A curated list of websites that offer free (legally!) photographs that you can use to draw and paint form. The photographs come from amateur and professional photographers who dedicate their work either to the public domain or under a Creative Commons Attribution license. There are some truly stunning images to choose from. Enjoy!
Head of a Buddha, 6th-8th century. Terracotta, 5 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 7.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 1998.178.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.178.1_transp4535.jpg)
Mississippian (Native American). Bird Effigy Pipe, 1200-1500 C.E. Steatite, 2 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (7 x 19.7 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 69.84. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.84.jpg)