Directory of tools and resources for illustrators
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Color generator using Google’s image search.
Textures and brushes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate.
Smart lossy compression of .png and .jpg images for the web.
A simple but powerful desktop app for creating invoices.
Procreate Lettering Brushes
14 professional lettering brushes for Procreate by Ryan Hamrick.
Free and powerful open source painting app.
Open collection of beautiful color palettes.
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation checker.
Powerful and advanced 3D graphics software.
Portfolios Written in Third Person?
Is there a reason for writing bios as if someone else wrote them for us? Is one way better than the other? Does it matter at all?
Turn your iPad into a graphics tablet.
A powerful digital illustration app for iPad.
A personal task manager.
Schedule your posts in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
A flexible and smart calculator.
A unified & collaborative workspace.
How to submit work to an illustration agency
Illustration agencies receive sometimes hundreds of submissions a week, so how do you stand out? How do you guarantee your work will be seen by the right people? And what is the best way to submit work?
Tip Top Brushes
Versatile and Professional brushes for Procreate.
Free and powerful vector graphics software.
For any negotiation, you’ll benefit from having the right frame of mind, the right manner, a few practical techniques and knowledge of the issues in different sectors of the market.
Save anything from around the web. All in one bookmark manager.
Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font.
Simple and powerful rigging plugin for After Effects.
Organize your freelance business.
Joe Lillington Brushes
Natural media brushes for Procreate.
One of the most popular drawing apps.
Manage your projects and track your work.
Alex Dukal Brushes
High quality brushes for Photoshop.
Book Royalty Rates for Illustrators
Congratulations, you got your first book deal! Now you’re probably wondering, “What royalties will I be getting?” Well, it varies. Let’s break down some areas.
Transfer shapes between Illustrator and After Effects.
Hiroyuki Sato Scripts
Useful set of scripts for Adobe Illustrator.
Visually plan and schedule Instagram posts.
Vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design.
Generate color palettes online.
Fonts In Use
A searchable archive of images, indexed by typeface, format, and industry.
Free business software for freelancers & studios.
Generate colors based on lighting and pigment.
Human Anatomy Fundamentals
Series about learning how to draw the human body and all its variations. Learn the utter basics on proportions of the body, to the face, the limitations and more.
Simple log and time-tracking system.
Beautiful and flexible writing app Mac and iOS.
Creatie and time-saving plugins for Adobe Illustrator.
A game to help you master the pen tool.
A simple vector drawing application.
A to-do list and task list app.
10 Ways to Develop Your Drawing Style
How to draw with more personality or style? What constitutes "more personality" or "better style" is a bit unclear to me. But here are some pointers that might help.
Flatten Pro & MultiFill
Photoshop Plugin to save time when flatting.
Professional graphic design software.
Paper by FiftyThree
Immersive sketching app for iOS.
The universal eye dropper tool for Mac.
Clip Studio Paint
Drawing software formerly known as Manga Studio.
Vector graphic app for iOS and Android.
Messaging app and digital workspace to power up your team.
The grids and guides panel for Photoshop and Illustrator.
Create a fully customizable portfolio.
Drawing software for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Rough Pack Brushes
A rough edge vector brush pack for Adobe Illustrator by Wijtze Valkema.
A user-friendly and powerful spreadsheet app.
One of the most popular vector drawing apps.
How to get an illustration agent
As a creative, there will probably come a time in your career when you ask yourself, 'Should I get an agent?' It's a question that's more complicated than you may think.
Hassle-free time tracking.
Kyle T. Webster Brushes
Over 1,000 free professional brushes for Photoshop.
Contracts, time tracking, invoicing & payments for freelancers.
Beautiful and simple UI for generating web gradients.
Organize and prioritize your projects.
Using Adobe Illustrator
A year after switching from Photoshop to Illustrator for creating illustrations, I have established a solid workflow, and I’m sharing my process and tips here.
The Dark Art of Pricing
You can learn a lot of the business end of design and illustration by trial and error and reading articles and books, but one thing that is seemingly impossible to get a grasp on is pricing.
Organize your texts and notes.
Find the international standards for paper sizes.
Precisely create and edit color palettes.