Handdrawn brushes by Bene for Adobe Illustrator on Creative Market

Category: Illustration

Feb 10

Handdrawn Ink Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 10/02/2015

For some time now, I have been working on brushes to give a handdrawn pencil effect on vector drawn illustrations. I have created a bunch of brushes in Illustrator. In case you are looking for a handdrawn, ink brush, check out the brushes i created.

Feb 08

Wasco Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 08/02/2015

I have been working on Wasco brushes to have an effect on vector drawn illustrations. I have created some wasco brushes in Illustrator. These brushes are meant to have a handdrawn look and feel on your illustrations.

May 15

Stitches, patterns and brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 15/05/2014

Lately i have been working on stitches for fashion design, patterns for summer clothing and pencil style illustrations. I have created a bunch of brush and pattern sets in Illustrator.
I made a little shop on Creative Market, it’s a super friendly community of people sharing their creative ideas in products for low prices.
In case you are looking for a unique brush, action, pattern, label, picture, illustration, font, style, template or anything in particular for your creative production, the answer is probably on this market.
I created a short summary of the products i sell on Creative Market, i’m in the middle of building my little shop, so come back regularly to discover more ...

May 14

The history of Adobe Illustrator

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 14/05/2014

Back in time: the first time i created a logo (sort of) on a Mac with Adobe Illustrator was late in the nineties in a friend's studio. It was my first experience with Illustrator and since then it has captured me till today in my daily work. My friend had her own studio at that time and I was eager to learn how she made all these beautiful stuff so i asked her to introduce me to the basics of drawing on a computer. It took me some time to learn these drawing skills and i am still finding new ways to accomplish certain drawing tasks but it quickly became a tool that i use on a daily basis. In that period of time, i used Freehand and learned most of vector drawing in that tool, later on i switched to Illustrator. I was watching these wonderful short movieclips about the history of Illustrator and want to share them with you - i particularly like the story about the logo and the Botticelli "The Birth of Venus" painting in the Chapter 2.

Apr 28

Designing a splash screen for mobile

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 28/04/2014

For Designmodo - a popular blog about design topics - I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to design a splash screen for mobile.

Apr 09

Creating text effects in Photoshop

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 09/04/2014

In this tutorial, i’m showing some text effects that can be applied using the effects panel in Photoshop. First, i’m giving some research tips and references, next i’ll show the final result of the text effect and give step-by-step instructions on how to apply the text effects. Resources, fonts and textures that are showcased in the effects are listed at the end in References.

Mar 21

Tutorial on how to make your sketch an app icon

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 21/03/2014

I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to convert your sketch to a full vector app icon.

Mar 14

RetroInk

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 14/03/2014

RetroInk is a massive Illustrator pack with a bundle of Graphic Styles from RetroSupply. These add-ons can be used for textures, for type, brushes, swatches etc.. I bought this huge Illustrator Kit from Creative Market and am experimenting with it now. It looks a great way to spice up your designs.

Mar 29

Creative workshops this summer

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 29/03/2012

A while ago, a good friend of mine, who’s a ceramist, Françoise Busin, proposed to do a workshop together this summer. She has organized several ceramist workshops before in the south of France, a place for ceramists. She asked if i could give a drawing workshop and a watercolor painting workshop. Because I love drawing and painting i agreed to help with the program and the lectures of the workshop. We also invited, my sister Sarah to give a workshop on sewing and making clothes and accessories, she has made her own clothing & accessories label Hummingbird and Bumblebee - that is now active as B is for Bird. So in the end, we decided to make it an allround creative workshop. The place where the workshop will be held is Russeignies, a tiny little village in the french part of Belgium, near from where i live.

Oct 07

15 textures for download

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 07/10/2011

Over time, i collected a folder full of textures that i scanned.
Some of these textures are available for download now, the file format is 1600 x 1200px at 72dpi in JPG.
You can download 1 collection ZIP at the bottom of the page.
Hope you enjoy them!

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    We write about subjects that are related to our business in web design and the other services we offer. Mostly, I write about projects we have done for our clients, some tutorials on software we use, about creative processes and side projects I am working on when not working on client projects. We appreciate your time here on our website, thanks! In case you want to reach out, please send an e-mail to benedikte at bene dot be.