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Illustrations/photos for my project

Discussion in 'Game Design' started by Retro420, May 1, 2018.

  1. Retro420

    Retro420

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    Hello.

    I have nearly finished on my latest project. It's just a simple jigsaw game, nothing special, but my kids love puzzles so thought I would make one.

    I am pretty much done, but I am having trouble finding images to use. I have been looking to buy bundles or packs of images/illustrations/photos etc. I have found some stock sites, but can't afford a monthly charge for a small handful of pictures.

    I was wondering if any one had suggestions for free images that are completely free to use commercially, or a site I can buy pictures for a reasonable price. I haven't got a huge budget, but am happy to pay for packs.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
  2. Murgilod

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    I only know about Pexels who collect a bunch of CC0 licensed images. Unfortunately, most of the sites I used to rely on for this sort of thing have all transitioned to a monthly fee (or a monthly fee + purchase costs) so I can't really help you for anything past that.
     
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  3. Retro420

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    Hi.
    Thanks for the reply. I had a little look at pexels the other day, just wondering what options are out there.

    Really I want a site where it's "here is a pack of however many pictures, it costs such and such" but can't find anything without a ridiculous monthly fee.

    Keep looking I suppose.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Teila

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    You might consider hiring an artist to make some original art for you. I happen to know two of them who might be interested and I can vouch for them. If you are interested, let me know and I will link their pages. They also take requests. As for cost, I am sure you can negotiate with them. Might be cheaper than a monthly subscription and very cool to have original art. You might be able to get a good price if you allow them to put their signature on the pictures. :) And/or put them in the credits. Both are planning to start college soon in art programs. they make a lot of art for me, digital paintings, ions, textures, etc.
     
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  5. Retro420

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    That would be fantastic. I'm definitely interested in having a look if you don't mind posting the links. Thank you
     
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  6. Teila

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    Retro, I will do that tomorrow. I want to get them to post some of their new stuff. :)

    What sorts of illustrations do you want for your puzzles? I see you are making them for children. I will let them know.
     
  7. Retro420

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    Sounds good, thank you.
    Anything cartoon-ish really, landscapes, animals etc. As long as it's nothing offensive as it will be mainly targeted for kids.
    Thank you.
     
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  8. blueberryillustrations37

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    Hi, Retro420,

    As per the conversation i see you're looking for illustrations for your puzzles. I would recommend you to hire an children book illustrator who can design perfect illustrations for your puzzles. As, these illustrators only work on illustrations that are related with children's. Just like you said "Anything cartoon-ish really, landscapes, animals etc. As long as it's nothing offensive as it will be mainly targeted for kids".