ah, my prince
"Happy birthday Lon’cool! I’m not really good at writing things for people’s birthdays, but here’s a special Einherjar card for you! I hope you’ll love it!!
~Blaze the tactician”
very dorky belated valentine cards
Looks like their date… just got Validated
♪”Es que este amor es azul como el mar, azul"♪
- from “Azul” by Cristian Castro
Seeing Myun paint, made me want to try again to digitally paint. So I used an old sketch I did of Toby as my test. Took a a long while, but I did it!
/ w \ )9
I was listening to that song when the sketch idea came into my head, and it’s funny because I later realized that the song is actually very fitting to Toby because it deals with the ocean. Hahaha!
Getting Fonts with Free License
Using free-licensed fonts is indeed very important for individual artists, as commercial font royalties are often calculated by letters and can be extremely expensive. Fonts that come with proprietary operation systems — like Microsoft Windows and Apple OS — are, most likely, also proprietary. You cannot use these fonts to publish your work without paying the license fee, otherwise the owner of the font can sue you for that.
What’s a Free Font?
Free and open-souce fonts are often licensed using SIL Open Font License, sometimes referred to as SIL or OFL. These fonts are free to use, study, modify and distribute. A full list of various of free font licenses (from Open Font Library):
- Apache 2.0
- Bitstream Vera License (and derivative projects)
- GNU General Public License
- GNU Lesser General Public License
- GPL with font exception
- GUST Font License
- MIT (X11) License
- OFL (SIL Open Font License)
- Public Domain (not a license)
There are 4 primary sources from which I get my free fonts:
1. From the repository of a GNU/Linux distribution
Most GNU/Linux distributions hold a number of basic free fonts that are easy to read, which resembles to those preinstalled in MS Windows. If you are not using GNU/Linux, you can still download them from their websites. I use the following ones more often:
- Liberation fonts (Libreoffice’s default font, good for document)
- DejaVu fonts (arguably the most widely used free font, good for on screen display)
- Droid (Once the default font of Android)
2. From Google Fonts
Google maintains a large repository of free and open source fonts. It has a very friendly interface that allows you to type whatever preview text and set the font size you want. It helps you in using those fonts on your website as well.
If you are using Ubuntu or its derivatives, you can use TypeCatcher to make font searching and installing from Google Fonts much easier.
3. From Font Squirrel
Font Squirrel hosts a large number of fonts that free for commercial use, which are not necessarily free-licensed. However, the website has a filter to shows only those fonts with OFL/Apache license.
4. Open Font Library
Open Font Library also hosts a large number of free fonts but the interface is funny so it’s not very easy to find what you want there.
Just answered a question on my ask blog about where to get free fonts. I guess it could be useful for many people so I reblog it to my main blog. Hope you guys like it!
"I’m so hungry. Can I eat them?"
"… I don’t think so."
Okay that’s weird anatomy and I’m so done with it k’bye