A quick inspirational post today (a quickie but a goody!) showcasing a selection of beautiful hand-drawn doodles in web design; a trend that is becoming ever more popular as the weeks pass by.
There are nine designs in total, a small amount, but together are sure to inspire you much more than you expect! Hold on to your seats, let’s go!
Coopers Kids uses a lovely grungy splattered background, with a lovely hand-drawn doodle of a clown holding a selection of colourful balloons.
New to York
New to York uses a great composition in its web design, using diagonal lines and a bright yet limited colour scheme. The use of a hand-drawn hand gun makes the design much more visually appealing than it already was; a real stunner!
Lindsey Jayne May
This soft and modern design makes use of some great photo-manipulation techniques, blotchy watercolour effects and the use of texture on a simple grid-based design. The hand-drawn line drawing of the a humans skeleton in the header of the design adds that extra “oomph”, not to mention how superb the colour scheme is!
Red Velvet Art
This design is quite busy but surprisingly works very well. It reminds me a lot of a well used notepad or sketchbook, two items that are quite commonly used when it comes to art-related topics, whether it be traditional art, digital art, photography or even knitting! The colourful scheme makes this site a happy one, perfect for all art lovers!
The great portfolio of Adam Amaral is simple and is purely based on a sketch; from the header, writing and even the navigation and image frames. The illustration in the top left corner tops this design off, a great composition!
Made To Kill
Made To Kill doesn’t use as much hand-drawn elements in the design of the site compared to others in this selection of designs, however where it does, it is done very well. The Made To Kill logo has been hand-drawn to make it look like chalk on an old-fashioned chalkboard.
This great design has a superb hand-drawn doodle/sketch in the bottom right corner of the site, which, if visited, will follow your cursor around. Some may find this annoying, but at full-screen, it’s a piece of art in itself and for me is pretty damn beautiful!
The majority of this design is rather standard. The header design, however, is incredible. It is based completely on a sketch, using hand-drawn elements to create a border for the logo and navigation. A fantastic idea that works very well with the rest of the digital-based design.
This flash-based photography portfolio uses some digital fonts that have been made to look like handwriting, mixed with some simple but lovely hand-sketched icons at the bottom of the page, linking the user to various social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
What’s your favourite hand-drawn website? We’d love to see your designs (or just your favourite!), so be sure to link us to them in the comments section below!
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