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Rules of use for the use of stock images

I'll have these posted on my stock images' description as well. These are just a starting point...I'll update as needed. This applies mostly to the the images\photos in the Stock folder in my gallery, but apply to all my gallery, just in case an image in one of my other gallery catches your eye (and imagination.... :-) )

Just a few do s and don't s


1) Comment on my main page, stock folder or note me ahead of time with a link to which picture you want to use.

2) Please credit me (link or icon) and put the link to the photo you used in the description of your work.

3) Make sure you also comment my main page the link to your finished work so I can check it out and more than likely fav it. :-)

4) If your wanting to use my stock for commercial reasons (book covers and so forth) or for a reference for an drawing\art class project\sketching, etc. please discuss it with me first (more than likely I'll ok it....I just want a heads up and to see the finished work :-)

5) If there is a photo you want to use but is too small or has other issues, note me and I'll see what I can do to make it usable for you.

6) While I'm on the subject, I do have other photos\superheros I created in the other folders. If you wish to draw (or even write about or cosplay one of my original heroes), contact me with a link to what you're wanting to use and why. More than likely I'll OK it. If I do allow it, all I ask is that you credit me.

7) Most importantly, be creative and have fun with it.


1) Do not use simple overlays and filter or touch up the pic and then claim my stock as your own. You'll be prohibited from any future use of my stock.

2) Please don't use my stock to make premade backgrounds.

3) Please do not use my stock for pornographic\rape\massively gory work (sensuality or a bit of the macabre\dark fantasy is fine, just keep it tasteful, okay).

4) DO NOT USE MY STOCK IN ANYWAY THAT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACES, GENDERS, GENDER IDENTITY, RELIGIONS AND SO FORTH. OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM MY STOCK AND I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO HAVE ANY WORK LIKE THAT USING MY STOCK REMOVED!! For example, any of my stock used to affirm your faith, gender, gender identity, etc is fine. If it puts down other faiths, genders and so forth, re-read the rule!!. There's enough hatred in the world as it is....don't use my pics to promote more of it!


I plan on using these myself and thought I'd offer them for other artists to use as well. If it turns out most people like and want to use my photos for stocks, I may break down and set up a separate stock account.

However, if doing this causes more trouble than it's worth (ie, usage of my stock is constantly abused), I'll delete the folder and just use my pics myself or just close, close friends (I'm not trying to be mean, I've just heard the horror stories and don't have time for that kinda grief).

Thank you. Now get creative!!! :D

Request List

If you have a request of something you want me to draw, fell free to note me (I wouldn't post on my takes me longer to answer those). If it's an original character of yours or a particular version of a character you want (how many Batman costumes are there) send me a description\thumbnail so I know what you're wanting.
Just bear in mind it might take me some time to do it. Thanks. dhbraley

Current List:

No current requests at this time.


1)The Joker for :iconthuranightingale: DONE!!! :-)

2) A "cozy" Catwoman and Poison Ivy for :iconbellagbear: DONE!!!

3) A group picture of marvel's X-Factor (the original X-Men during the 80's) for a childhood friend on Facebook. (DONE!! )

4) A Wonder Woman pic for :iconandaelentari: DONE

5) A picture of :iconpunk817: DONE!

6) A Spider-Man picture for a coworker's son. DONE

7) A ghost or ghoul art trade with :iconkerberos-668:) DONE!!

8) Classic Harley Quinn for :iconmscheveous: DONE!!

9) Silver Surfer over the Earth for :iconmichaeldavitt: DONE!!

Which version of Hail Rhiannon, The Warrior Queen do you like better and why? 

8 deviants said Traditional Hail, Rhiannon, the Warrior Queen by dhbraley
7 deviants said Digital Hail, Rhiannon, the Warrior Queen (digital) by dhbraley



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Heath Braley
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Just a comic book geek who likes to draw things, especially fantasy and comics. I also sing with the Lexington Singers and work to try (note I said TRY) to afford doing these.

You can also find me on:

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Or feel free to check out my website.

Feel free to comment on anything you see here (please, keep it constructive critisism...I already know I'm no Picasso, thank you... :-) ).

If you see a line art you'd like to color, a OC of mine you'd like to draw or cosplay, or anything like that, as long as you get my permission (ie, just ask me) and credit me on the original, then in most cases I probably will let you do so. Just note me first, and we'll discuss it. I don't bite. ;-)

Hope you enjoy the show!

Digital or Traditional.....

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 19, 2016, 7:06 PM
Wow!!! Long long time, no journal....

Anyway, I'm having a bit of an artistic dilemma. Traditional vs Digital (I'm sure we've all faced down that question at some point, I would assume).

Most of my life, I've been drawing and coloring most of my works by hand. Pencils, pens and color pencils were my main mode of expression (and for the record, I'll still be using them probably til I pass from this mortal coil).  It gives you a finished work you can hold on to and physically sell, trade or hang on your wall. There's just something about seeing your work done by your own 2 hands.

Walking on the Moon by dhbraley    Once More into the Breach by dhbraley  The Sisters St. Cloud Step Into My Circle.... by dhbraley 

Unfortunately, the color pencils I use that put out the color I like are really expensive, as are the closest equals. More to the point, the eczema in my fingers (where they crack and bleed all the time) and occasional stiffness is not easing.

Now, Over the last several months, I've been delving into the world of digital art, whether by painting over photos of my original artworks (Dark Violinist-Digital Color by dhbraley), tracing my line arts (Two Knights And Maidens by dhbraley) or completely drawing the work from scratch on my laptop (or now, computer). And though still a neophyte in photomanipulation, (A Quiet Place to Rest by dhbraley) I do believe I'm making progressive improvement. I won't lie, I'm really liking the color and lighting\shading I can do digitally far better than what I can do with color pencils (as seen in the example  Dark Violinist-Digital and Traditional by dhbraley ). And now that I have a scanner and a art program I can multiply the layer properly now, I can still pencil and ink works by hand then color them digitally.

The problem is that, unless I order a print or get a better printer, there's not a physical copy when I'm done. It just sits in my computer as a file.

Due to the aforementioned money and physical hand problems, I'll probably be leaning more toward digital art. It's just easier. But I'll still try to crank out a full traditional piece like my last one (Walking on the Moon by dhbraley ) every so often.

Whether traditional or Digital, I remain...


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