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