Ever have the need for resources, be it images, textures, vectors or brushes, but can never seem to find them for free? If you’re a web or graphic designer, you’ll certainly need these tools… well, here are some reliable resources that are absolutely free.
For the artist or 3D modeler who is in need of pose references, Posemaniacs.com provides a database of 3D figures posed in various positions. The best thing about Posemaniacs is that every single posed figure is rotatable in 360 degrees for any view to suit your needs.
Another good resource is The-Blueprints.com. There are a multitude of reference images, ranging from vehicles to weapons available for download. In order to access the images in their original resolution, it does require registration of a free account . (You can still view the images without an account, but they will only be 500×500 pixels at the largest)
A great free database for textures is CGTextures.com. Textures are provided at CGtextures are mostly hi-resolution files that meet your every need.
For great photo and texture resources, stock.xchng has a large database. To download the high-resolution photos and resources, you will need to register for a free account.
Last but not least, there are a great list of resources to be found at deviantART.com
These are by no means the only places to find free resources online, but just a small part of the great databases of resources that are out there.