I can't believe it still needs to be said, but just because an icon is FREE TO USE doesn't mean you are free to do with it as you please.
It means you are free to use it as your icon, WITH PROPER CREDIT PROVIDED.
You are NOT allowed to:
- Re-upload the art. It is still mine, I hold the copyright.
- Use my pixels as a free-to-use cross-stitch chart. Again: I'm providing these free icons to be used as free icons ONLY.
- Claim you made the icon, or re-upload it on other sites.
- Alter the icons and then sell them as a commission.
Doing any of the above makes you, for lack of a better word, a disrespectful asshat.
It is NOT your art to just spread around and use as you see fit. YOU did not make it.
Hell, I don't even have to provide free to use avatars to people on here.
Given all the grief that comes with people thinking anything is theirs to take and claim, I'm not even sure if I want to continue making them.