The Internet is full of millions of free resources of all kinds, and if you are a designer, illustrator, developer, or none of the previous three but you need good quality graphics for your projects and you can’t afford licenses, luckily you have plenty of options.
Many illustrators and designers offer free collections of their creations as a way to collaborate with the community, make themselves known, or even as a way to promote personalized and premium versions of those same resources. If you are looking for illustrations, vectors, patterns, or a mixture of these, here are a dozen alternatives to download completely free.
humaaans is a gallery of illustrations of human figures so you can combine and create your own scenes, and it also includes a design library to use in Sketch or InVision. You can also find all the resources in PNG and SVG formats in Dropbox, from multiple body parts to objects and scenes to use in the background and compose an image.
This collection was created by Paul stanley and it is from free use for both commercial and personal projects.
DrawKit is a collection of fully customizable vector illustrations and free to use that you can download for free in SVG format to include in your projects. Each illustration is offered in two styles: color or black and white, and new images are constantly being added to the project.
All content is published under an MIT license, so you can use them in personal or commercial projects. Its creator is James Daly.
Absurd Design is an experiment by designer Diana Valeanu that consists of a collection of abstract illustrations, or as she describes them “absurd illustrations that make sense“They are handmade drawings with plenty of room for interpretation and that can give your projects an interesting and human touch.
You can download the first 11 images of the project completely free of charge and you are free to use them in both personal and commercial work, although it always encourages you to at least give credit with a link to the site.
Mixkit is one of my favorite sites on this list, since it is a whole library of digital art in which you can find more than 300 beautiful high-quality illustrations to use completely free.
The illustrations are organized into a few categories such as “emotions”, “activities”, “animals” and much more, but you also have a search engine. Everything is free for both personal and commercial use, and has been created by professional illustrators.
Ouch! offers tons of high-quality illustrations in multiple styles completely free and in PNG format. The only thing they ask in return is a link giving credit when you use the illustrations.
The available options are of great quality and very beautiful, plus there are many ideal categories for mounting presentations or building a website.
paaatterns as perhaps its name gave you to understand, is a completely free pattern collection and for all vector formats. That is, you can use them perfectly in Sketch, Figma, XD, or Illustrator, and they also include SVG and PNG formats.
They are easy to customize and edit thanks to the layered styles and vector shapes. You will only need to give your email to download them. You can see a preview here, and the license to use you allows you to use the patterns in commercial and personal projects.
“A collection of beautiful round butt illustrations“Yes, this exists and is completely free to use. If for any reason you need an illustration, animation, or Telegram sticker of an ass, here are many to choose from.
You can even request an ass from its creator, Paul stanley and wait to see if your request appears in the gallery. All asses are free to use for personal and commercial projects.
Illustrations is a open source illustration kit It contains 100 completely free illustrations that you can download for personal or commercial use in PNG, EPS, AI and SVG formats.
All were created by designer Vijay Verma as part of a personal challenge in which he set out to create a daily illustration every day for 100 consecutive days. This is the result and he offers it to everyone freely.
Vector Illustration Creator
If you want create your own illustration without really knowing how to illustrate, this tool can be your best friend. Its name is Vector Creator and it works from the browser.
It contains a library of illustrations with more than 3000 elements to combine and assemble your own work, which then you can download in PNG format for free to use freely without the need for attribution. Test it.
Open Doodles is a free collection of hand drawn vector illustrations. You can copy, edit, modify, or even redraw them to use in commercial or personal projects.
You can download the original files or play with the generator they offer to create your own color combinations Or try the predesigned ones, the ones you like the most can be downloaded in a package.