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I made 100 high-quality illustrations, totally free. Use it anywhere without attribution.

hrishikesh1990
Co-founder & CTO at Flexiple & Remote Tools ($1mn+ revenue).
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Hey everyone,

I know that all of you are working on exciting products. To help you make it a bit more beautiful, I have made 100+ high-quality illustrations. As the title suggests, they are:

  1. Totally free
  2. Absolutely don't need any attribution :)

Here's Scale: https://2.flexiple.com/scale/all-illustrations

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Loralighte

People like you are why the internet is so great. Thank you.

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Very kind of you to say that :)

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Junxiao Shi

The only conditions are that you don't duplicate Scale, create a competitor product or sell it as illustration packs :).

Very weird license. It sounds like public domain but you can't sell. It sounds like CC BY-NC but you don't need attribution.

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hrishikesh1990 Author

I want to keep this free for everyone. Don't want someone to just create an interface and charge for the illustrations.

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ヘンタイちゃん

Do you know of any premade licenses that work best for open-source projects that "allow illustrations to be embedded in (non-) commercial sites under the condition that the artwork may not directly be sold without the creator's consent"?

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Lewis Lloyd

same feeling here. unDraw switching their MIT license to a “do not compete” made me incredibly skeptical, and it’s the same model here.

the benefit of open source is that you’ll never be wrapped into a dirty lawsuit over a technicality. licenses like this scare developers off.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

My favorite license is DBAD. Not sure how well it really works, though.

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Matthieu • Edited

As a developer who work for a big company (big company = more vigilant about licenses), I wouldn't even bother asking the legal team about DBAD and WTFL, I know that I won't ever be able to use a work licensed under those. I highly recommend that you don't use this kind of license.

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@lukeocodes 🕹👨‍💻

I think the license basically says "use it, even in commercial products, but do not sell it as your own work"

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yucer

It would be good if you make one agreement with this website so that creators can include them easily in the articles. Maybe just by mean of tags.

I mean, sometimes one has the idea of the content for the articles but not the time to look for the image. Imagine if there is a whole set of them of them to use here easily.

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Working on an API soon, should solve for this!

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@lukeocodes 🕹👨‍💻

I LOVE this. I love opensource images and have used similar libraries recently in OSS I've been maintaining. Thanks so much.

My only feedback would be to vary the shape of the people and maybe introduce androgynous folks too. You have options for male/female, but as we know (particularly well in tech), there are many more folks requiring representation

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks a lot :)

Surely, will try to incorporate this moving forward.

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Sébastien Loix

This is really A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! Thanks for contributing and sharing your work! I literally woke up this morning thinking "I need to find some stock image" (for a side project) but saw your post and landed here. Your illustrations made so much more sense on my page! Cheers! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Amazing! Glad the timing worked out perfect :)

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Looks great! However these look a lot like this artist work whom was contracted by Microsoft to work on the new skype ui art maciekjanicki.com/microsoft-illust...

microsoft

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ヘンタイちゃん

Many websites use this kind of design, I think it originally started on Facebook a couple of years back, then Google caught on this bandwagon and the rest is history. It's so prominent currently because a) FANG started to popularize it b) it's easy to create and animate because the shapes aren't complex. It also plays well with material design / fluent desing themes. Of course this is a very rough summary, even within this type of design there are a few noticeable changes (use of gradient colors, shift to isometric perspective, grain textures, fantastic body shapes - e.g. huge heads, long legs and so on)

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Edwin

I was wondering about this as well, Atlassian also has a lot of similar art.

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Darren Kearney (he/him)

I'm curious. How are you providing these for free?

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hrishikesh1990 Author

I have always found design to be a huge handicap for anything that I create. I started by creating these for myself and using it on my projects majorly Remote Tools. So thought might as well open source it & give back to the community.

I have added many more illustrations though before making the website live. Hopefully, in future, it might drive some traffic to my projects too :)

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Darren Kearney (he/him)

Illustrations are very important for delivering a message so I am surprised that these are free because they look like a lot of time and expertise has gone into the creation of these illustrations.

Too many designers work for "exposure", which is why I am asking about this. I don't see any problem if you made these artworks yourself, or if you paid another illustrator to make these and have the rights to use them as you wish. Once the artist is paid. And if you are the artist, you can do artwork for your own promotion, why not? Not everyone has the resources to invest in decent illustrations so the fact you are willing to provide these for free is great. Fair play to you in this case, everyone can benefit!

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hrishikesh1990 Author • Edited

Well said, Darren - it pretty much sums up the entire rationale :)

The illustrations take a lot of time & effort since I want to keep it high quality - started on this back in March/April.

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Lynne

This is awesome! Thanks for the great work!

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Cheers Lynne :)

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Fernando Martínez

Great illustrations!

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks :)

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Tomasz Smykowski

Thank you

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OmkarNag

Hopefully i get an opportunity to use these! Thankss for this

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Ezequiel Mansilla

It's an excellent contribution! thanks.

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Cheers :)

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Artem Vorobiov

It's really awesome!
Thanks!

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

The only conditions are that you don't...create a competitor product...

Nope. I won't use it, then. I can't guarantee that I'd never want to make some of my own illustrations to distribute generously. I don't think you realize this is the side-effect of your license, but it is, in fact, the legal definition. I literally can never make and share illustrations if I use yours.

Please use a Creative Commons license if you want more restrictions than Public Domain. Writing your own license is always a Bad Idea™, unless you're prepared to work with a lawyer.

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Ishaan Sheikh

That's Great! 👏

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Devang Hingu

wow...!! amazing work..!!
there are only one problem. it's get stuck while loading page. can you add pagination there ???

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks :)

That's weird, I have lazy loading in place and it works fine. Can you try it again & let me know if the illustrations are loading?

Will explore pagination as an option.

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Devang Hingu

i did it. SVG loads fine . even i measured performance and trace memory for it. But while scrolling page, performance is too bad. svg lagging too much there.

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Peter Donovan

Wow man, fantastic work. You are a hero!! Thank you so much. I truly appreciate you and all the hard work you put in. You're amazing.

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks so much for the kind words :)

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Techtronic

Do you have Paypal ?
this is just what I need for my side project..

If I end up using these illustration I will give you a tip. If you accept..

Cheers

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks! I would just be happy if you end up using the illustrations and spread the word around :)

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Techtronic • Edited

Ok as you wish sir. I will pay it forward. Thanks for such an amazing contribution.

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Mensur Duraković

I am gonna use this in my next mobile app project. Thank you so much! <3

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hrishikesh1990 Author

That's great. Cheers :)

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Bashar Abdullah

That's beautiful. Thanks a lot!

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Cheers :)

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Megan Paffrath

Very cool! Nice work!

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks Megan :)

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LeoCarrera

Wow! thank you!

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Cheers :)

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Kedar

This is so amazing. Such high-quality work. Thank you.
It is refreshing to see the Rupee logo in the "Earn Rewards" vector.
Illustrations need more diversity too. 🙏

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks Kedar :)

Surely, will try to add this in the future ones.

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Chris

Beautiful images. Thank you so much for your time and effort. I occasionally do pro-bono dev work for non-profits, and it's often useful to find images I'm able to use to improve the website without additional cost.

I may not have read far enough down in the comments, but do you allow for alteration of these images? May I add, remove or change elements of the images for my own purposes?

Is there a license I can refer to in case of legal challenges?

On a side note, and mostly just out of curiosity?

If I make significant changes, may I charge for my alterations?

Is this a public domain license? Would/have you upload these to pixabay and/or similar services like pexels?

Thanks again

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Great Chris! Glad you found them useful.

This is the license for now - 2.flexiple.com/scale/home#license. I am working on a more elaborate version. It's not a public domain license though.

You can surely modify or alter the illustrations to your liking but I have restricted selling individual illustrations or creating a service to do it, so that these can remain free forever :)

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Tapas Adhikary

You have a great mindset.. Thanks for helping out the dev community. Awesome work and wish you all the best, Hrishikesh.

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Thanks so much Tapas :)

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Aya Bouchiha

Great Job My friend
You Are Creative

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hrishikesh1990 Author

Haha, thanks so much :)

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Mohammed E. MEZERREG

Thank you for sharing.

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Thanks so much :)

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Siddharth Chaudhary (he/him)

Thanks!!!

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andyst81

This is simply tremendous. Thank you very much for creating these illustrations and thank you even more for sharing with the world.

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Cheers Andy :)