If you're anything like us, you've taken a look at a forgotten stretch of blank, white wall in your house, and thought, "man, that would look really great with a beautiful canvas print of some lemurs on it." Or maybe you're less weird than us. Either way! This is a guide to creating your own, totally legal, beautiful canvas animal art.
1. Browse Creative Commons Creative Commons isn't a store or a site; it's actually a license for art on the internet. If you upload a photo you took or some art you created online, you can give it any of several Creative Commons licenses, which tell everyone else exactly what they're allowed to do with it. Everything you find on Wikipedia has a Creative Commons license, for example, but a lot of Flickr photographers also use it. It's really great! We use this Creative Commons search tool, which lets you pick all kinds of repositories of art, from Wikimedia to Flickr to Google. This ensures that you're not stealing somebody's art--very important.
2. Search For An Animal This works best if you already have an animal in mind. Love red pandas or spectacled bears or Andean cocks-of-the-rock? Give it a search. Here are some suggestions: