17 February 2009
A SKETCHY DATABASE
An interesting new database has been announced. "Sketchory is a collection of 250,000 drawings...from SketchSwap.com. We opened Sketchory for all of you to rate, tag, search and re-use the drawings by keeping to the [Creative Commons] license which includes commercial use but requires attribution, among other things, with the additional prerequisite that you don't share over 1000 sketches."
The "we" refers to three Germans: Dominik Schmid, Philipp Lenssen, and Nikolai Kordulla.
You could use this to find drawings to put in a book, a blog, or slides for a presentation. Most are pretty crude, but the price is right (free).