I want to use some of the book artwork in a Homebrewery document. I found these official wallpapers. The problem is that there are only a couple of those per book, if that. There's also the website of one of the illustrators, but (probably for legal reasons) there's only a little bit from DnD.

Has WotC released any more official digital artwork? Or is there a 3rd party option?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I know that D&DBeyond use art from PHB, etc, in their articles, so they must get it from somewhere. I don't actually have an answer to your question, though, sadly... \$\endgroup\$
    – NathanS
    Commented Jan 11, 2020 at 19:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NathanS presumably the WotC art direction team, likely at the same time that they coordinate illustration for the books, makes sure that clean, transparent-background images are available to the D&D Beyond content team. The same thing is going on in the purchasable Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds modules - the art from the books is embedded in various webpages that the purchaser has access to. It seems likely it's all coordinated simultaneously when each book is published. \$\endgroup\$
    – recognizer
    Commented Jan 11, 2020 at 21:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you have Fantasy Grounds and have the license to the PHB etc? Those are broken into various files for use in the online tabletop... \$\endgroup\$
    – Slagmoth
    Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 1:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to RPG.SE! Take the tour if you haven't already, and check out the help center for more guidance. Are you specifically asking about whether there are digital versions of artwork from the books that is (legally) usable in your content on Homebrewery, or just whether digital versions of artwork from the books exist at all? The two are very different questions. (Also, are you asking about the book covers, interior art, or something else?) \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 2:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Slagmoth I don't. I heard that DnD Beyond has downloadable art with their products. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 2:43

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The D&D Beyond versions of the books include all art from those books

The compendium content of each adventure on D&D Beyond is an online browsable version of that adventure. It contains not only the adventure text, but also cross-links and tooltips for monsters, mundane or magical items, spells, and relevant rules mentioned in the text... But most importantly for this question, it includes all the art and maps from that book as well.

D&D Beyond co-founder Adam Bradford confirms that the books on D&D Beyond include all the artwork from that book in this forum thread. As he notes in the thread, the artwork may not appear exactly where it does in the physical book due to different layouts and the like, but they should all be there.

And on the note of maps, the DDB versions almost always come with both DM and player versions of maps, even when the physical adventure book only contains the DM map within the book itself. I believe these maps are provided to them by WotC themselves, so it is a plus compared to the physical books - all maps and art are available in full resolution.

(I don't own the books on other digital platforms, such as Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds, so I can't speak to whether they also come with the art or which art they include.)

However, this art is copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast. I don't know whether any of it is allowed for non-private use or distribution; I suspect most such cases are not covered by fair use or similar. That said, I am not a legal expert, and that is a separate question.

Related: How to get permission to use Monster Manual images in articles and adventures “courtesy of Wizards of the Coast”?


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