Wildlife Reference Photos for ArtistsIn response to many inquiries from artists about using images for art reference, I've now built a dedicated site, African Reference Photos, where artists can choose their own material from a large and diverse selection of high quality wildlife reference photos (more than a thousand with many more to come).
It only costs $10 for 20 photos of your choice that can be downloaded over a month, while there are also free photos available for anyone joining as a member. For both aspiring and established artists needing quality reference material for art that can be sold, this is definitely worth considering.
Wildlife Art Resources and LinksKeith Joubert
The late Keith Joubert, who died in January, 2013, is internationally recognised for his extraordinary wildlife paintings that reflect not only his impeccable draughtsmanship and mastery of the medium of oil paint, but also his intimate knowledge of the African bush and its inhabitants. Scroll through his most recent paintings for a stunning visual feast. His recent death is a massive loss to the wildlife art world. Keith Joubert Obituary - by Peter Comley
Keith Joubert Artwork
This gallery site features some of Joubert's exhibited work, including paintings from exhibitions in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Sue Dickinson Wildlife Art
In addition to hundreds of original pastel paintings, his African and North American wildlife art has been reproduced in many sets of limited edition prints. Recently he has moved into large scale oil paintings as well as three dimensional work with his African wildlife sculpture. Bosman's work is represented in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Originals cost in the thousands while Giclee prints are also available for those with less to spend.
WetCanvas! has more than 100,000 members and the forums, with more than 3 million posts, is the single largest repository on the Net for interactive visual arts information.
About.com Guide to Painting
Info on CopyrightPicture Archive Council of America
Includes copyright guidelines about artists' use of photographs. Definitely worth reading PACA's "Copyright Commandments"
List of FAQs include these common questions that artists face: