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I recently read that some of Larry Elmore's Black & White Art was released into the public domain, which would be of great benefit to people making retroclones. I'm unable to find it though.

What pieces have been released?

How can they be obtained?

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Is this really on topic? –  C. Ross Apr 28 '11 at 20:31
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Hell yes, he's one of the most prolific D&D artists. –  migo Apr 28 '11 at 20:42
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…I'm not really convinced. "What's Larry Elmore's favourite brush type" obviously can't be justified as on-topic for that reason, so any support for this question has to be more than "he's related to D&D." –  SevenSidedDie Apr 28 '11 at 20:48
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Simple, retro-clones benefit from authentic art. –  migo Apr 28 '11 at 21:04
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Great. Now just put that raison d'être of the question in the question. Maybe link to the related question, "Where can I get fantasy public domain art?". –  SevenSidedDie Apr 28 '11 at 21:33
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I finally managed to figure it out. I had to search for clipart instead of public domain art.

Larry Elmore released the "Character Clip Art & Color Customizing Studio" which is a fancy name for a colouring book. A good portion of the black and white line drawings were clipart and could be used and modified, as long as they weren't resold as clip art (and some of the more detailed artwork was for personal use only). It was also released as a d20 product, although that was probably just to get it noticed by his likely target audience of RPG fans.

It's nice that you can modify the art as well, so anyone with some artistic skill could make some authentic derivatives, even in full colour and with other content.

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