5 years with You


posted on 24th of september, 2012

Hello.

Time to celebrate for me. I am a man of few words, especially in a not exciting period on a personal level (economic crisis, not a lot of work, bla bla bla), so I’d like to share with you some achievements in these 5 years.

My first sale: 0.60$ 11/22/2007










My best seller: 320 sales, 931$ (online since 07/25/2011)










My best series, Robico Icons Series: 30 illustrations, 827 sales in total












My favourite subject: kids












That's all. Thank you. DT, admins, fellow travellers.

Best, Rob :-)

Comments (44)

Posted by Roberto1977 on October 22, 2012
Thank You Maen and Maria!
Posted by Mariaam on October 22, 2012
Big congratulations! :)
Posted by Mani33 on October 22, 2012
I'm late but never too late! Congratulations my friend, you're doing simply great!



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Italian Wikipedia Closed


posted on 5th of october, 2011

This is the motivation.












Another brilliant idea of ​​our esteemed Prime Minister...

Comments (14)

Posted by Leda_d on October 13, 2011
Our government is ashamed...when will end this madness? :(
Posted by Patpat on October 07, 2011
Mi unisco a Melloni.
I join Melloni.
Posted by Melloni on October 07, 2011
Shame, vergogna!



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5000 sales!


posted on 1st of july, 2010

Yesterday I celebrated my 5000th sale!!

When I joined here in september 2007 I had not a photos archive to upload and I didn’t know anything about vectorial graphic. I started from scratch. I learned day by day here and by myself.
So, the little “moral” of the story is: everyone can pursue his dream, just believe.

I’d like to thank DT team and buyers, but also all the contributors.
If you want, you can find me on Facebook.

See you soon, Rob.

Comments (61)

Posted by Linqong on December 07, 2010
Congratulations indeed!!!!!
A new milestone.
Posted by Cassie08 on July 29, 2010
WOW !!!! CONGRATS !! You give us all new freedom to dream!! The skies the limit!!! Well done!!!

Cassie :))
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 24, 2010
Rob ... congratulations greetings!



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Christmas Advent Calendar


posted on 23rd of november, 2008

Christmas is approaching. For this holiday I realized many illustrations, but today I want to show you my personal interpretation of an Advent Calendar.
When I was a little child I liked it very very much, so I hope that someone else will feel those same feelings, day after day, from the first of December till the Eve.















Merry Christmas!!
Bye, Rob.

Comments (19)

Posted by Roberto1977 on April 06, 2010
Hello! You can contact me by writing a comment to one of my images. See you soon. Bye, Rob.
Posted by Hayalbulut on April 06, 2010
Hi roberto is there any mail or message service to contact with you? its a very important subject!
Posted by Hayalbulut on April 06, 2010
Hi roberto is there any mail or message service to contact with you? its a very important subject!



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My DT-Day


posted on 23rd of september, 2008

Today I celebrate my DT-Day. ;-)
One year ago I started this amusing adventure, let me share my stats with you for a brief assessment: 281 uploads (not so much, I know...) and 694 sales. There is no point denying that I’m very satisfied...
I’d like to thank DT, buyers and all this great community.

These are some of my latest illustrations:














See you soon, Rob.

Comments (12)

Posted by Roberto1977 on October 10, 2008
Thanks Spud!
Posted by Spud--- on October 02, 2008
Good Robero!!! Happy anniversary!!! ;)
Posted by Roberto1977 on September 23, 2008
Thanks to all of you, dear friends of DT... :-)
Bye, Rob.



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The ghost town of Old Bussana


posted on 2nd of august, 2008

Bussana Vecchia (Old Bussana) is a small ghost town in Liguria (Italy), not so far from the Italian-French border. It was built (IX sec.) on the top of a hill to be easily defended by Saracens. Like many other villages in the area it experienced periods of ups and downs, without ever becoming famous for a particular reason.
The reason why today is known is linked to the tremendous earthquake occured on February 23, 1887: at 6:21 AM a twenty second earth tremor caused destruction and deaths (at least 2000 people).
As a consequence of this tragedy, local authorities decided to rebuild the village, called Bussana Nuova (New Bussana), in a new site, a couple of kilometers downstream.
After the WW2, immigrants and displaced persons coming from Southern Italy started illegally settling the Old town. Despite...

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Comments (6)

Posted by Roberto1977 on August 05, 2008
Yes, it is interesting... And then it is close to our beautiful sea... ;-) Bye, Rob.
Posted by Lauraowl on August 05, 2008
Wow! I nevere heard anything about this place before, but it seems very intresting!! Thank you for showing me, maybe I shall visit it soon! =)
Posted by Roberto1977 on August 04, 2008
Thanks a lot for your comments!



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Subscriptions? Yes, thank you!


posted on 29th of may, 2008

Sometimes I happen to read posts on the Message Boards talking about subscriptions and the disappointment of seeing your own image sold at only 0.30$ or 0.36$. I always consider every sale with satisfaction, like a personal success – my picture was chosen among 3.000.000 of images online! From this point of view it doesn’t matter if it’s a “normal” sale or a subscription.
I sold many images via subscription and I want to point out the usefulness of these sales with an example.



This illustration is online from 23rd of November 2007. It became level 2 the 14th of April 2008 thanks to subscriptions too. From then I sold it 7 times:




16th of April 1.20$
17th of April 1.20$
23rd of April 3.00$
25th of April 1.80$
29th of April 1.80$
6th of May 0.36$
20th...

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Posted by Phakimata on April 24, 2009
Subscriptions are definitely a good thing. I know there's about a 3 fold difference between a $1 sale and a $0.30 sale, but at these amounts it doesn't really matter. In fact, if you allow subscriptions you make create more chance for sales, thus make more money -> isn't that what a business is about?
Posted by Roberto1977 on April 24, 2009
Thanks Wayne, Gokhan and Woo Bing for your comments.
I always consider subscription sales like a bonus, so if I sell a level 5 (eps) for 0.42, well... I'm 0.42$ richer. ;-)
Posted by Billysiew on April 24, 2009
If your image is assignment file which is the maximum level 5. Then, what is your point of view if that image has many subscriptions sales?



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Six months here on DT


posted on 6th of april, 2008

Hi everybody!
I’m here on DT from six months (joined september 23, 2007) and I’d like to share my stats with you for a first assessment.

October 2007 – 11 new files – A.R. 19% – 0 sales
November 2007 – 56 new files – A.R. 94.9% – 1 sale
December 2007 – 17 new files – A.R. 68 % – 99 sales
January 2008 – 25 new files – A.R. 73.5% – 36 sales
February 2008 – 25 new files – A.R. 92.6% – 66 sales
March 2008 – 34 new files – A.R. 100% – 64 sales

This was my first sale:












And these are my first level 5 images (current Assignment):











So... I’m very glad and I hope to have many more sales in future... ;-)
What about you?
Bye, Rob.

Comments (26)

Posted by Roberto1977 on April 23, 2008
Thanks Azathoth! I wish you luck for the future! Bye, Rob.
Posted by Azathoth973 on April 23, 2008
a very great job! .... Amazing Career.... my humble single sale is crying for the envy :-)))

C.
Posted by Roberto1977 on April 18, 2008
Hi Altaf!
Thank you very much! You have beautiful photos in your portfolio. Good luck with your sales! ;-)



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Inkscape Keys – Part II


posted on 23rd of december, 2007

Hi everybody!

Here I am with the second part of the blog dedicated to the freeware and open source software called Inkscape. It’s very easy to use, but if you know some simple tricks, you’ll be able to draw with it in a faster way.

In the first part of my little tutorial ( http://blog.dreamstime.com/2007/12/05/inkscape-keys_art25005 ) I’ve shown you keyboards about tools (selector, node, zoom, geometrical forms, pen & pencil, gradient, text) and dialogs (very important to change the main characteristics of the objects).

Now I’d like to show you some keyboards about file, zoom and layers.

File:
Ctrl + N Create new document
Ctrl + O Open an SVG document
Ctrl + I Import bitmap or SVG
Ctrl + P Print document
Ctrl + S Save document
Shift + Ctrl...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Roberto1977 on January 21, 2008
Hi Brenda! Your portfolio is beautiful! Congrats! You use Inkscape in a excellent way.. Ciao, Rob.
Posted by Girlychic on January 21, 2008
I use inkscape to render all my illustrations. I find that it is very manageable and you can create great art with it.
Posted by Roberto1977 on December 28, 2007
Thanks Leda! Bye, Rob.



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Inkscape Keys


posted on 5th of december, 2007

Hi guys!
Do you know Inkscape? It’s a freeware and open source software you can download from internet. It’s a very beautiful software that you can use to draw nice illustrations.


I’ve drawn all my illustrations with it and I think it’s a very useful instrument for vector designs.
I want to advise you to use some keyboards that can help you in your works. I often use them and I think they help you to draw more quickly and without lose your concentration.


Tools:
F1 (or s)Selector
F2 (or n)Node
F3 (or z)Zoom
F4 (or r)Rectangle
F5 (or e)Ellipse/Arc
F6 (or p)Freehand Pencil
Shift +F6 (or b)Bezier...

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