anything I want to use.
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm actually happy that you disabled the comments. I love your stocks even if I can't use them since I don't draw but I still feel like I wanna leave an epic comment to show my appreciation, but never really knowing what to say.
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ElizaWyatt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for the heads up, Kxhara!
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inkwishes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
You've actually just inspired me to save all of your scrapped packs just in case I need them. They're all still super pretty and useful poses. I don't want to lose access to them. :[
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DigitalRipple Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your photographs :)

I know I said this before, but thank you again.

You've helped me solve some poses I've had issues with for some time now.

Here's a DAMuro Paint for you ^___^
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Cool! Thanks. :D

"RUN FROM THE ZOMBIES!"
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:icondigitalripple:
DigitalRipple Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
LoL, You saw my Zombies?! OH NOES! :XD:

My latest one is cute! It's a Bumblebee princess getting ready for the mating flight. :D
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CyanFerret Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
wow, that's incredible for muro.
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DigitalRipple Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
LoL, Thank you.

It's not worthy of a deviation though :) I wouldn't submit that as a piece for my gallery.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty darn awesome if I may say so! :)
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DigitalRipple Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thank you's sir! :D

I hope Kxhara appreciate it ^____^
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure she does!
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Dannica63 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Will you be redoing some of that older stock later on? *particularly curious about the weapon shoots*
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
definitely. They won't be 100% the same, but hopefully they'll be better.
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Dannica63 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Oh great! :D I'll look forward to that then.
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HarukArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your decision to disable comments but where can I post you my works based on your photos? Of course if you are intrested in some. If not I will just credit you in description.
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