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Thu Mar 29, 2007, 6:35 PM
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Commercial licenses, for those of you that can't/don't want to credit are here:…

I don't keep up with notes on dA very well. If you need to contact me to ask for clarification, please do so at my website.

* These brushes can be used for prints. You don't need to note me and ask.

 If you use one of my brushes/stock, please credit me somewhere.  If you use it here on dA, feel free to credit me as redheadstock.  However, if you use my stuff anywhere else, you must credit me as Obsidian Dawn (

 If you can't credit me, you'll need to purchase a commercial license for just $3.  Information on commercial licenses can be found here

Please do not re-package any of the brushes contained in any of the sets and attempt to pass them off as your own! As these brushes now work in the latest versions of GIMP, I am no longer allowing them to be converted.  Those that are up don't have to take them down, but please don't convert them anymore.

Providing credit:

* Provide credit to me somewhere.  If used here on dA, feel free to credit me as redheadstock.  If you use them anywhere else, however, you must credit me either as “Obsidian Dawn” or

 * If you use these brushes or patterns, you must be able to credit me alongside their usage anywhere they are displayed.  If you cannot do that, you may purchase a commercial license.

 * That’s it! Enjoy!


 * You MAY post information about my resources on your websites without needing to contact me for permission.

 * You may NOT host my files on your server or link to my files directly. You MUST send the user to the resource on for the download. Again, you can do this without needing to contact me for permission. If you are looking to host the files themselves, special permissions are given for this - contact us.

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PsychicDuelistRBD Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I had the money to buy the commercial license, I have to save all the money I have
jehaldeman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I've loved your brushes forever, and I may just buy a lisc not because i can't credit - cause I always will, but because you deserve a few more pennies in your pocket for your hard work.  (That and there may be a time i have temporal dementia and forget what URLs go where... that being said i've got it etched in my brain that i've been using your brushes off and on for years for personal things) 
redheadstock Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
LOL, thanks! I appreciate it. So glad you're enjoying them! :)
jehaldeman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well I just wanted to note that all so I didn't make you feel like all my fav'ing was in vain xD 
stuartjane Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
thanks i am going to use it  in a project
Ffyhmlr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Student Filmographer
So far im gonna use it on a Rol forum... so please, thanks for the borrow.
SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
I'm going to use it for a project. Thanks!
MWPhotoFantasy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Hi! :)
I used the stock here:…
cocoaberi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the brushes...I used it here:
LadyVampire47 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll credit You for the Brushes, I'll use. Im gonna write them done as well. of which ones I downloaded. So I can credit you. But thank you
estelle-yokai Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I got it. My english isn't good though so I'm a bit worried that I'll do sth. that's wrong. But as far as I understood, I gotta put a link to you under the picture if I use these, right? Btw. what's a print and what does redistribute mean?
Thank you.
Yes, here on DA you would put a link to him under the picture (ex: redheadstock)  if you use these. Not sure what a print is as I don't use them myself, and in this context I believe redistribute means to repost his work which would require you to give him credit. If you're not sure how to post a link as I did above in the example you put the @ symbol before his name. So it would be @ redheadstock but without the space in between the @ and redheadstock.
estelle-yokai Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, I can do that. I found out that prints mean to sell stuff with you pictures on it over deviantart, but I don't think I will try that anytime soon so the rules for that do not matter right now. Thank you for translating.
something5059 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Your welcome
Krs45888 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Hello, you have beautiful brushes.  I am finishing up a photoshop class and would like to possibly use these brushes in some pictures I would like to alter and give a few people as gifts.  Not sure how to go about giving credit or if you require that for such a project?  Thanks.
darkstar020 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks everything :happybounce:  Huggle! 
jesshalen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I want to use these in the design of our senior yearbook at Taiwan, it will be great decorations, thanks!!!
XxTheAvengerXxX Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so awesome. THANK YOU!
RMS-OLYMPIC Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kindness in allowing free brushes for GIMP, you've made me that much more talented!

I've used them here:…
alexcbla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Hi, I've been wanting to use one of these for a cover I'm designing that will be used for a self publishing project... I'll let you know if I do end up using them.
LightxLove Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for being this generous! Have a nice day ^^
FinnishVampire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I'm using your paisley brushes for a banner in my webdesign. I'll give you credit for it! They are wonderful, thank you for all the hard work you put down in them <3
AuthenticPlaid Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I will be using your brushes on various art pieces. I'm making a journal saying who makes the brushes I use. If I forget to credit you, you will be in the journal of people who make the brushes I use
Aloubell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used ur brushes here

Thank you so much! <333
mysticus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Hi! I used your image on my design which you can find at…. I also posted it on my facebook at…:) (Smile)
Texas62Rose Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
:wave: Thank you very much for sharing your AWESOME work.  Read your TOUs...agree & understood:wave:
Seere-Belith Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OBSIDIAN DAWN? I thought you disappeared! I LOVE YOUR BRUSHES! I have for years!
jyg1982 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering how much it would cost for you to make me my own brush packs. I am terrible at saving my brushes. The onlyy thing I am good at is making my watermark and taking pics of flowers and taking the backgrounds out for those kind of brushes.
AnoOrca Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to clarify and be absolutely sure, do you require the purchasing of a commercial license if I were to use your brushes in commissions paid for using deviantart points :points: currency? I always provide credit in the description of the artwork once submitted, but I haven't used your brushes in any commissions since I was not completely sure of your policy. 
EthericDezigns Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think this should have answered your question: "If you use these brushes or patterns commercially, credit me in whatever way that you can. If you’re a digital scrapbooker, most people list credit and the website URL in their TOU text file that comes with the download." However, she also has the option for you to purchase a license, that way you won't have to go through the technical trouble. :-)
NunyaCortes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you half way already say this but I just wanna make sure, van you use it for adoptables?
NunyaCortes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*can. I meant can.
JointOperation Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used some of your brushes in a deviation. Is it alright that I only linked back to your deviantArt, or should I add a link to your site? And thanks for all the brushes. :)
Butterface93 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Thank you!
HigherSeeking Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi there, quick question. I am using one or two light beams in an image I MAY submit to a gallery showing from my fine art guild. is that okay? I can credit your website as providing the stock as you listed when i originally post it but when it is hung in the gallery there will not be a credit on it just artists statements goes on those :) 
Haru-Akira Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for being so generous! :D
I used your Arcane Circles brush set in a commercial game project. We'll make sure we credit you :)
zionmusic83 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very professional terms! thanks!
Sachiki-chan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I thought I should let you know that someone is using your brushes without properly crediting you on their website. 
The website on which this doujinshi is posted can be found at
Here is the specific link.…
cuddlycarrots Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for allowing people to use these (and for having very reasonable terms)! I'm just starting to get into photo editing/manips and these will help out soooo much!
Beauty307 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi I love these brushes, just beautiful.
Beauty307 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to use them to make a fanart thread banner for a thread of mine in the game transformice, I'll credit you there if you want but I'm not going to be uploading to dA.
XG912 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist… Thank you for sharing, I used your circle brushes in my watermark! I will continue using my watermark but I wont spam your journal whenever I used it. LOL

I promise to include credit whenever I use it, THANK YOU!! :D
SpottedDucks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to double check, if I can use a pack of your brushes on a site called "" with credits on image. I will also post the final image on deviantART. 
TheShinyFoal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Hey! I'm making a picture of my character on horse rpg called Cimoron Island. On the site, there's one subforum called Character logs( you write about your horses there and put their pictures). Is it okay if I credit you there and then use a picture on the same site in threads without credit on the picture?

p.s. I downloaded feathers and chains
Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
can we use them in premade backgrounds with credits? 
redheadstock Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep. Once you use them to create a work of art or design, that copyright is then yours. Just make sure you have credit everywhere that your design is posted, and you're good to go. (credit should go to on outside websites) Thanks!
sdb7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
in game textures..can i used there?credit put on loading or usual credit screen?
redheadstock Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
As long as the credits are in the game somewhere, yep.
BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was about to ask the same question...
Shinobi-Gambu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello there!  You have very amazing brushes. :)
But I have a question regarding your terms of use.  I have used your brushes in several of my works.  But if I were to sell any of my artworks that contain your brushes in it.  Where should I go to buy the license (If required)?
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