FREE Reference Photo Websites for Artists
Sema Martin | 14th July 2021
Drawing from just the imagination isn’t always the easiest and most reliable way of creating a realistic piece of art. It is more helpful to have a photo to work from. If you are unable to take your own reference photos from real life then check out The Artist Reference Image Library, full of license-free images for you to download and use for your art. This gallery has been created specifically for artists by artists!
If you would like to contribute to the library then please just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your high-quality images. All submissions for any category are welcome!
Don’t find what you are looking for in The Artist Reference Image library ? We have put together a helpful list of free image websites that any artist can use to create their wonderful works of art. By using a free image, it allows you to sell your artwork without breaking any copyright laws. There are many paid image websites to choose from but if you wanted to find a good variety of images to use for your art without breaking the bank then this is the list for you!
Just click the images to be taken to the website links. Enjoy!
Not all photos are creative commons, be sure the ones you choose are free.
Both free and paid images are available on this website. Sign up for free to download.
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I hope this article has helped!
latestmodapks 27 August 2022 6:39 PM
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