Hi Everyone!

The goal for this website is to provide high quality free images to artists so that they might grow in their endeavor to pursue traditional and digital Figurative Art. With a growing collection of thousands of images, I try to provide a useful resource for artists of all stripes, and something that was previously difficult to find on the web. I hope that this site will encourage artists to grow, connect, and learn from one another in a new way.

-Hong Ly

Contact Me:  info@characterdesigns.com


I’ve added a creative commons licenses for all the images on this site and here are the points you need to know:

- Usage in commercial work IS allowed: you can use it for reference (directly painting the image is fine), for your photo manipulations, for textures and anything else you want to sell. You just need to link back to my site and mention that it was my work that you used.
- You CANNOT simply take the image as it is and sell it as it is. I do NOT have the rights to the likeness of the model. I have the rights to just the image itself as it is on my site.
- Redistributing the images in their original form WITHOUT profit is perfectly fine. I'd love it if you used it in a classroom setting or as demo examples or just to spread the word. Save it to your computer for personal use! Again, all I ask is a link back to the site if you are posting it elsewhere on the internet.
- Obviously, do not take credit for my work, but I haven't had any problems with that so far. You guys have been really great.

I hope that's clearer for everyone that's been asking questions regarding the usage of the images on this site.


-Hong Ly


This work by Hong Ly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Based on work at www.characterdesigns.com.