7 Best Sites to find Cool Drawings
Whether you’d like pictures for inspiration to draw, or just want to marvel at some illustrated masterpieces and kill time, here are 7 incredible sites (excluding FM) to find amazing drawings a-plenty!
Or, if you’re looking for free image resources for artists we’ve got those, as well.
Owned now by Adobe and powered by somewhere in the neighborhood of over 12 million members, Behance is a massive creative platform for not just illustrators, but all types of artists and designers.
Just remember to get up and stretch every once in a while as you dive into the endless stream of incredible drawings.
As of this writing, Instagram has over 120,000,000 (yes, one hundred and twenty million) posts tagged #illustration. If some of those drawings don’t inspire you, I don’t know what will. Well, maybe the next sites on this list – but did you see all 120 million first?
Anyway, one downside to this platform, at least from a creative perspective, is that the sorting of the images is pretty much out of your control, with top-rated, most recent, and following-driven choices being made by a sneaky bot behind the scenes. Lots to appreciate, nonetheless.
So, of course you’ve heard of Pinterest. The cool thing about it is that it’s one big visual search engine. Find a drawing you like, tap/click it, and you’ll get more inspiration based on your preferences.
On Pinterest you’ll probably see more art shared from someone other than the artist as compared to the other sites on this list, but if you dig an artist, and do a little digging, you should be able to find the rest of their work.
You may have heard of DA, as it’s been around for a long while. If you’re looking for traditional illustration, this site probably won’t be your first choice, as it tends to focus more on digital and anime art. Otherwise, you can find tons (well over a million) of drawings to gawk at. Play around with the sorting filter to see what’s popular, most recent, or undiscovered.
Cool drawings? Dribbble’s got them. Similar to Behance in look and functionality, this site is a great place to find all sorts of illustrations, with some useful search filters available, as well.
Known primarily as a photography website, Flickr does indeed have quite a few illustrations to peruse. Since the site is somewhat off the beaten path for drawings, you might find something here that you wouldn’t elsewhere.
OK, this one might seem like a cop-out, but it’s not. Google does indeed search every web page, and thar be drawings therein. The tricks are to 1) use Google Image search, and 2) dial in your search term. This simple search for “illustration” returns a googolplex of results. Don’t actually count them and you’ll see that I’m right.
Hope you enjoyed this list and found some cool drawings from which to draw inspiration. Know of any sites I missed? Let me know below.