Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Introducing Vintage Illustrations and Fine Art Royalty Free Images

As someone who occasionally buys royalty free stock images I know how difficult it can be to find that perfect picture. I've mentioned here before that I'm a bit of an estate sale and auction addict, and I've been collecting some vintage art prints and illustrations from old books. I sell some of them on Etsy, and I've been working hard the last few months to scan my collection and develop high resolution digital stock images for the market.

Today I announce a new addition to my publishing business:

Royalty Free Vintage and Fine Art Stock Images

It is a small collection right now but I have hundreds more images and collections in development and I will be adding to it regularly in the weeks and months to come.

I realize this collection won't have everything for everyone, but an additional unique collection of stock art is always welcome when you're searching for that perfect image for your project. If you've spent much time browsing the big stock art directories, you'll notice that there are many repeated images. I'm hoping my collection will offer some unique and interesting images not widely available, especially in high 300 dpi resolution.


All images will be priced at either $0.99 or $1.95 U.S. dollars. There is no minimum purchase. If you only need one image, then just buy one image. Most other stock art sources are either 1) expensive or 2) based on a credit system that requires you to make minimum credit purchases of $10 or $20. Although this is not huge money, it can be irritating if you only have small needs. The ability to only spend a couple dollars and get what you need should be nice.

Who can use the images?

I imagine my stock images will be useful to a wide range of people from hobbyist crafters to graphic designers to ebook and book cover artists.

Anyone who purchases images will have a non-exclusive right to use them in projects personal and/or commercial.

Free fine art stock images

Like other aspects of my publishing business, I offer some free samples.

At the Free Images page you can download:

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Fall of Icarus by Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Image sizes are specified in each listing in pixels and inches. The size of the actual files are larger than presented on screen. All downloads (paid or free) provide high resolution 300 dpi jpegs. This file size should meet the needs of a diversity of projects, including printed media. Or you can resize the images for web display.

If you sometimes need stock art, please bookmark, pin, or follow my new royalty free stock art collection.

I have many more fine art images and vintage fairy tales illustrations to add.

Also refer other artists and designers to my new collection if you know any.