Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:14 pm Post
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:52 pm Post
So, I have more-or-less finished writing my first book, a future alternate history.
Long story short, I have been liaising indirectly (through my oldest daughter) with a young artist but have been unable to get much more than a couple of samples when what I really want is a quote and an ETA.
There are a number of sites out there that purport to offer free images but then ask for money when you get to download them so, my question is, does anyone know any good websites that offers truly free science fiction artwork? Bear in mind this "free" requirement is not because I am being miserly, it's simply because I have no idea how successful my book will be i.e. paying out £100 for cover art when I make only £50 profit is obviously a bad move and, whilst I would happily promote that artist's work both in my book and on my website I really can't afford to pay much out for it in the first instance. I mean sure, if it turns out I'm a naturally gifted writer then great but I'm also a realist, I read a lot of books and I'm fairly confident I'm not that good. Modern science fiction writers, whilst arguably better than the pulp writers of old, make more from writing many books in relatively few universes than they do from writing the fabled bestseller ... I only have the one book so far.
So yeah, any idea where I can get some half decent science fiction art that is free?
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:56 pm Post
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:08 pm Post
devinganger wrote:No idea where to find free art other than the usual stock art suspects, but think about what you're asking for a minute.
Just some thoughts.
TromboneAl wrote:Google NASA Images.
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:15 am Post
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:22 am Post
devinganger wrote:Good luck finding the right combination for your career.
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:55 pm Post
Kekerusey wrote:To be fair I have been trying to contact artists on DeviantArt but 24 hours later have had no reply.
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:53 pm Post
rdale wrote:Give it a little more time than 24 hours...
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:58 pm Post
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:57 am Post
gr wrote:Google Image searches can be narrowed to only include images that are high resolution and whose copyright status allows them to be used for commercial purposes (you probably need the version that allows modification). You can find these settings after doing your initial image search under the Search Tools button at the top of the result window. That said, you need to carefully check out anything you take a shine to to make sure the (always fallible) Google search has gotten it right. So, you need to go to the source and examine the copyright info there, etc.
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