Sketch Style: Ten Fonts and Ten Design ElementsBy Jennifer Farley
Yesterday, we had a look at a few of the many fine Sketchy or Hand-drawing style sites on the web. Today, I’ve put together some resources that you might find useful if you are interested in applying that style to your own designs.
Here’s a compilation of fonts, photoshop brushes and vectors that have been sketched, hand-drawn and doodled. All of the following design elements are free for personal use. For commercial use, please check the licence.
Les oeufs de Cassowary, Normal by Albertine Nerevan
Tiza by Pablo Caro
Tusj (Indian Ink) by Magnus Cederholm (formfett.net)
Sketch Block by Lukas Bischoff
Sketchy Times by !Exclamachine Type Foundry
Green Pillow by Billy Argel
Denne Threedee by Denise Bentulan
Atman Dingbat by Eyesaw
Che Viva Banana by Font Environment . There’s lots more sketchy style dingbats on their site too.
There are of course, plenty more sketchy fonts available. Here’s the sketchy and hand-drawn styles on dafont.
Urban Scrawl Photoshop brushes from Invisible Snow
Scribbles and Doodles Photoshop brushes from my favourite brush “artiste” Osidian Dawn
Doodles and Sketches Vectors from Spoon Graphics
Hand-drawn arrows, RSS logos and social marketing icons from Think Design. –
Another from the Think Design blog, is this set of Vector Marker Scribbles.
Hand-drawn vector icons from Blog Theme Machine
Hand-drawn social networking icons from Charfish Design
Heart Doodle Photoshop Brushes by Susan Libertiny
Squishy Sketches by Squishy Paws
This is a brush AND a photoshop action which used together will allow you to create natural looking pencil sketches.
So that should keep you busy for a while! Have you got some hand-drawn resources you’d like to share?