Questions I have gotten or expect to get. If you have additional questions, just ask! This was updated in February 2013 Can I use your stock?
Yes, but please read the Rules
. Do you have [insert specific pose here]?
Sometimes I'm able to find something quickly because I know my gallery better than anyone, but I often cannot take the time to find a specific pose you need. I will likely direct you to a folder or suggest a search, so it's best to start there if you haven't already. The gallery folders are defined and explained here
; they should help you narrow it down. There is also a search bar on the gallery tab that can be used to help find things (it says "Search Gallery" and it's white). If you cannot find what you need in my gallery, I encourage you to try searching the Model section of Stock Images
as there are many other stock providers on DA who may have what you need. If you still cannot find what you need, feel free to leave me a message as a suggestion. See next bullet point. Do you take pose requests?
I take "suggestions." If you've got some general ideas, specific poses, etc. just let me know and if I think it's something I can do, I will add them to the list on the main page. Just keep in mind that I do a shoot every three or four months (or less). In each shoot I take 150-300 photos, then I post them a few at a time over the course of a few months. This means that if you have a pose suggestion, it will be a few months (or more) before you actually see it. That is assuming I actually can do it or feel like doing it on the next shoot. There are no guarantees for pose suggestions. It is possible that I will do a commissioned shoot in the future. If and when I do, that information will be posted here
. Can you/will you do more of [this type of stock]?
See above. What is the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License?
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY 3.0) is a Creative Commons copyright license. It means you can share (copy, distribute and transmit), modify and make commercial use of the work as long as you attribute the work with a credit back to this account. There's a few more details, so check out that page. It does not mean that the stock is not under copyright or that the stock does not belong to anyone. So that means I can I post art I've made with your stock as a print/outside DA/on my web site/for a contest/in my portfolio/on a poster/in an art show/in my book/on a tee shirt/etc.?
Yes! Please include credit to SenshiStock with a URL to my DA page [link]
if you've used the stock in a manipulation. If you've used it for pose reference then credit is greatly appreciated, but not required. If you make something like a tee shirt, CD cover, print or another tangible item, I'd love to have one! Can I use your stock to make pixel doll bases or blanks for others to use?
Yes you can!! Exclusive bases, public bases, whatever you want! When you post your base if you could ask people to show me their work on it I would love to collect it, but they are not required to credit or notify me (I just like to see the art!). Why do you have 'No Critique Desired' on all your deviations? Don't you want helpful feedback? What are you, some kind of snob?
While I'm sure most people want to be helpful, critique is most useful to someone who is passionate about their craft and wants strongly to improve. I am not that someone. This stock is presented on an "as is" basis. That means I make it and you can choose to use it - or not use it - based on how it is right now. I take these photos months before I post them and I'm not going to go back and change a hand or move a foot. I don't like when people are critical about the model's appearance, the model's ability, or other trivial things. I also do not care what you think about composition, lighting, or other photographic qualities. This is not finished work, we are not professionals, and we do this for free and for fun. I am not interested in people's opinions about the content of the stock images - if you don't like it, don't use it or make your own. I get very grumpy about this so please try to be respectful of these wishes.
For more blather about this topic, please visit this journal
. Why are you wearing just a bodysuit?
This stock is intended mainly to be for reference when creating works from scratch. It is important to me that as much of the form is made clear as is possible. I chose a white bodysuit hoping it would show contour well while remaining somewhat modest. This allows the stock to be seen by deviants of all ages because no mature content marking is required. Will you do some with costumes? Will you do nude stock?
No. There are tons of AMAZING stock artists on DA that work with stunning costumes or nude models. As per my mission of providing pose reference to a wide audience, my goals with this account are not along those lines. However, I will occasionally post "Surprise" stock which will deviate from my usual format. Don't get your hopes up though - none of the surprise stock will ever be nude! Will you put your hair down?
Like clothing, hair can cover up the contour of the neck and shoulders. I try to keep it up and back. I might do a shoot someday with my hair down if it's not covering the figure (ex: blowing in the wind). Can you do different lighting?
Probably not. Shoots take a few hours to do and I'm not going to fuss with the lighting for individual photos. If you want different lighting, draw it and consider it a challenge. It's possible I may do entire shoots with altered lighting in the future. Why are you wearing nylons in some pics but not in others? Can you not wear nylons? Can you wear nylons?
I will almost always be wearing nylons. I like them. Why are you wearing heels in some pics but not in others? Can you not wear heels? Can you wear different shoes?
I like heels and many of the characters that I draw wear heels. I do try to vary my footwear, but if you find a pose that is just what you need but the shoes are wrong, try to find another resource that can help you figure it out. Who are all the people? / Which one is you?
, is the main person in the gallery and I run the account. I'm the one usually wearing the bodysuit. Sailor Meguin (~meguin
) and Sailor Hedor are my friends from college who are also big Sailor Moon fans. Tuxedo AJ was Meguin's boyfriend, but they are just friends now. Tuxedo Jay (not on DA) is a good friend of my husband. Tuxedo Dan and Sailor Epona (not on DA) are two of my best friends. Tuxedo Dan's images are no longer available on SenshiStock because the rights to distribute them have been revoked; sorry for the inconvenience! Moonlight Dan (not to be confused with Tuxedo Dan) is ~kidchrome
, my brother in law and awesome painter. I have done a few collab shoots with ~Sinned-angel-stock
, she is the girl with the paw print tattoos on her leg. In Nov 2012, I did a collab shoot with `jademacalla
. These images will be noticeably better in quality than my own because he's so fantastically talented. ;D Why are some of your images in storage? What if I still have those images saved on my computer?
I know that it's annoying to see images in storage, but some images have been placed into storage because the models have rescinded their rights to distribution. I have to respect the wishes of the models and no longer make those stock images available in the account. I have put them into storage instead of deletion so that someday if the model decides it's okay to post them, they can come back with ease.
If you have stored images saved on your computer, you can still use them for pose reference but do not use them for any art in which the photographic representation of that person is actually in the artwork (photo manipulations, etc.). Doing so would be a violation of that model's rights and could result in legal trouble for you and me. Will you watch me? Will you be my friend?
Sure, I will be your friend.
But sorry, I only watch select artists and clubs or groups I belong to. Why is your stock viewable to DA members only? Can I use it if I am not a member?
Stock is members only because I want it to be. You can still use the stock if you are not a member, however you are still required to abide by the Rules
. Has anyone told you that you look kind of like Carrie Fisher?
Yes, and thank you Is there any other way to access SenshiStock other than through DA?
Yes! I sell a $20 USB drive that has all the stock on it so you can access it from any computer. Get all the details about that here
. The newest stock will be available on SenshiStock.com
before it becomes available here on DA. Check that site for regular updates!
Something here about an awesome new book that's probably coming soon >_> Who are the kitties!? MOAR KITTIES!
There are three kitties that appear in the stock photos. The older images have lots of pictures of Java
. Java was a calico tiger my husband and I adopted from downtown when we lived in our old apartment. She was a street cat and she had a lot of health issues. We gave her a loving home until she was 3. At that time, she was diagnosed with FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis) and we had to put her down.
The other two kitties are my little orange girl Pekoe
and my big boy Earl Gray
. They are the best of friends. They aren't as diva as Java was, but they do occasionally appear in photos, usually curiously pawing at or sniffing something. How tall are you?
I am 5' 3¾" (162cm) without my heels on. This is the best thing that's ever happened to me! Where have you been all my life?! Where can I find more stock like this?
I'm so happy the stock is helpful to you! I have collected a list of other places on DA where you can find pose reference type stock
. The list includes a note for when the stock is nude in case you'd like to avoid nudity. Happy drawing! Is that a tattoo on your chest?
Yes! I got a tattoo in January 2012. You can see a full view of it here
. It is the Ginzuishou, or 'Silver Crystal', from Sailormoon.