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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 29, 2007, 6:35 PM
  • Mood: Artistic
* These brushes can be used for prints. You don't need to note me and ask.

* You may NOT repackage and redistribute my resources in any way, shape or form.

* You may NOT plop a brush down onto a plain or transparent background, with nothing else on the page, and redistribute it or sell it. This is the same as redistributing the brushes/images themselves. Placing the brush onto a product or within a design is fine, of course.

*  You MAY use my resources within your own design, painting, etc and do whatever you like with it (provided that proper credit is given, as below).

*  You MAY NOT redistribute any of my designs as rubber stamps. I have plans to do this in the future.

*  Tutorials from this site may NOT be redistributed in any manner. If you would like to put them up in a forum or somesuch, contact me first.

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 possible, please provide a link back here, so that others know where you found the brushes and can get a set of their very own! The link should go to:

*  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. If you cannot provide credit and want clear-cut rights to be able to use these brushes in your designs, 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 this website 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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Krs45888 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member
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 General 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
Lady--Nyx 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)?
redheadstock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Whether you sell them or not, there's two ways to use my brushes:

1. you credit me alongside them every single place they're used


2. you purchase a license.

So commercial use or not, you need to either credit me or buy a license. If you can credit me, no license is required. If you can't, then you'll need one. :)

You can read about my commercial licenses here:…
Shinobi-Gambu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Alright then.  Thank you very much. :)
mrsfitzzz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thankyou,, x x x x 
mariegart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Photographer

Very inspiring...can't wait to use this!!!!!  Thank you!

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LOULOUGSTP Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
ty very much
carol-colors Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
:thanks: Thank You for sharing the resources.
leomon32 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I put the link to your DA on my signature, do I need to also point it on each artwork ? (I'm just asking^^)
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you :)  :hug:
Ravenclaw-Follower Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok, so if i were to use your brushes in some textures for any of my models, how would you like me to give credit to you? Since the brush would mainly just be used for texture work for portfolio pieces or class projects?

mybeautifulparanoiax Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay so if I want to use your brushes in a label on a product (I'm going to be selling cosmetics) can I just credit you on the website? Or does the credit HAVE to be on the label itself? Because I'm not sure all that would fit haha.
SusanEileen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thank you!
FurryPantherAdopts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
is it alright if we use them for commissions? i would still give you credit c;
midnightsong29 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013

atomic-ikon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
<3 omg the sheer range of your brushes is awesome ... they are inspiring me in many ways, just looking over them .. just thinking of the possibilities in use .. O.o ... wow

1st ... At the moment i need a few sets for an Animal Fundraiser, 4 DJ, TechHouse + Funky House, Dance Party, Event, "Flyer" .. will i need to write a credit/link on the bottom of the printed "Flyer" + possible "Poster" .. or ... just where ever the event is advertisied Digitally via the Social networks an Web sites of my Music Producer + Events Client (using the "Flyer Design" as an advert) .. or both in the "Printed" Flyes + Posters plus the "Digital" marketing ?

2nd .. i am also (a bit later) considering if i can use them in Concept art,  as part of Art/Illustration within my Novel + use in my Future Comics works + Card Game Art/Illustrations ... they will become intergrated into the Art/Illustrations ... not only making life a lot easier ... as well as ... upping the professionalism of each project, when this happens ... i'll be sure to credit you in the Novel/Comics/Card Game/Social Networks an where ever i post the pieces ...

your sage thoughts on the above would be greatly appreciated an how they are effected by your terms above, an what further permissions i will need for there use :)
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