One issue that we need to stress on deviantART is to credit your resources you use in your artwork. Crediting is a problem because a lot of people aren't doing the above.Most Stock Artists have individually tailored rules to suit their own personal level.
abide by these rules!
Often they include that they want full credit to be given to their use of stock. This is really simple!
All you need to do is..Include a link/thumb of the stock used. People want to see what the stock has become!
If you don't know how to get the [link] or :thumbxxxxxx: It's simple.
Just copy and paste the URL of the Resource you used and the [link] will appear! For the thumb code, each deviation has one which is listed at the bottom right of the deviation itself or by pressing the small arrow upper right hand corner which gives you some options to share said deviation or to get the thumb code.
next..Give the Stock Artists name!
to make a link to a deviants name, just type :dev(namegoeshere):
Remember to not add the brackets!
If you'd like to use their dA Icon that's fine, just use :icon(namegoeshere):
As an optional, you may even want to break up how the stock has been used.
'A good example of crediting the use of stock can be seen below;'Thank you to the following artists for their use of stock!'
'Model is Elandria, which can be seen here [link]'
Some stockers have exceptions where they actually allow their stock to be used without crediting!
It's all in the rules so just be aware!
You can also read this F.A.Q here for more official deviantART info on this topic!
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?