This was a commission that was not paid for in any shape or form with actual money. I read that journal entry before. If this is an issue, then I'll simply delete the deviation, as there is no way I'm paying any points to use stock if I am not making real money off of my artwork.
Not a true one, no. I get paid in fake money for an rpg I'm on. I make art for friends and they give me site currency to help me improve my characters. Everyone else on the site who makes art for others calls them commissions if someone else makes a formal request for a specific piece of art. ^^ I have great respect for you and your stock images, and if I was using it to actually make money I would be more than happy to comply with your points rule, as I believe fully that you do deserve some form of compensation for your hard work.