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Do you have google fu?
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Nov 7, 2019 4:43am
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What terms do you search when you look for images to carve?

I've used linocuts, clipart, black and white specifications, silhouettes. I want some new terms to search up and get some new stuff.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 5:00am
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"Coloring pages" can be a useful search term, too.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 5:12am
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woodcuts

They are easy to carve because they are carved images in the first place, even the complex images.

I haven't seen this site linked for a while
https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/sitemap/sitemap.php
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Reply to: #980903 by Maude
Nov 7, 2019 5:30am
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I definitely have done woodcut stamps in the past and for the historical ones with lots of detail they can actually be tricky to transfer. This would be a great idea!
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 6:17am
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I usually search linocut or woodcut. I've also had good luck finding images using line drawing or illustration.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 8:49am
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Tattoos.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 9:23am
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Drawings, sketches, tattoos, art
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Reply to: #980917 by Janila
Nov 7, 2019 10:05am
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What do you mean by that? To me an image is an image, but I haven't carved a tattoo image before. Is there a difference?
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 10:33am
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What terms do you search when you look for images to carve?

Sometimes I'll type in some abstract concept like jealousy, pinstripe or proud. You get some random stuff that probably wouldn't come up in a more specific search. Then I change the search type to images and select line drawing from the tools drop-down. I can kill hours doing this.
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Reply to: #980926 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 12:34pm
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To me an image is an image, but I haven't carved a tattoo image before. Is there a difference?

You are correct, an image is an image but my interpretation of the original question was what terms can be used to Google search for an image. I most often enter the item I am looking for such as a tree image by putting coloring book tree in the search line. I can do the same thing with tattoo, simply enter tree tattoo patterns and an array of images that tattoo artists use will show up. Some are carvable and some are not but it is worth a look.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 4:06pm
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Tattoos
Line art
pen and ink drawings
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 7:14pm
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Line drawing
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 7, 2019 11:11pm
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I know you specified Google but Pinterest has LOTS of images to work with. And their algorithm will point you to other imagery of the same type.
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Reply to: #980945 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Nov 8, 2019 7:25am
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{pinterest}

love pinterest. I just keep getting the same images.
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Reply to: #980926 by Knits
Nov 8, 2019 10:07am
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If you google clip art you’ll get different types of images than say woodcut or lino prints. Google tattoos and see what types of images come up. Typing in different search words bring up different kinds of images, perhaps more detailed or not.

Some more adaptive for carving than others. Search terms make a difference.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 8, 2019 11:34am
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I have seen everyone talk about google images but I like to search for images on Bing (tho' I don't like Bing regular searches). Use whatever your looking for with B&W and line drawings as filters. You may have to add to the description to close in on what you're looking for.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 9, 2019 7:04pm
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I google line drawing of...(whatever it is you want to look up)
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Reply to: #980957 by BEBO BEAR
Nov 10, 2019 6:16pm
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Me too. The only time I ever use Bing is to Google “Bing Images”. Their filters are top notch. Like others, I search for coloring books, line drawings, tattoos, and silhouettes.
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Reply to: #980953 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 11, 2019 2:30pm
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love pinterest. I just keep getting the same images.

Sounds like you have the same problem with Google. ;~)

The answer is the same for both - creative search terms. One I try sometimes when I’m stuck is
{search term} + linocut.
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 13, 2019 6:44am
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A couple search terms that I haven't seen mentioned yet are to add either "stylized" or "vector" to the search.

Google just suggested "hand drawn" and that gave some interesting results as well!
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Reply to: #981091 by Rebiccola
Nov 13, 2019 12:39pm
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Those are new and I can't wait to try them!