Stock Art Links


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Sites that are good for textures and patterns

Image*After is a biggie and I think it’s been around for a long time. This has photographs of everything under the sun as well as specific textures.

Schizoolicious is a german site (well it’s written in German) and it seems to be filled with patterns uploaded by several different designers. They range from very subtle to mad-in-your-face stuff.

Citrus Moon
is a blog with new patterns set up almost daily. They have a lot of tiles suitable for backgrounds.

Squidfingers site has over 150 tiles which make up nice backgrounds. Again they range from the subtle to “must wear sunglasses” style.

Texture Library is another site chock full of natural textures like wood, stone and fur. The quality is excellent, the only downside is that the images tend to be a bit small. Still a great resource though.


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PicFinder and MagazineArt

PicFinder is a search engine for free stock photography that you can use commercially. It searches sites such as Image:After , MorgueFile and the great, making it that little bit easier and quicker to find images.

It also returns results for paid stock too. is a huge database of magazine covers from the 19th and 20th century. It takes a bit of rooting around to find stuff, but there are tons of lovely covers for inspiration.
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