Directory of tools and resources for illustrators
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Color generator using Google’s image search.
Save anything from around the web. All in one bookmark manager.
Manage your projects and track your work.
Procreate Lettering Brushes
14 professional lettering brushes for Procreate by Ryan Hamrick.
A game to help you master the pen tool.
Beautiful and flexible writing app Mac and iOS.
Textures and brushes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate.
The grids and guides panel for Photoshop and Illustrator.
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.
Generate color palettes online.
Professional graphic design software.
The universal eye dropper tool for Mac.
Smart lossy compression of .png and .jpg images for the web.
A simple but powerful desktop app for creating invoices.
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.
A flexible and smart calculator.
Organize your texts and notes.
Clip Studio Paint
Drawing software formerly known as Manga Studio.
Tip Top Brushes
Versatile and Professional brushes for Procreate.
Schedule your posts in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Free and powerful vector graphics software.
Hiroyuki Sato Scripts
Useful set of scripts for Adobe Illustrator.
Organize your freelance business.
Turn your iPad into a graphics tablet.
One of the most popular drawing apps.
Open collection of beautiful color palettes.
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.
Free business software for freelancers & studios.
A to-do list and task list app.
Visually plan and schedule Instagram posts.
Fonts In Use
A searchable archive of images, indexed by typeface, format, and industry.
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?
Vector graphic app for iOS and Android.
Paper by FiftyThree
Immersive sketching app for iOS.
Rough Pack Brushes
A rough edge vector brush pack for Adobe Illustrator by Wijtze Valkema.
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.
Find the international standards for paper sizes.
A powerful digital illustration app for iPad.
A simple vector drawing application.
Alex Dukal Brushes
High quality brushes for Photoshop.
Joe Lillington Brushes
Natural media brushes for Procreate.
Hassle-free time tracking.
A unified & collaborative workspace.
Simple and powerful rigging plugin for After Effects.
Drawing software for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
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.
Generate colors based on lighting and pigment.
Powerful and advanced 3D graphics software.
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation checker.
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?
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.
Transfer shapes between Illustrator and After Effects.
Vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design.
Flatten Pro & MultiFill
Photoshop Plugin to save time when flatting.
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.
Free and powerful open source painting app.
Create a fully customizable portfolio.
One of the most popular vector drawing apps.
Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font.
Simple log and time-tracking system.
Beautiful and simple UI for generating web gradients.
A personal task manager.
Organize and prioritize your projects.
Kyle T. Webster Brushes
Over 1,000 free professional brushes for Photoshop.
Precisely create and edit color palettes.
Messaging app and digital workspace to power up your team.
A user-friendly and powerful spreadsheet app.
Creatie and time-saving plugins for Adobe Illustrator.
Contracts, time tracking, invoicing & payments for freelancers.