8 Best Free Candy Clipart Websites (with pictures!)
When you hear the word ‘candy’, what springs to mind? Is it the traditional candy canes of Christmas, striped with vibrant colours and emitting the scent of peppermint and sugar? Is it handfuls of wrapped confectionary, assorted by colour in different jars on a sweetshop shelf? Or is it a large bar of chocolate encased in a foil wrapper complete with decadent and eye-catching design?
The fact is, all over the world, ‘candy’ as a term means different things to different people. While in the United Kingdom candy primarily refers to the hard-boiled sweet variety, in the USA candy can means anything from chocolate to marshmallows and everything in between.
With such a range of potential interpretations, one of the key things that we looked out for in our search for free candy clipart, was a good selection of images available; suitable to tailor to any desire or requirement.
Here are some of our very favourite sites offering the finest in confectionary clipart.
Pixabay is our top search engine for free clipart thanks not only to the selection of results available, but to its remarkably effective usability. The search bar sits alongside a filter function which allows you to narrow your search down to photos, vector images or illustrations – not only offering a distinction between photos and clipart, but also allowing you to filter it further into cartoon finish images, and more realistic hand drawn images.
In terms of our ‘candy’ search, the results for illustrations were particularly pleasing, and covered every possibly interpretation of candy we could imagine – but a whole lot more examples. The vector images were also effective and introduced us to a number of different graphic design artists who create excellent food related imagery for free use.
Moving on to another old favourite, we immediately knew that Clip Art Panda would present what we were looking for. Though exceptional in its range of results available once we got to the right page, this site does throw up one or two challenges when actually using the search function, with the search bar not readily available from the site itself.
To overcome this challenge, the easiest way to find what you want is to search ‘Clip Art Panda candy’ in your search engine directly – this brought us to a results page with 44 entirely free clipart images -and we were not disappointed by the range available. Downloading the images from this site is super easy and, of course, free.
Clipartix provides a basic search tool for clipart hunters, quite literally featuring a search bar, and trending search terms. Upon our search for ‘candy’, the site provided us with a selection of 66 different images, all of which could be used for personal projects or designs – meaning no restrictions (always a good thing!)
As well as downloading the image, users are encouraged to share it across various social platforms with a variety of like and share buttons. The image page also displays the original size, type of file, the amount of times its been viewed by other users, and of course the image itself in full. And when it comes to the variety of options available, we were notably impressed by the selection of one-dimensional cartoon static images, alongside 3D illustrations and multi-layered images. Clipartix certainly covered all our candy needs – and more!
This site presents a good selection of results although the information can be slightly confusing – providing allowance to use the images across your own website and blogs, before following this up with a regulation that the images are not for commercial use.
If, however you are looking for a few candy images for your own personal use, for example recipe cards or creations, then Clipart Library provides 84 different images which cover pretty much every kind of candy we can think of. This site tends to focus more on very simplistic cartoon style images rather than realistic drawings, though the quality is high and the resolution provides a good finish no matter what size you choose to download the images in.
Cliparting is another site which provides a very easy-to-use search feature, allowing the user to open each result and view it in a large format on the screen before downloading it. Another site which allows the used to see how many times an item has been viewed or downloaded, Cliparting also features a “similar search results” at the bottom of each image page so that users can browse similar results.
In terms of the range of results available under our search for ‘candy’, the images range from 3D cartoons to line drawing in black and white – ideal for personalisation and colouring – with a heavy focus on candy canes – perfect for Christmas!
Vecteezy combines free clipart with images only available under a paid subscription, though it is easy to distinguish between the results for both types of user with the simply search filter. After narrowing our ‘candy’ search down to free licence images only, we still ended up with an impressive 10,711 results, ranging from beautifully intricate hand drawn illustrations right through to line drawings, cartoons and even specific backgrounds.
In terms of the download process, attribution is required for most images, but this doesn’t matter when the results are such high quality, and with the selection available a little attribution seems like a fair enough trade. The other thing to be wary of with the free profile is the amount of ads on each page, although these are generally easy enough to avoid.
Though not the most expansive in terms of its results, Public Domain Vectors does offer a selection of free clipart images for immediate download and use, with an easy to use search tool and a filter which allows you to select the type of file you need. Like many of the clipart providers, a search for ‘candy’ covers most of the top interpretations we can think of, though the quality tends to be more cartoon-like than realistic and there is a distinct favour for vibrant colours and basic line drawings rather than hand drawn illustrations.
That said, download is completely free and very easy, with unlimited access to download, edit and share as many images as you want.
Another free site though with a lot less choice than some of its competitors, All Things Clipart is best used by navigating through the available headings; covering most areas from food to history to activities. Images on All Thing Clipart are easily saved with a simple right hand click, and while there are a selection of different types of candy pictured after a quick search, the images on the ‘candy’ results page are not as high resolution as on other sites.
All Things Clipart combines cartoon style images and results with some photographic images of everyday items, while every heading and item is followed up with a fun fact about the result – in this instance,
Confections are candy and other sweet foods.
Any other tips for finding free clipart of ‘candy’?
If you are stuck for search terms and aren’t sure where to start, particularly regarding a subject as wide to interpretations as ‘candy’ one of the best ways to identify ideal sites is to simply google your search term first. By navigating towards the image results page, you will immediately be presented with the best results relating to your search, across the entire web – rather than just one site.
So, when in doubt, widen the net and take a step back before diving into one of our favourite free clipart sites.
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