Hand-drawn fonts are a crucial tool for creating an informal design style with a human touch, but as with all handmade art styles, you can’t beat the authenticity of artwork that has actually been created by hand. Brush scripts provide a quick and easy way to add hand-painted lettering to your designs, but traditional fonts can look a little fake. SVG Fonts are an innovative new technology that retains the detail and texture of the original hand-drawn scan, which results in a much more realistic font that is difficult to tell apart from authentic hand-lettered type.
I have made inspiration showcases for all kinds of design subjects, but one theme I least expected to provide such a variety of artistic styles was the sport of Boxing! This hard-hitting roundup features packaging designs with mustache-wielding vintage fighters, fan art for legendary boxing athletes, abstract character illustrations, and reimagined film posters for your favourite Rocky movies for some knock-out design inspiration to give you a creative hit.
Affinity Designer is fast becoming a popular alternative to Photoshop. After receiving several messages asking whether I will be providing Affinity compatible tutorials and resources, I have been meaning to pick up a copy myself. Until I get to grips with the new interface and different workflow, I have made this roundup existing tools made specifically for Affinity Designer from a variety of talented creatives. Here you will find the best Affinity brushes, including both free downloads and high-quality brush pack products.
The Wild West is a popular genre for movies, TV shows, games, and even comics, which means it is also a theme that commonly inspires artists to base their creations on, providing us with plenty of artwork we can admire to fuel our inspiration. In today’s showcase I present over 40 designs and illustrations, all with a western theme. Enjoy browsing this collection of digital paintings, posters, cartoons, advertisements and packaging designs that feature cowboys and gunslingers in a variety of graphical styles.
Traditionally, engraved designs are carved into metal or wooden surfaces with sharp tools, but the visual style of engraving is also replicated in design and illustrative work. Ornate floral elements, detailed patterns, and intricate linework are common features that make engravings such a fascinating art style. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 40 amazing designs that are based on the aesthetics of scratchboard illustrations, etching, and vintage engravings.
During my research for my recent inspiration showcase of majestic designs that feature illustrations of eagles, I found several examples of another animal that is commonly depicted in visual arts. The serpent is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols that represents a range of values across many cultures. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 40 symbolic designs that feature illustrations of snakes, including brand identities, T-Shirt designs and posters.