Friday, September 22, 2017

Looking for Stock Art Suggestions

We are about a buck from The Tavern's September funding goal via its RPGNow Affiliate links with 8 days left in the month and I'd like to invest at least half of whatever earnings come in after this point to the end of the month on some quality stock art.

Yes, I have purchased a fairly large collection prior to this point, but the more I have access to the more inspiration waiting for me. I am looking at 4 to 5 magic items, 4 to 5 creatures, one dungeon / adventure and possibly one fleshed out NPC with adventure hooks and the like for October alone.

So, if you have favorite artists or art packs, please drop links in the comments below. You won't just be helping me - you'll be helping other self publishers and the artists themselves.

I lean to preferring B&W over color but don't let that stop you from recommending artists or art that primarily work in color.


  1. Umm, I have a catalog of over 1,200 pieces of stock art.


    We general show colour art but most of the "colour" pieces also contain a grayscale and a line art version of the art.

    And there is always my art collective patreon:


    If you want art credits to cash in any time on Purple Duck Art.

  2. I have a bit of product and take commissions http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?keywords=Denis+McCarthy+&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto=

  3. There are no items, but you might find an action/dungeon scene or an NPC portrait or two you can use: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/217731/NUELOW-Stock-Art-Collection-17-Savagery--Sorcery

  4. I'm going to threadjack and I apologize, but this is the best group of people to ask anywhere and it's close to being on topic.

    Where can one find a big collection of nice public domain line art to put in one's OSR books? I'm cheap and I lost my big collection in a hard drive crash about a year ago.

    1. Go download the blood pharaoh and look at my ogl. I used several pieces of public domain and attributed them in my ogl. They all came from the same website

    2. Now that I am home...
      https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images (mobile)
      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images (desktop)

  5. Many old comic books are now in the public domain, and many have been scanned into online archives (just search for "comic book archive"). That's where I got the interior art for Project Oasis. I'm sure there must be some fantasy applicable stuff in there.

  6. The Forge Studios has all of that stuff and a lot more. One of my go-to publishers. http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/117/The-Forge-Studios/subcategory/338_10170/Publisher-resources

  7. Luigi Castellani never disappoints. And he does pig faced orcs!!


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