Since animals represent one of the most common decorative motif, in this category you will find a large number of animal designs.
There are designs and illustrations of various types of animals that can be used for different varieties of graphic and craft techniques. However, the designs of imaginary animals, dragons and mythical creatures are not included in this category.
All the animal designs in this category are editable vector illustrations or 2D CAD geometry, so you can scale, modify and color them to meet your design requirements. For those who are dealing with vector graphics, svg and eps file formats have been made available, and for those working with 2D or 3D CAD software, the illustrations are downloadable in dwg format.
All the animal designs that you can download here are under Creative Commons licenses. Note: Before downloading a pattern, check if the license permits either non-commercial (for private use only) or commercial use of the model.
We'd love to see what you create using our Animal designs and have your work featured in our Showroom gallery.
This is a useful collection of heraldic animal design elements drawn in a 2D CAD software and transformed into vector format.
This is a set of three Art Nouveau patterns that can be used in many ways in graphic projects as well as in handicraft.
On this page you can download an Aztec double-headed serpent design. The design is not complicated and can be used in many ways.
On this page you can download a silhouette collection of flying birds.
On this page you can download the Birds silhouette pattern.
On this page you can download a bulldog papercut pattern based on an illustration from the old book ‘The square book of animals’ (W. Heinemann).
Here you can download the free animal silhouette that we named Cat design by Walter Caspari.
On this page you can download 3 Celtic zoomorphic designs found in the images of scanned pages of illuminated manuscripts.
In front of you is a zoomorphic Celtic frame pattern available for download in 2D CAD and vector file formats.
If you need free designs inspired by Celtic culture, this collection of Celtic zoomorphic designs may satisfy all your requirements.
In the free vector collection which you can download here, there are 34 birds stencils.
Here is a collection of 21 medieval Dagestan ornaments (14th and 15th centuries) which can be downloaded in vector and 2D CAD file formats.
This is a large collection of Native American designs.The collection contains 76 designs that can be used in many ways in graphic projects as well as in handicraft.
This is a collection that contains 21 conventionalized peacock feather designs.
Here you can download a Cougars vectorized illustration. Typographic vignette from early 20th century.
Black and white vectorized illustration of the cow head. Hand traced free vector.
Black and white silhouette of a Crane. Free hand drawn vectorized silhouette that can be used as design element for various projects.
Stylized monkey silhouette, simple pattern suitable for cutting from a variety of materials (paper cutting, scroll saw, laser cutting...).
Here you can find a detailed stencil pattern of a Damselfly. Due to its simplicity, this stencil pattern is suitable for decorating in various techniques.
Out of deep respect for the beauty of this animal, we have made available a vector deer silhouette on this page.
If you are engaged in embroidery craft and need a square-shaped tablecloth design (actually square-shaped border), you might like this one here that you can download in 2D CAD and vector file formats.
Design for a music rest for a grand piano pattern (Messrs - Collard and Collard) originate from the book "Modern British domestic architecture and decoration" by Charles Holme, published in 1901.
On this page you can download vector pattern of a duck. Due to its simplicity, this vector pattern is suitable for decorating in various techniques.
On this page you can download free pattern called Eagle marquetry pattern. Nice and simple stencil pattern.
On this page you can download a vector design of an eagle which was found in an old book.
Here you can download the free vector silhouette that we named Fairy tale horse design.
Feeding the seagull silhouette was inspired by a photo taken during our ferry journey a while ago. Try to use it in any creative way possible.
On this page you can download a decorative design whose main motif is the Fenghuang bird.
On this page you can download the pattern called Fiery butterfly.
This is a collection of 7 chip carving patterns with animals as their main motif (the picture shows which animals exactly – a horse, rooster, dove and fish).
This free vector contains silhouette of a gecko. This silhouette of a baby gecko was inspired by a photo taken in our hotel room some time ago.
If you need a quality design of a moth, the Graellsia Isabellae moth vector that you can download here probably meets these criteria.
Here is a collection of 8 grotesque animal ornamental designs.
In the collection which you can download here, there are 12 Haida designs of exceptional beauty and originality.
On this page you can download a heraldic design element with the main motif of a griffin mythological creature.
On this page you can download a heraldic lion design. The design is that of a rampant lion holding a flag with the Tudor Rose.
On this page you can download a Horse head intarsia pattern.
Here you can download a very simple silhouette, which we have called Horse rider silhouette.
Here you can download two humorous illustrations (Rabbits, fox and hunter, Pig and butcher) that were taken from the pages of an old book.
Download a pattern in the shape of the ibis bird, a sacred bird in ancient Egypt.
On this page you can download scroll saw pattern of a jaguar, whose appearance can be seen in the picture.
This is an old Japanese repeating pattern that we found in an old book of textile design. The main motive of this pattern is a fish and wavy water.
On this page you can download the stencil pattern called "Japanese Stencil Plate".
On this page you can download the hand traced Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) poster of the famous French Art Nouveau artist Théophile Steinlen.
The lion sign design that you can download here is simple, consisting of a circle and two symmetrical lion silhouettes on both sides.
Here you can find a detailed stencil pattern of an adult longhorn beetle.
Here you can download Mayan designs that are drawn according to some reliefs preserved from the period of the Maya civilization.
This free vector contain Monarch butterfly vector design. Danaus plexippus (or Monarch butterfly) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.
If you need a silhouette of a mosquito, you have come to the right place - here you can download a highly detailed Mosquito vector silhouette.
This is a collection of 3 ornamental bat designs. All the designs come from the old German magazine “Deutsche kunst und dekoration” (German art and decoration).
On this page you can download two ornamental lion vectors, old but beautiful typographic design elements.
On this page you can download an Ornamental winged lion pattern. It is drawn in stencil technique and can be used in many ways.
This is a large collection of Ornaments with bird motifs. They come from some images found in several old books, mostly depicting ceramic and glass objects.
This free vector contain Ornithoptera goliath butterfly design (male), one of the largest species of butterflies in the world.
Here you can download a Panther frieze vector. Hand traced vector design from old public domain book.
Hand drawn Papilio machaon butterfly vector. Papilio machaon (Old World Swallowtail or just Swallowtail) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family.
Hand drawn Papilio memnon butterfly vector. This simple and nice butterfly vector can be used as design element for various projects.
Here you can download a hand drawn vector illustration of a Parnassius apollo butterfly.
Free vector design of a Parantica sita butterfly. Parantica sita (or Chestnut Tiger) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.
Free vector illustration of a Parnassius apollo butterfly. Parnassius apollo (or Mountain Apollo) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family.
On this page you can download a free silhouette vector in the shape of the parrot bird. The silhouette depicts a parrot sitting on a branch.
Here you can download a simple and free vector pattern of a parrot. In fact, it represents an intarsia pattern of the parrot.
On this page you can download two peacock designs drawn in stencil technique.
This is a very simple pattern of a Phoenix bird based on an illustration from the old book 'Traditional methods of pattern designing; an introduction to the study of the decorative art' (published 1910).
Here you can download a simple stencil pattern of a porcupine. Cute black and white stenciled illustration.
Here you can download stencil pattern of stylized rabbit. This cute stencil can be used as design element for various projects.
If you need a nice modern circular design, the one you can download here probably meets these criteria. It is called the round butterfly design.
If you need a quality design of a scorpion, the Scorpion vector pattern that you can download here probably meets these criteria.
Hand drawn silhouette vector of a scorpion. This free silhouette can be used within various graphics projects as a design element.
All lovers of scroll saw decorative technique on this page can download an illustration of a cow that can be turned into a beautiful and interesting decorative object.
Here you can download a pattern with the help of which you can cut a very nice wood panel in scroll saw technique.
This is a set of four stylized sea shell design elements. All the four design elements are made using stencil technique and drawn with closed curves.
On this page you can download a silhouette inspired by the popular tale “The Town Musicians of Bremen” written by the Grimm brothers
Here you can download 18 silhouettes of various domestic and wild animals that adorned the book of Aesop's Fables printed in 1916.
Black and white silhouette of a Spider. Free hand drawn vectorized silhouette that can be used as design element for various projects.
This is a set of five Squared pet patterns. The pattern alternates four different cat designs (cats in different positions) and one dog design.
Here you can download a stencil pattern of a highly spectacular insect – the stag beetle. As its name says, this is a stencil pattern so it only consists of closed curves. The pattern is very simple and can be used for various purposes.
Here you can download vectorized stencil pattern of a fox's head. This stencil has been inspired by a picture from an old book.
On this page you can download two black and white designs of grotesque animals.
On this page you can download two vectorized panther illustrations the appearance of which you can see in the picture.
On this page you can download a vector illustration of a donkey which was found on an old Italian book cover.
Here you can download a hand-traced vector pattern of a calligraphy bird, originally created with off-hand flourishing technique.
On this page you can download 51 different weather vane silhouette designs, out of which you will definitely find your favorite in case you decide to make an interesting roof decoration for your house.