November 17 marks this year’s World Peace Day.Started as a grass roots movement to encourage individuals to create and display origami paper cranes as an awareness campaign for peace – World Peace Dayhas evolved into a political action campaign to help promote peace through policy. Cranes represent the Japanese symbol for good luck, and have been adopted as a metaphor for world peace.The organizations website Peaceday.org has detailed descriptions for how to fold the animal and... continue reading
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In the rites and myths of many cultures has been crucial, and still has. Let's analyze a little 'to obtain a summary of meanings.To the Celts, for whom culture was one of the key symbols: the spiral had a double meaning, which depended on the left-right motion, or otherwise. The first depicts the motion of the Sun in the sky, the second is related to the flow of Water and the Earth Goddess. Covered from the inside out, is the reconnection to the deity, the opposite is the knowledge of themselves.... continue reading
I decided to share an Illustrator tip with you . For repetitive figures Symbol Sprayer is a great tool.Just try this;From the tools menu choose star tool ( it is in the same section with rectangle tool )Draw a star to your documentOpen Windows > Symbols tab. Drag your star and drop it inside the symbols tab. You will be asked about Symbol Options. Give your symbol a name ( if you like ) , and click Graphic Symbol option.Now you have a symbol.From tools menu get your symbol... continue reading
Hello to everyone!I hope you had good weekend ...as usual, I focused myself on my illustrations.We never forget that our work on dreamstime doesn't end when an image is approved by the DT: our work is continuous!I looked at my pictures and I noticed that some of them were never seen by anyone on dreamstime.Well, now I want to show them to you!Also, just to have some fun, I offer you a fun game that will be useful to train your glance!The game is this:look at the pictures I... continue reading
Butterrfly is an insect from lepidopterous order. It is unique because of the life cycle which contains metamorphosis from egg, then caterpillar through pupa to beautiful bright adult.That is why butterfly image became symbolic. It represents resurrection, hope and soul itself in Christianity, in China - love and joy in marriage, immortality. The Japans believe the white butterfly is a soul of died person. Also the Eastern people consider it as a symbol of transformation, change and freedom.... continue reading
A very bright Orthodox holiday is coming!During Easter, Jesus Christ died and returned to live. Easter is a symbol of divine justice over the world. What does this holiday include? A common attribute is an Easter cake.This cake should be cooked with the finest yeast flour. Another attribute is eggs. Here eggs are the symbol of fertility and fecundity. As this holiday is in spring, eggs used to be painted in red as a symbol of the sun and victory of life over death.This year, Easter is in April,... continue reading
Every picture has it's own story. Here's the one about my "Wolf and Raven".My husband has an unusual hobby - historical reconstruction. He and his friends are those guys who craft metal armor, swords and axes and then go to some field to train in ancient battle skills. They've got knight tournaments sometimes and all that.And to the "Wolf and Raven"... It's drawn to be on the front side of big battleshield. Black areas of the picture are going to be metal plates. Joining these animals in one picture... continue reading
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