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MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:22 AM
Everyone needs referance when they are drawing. Here is where you will find links to pictures that can be used for referance from buildings, to car, to everyday items and textures.

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:23 AM
GUNS
Referance on reloading a hand gun:
http://www.coolgunsite.com/funcheck/function.htm
http://www.coolgunsite.com/funcheck/magazine.jpg http://www.coolgunsite.com/funcheck/function1.jpg http://www.coolgunsite.com/funcheck/disconnect.jpg http://www.coolgunsite.com/funcheck/thumbsafety.jpg
Copyright 2001-2005
[www.CoolGunSite.com]
All rights reserved.

Guns and Specs
http://kalashnikov.guns.ru/models.html
http://securityarms.com/20010315/all.htm

Handguns
http://www.hk-usa.com

Machine Guns
http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/fnherstal/machine_gun2.jpg
http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Ground/Guns.html

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:24 AM
Stock and Reference Photos

a site dedicated to providing resources to the artist community with interviews of professionals, galleries of amateurs and professionals, and archives of figure references :kewl:
http://www.characterdesigns.com/index.php?sitepage=home

Wikipedia's Public Domain Image Resource (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources)

Image referances
http://creative.gettyimages.com/source/home/home.aspx

Huge gallery containing over 100,000 quality stock photos
http://www.sxc.hu

Texture library, they over 2300 free to download, free to use, high-resolution textures.
http://www.mayang.com/textures
Bulk Downloading
The download limit is 30 textures per day (per IP address - you may be sharing this with others).
Awesome site!!

More textures
http://textures.forrest.cz/

http://www.sxc.hu
Great site full of a huge amount of stock pictures.

http://www.dreamstime.com
Same kinda thing but you have to pay... meh.

FreeFoto.com - searchable database of photographs free for non-commercial use; arranged in 40 topic categories and 600 subcategories
http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp

Whole bunch of photo referance including cities, cats and dogs, people and places:
http://www.fantasyjackpalance.com/fjp/photos/index.html

Whole bunch of photo ref
http://www.dpchallenge.com/photo_gallery.php?GALLERY_ID=2

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:25 AM
Vehicles

Military Vehicles
http://www.fas.org/man/index.html
http://www.militaryfactory.com/

How to draw cars by George Trosley
http://www.georgetrosley.com/howto.html

Nice site with referance for sailing ships.
http://www.angus-cross.com/photogallery.html
You never know when you might need it!

Train and tracks referance pics:
http://crcyc.railfan.net/mow/mowindex.html

Huge archive of navy vessels.
http://www.navsource.org

Cars:
http://www.cardomain.com
http://www.dieselstation.com/archives.html
http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars.htm

Firetrucks:
http://cnyfiretrucks.com

High quality technical line drawings of tanks of all nationalities in World War Two.
http://www.onwar.com/tanks/
http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/cv/

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:26 AM
Architecture, Buildings, Cityscapes, ect

Great New York reference:
http://www.preyerplanning.com/newyork/categories.htm

The Great Buildings Collections:
http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings.html

Ghost Town Gallery
"This is our photo collection of more then 1300 pictures from 174 ghost towns and historic places in the United States.
http://ghosttowngallery.com

Urban Japan:
http://www.japan-zone.com/japan_gallery/urban

Ancient Japan:
http://www.japan-zone.com/japan_gallery/landmarks

Castles
http://www.castlewales.com/listings.html
http://www.castlesontheweb.com

360 degree views of rooms and buildings
http://www.pan3sixty.co.uk

Cemetery Pictures
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnsmith/tngen/cempics.htm
http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/a/pictures.htm
http://www.pharmcat.demon.co.uk/cemetery
http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Death_and_Dying/Cemeteries/Pictures
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnsmith/cempics/gillihancem.htm
http://www.travelin-tigers.com/zdave/grvmast.htm
http://www.petcemetery.org/pictures_page_3.htm
http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/cemetery.html
http://www.filmtrips.com/cemeteries/cemeteries.html

New Orleans Cemetery
http://elusiv.com/neworleans/cem/scott-cem1.html

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:26 AM
Animals

Wings - Shows how to draw bat and feathery wings.
http://www.dreslough.com/main/wings/Index.htm

Drawing Dragons - A fantastic site on drawing dragons, along with drawing and coloring them on your computer as well.
http://www.dreslough.com/main/tutorials.htm

Animal Pictures Archive
http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/animal

Reptiles and Amphibians
http://www.members.carol.net/~jmaloney/animals.htm

High quality animal pictures
http://www.coolanimalpictures.com

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:29 AM
Swords And Medievil Ref

Swords on Line
http://www.weaponmasters.com
http://www.barrettcustomknives.com/home

Medieval Weapons
http://www.historicalweapons.com

Arms and Armor
http://therionarms.com/reenact/index.shtml

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:29 AM
Clothes

Urban Clothes
http://www.karmaloop.com

Women's 80's Clothes
http://www.mables.com/80s-clothes-womens.php

Folds in clothing:
http://www.lostonwallace.com/folds1.jpg
http://www.lostonwallace.com/folds2.jpg
http://www.lostonwallace.com/folds3.jpg
http://www.lostonwallace.com/folds4.jpg

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:30 AM
Encyclopedia Mythica
The encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legend.
http://www.pantheon.org/

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 09:31 AM
Art History Resources on the Web - links to prehistoric, ancient, middle ages, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century, and non-European art, research resources, museums and galleries, and prints and photography
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

MadCow Menu
12-03-2005, 11:01 AM
Artyfactory - detailed, illustrated, step-by-step guides on Egyptian Art, African Tribal Art and Pencil Portraiture, with specific instruction on drawing Egytian heads, Hieroglyphics, African mask patterns, large pencil portraits, drawing eyes, noses, moths, ears, pencil shading techniques and more
http://www.artyfactory.com/sitebody/sitemap.htm
Great referance!!

fpi
01-04-2006, 11:02 PM
Architecture images and photos:
http://www.featurepics.com/image/category.aspx?w=architecture

Bulletboy-Redux
02-26-2006, 08:59 PM
Here's a neat site about Japanese costumes through different historical periods. A handy resource if you're planning a samurai epic.

Click on the "Costume history of Japan" link for the full catalogue of costumes.

http://www.iz2.or.jp/english/index.htm

z7server
07-30-2007, 07:18 AM
Hi, I have a new textures site:
http://textures.z7server.com/
Titti

josephrey
07-16-2008, 04:30 PM
i stumbled across the following while hunting down crests and coat of arms:

http://uefaclubs.com/html/1.html

TONS to euro football club logos. absolutely amazing stuff.

ryansumo
08-08-2012, 03:04 AM
This is a great thread! I generally use Google images but these collections are mighty useful.

I didn't notice this link in the other posts but I apologize if it's already been linked. It's a link to anatomy reference for artists. They have copies of Andrew Loomis' famous books on drawing, as well as photographs of people in different poses. The photos are on sale for sets, but they feature free reference samples:

Fine Art (http://fineart.sk/)