Crediting stock - very important
Please do not ignore this journal.
Ok everyone, back when DA released its latest version something went wrong with the way it gave us the URL of our stock images.
What DA does when you view anything is it creates a TEMPORARY
URL for the image based on the search or page you were viewing when you clicked on the thumbnail.
Bad example: http: // thedragonchallenge . deviantart . com /#/dzxi1t -> [link]
What you should be using: http: // soundlessnoise . deviantart . com / art/Lily-02-60349601 -> [link]
They both lead to the same place now but in a few months when DA forgets what search you did they wont.
This means most of you have been crediting your chosen stock using links that are only temporary and after a few months it will break. Since you all get your stock from the front page of this group that means anyone looking at your old entries and trying to view the stock will end up in #TheDragonChallenge
. No credit for the poor stock artist.What I need you all to do is check your old entries, make sure the stock links are still working.
If they are not please go to our favourites and you will find a folder of all the stock we used (minus one that was removed) ---> [link]
Click your stock image, scroll down to the image description, click the title of the stock image to refresh the page and magically there you have the real URL to the actual picture.
Make sure what you copy into your image decription mentions the stock artist's username NOT
thedragonchallenge.Of course the easy way to fix this is to also provide the stock artist name as a :dev username: or :icon username: clickable link e.g `Scellanis . This will also mean the stock artist still gets credit and can be found even if they delete the stock image from their gallery.
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:: The January Challenge::
You have until the end of January to submit your entry to the January 2011 Entries folder.
As usual you may do a dragon based on 1, 2 or even all of the pictures.
Please make sure you read and follow the individual stock artist's rules for the picture you choose.You must credit the stock image in your own image description.
1. Must be new and your own work, please credit all stock used and follow the individual stock artist's rules.
2. Must contain at least one dragon.
3. Must be able to explain how the picture fits the challenge.