50 Inspiring Examples of Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

By / Apr 12, 2010 / Inspiration

Hand drawn elements are great way to give a website a unique look. You can do that by adding a nice hand drawn illustration as a background, a stylish hand draw font, icon, line work, characters or any other element you might think of. Hand drawn elements can give your website an informal look. They can add lots of personality and even humor. Here we’ve gathered 50 examples of hand drawn elements in web design to inspire you. And as usual, if you have a cool example to share, leave us a comment.

Suie Paparude

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toucouleur.fr

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happyingreenville.com

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contrast

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Jason Gray

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Kari Jobe

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N.Design Studio

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Sawyer Hollenshed

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kusoyama.com

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estebanmunoz.com

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Studio Img

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Richard Stelmach

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Dean Oakley

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fatheads.co.uk

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booma

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bootb

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Biola

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tfreak.com

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christian sparrowm

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Mobious

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itlooksgood.com

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psyop.tv

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jcbsong.co.uk

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Sarah Hyland

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bearskinrug.co.uk

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charmingwall

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Dann Whittaker Creative

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Jesse Willmon

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khalsakids.org

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kittyattackblog

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kinetic.com.sg

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Low Morale

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Frank Pr

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Legwork Studio

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foto.marcol.art.pl

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petincanvas.com

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Robbin Waldemar

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camellie.com

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carsonified.com/projects

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redvelvetart.com

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Adam Amaral

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Project 365

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hugs for monsters

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TechAdventure DC

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A Million Things To Do

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creativejoomladesign.com

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bio-bak.nl

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giantantmedia

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dnadarwin.org

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chirp.twitter.com

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About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • http://www.jazzdrummerworld.com Dave

    Oh very nice Collection :) i love Hand Drawn Designs and Elements in Web Design. Very Beautiful.

  • Johnson

    Great collection! One of my favs: http://rob-sheridan.com/sketchblog/

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Damian Smith

    Some really amazing drawings and illustrations there. You don’t come across many websites with this kind of styling, which makes them even more unique and inspiring when you do see them.

    I have never even thought of adding my own drawing to style a website. Mainly because I’m not that great at freehand drawing, but looking at some of the designs it doesn’t take an amazing drawer to come up with something that catches your eye and works well in the design.

    I think the only time I may consider doing this is for my own personal website, not sure if my customers would appreciate a drawing placed on their sites!

    Really nice work from all the designers of these sites though, thanks for sharing them.

  • http://www.rolgordijnen-land.nl Rolgordijnen

    Maybe its getting a bit old and much used but i still love the details in webdesign!

  • http://www.purethoughtdesign.co.uk Website Design Surrey

    Really not used, mostly because people don’t know how to incorporate it correctly. I’ve always loved the contrast. Cool list!

  • Kevin

    Thanks for sharing these links Gisele, some great inspiration can be “drawn” from them 😉

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net Jordan Walker

    very original websites, love the hand drawn look.

  • http://tasarhane.com tasarhane

    nice collection..

  • http://lenatailor.designerteam.info Lena Tailor | DT

    Whats great talents you have presented here… Really Great Job…

  • http://www.netcraftindia.com Netcraftindia

    It is a good collection of Hand Drawn Web Design. And very inspirational blog. The Hand Drawn Web Design need creativity. I like these kind of websites.

  • http://www.unuidesign.com Editha

    very nice collection! I loved all of them!!

  • http://knowledgecity.com Jae Xavier

    A blending of old-school hand drawn animation and new-school 3D animation would be a very good theme. :)

  • http://twenty2designs.com Jude

    Awesome collection…missed this when i was looking for inspiration to do one of my projects…never the less great work…check out the website i did : http://www.bigbeep.in

  • http://www.royalty-club.com Rondell Paul

    great post!!! i love the way hand drawn elements are being used in web design today…

    http://www.carolrivello.com/ is another one you can add to the list.

    She even has a “Making of” to show the design process for her website: http://www.carolrivello.com/blog/new-website-%C2%BB-the-making-of/

  • http://www.mankatopcsolutions.com Mankato Website Design

    informative post!!! i love the way hand drawn elements are being used. Thanks!

  • http://newwebzen.com Jesse

    I rellay love this style, but it is hard to do the same job, hand drawning need more skills.

  • http://www.level2d.com Nate Johnson

    I love hand drawn elements in a website. This is a great list. Check out http://www.holyghostoutdoors.com – has a ton of really cool sketches throughout the site, as elements of it’s design.

  • http://pelfusion.com PelFusion

    impressive collection

  • http://www.webdesignkc.co.uk/ Victoria Blount

    There are some truly individual and unique elements to the website above, by adding hand drawn elements to the websites, there become more fun and endearing to the audience.

  • http://sawyerhollenshead.com Sawyer Hollenshead

    Thanks for including my site in your list, appreciate it!

  • http://www.webrisorsa.info Web Risorsa

    Nice collection, i don’t think all are hand written… Some of them looks like they have been created with drawing tools…

  • http://www.tonicfusion.com Web Design Hertfordshire

    Great collection of web designs. I have to agree with the majority of these comments. Hand drawn elements in web designs really work well. When designing our web site I had great plans for the use of hand drawn elements but the lack of time time has put them on hold. This post has now given me the inspiration to add them.

  • Estelita

    One of my favorites! http://www.fuseboxcreations.com

  • http://www.squiders.com Web Designer Maidstone

    Some great examples here, i love the mix between photography and illustration, find it really striking… magic realism!

  • http://rachel.learnless.info/ Rachel

    Wow.very nice collection….

  • http://www.kristineridley.com Kristine

    Love these!

    http://www.pathwayfellowship.com is another simple yet creative hand painted site! Check it out!

  • http://www.evolutionarydesigns.net element321

    Great collection! This style of web design is one my favorite styles. It can show how talented a web designer can be.

  • chris

    Very inspiring indeed!

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  • http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/ Rachel

    You really put together a great compilation of sites and page elements that were hand-drawn. Awesome! I love them. I just redesigned my drawing community site – http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/ – I drew it, then cut out figures from scraps of paper to make 3-dimensional paper art. Then I took the huge layout to be photographed…then, it was finally made into a website. It was a long process, but it looks really cool. I hope that you like it.

    Rachel

  • http://www.brettwidmann.com Brett Widmann

    this is really cool. Hand-drawn design can give something such a unique look, but essential for the theme they are trying to display. Thanks for pulling all these examples together.