If you want to stand out from the rigid businesslike feel of many websites, then hand drawn icons are right for you. Unlike the clean, glossy and perfectly-shaped web elements hand drawn elements tend to look more friendly and informal. With their imperfect, handcrafted appearance, hand drawn icons can add an element of fun to your web page, which in return, can put your audience at ease and make them more receptive to your message. This is true to personal websites where the primary goal is to connect with the visitors on a friendly and more personal level.
Today, we are glad to share with you some of the hand drawn icons so you can add UI and social media elements that look like they are taken directly from the drawing paper. You have a variety of choices in this collection that gives you everything from monochromatic glyphs and symbols to colorful, hand-painted illustrations. You can download these items from their original sources, but be sure to check their license before you use them. Some of these are not free for commercial use so, if you are planning to use them for profit, be aware of their terms. Either way, these are awesome sets that you can use if you don’t want to create your own. Check these out and have fun!
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Sketch’d up! by addictedtocoffee – MORE INFO
Sketch’d up is composed of 99 sketchy vector icons that you can use in any of your designs.
Hand Drawn Social Media Icons by rafiqelmansy – MORE INFO
Vector Icon pack includes 15 hand-drawn social media icons for sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, RSS, Digg, StumbleUpon and more.
Hand-Drawn Icons And Photoshop Shapes by Rafi – MORE INFO
A pack consisting of 30 different hand crafted icons and shapes in Photoshop, .CSH, and PNG format. Each has a resolution of 64×64.
Hand drawn social media icons by Marc-G – MORE INFO
A set of hand drawn social media icons in three different sizes.
Hand Drawn Web FREE icon set by Kac2or – MORE INFO
This set contains 247 icons both 32px and 128px. It has PNG files + all in one PSD file!
Hand drawn social media icons by rafiki270 – MORE INFO
This pack includes 15 graphics for Google, Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, RSS, Technorati, Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Yahoo, GMail, Feed Burner, RedDit and calendar.
Free Hand Traced Icon Set by Killericons – MORE INFO
A set of 28 free original icons for your design needs. You will find Alarm clock, Avatar, Battery, Briefcase, Calendar, Document, Gear, Graph, Home, Light bulb, lock, magnifying glass, Mail, Microphone, Music note, Network, Not, Notebook, Paper clip, Pencil, Phone, Pie chart, Scissors, Shopping trolley, Smiley, Tick, Wify and Wrench icons .
Sketchy Icons by AzureSol – MORE INFO
54 hand drawn dock icons at with a size of 256×256 pixels in PNG format.
70 Hand Drawn Arrows PS Shapes by Shapes4FREE – MORE INFO
70+ Hand drawn arrows vector shapes in CSH file format (photoshop custom shapes).
Simple Colors Social Media Icons by lotusberry84 – MORE INFO
10 icons in png format. All of them are 128 pixels and were digitally hand drawn.
Set of 20 Hand Drawn Social Media Icons – WDB vol2 by cubexv – MORE INFO
Hand drawn icons created from pen and colored pencil.
Hand Drawn Web Icons by FastIcon – MORE INFO
A collection of nine hand drawn icons in 128×128 pixels and available in 5 colors ( blue, black, gray,green and red ).
eIceCandy Icon Pack for Android by gseth – MORE INFO
The eIceCandy Icon pack for Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher and Go Launcher contains 350+ candy style icons with hand drawn ice effects. Each icon ice effects has been manually drawn to give the most realistic possible frozen ice effects. These beautiful icons are sized at 85×85 pixels.
Social Media Icon Set by baronpluto – MORE INFO
18 social media icons in four color schemes.
Social Media Icons – Painted Clouds by Abegail Walker – MORE INFO
Fluffy social media icons at 128×128 pixels for free.
Handycons2 by Janko at Warp Speed – MORE INFO
An icon set containing 20 more hand drawn icons.
Handycons by Janko at Warp Speed – MORE INFO
Handycons is a free, hand drawn social media icon set that contains 12 icons. The Package contains icons for del.icio.us, Digg, Mixx, DesignBump, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Developer Zone, DesignFloat, Technorati, Twitter and RSS feed & Email icon.
Free Hand Color Stroked Icon Pack by Mfayaz – MORE INFO
Color Stroked freehand Icon set includes over 22 graphics tailored icons for your personal needs.
hand-drawn Social Media Icons by patojv – MORE INFO
Hand-drawn Circle Social Media Icons in .PNG and .ICO format (128px – 64px).
Handy Icons by Web Designer Depot – MORE INFO
A set of 24 icons for social media. Pack includes most social media websites, such as Delicious, Digg and many more.
Purple Lines Icon Set by Hanyuse – MORE INFO
Beautiful icons drawn by hand and painted in watercolor.
Handdrawn social network icons by girloncanvas – MORE INFO
An awesome hand painted icon set.
Watercolor Free Icon Pack by Elio Rivero – MORE INFO
Each hand drawn icon is in .png format sized at 256x256px with transparent backgrounds. The 36 different icons have varying opaqueness that allow the background and texture seep through the icons like watercolor on canvas.
Back to School Icon Set by manda-pie – MORE INFO
Hand drawn colored in Photoshop. They are all things that you would find in my dorm room. Including Starbucks and other delicious foods.
Natsu Icon Set by Raindropmamory – MORE INFO
The Icon set composed of 43 icons, .ICO and also 256×256 PNG format.
Sketchy Web Icons: 30 Hand Drawn Icon Pack by Jan Cavan – MORE INFO
This Icon Pack includes 30 Hand-Drawn Web Design Icons. This is the perfect set for adding that handmade feel to your own creations online.
Sketchy Social Media Icons by 123FreeIcons – MORE INFO
Hand Drawn Sketchy Social Media Icons Free Vector Pack containing several icons of popular social networks.
Artistica Icon Set by DryIcons – MORE INFO
This pack is composed of 60 different icons.
Handy Icon Set by DryIcons – MORE INFO
A pack consisting of 40 hand sketched icons.
Hand-Drawn Icons by linuxmatt – MORE INFO
Drawn by hand in pencil on notebook paper (intended medium by the way), scanned in, and made into icons. Only touchups done were sharpening, erasing stray marks not part of the icon, resizing, etc.
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