A Virtual Library of Useful URLs – 700-779 Arts & Recreation

700 ARTS

700 Art, Art encyclopedias and dictionaries

AbsoluteArts.com. Alphabetized Gallery Portfolios: (5,969 works). Search by Galleries, by Artists Represented, by Medium, by Subject Matter, by Country, by Value, by Medium – Value, or by Art History Masters.

Art Access from the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection. Includes: Ancient Indian Art of the Americas, African American Art, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, plus Modern and Contemporary Art. Also available are glossaries, art lesson plans, family activities, art resources, view art collections, read art institute publications, play games about art, explore galleries, discover exhibitions, and interact with online art resources.

Artcyclopedia. Comprehensive index of 6000 artists represented at museum sites, image archives, and other online art sites. Search by Movement, Medium, Subject and Nationality of Artists.

ArtLex – Art Dictionary. A great resource for artists, students and educators in art production, criticism, history, aesthetics, and education. Includes definitions for over 3,400 terms, along with images of examples, pronunciation notes, quotations, and links to other art sites.

ArtPromote.com. Links to numerous art related sites. Categories include: Animal Art, Art Galleries, Art Museums, Art Directories, Artists, Computer Art, Crafts, Design Arts, Art Education, Ethnic Art (African, Egyptian, Japanese…), Fantasy (fairies, dragons, mermaids…), Metaphysical (angels, astrology, new age…), Music, Paranormal (aliens, oracles, vampires…), Periods and Movements (abstract, surreal, pop…), Retro (antiques, collectibles, pin-ups…), Sculpture, Thematic, and Visual Arts.

ArtQuest is not a broker of art, nor a physical gallery. It provides a direct listing service for locating art in a virtual gallery where interested parties can reach the artist or listing agent directly by email. Each painting or art work includes name of artist, title, size, medium, year, and price.

AskART includes a profile page on each of 35,000 American artists, searchable by name. Includes an Art Museum Directory, Art Glossary, and more.

Google Image Search. The most comprehensive art image search engine on the Web with over 880,000,000 images. Provides information on each image: gif or jpg file, size of file, and the URL where the image comes from. Some images may be offensive. Caution advised.



Yahoo! Image Search. Find over 1 billion photos and illustrations from all over the Web. Some images may be offensive. Caution advised.

707 Art – Study and teaching, (Art – Analysis, interpretation, appreciation), (Art education), (Art schools)

The @rt Room. This virtual art room, created by Dr. Craig Roland, Associate Professor of Art Education, at the University of Florida, offers children opportunities to create, discover, imagine, invent, learn, and make their thoughts become things. Includes @rt Link Archives with over 100 previously featured art sites for kids, Web Picks – a list of 10 favorite art sites on the Web, @rt Library lists books about art, artists and art history written especially for kids, and Teaching Resources include advice for teaching drawing and painting to children, hazards in the art classroom, and more.

Interactive Art School. Nine free mini art lessons on Oil Painting Techniques.

Portrait Art Tutorials. Lessons on how to draw faces, drawing tips, tutorials on color, anatomy, sketching people.

Window to Art is planned for students, teachers and all interested in experiencing art at any level of competence. Web pages are curriculum based with content illustrated by High School student works over many years. Topics include: Foundations, Drawing, Painting, Word Art, 3D Art, Graphics, and Mixed Media.

708 Art collections, Art museums, (Art galleries)

Alternative Psychedelic and Fantasy Art. View online picture galleries where you will discover a whole new range of surreal, psychedelic, trance, sci-fi, new age and fantasy art.

AMICO – Art Museum Image Consortium. The AMICO LibraryTM is a growing online multimedia resource documenting works of art from around the world in image, text and multimedia. A broad range of cultures, times, and objects is represented, drawn from AMICO Member collections.

Art Galleries. Links to selected major Art Museums and Art Galleries around the world.

Artcyclopedia. Art Museums Worldwide. Includes art museums and art galleries with fine arts collections and an online presence. Choose U.S. Museums or Non-U.S. Museums for the rest of the world.

Arts and Humanities. Links to Museums of the World. Includes Art, Artists, Art history/epoche, Applied Arts, Dance, Literature, Music, and Theatre. (Slow loading).

Harvard University Art Museums. Fogg Art Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Louvre Museum – Paris, France.

Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York.

MoOM – The Museum of Online Museums from Coudal.com. Links to online Galleries, Exhibitions and Shows covering a vast array of interests and obsessions. See also Archives.

MoMA.org – Museum of Modern Art – Long Island City, Queens, New York.

Museums: Alphabetized from World Wide Arts Resources.

National Gallery – Trafalgar Square, London, England.

National Gallery of Canada – Exhibitions – Ottawa, Canada.

Norton Simon Museum – Pasadena, CA. European paintings and sculpture from 14th to 20th century. South Asian sculpture collection: work from India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia.

Pacific Asia Museum. Collections include: Chinese Decorative Arts, Chinese Ceramics, South East Asian Art, Pacific Island Art, Himalayan Buddhist Art, Japanese Decorative Arts, Arts of Korea, Orientalist Art, Harari Collection of Japanese Paintings and Drawings, Art of Buddhism: Signs, Symbols, and Ritual Objects, and more.

The Saatchi Gallery: Contemporary Art in London. Presents work by largely unseen young artists or by established international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. Search Artists A-Z. Includes a Virtual Tour.

State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg, Russia.

Ten Cool Sites: Art Museums from Exploratorium.

Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts. Fine Arts, Crafts, Performing Arts, Pastime Arts, Martial Arts, Others (Japanese Dolls, Ninja, Japanese Cuisine, Japanese Poetry: Haiku), and Cafe (Movies of Festivals and Martial Arts of Japan).

709 Art – History, American art, Canadian art

Art|2|LIFE: The Canadian Century. Interactive timeline of Canadian art, people and events in the 1990s. For each selected artist from 1990-1999, site provides general Statement, Biography, plus Visual Gallery. Some minimal hardware, software, and plugins required to access this site.

Art History Network. Links to Art History, Archaeology and Architecture resources on the Web. Sites about Artists: Michelangelo, Cezanne, Dali, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Art Historical Era: Ancient Art, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism, Modern Art, Post Modern Art, Contemporary Art, and Civilizations. Links to Art Journals & Magazines, Images & Virtual Tours, General Resources, Organizations, Jobs, Discussion Groups & Chat.

Art History Resources on the Web. Massive links to Prehistoric Art, Ancient Egypt & Near East, Ancient Greece & Rome, Ancient Greece & Rome, Art of the Middle Ages, 15th & 16th Century Renaissance Art, 17th Century Baroque Art, 18th – 21st Century Art, Research Resources, Asian Art, African Art, The Americas & Oceania, Museums & Galleries, Prints & Photography, and more..

709.02 Renaissance art

A Gallery of the Italian Renaissance from Washington State University. Contents: Sandro Botticelli, Allori Cristofano, Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgione, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Raphael, Other Renaissance Art. Mannerism: El Greco, Titian, Other Mannerist Art.

709.2 Artists, American artists

Distinguished Artist Series. A-Z index of over 2,500 deceased American painters, sculptors and photographers. Scroll down to see links to More American Art History Resources, “boutique” magazines covering 18th to 21st centuries American Decorative Arts, American Equine and Wildlife Art, American Figurative and Portrait Art, American Genre Art, American Landscape Art, American Marine Art, American Photography, American Representational Art, American Still Life Art, Living Artists, State Capitol Art Collections, and more.

Artists Index A-Z from Famous Art Prints. Biography and gallery of color prints. Artists include Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Andrew Wyeth, and many others.

Global Gallery – Artist Biographies.

Life of an Artist. Biographies and galleries of Renaissance artists including Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and others.

National Museum of Women in the Arts. View over 250 works by women artists (16th – 20th century) from around the world in the museum’s permanent collection.

World Wide Art. Biographies of North American artists and their works, including numerous paintings by Canadian artist Robert Bateman. Photo of artist included in each bio. View slide show of art work by various artists. Provides info on title of work, image size, editions, and price.

720 Architecture

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Islamic Architecture Awards 1980-2004. Details include designers, year of building completion, photos, slide show and videos.

architecture.com. Contents: 250,000 pages of useful information about architecture, architects, and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Architecture Topics. Links to architecture sites compiled by Librarians’ Index to the Internet. Searchable by individual buildings or architectural structures. General resources include: Abbeys, Architects, Art Deco, Barns, Baroque, Byzantine, Building & Construction, Castles, Cathedrals, Dictionaries, Gothic, Historic Buildings, History, Islamic, Libraries, Mayan, Medieval, Palaces, Public Spaces, Renaissance, Skyscrapers, and others.

Architecture Visual Resources Library. From University of California, Berkeley. Use the SPIRO Query Form to search architectural pictures, illustrations, and photos by Period or Topic, Personal or Group Name, Building or Object Title, Location, Subject or Object Type, Source Abbreviation, or Image ID. Choose a Result Format of Thumbnail images only or images with description. You can also select by Date Range in AD or BCE. Sample Searches offer examples on how to search this site effectively.

Glass Steel and Stone: Global Architecture Directory. Browse the site by Continents (North America, Europe, Asia …), by Countries (US, UK, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands …), by Cities, by U.S. States. Includes Haunted Architecture, Odd Architecture, Skyline of the Week, Urban Poetry, Doors of San Francisco, Doors of Paris, Beyond The Lions, AIA Sandcastles, and Architecture Quotations.

GreatBuildings.com. The Great Buildings Collection include: Buildings (A-Z by name), Great Architects from around the world (A-Z), Places (Architecture by continents), Architectural Types (Building Types: bridges, castles; Architectural Styles: ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic; Architecture Timeline, Special Places: Japan, Istanbul, China; Construction Types: brick, fabric, glass; Climates: desert, alpine, tropical; Contexts: rural, urban; Architectural Elements, etc.), plus 3-D Models of Great Buildings around the world: Bank of China Tower by Architect I.M. Pei, Brooklyn Bridge by John Augustus Roebling, Eiffel Tower by Gustave Eiffel, Notre Dame Cathedral by Maurice de Sully, Rockefeller Center by Raymond Hood, St. Peter’s of Rome by Giacomo della Porta, Taj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan, and many more, including Globe Theater, Great Pyramid of Khufu, and Stonehenge, etc. with unknown architects.

Structures Resources on the Web. Last update 15 Nov. 2002.

728.8 Palaces – Great Britain

Historic Royal Palaces. Five magnificent buildings: Tower of London (Home to the Crown Jewels and nearly 1000 years of royal history), Hampton Court Palace (Henry VIII’s majestic palace on the River Thames), Kensington Palace (World famous dress collection), Banqueting House, and Kew Palace (George III’s family home). The history of each palace is briefly described with an illustrated timeline. You can also choose to take a more in-depth look at the history of each palace.

730.92 Sculptors

Bio: Michelangelo(1475-1564) and photos of Michelangelo’s paintings and sculptures.

List of Sculptors from Wikipedia. Life histories of sculptors and links.

Michelangelo from GlobalGallery.com. Early Life and Work, Sculpture, Painting, Architecture. View popular Michelangelo prints including Creation of Adam.

Sculptors > Masters from Yahoo! Directory.

736.2 Gems, (Gemstones), (Jewels), (Birthstones), (Precious stones), (Jewelry)

Birth Flowers and Birth Stones by Month. Chart.

Birthstones and Star Sign Stones. Chart showing Birth Month, Modern Birthstones (official birthstone list from the American National Association of Jewelers), Traditional Birthstones, Mystical Birthstones (of Tibetan origin from over a thousand years ago), Ayurvedic Birthstones (from Ayurvedic Indian Medicine – a type of medicine used for over a thousand years), and Other Birthstones. Plus Sun Sign, Birthstone, Planetary Stone, and Lucky Charms.

745.6 Alphabets, Calligraphy, Initials, Lettering, Monograms, (Ornamental alphabets), (Decorative arts)

About Calligraphy by John Stevens. Art Lesson: The History of Calligraphy from Robins Design.com. History of Calligraphy from PageWise. A History of the Calligraphy – “The Qur’an was revealed in Mecca, read in Egypt and written in Istanbul”.

Calligraphy, Lettering and Typeface Design – A History by Julian Waters. History of Penmanship by Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo. Hobbs and Tolley Calligraphic Portfolio Samples and Descriptions. Inkwell Calligraphy Studio, 2.5 min. video. Cyberscribe Art Gallery. Alphabytes by Rob Leuschke. Above links from Washington Calligraphers Guild.

Cuts & Caps from Briar Press. Ornaments and initial caps. Browse all by date added or by image name. Free download: Book arts, Borders, Holiday, Initials, Mortised, Nature, Sundry. Site also includes: Museum of presses including 11 presses that made history, Letterpress Directory with 626 listings, Classified Ads, Frequent Inquiries, and more.

Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediæval. Some scans from a 1581 copy of the Geneva Bible. Example: 11th Century and Numerals Details.

Ornamental Initials from House of Lime. Including German Caps, Gothic Caps, Kids Alphabet, and many more. Please read Terms for usage.

Printable Alphabets for children from ActivityVillage, UK.

741.5 Cartoons and caricatures, Comic books, strips, etc., Superhero comic books, strips, etc., (Comic strips), (Funnies), (Humorous pictures), (Comics)

America in Caricature, 1765-1865 from Lilly Library, Indiana University. “The word caricature comes into the English language from the Italian caricare, meaning to charge, load or exaggerate.” Online exhibition of political cartoons or caricatures depicting periods in American history from the Revolutionary War to War of 1812, plus Colonial Years and election years of Abraham Lincoln 1860-1865.

The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 2001 by Daryl Cagle. September 11 Brings Out the Worst in Editorial Cartoons.

Business and Safety Cartoons by Ted Goff. Site includes: New cartoons just added! 20 Safety Cartoons, 20 Business Cartoons, 20 Computer Cartoons, 20 Sales Cartoons, 15 Customer Service Cartoons, and Every Cartoon in Ted Goff’s online catalog of over 1,000 cartoons. Cartoons are searchable by cartoon number, topic, caption, or keywords.

Caricatures by Zach Trenholm. Includes color caricatures of Fidel Castro, Jane Seymour, Oprah Winfrey, Barry Manilow, David Bowie, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, Cher, William Shakespeare, and links to additional work.

Cartooning Basic Lessons by Mathew Owens. Free basic lessons in cartooning based on the basic shapes of drawing, sketching and art fundamentals.

Cartoons for Any Professional Project by fulltime cartoonist & humorous illustrator: Dan Rosandich. Please note: All cartoons throughout this online catalog are copyrighted as a collective work. Catalog of cartoons include:

Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index. Includes The World’s Best Cartoons (World Tour of Political Cartoons), Canada’s Best Cartoons, The Best Weekly Cartoons. View cartoons by American Cartoonists, Canadian Cartoonists, Worldwide Cartoonists, Weekly Cartoonists. Site includes a Teachers Guide to Lesson Plans for using cartoons in the classroom.

Drawing from Life. View Cartoons and Caricatures from Smithsonian Institution Libraries collection of cartoon and caricature books.

DuJour Cartoon Archive. Cartoons by Robert Seymour. Categories include: Biblical, General, Home, Medical, Season, Signs, Sports and Work.

Guardians of the North. Canada has its own superheroes. Site includes many color illustrations of superhero comic book covers.

Illingworth Cartoons Exhibition. Leslie Gilbert Illingworth, 1902-1979. The Illingworth cartoon collection at the National Library of Wales, which contains 4,563 images, explores a wide variety of topics through the eyes of one of Britain’s best known cartoonists of the twentieth century.

 

How to Draw Manga:
Male Characters
(Paperback)
by Hikaru Hayashi

How to Draw Manga: Male Characters (Paperback) by Hikaru Hayashi
How to Draw Manga
Volume 2
Compiling Techniques
(How to Draw Manga)

How to Draw Manga Volume 2 Compiling Techniques (How to Draw Manga)
How to Draw MangaVolume 12:
Giant Robots(How to Draw Manga)

How to Draw Manga Volume 12: Giant Robots (How to Draw Manga)
How to Draw Anime
& Game Characters
Vol. 1: Basics for
Beginners and Beyond

How to Draw Anime & Game Characters, Vol. 1: Basics for Beginners and Beyond

 

How to Draw Manga – Online Tutorials from Manga University, Tokyo. Learn how to draw Japanese-style comics using online tutorials created by acclaimed artist Julie Dillon. Contents: Anime Style Hair, Clothing and Folds, General Anime Faces, Female Figure Drawing, Specific Characters.

September 11th Remembered in Cartoons.

741.6 Clip art, (Clipart), (Cliparts), (Graphics), (Images), (Pictures), (Photos), (Photographs), Greeting cards, Christmas cards, (Birthday cards), Postcards, (Post cards), Posters, (Movie Posters), Commercial Art, (Advertising art), (Animation), (Banners), (Buttons), (Drawing), (Icons)

2000Greetings.com. Wide variety of free greeting cards. Friendship Cards, Birthday Cards, Screensavers, Stationery, Congratulations, Fill in the Blanks, Apology, Fun Cards, Holiday Cards, Breaking Up Cards, Get Well Cards, Inspirational Cards, Magical Cards, Cartoons, Seasonal Cards, Sympathy Cards, Thank You Cards, Good Luck, and more.

About.com: Web Clip Art, Clip Art Collections Index. Site provides numerous links to clip art sites arranged by subjects: A – Z Clip Art, Alphabets, Animals, Animated Images, Backgrounds, Cartoons, Civilizations, Entertainment, etc.

Amazing 3rd Planet Inc. Specializes in Vintage, Classic, and Contemporary Movie Posters, including Sci Fi Movie Posters, Disney Movie Posters, and Old Toys such as Star Trek Toys, Wonder Woman, View-Masters, Smurfs, etc. Viewing caution advised.

Animation Factory. Animated GIF Library from Media Builder. Over 30,000 original animations and web designs for use on web pages, email and presentations.

ArtBitz™ Stock Illustration & Design: The Designer’s Stock Resource. Includes Free Samples.

Clip Art. Links from University of Wisconsin-Stout Library Learning Center.

Clip-Art.com. Clipart, Font, Photo and Web Graphic Links.

Clip art from Google Image Search. Over 320,000,000 images available for your use. Provides information on each image: gif or jpg file, size of file, and the URL where the image comes from. Some images may be offensive. Caution advised.

Clip Art from Yahoo! Links by Categories: Animated GIFs, Commercial, Holidays and Observances, Icons, Web Directories, or by A-Z list of sites.

Clip Art Gallery from Discovery School. Choose educational clipart from these categories: Animated Clips, Art, Awards, Food, Fun & Games, Health & Safety, Language Arts, Letters & Numbers, Logos & Mascots, Math, Music, Science, Seasons & Holidays, Social Studies, Special Events, Sports, Students, Teachers, and Technology. Some appear in both black and white and color.

Clip Art Index from Kids Domain.com. Includes: All kinds of Icons, Graduation Clip Art, 4th of July Clip Art, Canada Day Clip Art, School Clip Art and Icons, Birthday Clip Art, Baseball Clip Art and Icons, etc. plus links to other free clipart sites.

Clip Art Library. Categorized Clip-Art and Icons from A-Z, Clip Art Collections from A-Z, plus GIF Animations, Assorted Collections, Bullets, Dots, Balls, Lines, Bars, and Rules, Background Images and Textures, and Clip Art Search.

Clip Art Searcher. Search in ArtToday (1,500,000 Clipart Images, Photos, Animations, Fonts, WebArt, Sounds), Google (Image, Words, or Domain), Anzwers (Geographic search), HotBot, Lycos (Multimedia, Image Gallery), or 1-Click (Yahoo! & Euroseek for Backgrounds, Clip Art, Icons, and Animated GIFs).

Clip Art and Media – Design Gallery Live from Microsoft. Collections of small graphics or clips.

FlamingText ClipArt. Fabulous site that allows you to customize your own cliparts with variations of fonts, colors, styles, backgrounds, etc. Choose from 13,362 First Names from A-Z each in 5 to 15 different styles with a total of 71,425 images. You can make changes to them as you wish and save them for your own use. Site also provides free Icons, Neon Signs, Animated ClipArts, Arrows, Banners, Bullets, Buttons, Dividers, and Flags.

Font Avenue – Resources for font people. Font Directory, Font Archives – FontFace.com, FontFreak.com, Fonts & Things, Original Fonts, Font Tools, Font Info & Resources – ABC Typography: A Virtual Museum of Typography and much more.

FreeButtonZone.com. Free Backgrounds, Buttons, Marble, Stars, Stone, Arrows, Fabric Textured Arrows, Squares, 3D Swirl Squares, File Tabs, Textured Rounds, Animated Buttons of Stars and Squares.

Free clipart for students & teachers! From Clipart ETC (Educational Technology Clearinghouse, Florida). Over 11,000 pieces of free clipart and growing.

FreeFoto.com. Collection of beautiful color photographs, free for non-commercial use. Site features over 20,000 high quality images, with new pictures being added weekly. Includes 40 main categories with over 600 subheadings for easy access.

Free Greeting Cards from Vermont Teddy Bear. Send a free greeting card featuring your favorite Vermont Teddy Bears through Cy-Bear Space for Birthday, Christmas, Congratulations, Get Well, Graduation, Thank You, Valentine’s Day, and other occasions.

Gif.com. Animations, Fonts and dingbats, Free clipart, Graphics links, Top sites, Free photos, Postcards, and links to Graphics forums.

Google Image Search. The most comprehensive art image search engine on the Web with over 320,000,000 images. Provides information on each image: gif or jpg file, size of file, and the URL where the image comes from. Some images may be offensive. Caution advised.



HistoryWired. Many exquisite photos, postcards, and other images selected from the millions of artefacts in the National Museum of American History. Highlight an object to view the image, zoom in or out, or to learn more historical details about the object.

Illustrations: A Guide to Sources on the World Wide Web. Great selection of Links to WWW Sites, Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Maps, Clip Art, Alphabets, Signs & Symbols, Web Developer tools, Building Plans, Trademarks & Logos, Indexes (include image collections), and Cartoons.

Image Finder. Contents: Architectural Images, DL SunSITE, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Images 1 (Nat’l Library of Aust.), Library of Congress, Library of Virginia, NASA, NAU Cline Library, PictureAustralia, and Smithsonian Institution.

Ingenious: Seeing Things Differently. 30,000 images from the collections of Science Museum, National Railway Museum, and National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, UK.

Ivy’s Coloring Page Search Engine. This search engine will search the web exclusively for print and color pages by subject matter. Very extensive. See also Ivy’s Greeting Cards where you can make a card and print it.

Kids Image Search Tools. Search for images using Yahooligans Downloader, Ditto.com, Alta Vista Image Search, and Pics4Learning! Includes links to Special Image Databases under Animals, Art, Astronomy/Space, and History/Society.

Leo’s Icon Archive. Over 10,000 free icons, desktop icons, clip art, cartoons, buttons, bullets, lines, dividers, initial caps.

PowerfulPosters.com. An informational resource about posters, traditional & modern art. Includes classroom motivational tools, information on various topics such as animals, artists, movies, and more.

TimePix. Contents include LIFE Photography and Covers from 1936 to 1996, TIME Magazine Covers from 1923 through the present, plus select images. Free access to thousands of black and white and color photographs, but you must register first. Information on each photo is provided in detail: Photo Number, Date Taken, Description of Photo, Location (City, State, Province, Country), Name of Photographer and Agency, Fax Number, Address and Email.

Top 100 Websites – Clipart Collections. Links to top 100 clipart Web sites.

Virtual MusiCards. Create your own personalized e-cards from a gallery of 1000 colorful e-cards, including animated birthday cards complete with music.

WebClipz ClipArt Directory. Graphics Factory. 500,000 Professional Clipart, Animations, and more. Links to quality Animations, ClipART, Web graphics, Screensavers, Freeware, Shareware, as well as Free & Trial Offers.

Yahoo! Directory – Graphics. Links to numerous Web graphics sites in A-Z order including online logo generator, animated GIFs, backgrounds, clip art, icons, transparent images, and Web site templates.

746.434 Crocheting

Free Crochet Pattern Links.

Crochet Lessons for Left-Handers & Right-Handers.

Free Crochet Lessons. Easy, how-to crochet instructions including illustrations and abbreviations in English, Spanish and French, includes Free Crochet Patterns.

746.46 Quilts – Design, Quilting, (Patchwork quilts), (Quilt designing)

757 Portraits


How to Draw Lifelike Portraits
from Photographs
by Lee Hammond

How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs by Lee Hammond
Drawing Pencil Portraits the Lee Hammond Way – How to Draw Lifelike Pencil Portraits. Materials & tips, Gridding Method, Blending & Shading, Drawing Realistic Hair, Drawing the Eyes, Making Tortillons, Step by Step Demonstration. Includes pencil portraits of Jack Nicholson, George Burns, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr. Bean, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Cruise, Sean Connery, Humphrey Bogart.

Drawing People from Learn to Draw.com. Include: The Profile: Measurements, Drawing Eyes, Facial Symmetry. Site asks you for money to see more how to draw techniques.

Drawing Portraits from Photos. A “From Beginner – For Beginners” step by step guide by Reinhard.

Drawing the Portrait from Portrait-artist.org, a portrait art tutorial site, with lessons on sketching and drawing faces, drawing techniques, and much more. Contents: Drawing Lips, Drawing the Profile, Structure & Proportions, Drawing the Nose, Drawing Eyes, Drawing Hair, Portrait Art Sketchbook, Don’t do that! (common portrait drawing errors).

Learn How to Draw Portraits from About.com.

Picturing Business in America: Hedcuts in the Wall Street Journal. “First invented in 1979, The Wall Street Journal’s distinctive portrait heads, known as “hedcuts” or “dot-drawings” have attained the status of an American icon, readily identifiable with one of the country’s best-known business publications.” Find out How It’s Done, Dots & Dashes. Includes hedcuts of Bill Gates, Jerry Yang (Co-founder of Yahoo!), Rupert Murdock and Wendi Deng, Mary Kay Ash, Oprah Winfrey.

759 Artists, Painters, Group of Seven (Group of artists)

All About Artists. Artist Biographies featured on this site: Albert Bierstadt, Adolph-William Bouguereau, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Edgar Degas, Winslow Homer, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh.

Artist Quotes. Quotes by artists A-Z. Inspirational Art Quotes by Famous Artists. Famous Artists. Master Artists from the History of Art: Profiles of Francis Bacon (Artist), Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, and Brett Whiteley.

Artists’ Biographies from the Grove Dictionary of Art.

The Artists – The Impressionists from Biography.com – Degas, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Bazille, Cassatt, Manet, Sisley.

AskART: The American Artists Bluebook™. AskART is an online database containing over 42,000 American artists from the early 16th-Century through the present.

Dali, Salvador. Salvador Dali Art Gallery. Biography and art of Dali, his Paranoid Critical Transformation Method, Photo Album, Essay on Dalí by George Orwell, Dali Quotations, Dali’s Art Gallery (with 1029 paintings, 349 drawings, 128 watercolors, and 73 objects), Salvador Dali Shop (with posters, prints, books, albums, videos, and fragrance for sale), as well as learn more about Surrealism.

Danby, Ken. Ken Danby – The Original Art of Ken Danby and the Published Art of Ken Danby, a popular Canadian realist painter. Site includes a large collection of Ken Danby’s paintings and watercolors, many with descriptions.

Distinguished Artist Series. Over 2,600 deceased American painters, sculptors and photographers of note are indexed in alphabetical order.

Famous Painters from FamousPainter.com. Include: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Francisco de Goya, Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wassily Kandinsky, Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, plus Movements & Artists.

Famous Paintings and Painters: Great Artists with their Masterpieces from around the world. Includes Paul Cezanne, John Constable, Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Michelangelo, Raphael, William Turner, Vincent van Gogh, William Blake, plus links to A-Z of Famous Painters

The Group of Seven. Biographies and paintings of the Group of Seven Canadian artists: Franklin Carmichael, A.J. Casson, L.L. Fitzgerald, Lawren Harris, Edwin Holgate, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, Frederick Varley. See also Tom Thomson and Contemporary Collection consists of biography, artist’s statement, and sample works of other Canadian artists.

Group of Seven. Biographies and selected art work of Franklin Carmichael, A. J. Casson, L. L. Fitzgerald, Lawren Harris, Edwin Holgate, A. Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley, plus Tom Thomson at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery. Click on any thumbnail images to view larger versions of paintings.

The Group of Seven and Their Contemporaries. Canadian Art at the McMichael. History of the Group of Seven artists with photographs from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Michelangelo – view prints and posters gallery. Early life and work of Michelangelo, 1475–1564, Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. View popular Michelangelo prints: Creation (Detail), Creation of Adam, Head of Adam (Detail From Creation), Head of God (Detail From Creation), Madonna and Child, Pieta – Sculpture, Sistine Chapel – Adam, Sistine Chapel – Eve, Study, Creation of Adam, The Delphic Sibyl, The Erythrean Sibyl, and The Libyan Sibyl.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). Biography of Michelangelo with art prints. See also Bio: Michelangelo and exquisite photos of Michelangelo’s paintings and sculptures.

Modern & Contemporary Art. Major 20th century and contemporary visual artists from the-artists.org. Artists A-Z, brief biography with portrait and links.

Olga’s Gallery – Ontario Art Museum. Artist Index, Country Index, Movement Index, Top 20 Artists, and more. (Lots of pop-up ads).

The Painter’s Keys Art Directory. Resource of Art Quotations. The Painter’s Keys Archives – Robert Genn’s Twice Weekly Letters, Insight and inspiration for your artistic career, Clickbacks, French translations, Letter Collections by year. The Painter’s Keys Studios Worldwide – Accomodations for artists (mostly rentals).

Painting > Artists > Masters from Yahoo! Directory.

Picasso, Pablo. Pablo Picasso – biography and description of his works. Pablo Ruiz Y Picasso (1881-1973) paintings from Estate of Pablo Picasso, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Please observe copyright laws. See also Pablo Picasso: Images and biography from The Artchive. Pablo Picasso – Official Website: Includes Biography (unusual format), Genealogy, Works and Stories, Exhibitions, Museums.

Rockwell, Norman. The Norman Rockwell Museum. Contents: Exhibitions, The Artist: A Brief Biography of Norman Rockwell, Teacher’s Resources, Prints and Posters from the Norman Rockwell Store, small images only, but you can Browse by Painting Title from a long list of Rockwell’s paintings.

Web Gallery of Art. A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods from 12th to mid-19th centuries (1100-1850), currently containing over 14.500 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available. Artists – Search A-Z by name, Search by School, Period, Timeline, or Profession, or Sort by Name, School, Period, Time-line, or Profession.

The WetCanvas! Virtual Museum – Individual Artist Index.

Women Artists in History. Medieval, 15th Century to 20th Century, Contemporary Artists.

760 Pictures, Graphic arts, (Photographs – Databases)

See also 770 Photography, Artistic photography below.

123 Royalty Free. Stock image and photo subscription. Editors’ Top Picks, Images Categories.

1000 pictures – free desktop wallpaper.

Alamy Images. Stock photography and stock photos. 3.5 million stock photos, 308 stock agencies, 4900 photographers.

The Amazing Picture Machine – NCRTEC (North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium) Index to Graphical Resources on the Internet. Topics include: Aircraft, Civil War, Dinosaurs, Famous Actors and Actresses of the 20th Century, Gems and Minerals, Maps of Continents and Countries, Military Equipment, Paintings and Famous Works of Art, Patterns and Shapes, World Leaders, Weather and Meteorological Phenomenon, and World War II.

Bigfoto.com. Royalty free photo agency offers free use of all pictures, but read Copyright / FAQ first. Categories of photos: America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, Themes, Miscellaneous.

Big Stock Photo. Royalty free stock photos, downloadable photo community: Featured Collections, Browse Newest, Photo Search, Browse by Category, Browse by Photographer, or Most Popular.

CalPhotos. Over 60,000 photos of plants, fungi, animals, fossils, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, people and culture, landscapes, habitats, California natural resources, photos from Africa, etc. Provided requirements are met, photographers may contribute a high quality photograph to the CalPhotos Database.

Chameleon’s Eye Image Bank – Lightbox. One eye image bank & stock photos gallery. Large collection of rights managed stock imagery featuring a wide range of high quality and unique images from Israel and around the world created by one photographer’s eye.

Fotosearch. Search 50 Stock Photography, Stock Photos, and Footage Vendors, as well as Royalty Free Clip Art, Illustrations, and Clipart Images.

FreeFoto.com. Free pictures. Collection of excellent color photographs, free for non-commercial use. Includes over 75,000 images, with new pictures being added weekly. Photos may be easily found under 125 sections organized into 2,590 categories.

Free Pictures from the Pet Professor. Categories: Animals, Food, Landscapes, Miscellaneous, Plants.

Free Pictures Photos. Large free pictures photos, wallpaper, ideal for print. Categories: Landscapes, sunsets, textures, colours, clouds, flowers, fruits, stones, construction.

Gimp Savvy – A Community-Indexed Photo Archive. Copyright free photo archive: Over 27,000 public domain photos and images. Master List of Keywords for searching. Includes Tips on Indexing the Photo Archive.

Google Image Search. The most comprehensive art image search engine on the Web with over 320,000,000 images. Provides information on each image: gif or jpg file, size of file, and the URL where the image comes from. Some images may be offensive. Caution advised.

Inmagine. World’s Largest Royalty-Free Collection. Search 1,000,000 images.

PBase Photo Galleries. Database contains over 16,690,000 photos as of Jan. 1, 2004. Still growing. Quality varies.

PCO – Picture Collection Online from New York Public Library. Collection of 30,000 “public domain images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.” Subjects include: African-Americans, Animals, Army, Birds, Clothing & Dress, Costume, Design, Dragons, Fashion Drawings, Gloves, Hats, Insects, Native Americans, New York City, Pioneer Life, Punishments, Reptiles, Shoes, Slave Ships, Slavery, Snakes, Umbrellas and Parasols, and more.”

PunchStock – Galleries. Exclusive royalty free photos, images, illustrations and stock photography.

SutterPoint Photography. Highest Rated Photos. Most Popular Photos. Most Recent Photos. Random. Browse by Album A-Z. Sell Photos – For photographers to sell photos on ShutterPoint.

Shutter Stock. 345,295 royalty-free stock photos, 9,649 new stock photos added in the past week, 15,420 photographers, as of 28 September 2005.

Stock.XCHNG. Leading free stock photo site. Gallery contains over 100.000 quality stock photos by more than 9.000 users. Click to view a different photo in Randomizer.

Yahoo! Picture Gallery. Options to Search Entire Gallery, Corbis pictures only (over 2,000,000 items of photographs and fine art images), or NBA pictures of players only.

769 Prints, (Japanese prints)

Viewing Japanese Prints. John Fiorillo’s excellent site presents beautiful illustrations as well as in depth information about selected Japanese artists and their works.

770 Photography, Artistic photography

Garry Black Photography. Thumbnailed photo galleries. Includes Tips and Techniques on photography.

Life in America. Documentary photography capturing memories of everyday life. Numerous photos depicting real people doing real things showing a wide range of emotions. Some photos are quite hilarious. All pictures are copyrighted by photographers. You may submit your own photos for approval to be added in the collection. Includes captions and quotations of wise sayings.

Making Photographs – A tutorial by Philip Greenspun from Photo.net. Topics include: Light, Lens, Film, Exposure, Camera. Other Learning pages include: Portrait Photography, Underwater Photography Primer, Sports Photography, Pinhole Photography, Nature Photography, and many more. See also Gallery of Top Photos, Photography Equipment, and Travel for A Photographer’s Guide to various travel destinations around the world, e.g. Cape Cod, Las Vegas, Paris, China, Japan, Bangkok

Masters of Photography. Alphabetical listing of artists with articles on each photographer, sample photographs by the photographer, as well as links to other resources and books about the photographer.

Photograph Collections from Librarians’ Index to the Internet (LII).

Smithsonian: Photography. Resources and Links include: Smithsonian Photographs Online, National Zoo Photographs Online, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, and more. Online Exhibitions include: The Smithsonian Museum of American Art Exhibition, American Photographs: The First Century, Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, and more.

ShortCourses in Digital Photography. Offers a quick course in the art of digital photography with helpful how-to sections. Course topics cover digital cameras and the digital process. Many photo examples presented in exquisite color. Includes links to Must See Digital Photography Gallery Sites, Photographic Galleries, and other Galleries.

leaf Travel Shots. Only the best travel photos submitted are shown online in the Travel Shots gallery. When travel photos are submitted, you retain all rights to the photos.

774 Holography, (Laser photography), (Holograms)

A Guide to Practical Holography by Christopher Outwater & Van Hamersveld. Illustrated with diagrams, contents include: Some basic concepts of how holography works, Laser, Basic hologram, Movement, Different types of holograms, Making holograms, Bleaching procedure.

Holography – a three-dimensional imaging technique produces what is commonly called a hologram. Laser light is used to record the patterns of light waves reflected from an object. History of Holography. Spectral Imagery – 3-D images or holograms. Here you can view a “3-D ghost” of Leonardo DaVinci using a paint brush to transform Mona Lisa into an IBM campaign logo, and also download and view a video clip of the 3-D ghost with sound.

HoloKids. What is a hologram? What are holograms used for? What is a LASER? Why do you need laser to make a hologram? See also Holography FAQs.

How Holograms Are Made. The Animated Holographer shows you how a hologram is made in 9 slides. Multimedia presentation requires RealPlayer. See Main Index Page of Frank DeFreitas’s Holoworld for more hologram information.

How Holographic Memory Will Work by Kevin Bonsor, from How Stuff Works.

778.5 Cinematography, (Digital video), (Video recording)

Bigshot Media – Flash Bundles. Click to view short video clips of 12 bigshot movies from each category, e.g. Active Living, Beautiful Day, Business Communications, Clouds, etc. Search also over 5000 Single Movies by category.

Buyout Footage.com: Public Domain Films And Royalty Free Stock Footage – Contemporary Royalty Free Stock Footage. Categories include: Education, Generations, Lifestyles, Modern Military, U.S. Presidents, Tragedies and Disasters, Weather Watch, On Location, Environmental Education, Nature – Scenic, Nature – Wild Life, Sports Today, Business, Health and Medical, Concepts, Celebrations, Motion Graphics, Elements And Visual Effects. Historical Library includes: World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Military Newreels, Nuclear-Biological Warfare: Mass Destruction.

Photosearch. Stock Footage Video. Stock Photography. Royalty Free Stock Photos – CD-ROM Photo Images and Clip Art Discs. Demo Reel allows you to preview all clips on some discs.

PhotoSpin.com – Category 5: Video. Browse some 485 video clips. Other categories include: Royalty free stock photographs, illustrations, fonts, MP3 audio previews.

Stock Video. Royalty Free HD offers a selection of high-definition (HD) stock footage in various categories. All footage is royalty free (buy once, use forever), and each clip can be previewed online. A valuable resource for any person involved in film or digital video.

Time Image: Royal Free Film Stock Footage Library. Preview demo of 35 volumes of videos complete with music and sound effects. Each demo contains just some of the shots contained in the volume.

Sample Storm Video Footage by Warren Faidley, the amazing storm chaser, author, adventurer and the first ever professional storm chasing cinematographer. Link from Weatherstock: Storm Film Footage and Storm Video Footage Collections.

779 Photojournalism, (Photo journalism), (Journalistic photography), (News photography)

The Photographic Gallery of Pulitzer Prize-Winner John Kaplan. Photos grouped under: Singles, The Pulitzer, Face of Cuba, Mom and Me Book. Site includes a biography of John Kaplan. A privilege to be able to view these enlightening photos.