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Actual Snowflakes Brush Set

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Published: March 1, 2008
© 2008 - 2020 PurlyZig
Snowflake brush set, made from images of actual snowflakes by Wilson Bentley in the late 1800/early 1900's. Aren't they lovely? Truly amazing variety in shapes!

I have provided 50 different flakes, they are shown only 30% of their original size in the preview. He took more than 200 photos and I tried to pick out the best of the images I could find.

I spent an entire morning creating this brush set because I wanted snowflakes that looked real, ready to use. These images are not copyrighted and are in the public domain, free for anyone to use, BUT please comment here or note me if you use this brush, I would like to see what's been done with them! Favorite-ing them would work too, and it would let me know they are liked.

DO NOT redistribute as your own! Credit in the artist's comments is a must!

Thanks and enjoy!

GIMP 2.4.2

EDIT: gray scale set available here ([link]) (ie, allows one to chose the color of the snowflake, instead of having it automatically be white)
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RavenRechiorStudent General Artist
Wonderful Details! Love the snowflakes! Thanks!
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thobarHobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work. Heart +fav Many thanks for sharing.
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RhondalbHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful work. I make the occasional brush here and there and i know how much time and love it takes..awesome job thanks
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may i use your brushes for my adoptables shop threads on gaia? no real money is gained, and the shop will give you full credit and link back to your DA.
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PurlyZigHobbyist General Artist
can I get a link?  are you selling them or using them to decorate the shop?
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sure~
www.gaiaonline.com/forum/breed…
I dunno. I might decorate the ponies with some, i might use them for banners. i thought i would ask. I am not ungoldy in need of them, just liked them.
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PurlyZigHobbyist General Artist
It was unclear whether or not you wanted to sell my brushes or just use them off DA - if you are using them for decoration, go for it! 
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i will never sell them. the pets they might be on might sell for fake currency. is that a problem?  i understand if it is. 
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PurlyZigHobbyist General Artist
no, that's not a problem :)
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okay~ thank you kindly!
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VivianFHobbyist General Artist
Used ^^ : www.deviantart.com/submit/devi…

Thank You Little Pixel Heart 
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PurlyZigHobbyist General Artist
oops - wrong link!  if you give me another, I'd still love to check it out!
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VivianFHobbyist General Artist
oh my, I'm sooo sorry! Don't know how it happened. ~sorry ^^;
vivianf.deviantart.com/art/Gif…
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PurlyZigHobbyist General Artist
aw - sweet!  glad to have the correct link!
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ambereyes513Hobbyist General Artist

I used your brushes here, thank you~!

ambereyes513.deviantart.com/ar…

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DigitalDreams-ArtProfessional General Artist
Used here:
[link]
Thank you :)
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SnowflakeMakinoha111Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you'd make some for SAI,but I know that won't work xDD
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PurlyZigHobbyist General Artist
???
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DrakeshyaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this. ^^
I used it here: [link]
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