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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 8:05 AM
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Reading: Wolf by Mo Hayder
  • Drinking: diet coke
I first joined Deviant Art back on Jun 3, 2006... I saw a huge site that initially i was overwhelmed with. Being used to forums I headed straight there and created a thread entitled "

":) .. I'm Kinda new :|"


Excessive use of smileys i grant you... however, I was greeted warmly by everyone.
As i had a look around the site I noticed an area for "Stock" ... Not knowing what this was i checked it out and thought.. "hey, why not... I'll upload something!"

So i did
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JESUS THE HAIR - JESUS THE MAKEUP *cries for eternity*

So with that one image, lots of usage came.. people at the time seemed to be shocked with the bright hair colour, deeming me to be "not real" ... which was quite cool.. i can live with that! :lol:

Before long I couldn't leave the house without thinking "STOCK... STOCK!" ... It consumed me fully. I loved seeing what Artists around the world could do.. and to be a part of it was just memorizing.

Today, I still look to upload more and more stock, and often don't take photo's from an "artistic" or "photographic" point of view, but more for it to be usable, and easy to cut-out..

I'd say in all my time on DeviantArt my most popular image has to have been this lad here...
RAWWWR by NickiStock
My old boy Orient the Cat. He's been the center of so many beautiful pieces of artwork, and the butt of many copyright infringements, but he is still with us, and still... asleep in the same place the photo was taken. :heart: .. Grumpy Cat 

I've been extremely lucky in my time on deviant art... I've received SIX daily deviations.. I can't quite believe that myself... My most recent was yesterday.... I'm honored and amazed that people deem my stock photography that worthy, and will always hold them in high regard. Thank you so much. Cuddling up with someone close... 

I'd be nothing without my loyal followers and fans of my work, users of my stock, artists, and general friends who put up with all the Rat photos i bombard you all with. You're so brilliant. Thank you all. :')Rats are Adorable 

Every 1,885 of you!
Harry Stand stock by NickiStockOh no! - Washing Jeffrey Stock2 by NickiStock

Another hugely popular stock image is this one:
Old man V2 by NickiStock
This old guy has been used so many times for many mysterious and reflective pieces of art. The image was taken in Venice... and no... I'm not too sure what he's looking at either!! :rofl:

Happy 14th birthday DeviantArt! Thank you to opening me up to the most beautiful site on the internet! :love:

And although I'm no longer pink haired and fresh faced, One thing has stayed constant.
Orient by NickiStock
Orient. - Go thank him... He's the mastermind behind it all. EVIL Laughter! :diabolic: 

Skin by jennyleigh (modified by NickiStock)
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bnolin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Rats and cats. What were you thinking? Whatever it was, it seems to work! Congrats. Greetings 
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NickiStock Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Photographer
The Cats are scared of the Rats! :giggle: Thanks :huggle: x
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bnolin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Oh that's too funny. :D (Big Grin) 
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BleuBear Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you Orient! 8D

Your rats are so adorable too omg.

Your rats were how I found you! XD

I still love them every time I look at them ;u;
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome story! :heart:
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NickiStock Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Photographer
Hehe thank you! :huggle: xx
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yay Orient :D I'm so glad to have ended up on your page. :heart:
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