Ok! Now that you have your free Kindle app for your phone, tablet or computer it is time to build a library of free or nearly free books to get your creative juices flowing! You have got your free Kindle app haven't you? If not, what are you waiting for? There is a banner ad on this page to make it easy for you. Just click on the banner to get started installing your free app, then come back here to the following link which will take you to the Kindle store and a list of free art related books to help you start building your library
One of my personal favorite free resources is free Kindle e-books and you don't even have to own a Kindle e-reader! I have the free Kindle reading app installed on both my iphone and my laptop and truly love it! Any e-book that I download to either app automatically shows up in the cloud archive and is just a few seconds to download to my other device or at the time of downloading there is an option to send the book to another device. Amazon has a large selection of free books for Kindle and you can also download public domain books from other sources as well as having PDF reading capability! My Kindle App is in my top 10 favorite apps list for sure, and I recommend it as a great way to get free and affordable books to inspire and instruct aspiring artists! Below is a link where you can get your own free Kindle reading app and start building your own digital library.
This link will take you to a page that has a large list of resources for artists. I haven't had time yet to check all of them out, but the ones that I did click seem to be working links. If you have any suggestions for links please let me know in the comment section and I will certainly consider adding them to this list.
As i was checking many of the links on the above mentioned website I found many are still valid while some are either offline, outdated, or completely changed to some other interest, and I still haven't checked them all yet but there is a significant amount of still working sites that I have checked to make it worth keeping the link.
There are many online sources for free images, more than I thought there would be! Some are communities, some are search engines, some are lists and all of the links I will share with you I have personally tested to make sure that they are valid, and either have used in the past or plan to use in the future for my own work. Some require linkbacks and/or attributions and I highly recommend that you read the rules and fine print on each site before using ANY materials from them in your work! With that said, these look like interesting and great sources for creative content. Let me start off by listing my top 3 picks that I have checked into so far.
http://www.fromoldbooks.org is a cool looking site that has a collection of images from old public domain books for nostalgia lovers.
Credit for these and many other of the links I will share goes to http://www.catswhocode.com
Free resources for the artist and
- resources for creatives
- Scripture Devotions
- Shop My Fine Art America Gallery
- Shop Shellibean_on_Zazzle main store
- Random Bits
- Shop Shellibeanz, new 2nd store
- Vintage photo edits and free wallpapers
- Shop My Redbubble Art
- Browse Zazzle Shopping List-Great collections by Zazzle designers
- Visit Zazzle.com