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Discussion in 'Wildlife Artwork and Crafts' started by Studio106, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Studio106

    Studio106 New Member

    Does anyone know where I can purchase reference pictures? I would like to purchase pictures that I can use for paintings/drawings that are not under copyright laws. I know that there must be a lot of amerature photographers out there that would'nt mind making some $ from their hobby. Is there any web sites or companies that deal in this? I am totally clueless. Thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. AndyH

    AndyH New Member

    What type of animals are you planning on drawing? African? North American?
     

  3. Silverwolf5792

    Silverwolf5792 Sierra, my quarter horse :)

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=animals&w=all
    You can do a search on here for something to draw. You could probably ask any of the photographers to use their pictures.
     
  4. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    You can purchase photos on the following sites, I believe that have different rules for what you might want to do with them:

    www.iStockphoto.com
    www.Shutterstock.com
    www.fotolia.com
     
  5. Studio106

    Studio106 New Member

    I would be looking for pretty much any type of animal along with reptiles, birds, or whatever else nature has to throw my way. I thought that there might be a web sight where you punch in what you're looking for and it gives you the options that they have in that catagory. Sort of like ebay, but just for photographs for sale. I will try ebay for grins. I will also try the websights that have been offered. Thanks a lot.
     
  6. Glen Conley

    Glen Conley KARMA GOOSE R.I.P. 2006-2006

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    Studio106 (that's a lot to type out, can't we just call you Stud for short?), I have a number of reference photos here on this site that you are more than welcome to use for flat work renderings. I see the translation from photo to another medium by a flat work artist as being no different than a taxidermist using them to help make a dollar.

    WASCO also carries a number of my photos for cheap. The bison, wild turkey, and pheasant photos were done by different photographers, but anything else in this line, hey, if you can make a million, go for it.
    www.taxidermy.com/cat/03/diskette.html

    Here's another address for reference material I have provided. Enjoy.
    www.realdeerforms.com/WhitetailDeerPictures.html
     
  7. PJK1944

    PJK1944 RENAISSANCE MAN OF HABITATS

    Go to the book stores,like Barnes/Nobel and go look a all the Calanders, right now they are on sale 1/2 year gone..Rick Kennair Any store that sell calanders or just go on the web/ebay ask for calanders...
     
  8. visions of wildlife taxid

    visions of wildlife taxid love me or leave me, just dont try to convert me

    i took an awsome picture of an african lion while in vegas, it is layin above a waterfall, and its leaning over drinkin from the water fall, this is up on a huge manmade rock, very natural looking, i hope one of you talented people would do it justice, it is absolutely beautiful
     
  9. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy

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    Russ, it sounds like a really neat pic...Could you please post it? Maybe I'll see if I can draw it.
     
  10. Feel free to use some of my pictures. Go to www.pbase.com/mlo3135127 Let me know if there any that you would like to use.
     
  11. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy

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    Great gallery, I would love to draw a couple of those pics, especially a coyote and a deer.
    Nina
     
  12. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    Different.... None are mine, but thought I'd share.

    http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi168.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu197%2FFrankyValley%2Fwolf.jpg&searchTerm=wolf&pageOffset=11

    http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi168.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu197%2FFrankyValley%2Fwolf.jpg&searchTerm=wolf&pageOffset=11

    http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi168.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu188%2Ffreddy19_19%2Fwolf.jpg&searchTerm=wolf&pageOffset=12

    http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi169.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu238%2Fwolfwoman2007%2Fwolf-2.jpg&searchTerm=wolf&pageOffset=6

    http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi177.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw202%2Fmlesleycat%2Fwolf-1.jpg&searchTerm=wolf&pageOffset=7
     
  13. Joey Arender

    Joey Arender big mouth alert

    mlo3135127
    You have some fantastic photos...Thanks for sharing
     
  14. ArtistPete

    ArtistPete Member

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    mlo3135127 --I too thank you for posting your link--awesome pics!! Did you take those all yourself?
     
  15. Thanks for the nice comments on my pictures. Yes, I took all the pictures.