Published at Monday, April 29th, 2019 - 10:53:14 AM. Clip Art. By Alfonsine Ludwig.
And the blind poet patted himself on the back as he watched it all go by. What started three or four thousand years ago with sweeping epics has now spread to three or four thousand websites (or more!) that sweep across the whole range of free clipart, stock photos, and paid image libraries. Humanity is fascinated with imagination and grandiose mental image-making. While the technology of the oral tradition allowed Homer, the blind-but-great Greek poet, to recount dangerous deeds of derring-do by memorizing and reciting, the modern world now allows the average desktop publisher to recount those deeds with a few searches and clicks. And perhaps crested helmets and burnished breastplates aren’t the subject of a given clipart need; still, free clip art covers everything from holidays to handbags and school to superstition. Once the mouth to the pen, now the mouse to the printer: the great skill of capturing and captivating the attention of the audience comes by creating the image. Just think: careening chariots and windswept plains caught your mind’s eye. Imagine how free clipart can do the same.
However it is important to know the different types of clip art that are available, with most clipart sites being filled with old scanned artwork that isn’t very attractive. In fact a Google search for free clipart is likely to find dozens of sites filled with black and white drawings from the 1970s that was scanned and uploaded. Unfortunately this type of image isn’t easy to adjust the size or manipulate.
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