Why Free Tubes?

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I’ve seen a few posts around that suggest I might be upsetting some people by making my image tubes free for non-profit use, especially those people who purchased my tubes from CILM and later from MistakenArt.

Well in defense of my decision to make my tubes available for free I will first state that I have not been under contract to any of the image license sites for over six months now. I am not obliged to any terms or conditions regarding my tubes with these sites anymore. Secondly, since ultimately these tubes belong to me I am free to do with them exactly as I wish. I would hope that for most people its a good thing to have something for free you might normally pay for.

I have recently come to the opinion that since these tubes are legitimately used 99.9% of the time and people like them so much It would be better to make them freely available rather than receive the very few dollars I used to get for selling them through a image license company.

If just one in every three downloaders purchased one of my prints I would easily exceed what I made from image licensing!

I leave that choice to the users of my tubes, however, to see more of my fantasy and science fiction artworks in tube form will ulitmately require more print purchases to be made.

Speaking of those of you who use my tubes, I’d really like to see what you do with them! So don’t be shy about sending them too me or sending me a url.

8 thoughts on “Why Free Tubes?

  1. Wow, thanks so much for these great tubes – I really appreciate them.

    I am a copyright compliant creator and will ensure that your details are used when I create.


  2. I’m a member of a copyright compliant group. thanks so much for letting us use your art. I see you have an entry about free tubes. Maybe I’m blind but I can’t seem to find a link for getting those tubes. thanks again, Gail 🙂

  3. I, for one, appreciate the free tubes. Yes, it is YOUR art. If you aren’t under contract, you can do as you please. Thank you. BTW, I purchased a print. :~)

  4. I enjoy tubing and love your work, but on downloading your tubes they all come up with an error, and I am unable to download any of them. Do you know what the problem is.

  5. My webhosting site is a free site, and it appears that one of the drawbacks is that downloads don’t always work properly. You may have to try a few times before you get a good copy that will open. Sorry about that.


  6. I very much appreciate your talent and allowing us to download your tubes for free. Will forward you a creation once I have completed one. Thank you very much.

  7. How wonderfully generous of you. I, for one, am totally grateful for the gift you have given us. I am hoping to use some of your art to make some incredimail stationary with matching tags … all of which will of course have your details on them.

  8. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent and art. You can rest assured I will abide by your TOU. I think it is very generous of you to share free tubes because so many people enjoy Paint Shop Pro and cannot afford to buy the tubes So thank you for them too

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