So, I think it's quite clear that the mythology-topic in my poll has won - I'll draft up the contest, rules and prices and hopefully I can open it by the end of this month. It'll run for two or three months and if you have some prices (journal features, subscriptions, exclusive stock packs etc.) to donate I'd be more than grateful.
The contest theme will be mythology, with the little twist of each artist taking on a mythological topic of their own country. Now, I understand that especially people from the US often care about their European roots and have little to no relation to native American culture. I must say that I do think that this is part of the challenge - to look into it and maybe find out interesting aspects (and inspiration!) you didn't know about... BUT, I will not disqualify anyone who decides to go for European mythology because of a family-connectoin - just make sure you explain the connection in your image description or something.
I hope that option provides for a few more variations to make it easier for you guys.
That you have to use my stock for your contest entry goes without saying
Oh, and another thing - I'll try and reupload a few of my packs that could be used for the contest. Let me know if there's one you'd like to see sooner rather than later and I'll upload it first.
So much for now
Feel free to tell me what you think of the contest idea!
The two most important ones:
CREDIT & NOTIFY
Additional rules and FAQ:
If you want to use pieces created with this stock outside dA that's usually fine - I'd be grateful, though, if you could tell me beforehand what you're going to use it for and I'd like to see the finished product, if possible.
EXCEPTION: The Apassionata photos are NOT to be used in ANY commercial way!
Concerning packs: Click on the preview image to see a bigger preview image. Click "download" to get all the single images (in a big version) in one rar-pack. If there are links in the descriptions you have the option to only get single photos of the pack, these single pics are located in my scraps. I will also reupload the single photos of my latest packs to make browsing easier.
Don't repost my stock images as photography and don't use them to create your own stock images, if you want to do something like that (pixel doll bases, for example) ask me at first and we can talk about it. This stock was uploaded to directly aid artists in a creative process, please treat it as such.
If you feel the need to be rude about my models and/or about the bad quality of my older stock-packs you can save me and everyone else a not-so-nice conversation by keeping it to yourself. I realise several photos of my early days are grainy and sometimes even badly focused (believe it or not, I did not drop from the sky being as awesome as I am today ) but while manipulators may cringe in pain, artists seeking for pose reference can work well with grainy stock pics (there's enough evidence in my fav-section). So, I will keep them up for now.