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