Making of my own set of characters was the idea that led me to creating my fairy seven.
I saw lots of illustrators there that have remarkable characters drawn in different situations and poses.
And I thought this to be good for both buyer (who may need a set of pictures of the same style) and seller (who may sell a whole set instead of one picture)
Finally, the last sun fairy was uploaded today. Now I'll have to wait for their vector variants to be approved and then see what happens.
If such approach to illustrations making proves to be successful, I'll make it a rule to always draw a set of characters instead of one.
Well, I'm not much of a photographer. Most of my images are illustrations, handdrawn or vector, so I was a bit surprised when I saw this morning that somebody bought one of my few photos. A good day beginning! :)
Russia is known to be snowy country (not south regions of it, of course). This time there always used to be a lot of snow where I live. But now...
We had a snowy week (when I made these photos), but then all this snowy magic melted into dirt. Days are passing, and weather is not going to be winter-like anymore.
I wonder if it is global warming all ecologists speak about?
Do you have snow in your living place?
I've always been wondering how some people do really magical images just by placing one picture above another in Photoshop. Collage technique seemed complicated and mysterious one to me. But one good person gave me a tip of how's these things done. It's not so hard as I thought.
I just began making collages and found the approval of my first ones very inspiring. I think I'll continue to learn more about this technique to make even better images. Some collages good as holiday cards, some - as backgrounds, and so on.
Finally, we have snow! It's been snowing heavily for two days and nights already. It's cold as it should be in December. I'm so happy to see real winter again! My husband is happy even more: he is fond of hockey and he's going to play it every evening with his friends when ice-rink is ready.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to accompany him this year, because I'm soon-to-be-mom and my pregnant tummy is too big for all this winter fun. So I'll just walk around breathing fresh air and watch him playing :)
Someone said that pencil in artwork is the same as piano in music. It's a base for everything. And for unknown reason I like it best of all. So as the black&white pictures and retro photos. When the only color is gray, nothing pushes your imagination, and you have more freedom imaging any color you like.
Most of my handdrawn pictures were made with pencil only. They're black and white, but it doesn't mean that I don't like color.
When I want to add some color to the picture, I prefer to use computer for it. I scan pencil drawn sketch and begin experimenting...
What I noticed after uploading both black&white pencil drawings and their colored variants to DT is that colored pictures sell better, and sell fast! Sometimes even after a few hours...
There are lots of interesting things right around us. We usually don't notice it because we got used to all these common things. But if we give everything that surrounds us a fresh look, we can make lots of photos that would be of interest to other people.
I'm a postgraduate student, a geneticist and work in a lab. So I decided to make best of what I see at my workplace every day. All these bottles, flasks, test-tubes, chemicals... I began making shots a couple of weeks ago and now finally have some of them approved.
I hope all these scientific style pictures will find their buyers. I also will try to make some more.
Think about your workplace - it might be as usual for you and as it is unusual for others.
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