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This is an overview of my stock rules. For the complete set of rules, visit this journal: Stock Rules *UpdatesHi all!!
These are my rules you must follow if u are gonna use my stock.
Read them before using this stock. By downloading and/or using this stock, you agree to comply with my rules. If you fail to comply with my rules, I reserve the right to have you remove your work.
If English is not your first language, you can use Google Translate to translate and get an understanding of what my rules say.
:police: Always credit me if you have used any of my stock (including WIP's and close-ups) with a DIRECT link. You MUST include a link to either my profile OR the artwork used in the artist description where you have used my stock::police:
Preferably using : devcharligal-stock : without the spaces for charligal-stock or : iconcharligal-stock : for :iconcharligal-stock: without the spaces.
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:bulletred: You must always credit me by a direct link to my stock account in your artists comments when you have used my stock FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

:bulletred: You must notify me when you have used my stock.

:bulletred: Retouches of my stock are not allowed. Insufficiently edited work is a breach of my rules and will be removed.

:bulletred: Do not categorise any work involving my stock as 'photography'.

:bulletred: Redistribution of my stock is not allowed.

:bulletred: Do not use my stock in hate art, pornographic and/or fetish art.

:bulletred: Prints are allowed on DA.

:bulletred: You may post your work on other sites as long as you credit, notify and show me all places the work appears.

:bulletred: For commercial use see my FAQ:…

:bulletgreen:Why isn't my stock free anymore?

:bulletblue:Short answer: The Rule Breakers are doing my head in.
:bulletred:Long answer: I've had my stock in storage for about 5 months because of thieves and people completely ignoring my rules. From the artists I've spoken to, real artists won't mind paying a few points for my resources, and then I can appreciate the amazing artwork instead of stressing about someone misusing or stealing my stock. As Tasastock puts it: The Premium route means I can still keep all my stock out there for artists to use, and gives me some protection against the knobheads out there.

Have fun with it and keep making awesome art :)

:hug: to all, Nichelle.

Sisters in stock: :iconkirilee: :icontasastock: :iconfaestock: :iconelandria: :iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconraeyenirael-stock:

Art sister: :iconjenniferweiler:

DD's I've Suggested

New Gothic Lolita 18 by Kechake-stockSuper Hero - 03 by Nemesis-19Urarii 56 by TasastockFallen Angel Gustov 15 by Falln-StockSTOCK:  Adriatic Shoreline by lenkaltmanRockgem's Simple Cute skull tutorial. by rockgem23 Brushes for Photoshop by yumedustRedhead Warrior 1 by Armathor-StockGirl 19 by ddLinStockForest Witchcraft 17 by Anariel-StockDaenerys Targaryen 3 by MirishBay 2 by BerryBluMilitary Couple Stock 1 by LetzteSchatten-stockLillianne 29 by kirileeTFtLaTS 001 by zeldyn-stockElisabethstock7 by MyTiniCrimson Peacock Ram Horn Headdress by JenniferWeiler22-8-10 070 by Awdi-stock


Week 1 Game Studio 2 Dev Blog

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 24, 2014, 11:37 PM

Week 1 Game Studio 2 Dev Blog

Hello everyone,

For the course of the next trimester I will be commandeering my DeviantArt journal to use as a game development blog in correlation with the game I’ll be working on across the following months.

As such, please feel free to join in on discussion, concept art, and design topics and any game or development related information. I encourage you to chat to me about things I will be discussing so we can hopefully get some interesting dialogue happening.


Week 1

This week has been the first week back to college and has been the week that we’ve been introduced to our studio unit game brief.  Our class is divided into two separate teams of six people with a combination of game designers and game programmers.

This trimester each group has been tasked to design and develop a transport management game based upon real-world principles and data such as crowd management, business management, physical facilities and resource management. Within this structure, a message of social or personal significance should be communicated.

To begin with we felt it would be conducive to place our team members into roles that focus on disciplines or areas they are interested in. This also helps in task allocation and project management in the long run.


Team introduction:

Nichelle Nolan (me) – Concept art / 2D Art (incl. Texturing, Graphic Design and UI)

Joel van de Vorstenbosch - Programmer

Aaron Goss – Programmer

David Wells – Project Manager / 3D Modelling and Animation

Jason Phan - 3D Modelling and Animation

Luke Kaalim - 3D Modelling and Animation

We will be following a Scrum methodology with weekly scrum meetings, stand-up meetings and weeklong sprints to meet deliverables paced at tri-weekly milestones. We are also utilising Trello and SourceTree to assist in management of the project.

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 4.31.55 PM by charligal-stock

As this week was our first week coming together, we spent the majority of the time brainstorming ideas and nutting out various concepts in ways that fit the brief. We have also added each of these concepts to the Trello and individually added our interpretations and opinions of each idea, and how we see it working in relation to the brief.

Some of the ideas we came up with include The Ferryman who takes souls to the afterlife (Charon – mythology), Storks that deliver babies to new parents, the human circulatory system and how cells transport essential nutrients to vital organs etc and an orc / monster dungeon. 

Using the Charon idea as an example, the way that I interpreted it was along these lines:

Interpretation: The ferryman to the underworld or agents of the afterlife entrance committee is in charge of transporting the souls of the dead to the underworld.
Dependent on the way the souls had lived their lives would depend on the location in the afterlife they are delivered to e.g. good souls = Elysian Fields / Heaven, bad souls = Tartarus / Hell, indifferent souls = Limbo / Purgatory.
The influx of souls might cause the ferryman or gatekeeper to recruit further ferrymen and build other ferry stations that can look after the demand.

Opinion: I like the mythology behind it, the ability for a rich narrative and art style and I believe that a variety of underworld locations could be incorporated to make an expansive and interesting world. I also like the ideas of the passengers being souls that face judgment and delivery to certain areas judging by their specific nature.

How it works: Souls = passengers, boats / ferries = vehicles, docks / underworld locales = terminals. The meaning could have to do with mythology, life after death, and consequences for living ones life in certain ways, the ancient custom of Charon's Obol (e.g. being buried with a penny on your eyelids / mouth so you could pay a penny to the ferryman to cross to the afterlife).

Aside from initial organisation and brainstorming, I have been working on some concept art for a few of the ideas within our group.

Charon Concept by charligal-stock

Next week we will move on to narrowing down our options to 3 solid ideas that we can then pitch to our facilitator.


So that’s about it for this week’s development blog and I will catch you all next week for the next one.


  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Lindsey Stirling
  • Reading: Uni things
  • Watching: Grimm


Nichelle Nolan
Artist | Professional | Varied
I'm a creativity addict who loves to create both art and stock resources. In my professional life I'm a photographer, graphic designer and illustrator and am hoping to get my degree in Games Design. I love to travel and have been to England, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Singapore and was born in the US but live in Australia.

In my free time I love to sing, vlog and shoot stock.

Check out my modeling acct. :iconnichellejnolan:
Check out my art acct. :iconcharligal:
Check out my photography acct. :iconcharligalphotography:
Model mayhem site:

If pie could speak it would ask me to eat it.

Current Residence: Sydney, Australia
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Favourite genre of music: Metal baby!!
Favourite style of art: Comic, photomanipulation
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: iphone
Favourite cartoon character: Queen of Hearts

Anyone know of any good tutorials to make costume pieces with a hot glue gun? 

64 deviants said Sorry, I don't.
5 deviants said Yes. (Please leave me a link in the comments)



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RedBlackStripe Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't sure if I should notify you or not, so I'm going to be on the safe side and let you know I used some of your stock for a drawing reference. Here's the sketch,…

thanks for the stock! It was tremendously helpful! :D
furesiya Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you so much for the favourite :iconallmyloveplz:
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ShadowWingLG Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thanks for the fave on my Plum should see the final version with all the accessories.…
tessnightoak Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thanks for the fav!  Your gallery is awesome. ^_^
darkpainn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Used your Stock here, hope you like ;)…
corvidcorax Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Hello I used a few of your images as a model reference here….

Please let me know if I didn't credit you correctly. Thanks!
JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Used your stock here…
Yaoyaoyao5168 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool page! Cheers from China! 
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