An Emmy award-winning underwater cameraman who has done work for the BBC,
Discovery Channel, National Geographic and others. I discovered his work by researching the origin
of the much-publicized " Shark attacks helicopter " fake news story image that was created
using one of his photographs. [Thumbnail below, click image to see the full-sized image within the
His website includes examples of both video and still photography.
Mr. Maxwell was quite pragmatic when asked about the use of the image in WPClipart, noting that the faked image had
brought him a lot of publicity. He even agreed to let us use something else of his in the collection. (Pix on the right.)
Visit his site for these and many other images, along with very cool anecdotes describing what was going on while he photographed:
Summer Fey Foovay
She used to have a whole gallery of clip art she created on squido,
but she has been concentrating onbook illustrations in recent years.
Update: (2011) She recently tracked us down (she had some visitors to her site come from WPClipart...)
and she kindly sent me several wonderful canine clip art she released into the public domain.
Too many to show here, but here are a couple -- VERY nice, hand-drawn artwork (thank you, Summer):
Now where have I heard that name before? Oh yeah, that's me.
Hate to toot my own horn, but I am the largest contributer... I have several hundred plant and animal photographs posted here,
most of the "page frames" section is original/composite stuff I created, and every single image
here at WPClipart was edited, to some degree by me for size, color, print-ability or just tweaked to
improve and also render in different formats. Plus all the other clips I've made and posted.
I spend, on average, several hours every day working on the site. Most often editing images.
I was a full-time photographer for about 12 years, most of it working for a newspaper. My photography these days
revolves around nature and my love of hiking. I do a lot of macro work.
Click the butterfly picture to see the image I donated to the Public Domain here at wpclipart.
Try natureplanetwallpaper for a larger version (not PD)
(Maximize your browser and click "Clean Picture" to view best...)
She wrote: "I recently started a clipart website that is a collection of my
vector-based drawings. I provide PDF, WMF and PNG versions of all of
the drawings. The drawings on my website are royalty-free, though I
do include a Creative Commons 3.0 license -- basically the drawings
are free to use and share as long as they stay free to use and share
- and any restrictions in the license can be waived by me.
If you care to include this in your collection, you would have my
permission to distribute it as you see fit, with no restrictions. You
do not need to directly attribute this drawing to me, but a link to
my website would be really nice:
. . . and I talked her into letting me use another from her collection, because her use of colors and shading --
while keeping the tonal range one that is both bold and printable -- really impressed me on several of the images she has on her site.
She has some truly exceptional images, including the one I asked for:
You can view and use the full-sized girl_jumprope.png, now at the top of the recreation section.
PAT Country Maps Script-generated country maps with great detail but of a modest file size.
These he contributed to the public domain, and even has them downloadable as a single file.
His page linked below has the 171 coutries layed out alphabetically, in GIF format, great for use on web or for overheads. The
images I edited for WPClipart were just lighted (substituted for most of the black sections) to make them easier to print.
He wrote: "These are Eastern grey kangaroos that are usually found in or near bushland,
not out on the plains."
Scaled-down reproduction (original was much larger, detailed and atmospheric) is on
animals/K/kangaroo and is named "kangaroo_graemes".
Why would you donate to the Public Domain?
It can help others starting out...
to explore and try out different possibilities. Artists most often learn and
grow their talents and skills by mimicking and extrapolating from what they can find.
It can help educators...
to illustrate and hold the interest of their audience. To help get information across
to our youth.
It feels good...
to share, to see others using and building on our work. I know we all have to make a living,
but at the end of the day, "giving something back" should have a place in our lives.
Get a link...
if you contribute something I can link to your page(s) from this artists page,
maybe get you some "hits"... a little good publicity never hurts.
How to contribute art work
All donations/inquiries must be done via email
so I can ensure that there are no uploads of:
A large segment of the target audience includes school-age kids.
I'm not a prude, but I had little girls looking for pictures online for schoolwork... things can get ugly fast.
EVERY "public domain" site that allows user uploads winds up with copyrighted material improperly labeled as PD.
Some uploaders simply misjudge what is PD, and who knows what other reasons they might have...
All submissions are intended to be placed
into the public domain, as described below.
This work has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder. This applies worldwide.
In case this is not legally possible:
The copyright holder grants any entity the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
So when you email me, I will check with you about the artwork and your intentions, making sure that the PD status is OK with you.
And if the work is yours to give away I'll write up a nice blurb here on the contributing artist's page and put the image(s) into
the collection for general use
Hopefully you will get some traffic, and lots of others will benefit from your work.
WPClipart: is here to maintain and grow an online collection of artwork for schoolkids and others that is free of
copyright concerns as well as safe from inappropriate images. To ensure these qualities, no direct user-uploaded images are allowed. All artwork is collected/edited or created for use
by me with the
Inkscape and some
GIMP extras on
Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. And thanks for stopping by :-)