Need artwork but can't draw?
Welcome to DevelopmentArt,
the website for development-related art. If you need illustrations for a
development-oriented publication, poster or website, but you can't draw, this site is for
Clip art is copyright-free artwork you can use in
documents, websites or extension manuals. There's a lot available on CD-ROM or over the
Internet. Nice pictures, but the vast majority are Western-oriented, like the one to the
right. Not much use for promoting development. In fact, there's very little artwork
available that's relevant to developing countries.
has a collection of copyright-free, downloadable, publication-quality
line drawings, drawn by professional artists in Asia and Africa. Select the topic you
want, browse through the thumbnails, click on the picture you want, and download it to
your own computer. It's free. All we ask is that if you use a picture, please credit the
original artist or the publication it came from.
DevelopmentArt collects artwork (mainly line
drawings), asks for copyright permission, and makes it available to others: extension
workers, development organizations, and the like. We have a large collection, which we're
gradually scanning and putting on this site.
Contact an artist
How to find an artist who can draw what you want? Simple: check our list of artists. If you're an artist yourself and draw
development-related themes, you can get yourself listed here for free.
Clip art sources
This list of sources of
development-oriented clip art gives titles and publication details of clip-art books,
CD-ROMs and other sources of development-related art.
Create and manage your artwork
This short how-to guide tells you how to make your own
artwork from existing pictures, even if you don't have any artistic skills. It also has
hints on organizing and managing your artwork collection.
Know of any good clip-art sources related to
development? Or have any yourself? All contributions gratefully received: copyright-free
(permission of the original copyright owner), on paper or scanned (min 300 dpi, TIFF or
GIF format). We're also interested in colour graphics and photos. And help us add to our list of artists. Please get
DevelopmentArt is an initiative to promote the
use of art for development. Find out more here.
visitors since 16 April 1999