Can I sell the painting I made from one of your books?
Although we DO allow our drawings and paintings to be copied for your own education and pleasure, we do NOT allow you to sell or distribute artwork or other items (such as T-shirts, calendars, and gift tags) or create commercial logos that are based upon our authors? work.
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For more detail, here?s a full explanation of our copyright:
? Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Our books have been published to aid aspiring artists. Reproduction of the work for study or finished art is permissible. Any photomechanical reproduction of art or art drawn from these publications for commercial purposes is forbidden without written consent from the publisher, Walter Foster Publishing.
All paintings, drawings, photographs, demonstrations, and text in our books are covered under the copyright.
You may copy the drawings and paintings when learning how to draw or paint, when practicing, or when painting for pleasure or hobby (this is what the books were designed for).
You may not photograph, photocopy (?Xerox?), or reproduce by any other mechanical method any part of the actual books.
You may not copy the paintings or drawings for commercial sale (profit). This means that you may not sell a painting or drawing that you copied directly from one of our books. To sell your work without violating our copyright, you must make significant changes in the painting (or drawing), e.g., composition, color, elements, and so forth. In other words, the painting (or drawing) must be noticeably different than the original. (You may, of course, give away your paintings or drawings as gifts.)
You may not use drawings, paintings, or any other part of the books for commercial logos, advertisements, letterhead, signs, or any other business purpose.
Note: In certain circumstances, we will grant permission for specific commercial use. Please send us a sample of the artwork you wish to use, along with book number(s), title(s), and page number(s), and an example of the manner(s) in which you intend to use it. Also be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.