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35 Highly Effective Examples of Hand-Drawn Elements in Web Design

Using hand-drawn elements in web design can portray many different styles from casual to relatively formal. Hand-drawn elements can convey the message that the site is friendly and approachable. They can also suggest a trail of thought, or a collection of ideas – an ideal message for designers and developers to project.

This article is showcasing a collection of website designs that incorporate hand-drawn elements in many different styles, sending out many different messages to their readership!

Hand-Drawn Elements in Web Design

Data Mojo

Data Mojo

Eric Lagarda

Eric Lagarda

PictoPro

PictoPro

Ideal Hut

Ideal Hut

Two Years Together

Two Years Together

Joakim Norman

Joakim Norman

4k2 Kilimanjaro

4k2 Kilimanjaro

Priscilla Martins

Priscilla Martins

Whizreal

Whizreal

Barcamp Omaha

Barcamp Omaha

These Are Things

These Are Things

The Copper Tree

The Copper Tree

The Gobstopper

The Gobstopper

Mailboxing

Mailboxing

Robbin Waldemar

Robbin Waldemar

Low Morale

Low Morale

Natrashka

Natrashka

Schlafman

Schlafman

Kinetic

Kinetic

Mariska

Mariska

Event Finds

Event Finds

Justdot

Justdot

Power of Difference

Power of Difference

Hector Escriche

Hector Escriche

Zenzero

Zenzero

Paper Beats Internet

Paper Beats Internet

C & C Coffee

C & C Coffee

Teresa Walsh

Teresa Walsh

Oink

Oink

XHTML Cafe

XTHML Cafe

BootB

BootB

Jesse Willmon

Jesse Willmon

Mobious

Mobious

Hugs For Monsters

Hugs For Monsters

Carnet Ordinaire

Carnet Ordinaire

Conclusion

It is a pleasant change to come across a less formal website no matter what you are surfing the net in search of, however, it can be a difficult task to get the exact message across, and to portray the right image for yourself or your client using hand-drawn elements. I think these designers have tackled the obstacles admirably in the above showcase.

Please let us know what you think about using hand-drawn elements in web design in the comments section below. Also, feel free to leave any links to other websites that you may have come across that use hand-drawn elements in their design.


Author:

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.