Sketch Style: Ten Fonts and Ten Design Elements

    Jennifer Farley
    Jennifer Farley
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    sketch1Yesterday, 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
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    Tiza by Pablo Caro

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    Tusj (Indian Ink) by Magnus Cederholm (formfett.net)

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    Sketch Block by Lukas Bischoff

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    Sketchy Times by !Exclamachine Type Foundry

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    Green Pillow by Billy Argel

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    Denne Threedee by Denise Bentulan
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    Pee Pants Script by Kirk Shelton http://www.dafont.com/pee-pants-script.font Check out his website too http://www.kirkshelton.com/ , for lots of cool sketchy illustration and inspiration.

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    Atman Dingbat by Eyesaw

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    Che Viva Banana by Font Environment . There’s lots more sketchy style dingbats on their site too.

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    There are of course, plenty more sketchy fonts available. Here’s the sketchy and hand-drawn styles on dafont.

    Design Elements
    Urban Scrawl Photoshop brushes from Invisible Snow

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    Scribbles and Doodles Photoshop brushes from my favourite brush “artiste” Osidian Dawn

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    Doodles and Sketches Vectors from Spoon Graphics

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    Hand-drawn arrows, RSS logos and social marketing icons from Think Design. –


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    Another from the Think Design blog, is this set of Vector Marker Scribbles.


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    Hand-drawn vector icons from Blog Theme Machine

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    Hand-drawn social networking icons from Charfish Design

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    Heart Doodle Photoshop Brushes by Susan Libertiny

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    Squishy Sketches by Squishy Paws

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    Andantonius’ Pencil Brush combined with paper action

    This is a brush AND a photoshop action which used together will allow you to create natural looking pencil sketches.

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    So that should keep you busy for a while! Have you got some hand-drawn resources you’d like to share?

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