Photos For Artists
Free reference photos for artists to paint or draw
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What is photos4artists?
In as few words as possible, photos4artists is a free to download and use photo gallery, aimed at providing the best possible reference photos for artists!
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We offer photos designed specifically to be used by artists as reference for their artwork.
Any finished artwork is free from any copyright restrictions, unless it is merely a digitally enhanced copy of the original image.
Our photos are completely free to download and use as reference for your art.
Photos4artists originally began as a photographic library of reference and subject photos for private use. As our library grew we decided to make the photos available to all artists. Ignoring the temptation to post beautiful photos for the sake of their beauty we try to publish only those photos we believe will offer genuine reference and assistance for artists.
Many photos have a dynamic viewpoint to add interest, many incorporate the classic lead in or conform to the established design principles. Others portray objects that can be used as subject matter for more detailed artwork, or show objects or features that can be added to other backgrounds to further develop interest.
We all like to paint water and this image has it all . . . reflections, trees and a design friendly trail that leads the eye right through the photo.
This photo is an excellent example of a Z format. The eye crosses the bridge left to right and then follows the treeline right to left before exiting at the top of the image.
A photo of a boat, taken from an angle that will add interest to the finished artwork. There is enough detail for these who like to paint in a fairly tight style.
An architectural view, with sun and shadows for added interest. This photo could also be painted in a loose style. The choice is yours.