Art Reference Photos

As an artist, I know just how difficult it can be to find the right reference photo sometimes - and when you do find one you like, it can be tricky to decipher what permissions you have when it comes to selling your resulting artwork. Consequently, I've decided to offer my photographs publicly for the first time to my fellow artists in a bid to make things a bit easier for you.


You can click on the categories below to view the photographs I have available for use as art references.

Terms & Conditions Of Purchase

The photographs on this site were all taken by me (Liselle-Fae Art) and are offered for use as art references. Your purchase of any photographs, and continued use of the website, constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined below:

What do you get when you purchase a photograph?


I ask for a small fee to support the time and effort that goes into each photo I take. This fee includes a watermark-free, high resolution download of the image, and a royalty-free license. The permissions outlined in the terms and conditions are only granted to the artist who purchased the photograph. You may use any photographs you've bought more than once, but copyright remains with myself, Liselle-Fae Art, as the photographer. 

What can you use my photographs for?

Purchasing a reference photo from me means you can use it to help you create a piece of art using painting, drawing, textile, paper or sculpting mediums. Digital art is also permissible, providing the piece is hand-painted. You may edit or manipulate the photograph to create a more appropriate reference to work from, providing you do not sell or distribute these photo edits.

You are also allowed to sell any original artwork created using my photos in any form: including reproduction prints of your artwork or other products with your art printed onto. You are welcome to exhibit your artwork, or enter it into any competitions (good luck, if so!).


You are, of course, welcome to share your artwork on your website or in any promotional material. It is not necessary to credit me as the photographer, but it's always nice! You can also tag me on Facebook, Tik Tok, or Instagram as @LiselleFaeArt.

What are you not allowed to do with my photographs?

You are not permitted to share, reproduce, or resell photographs with others, nor are you able to modify or use the photos to create digital photo-manipulations specifically for distribution or sale in any form. 

What if you're a teacher?

As someone who is passionate about making art accessible to all, I offer an educational licence which can cover use for private classes or public tutorials (e.g. Youtube). Click here to read about my educational license.

Using my images as stock photographs

I have set this page up as a resource for artists, but if you are looking to use a photograph to accompany some material then I may be willing to offer a stock photo license to you. Typically, I only offer this when the context benefits the animals depicted in my photography in some way. Get in touch to chat with me about this.

If you're unsure about any of the terms and conditions, then get in touch and we can have a chat about it.