I normally don’t refer to myself as an artist or a web designer. I am an assembler. I assemble art and design elements into things that make me happy. Sometimes this is an IncrediMail letter or WordPress theme or a logo.
I have occasionally created my own artwork such as the graphic on this logo for my non-active writing website:
Most often, I find the artwork from various places and I put things together.
My current logo graphic I did purchase from Graphic River for $4.00 and it came with all four seasons worth of trees. I think that is a fabulous deal.
I have my favorite places to find great items to work with though.
- DryIcons is at the top of my list. Not only do they have the most amazing icons, but also awesome free vector graphics and some web templates.
- Pixels & Ice Cream doesn’t get updated often, but the collection that they offer is amazing quality. They have a lot of brushes and patterns that are unique.
- I can easily spend all day browsing Vecteezy. There are so many beautiful pieces to work with that you can get lost, in a good way.
- Spoon Graphics is fantastic. Not only do they offer great graphics, but also tutorials that are very well-written.
- Star Sunflower Studio has a great collection of stock images among lots of other goodies.
- Graphics Fairy specializes in vintage images that make it easy to fall in love.
- Designious has a very generous policy with their gorgeous freebies: Commercial use is allowed!
- And last, but definitely not least – Graphic River gives away one cool freebie a month.
Once you understand the basics of your art program, there are so many resources out there to get you going on your art journey. You don’t necessarily have to be a great artist to get the looks that you want for your projects. You just need to know where to look for the places great artists share their work. *smiles*
xoxo ~ Melissa