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.