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Mad for sketchy doodle art! And selected...
posted by korat_cn - 14th of february, 2013
Continuing to explore, explore and explore the endless edges of drawings. In my travel to the beginning I've found the sketchy doodles! First of I've seen Blue67 art, and like it very much. And after I've discovered different... More...
simple lines
posted by joezachs - 22nd of november, 2011
We always wonder why our pictures don’t get sold but others have all the luck. When I first saw this picture I thought, “who would want to buy such a picture” I mean this gives an impression as if the lady is running with... More...
Discovering the world of stock illustration
posted by alexhor - 5th of november, 2010
Well, even I started here as a photographer, illustrations are my very new interest. I was a bit surprised by myself since I work for years in graphic design. How did I never thought of making illustrations for sale? Maybe because... More...
Mad Man
posted by theblackrhino - 9th of august, 2010
This image started out as a doodle of a humanoid science fiction character: Thick black eyes, strange folds in the skin, etc. Trying to think "like a buyer" I had a suspicion that it might sell better if it was more human- and business-... More...
Catching inspiration with a sketchbook.
posted by befehr - 20th of april, 2010
Always one for new style or approaches to microstock content, I have found that having a sketchbook with me at all times allows me to "catch" inspiration when it hits. I can play with ideas and test theories without spending too much... More...
My first Photoshop tutorial
posted by mildegard - 13th of april, 2010
Recently I made my first Photoshop tutorial. It is about a simple way of turning sketches into paintings. Take a look how simple pencil drawing became a magical spider tree :) Have fun) From sketch to painting More...
An important keyword
posted by mildegard - 25th of january, 2010
I'm mostly an illustrator and have many pencil drawings in my portfolio. They have very different subjects: from fantasy dragons to common landscapes, but it's curious that often they (despite they variety) used to be found by the... More...
Magic of gradients
posted by mildegard - 19th of july, 2009
I love sketches. And surprises :) Adding some colors with sometimes unexpected result is what I want to share with you. Just open a sketch in Photoshop and chose Image -> Adjustments -> Gradient map. Play with options there and... More...
5 tips to create good illustration
posted by olyashevchenko - 19th of march, 2009
As the market of stock illustration is constantly growing there is the task number one for author to attract customers to his works therefore to make illustration of good quality. What is the difference between good illustration and... More...
posted by piscari - 2nd of february, 2009
Time flies. I have a year on DT! (o.o). And this picture was downloaded to the DT one year and two days ago. And someone bought it today! Cool! And Thank you! )) The picture was completely drawn in CorelDraw with a pencil sketch.... More...
Colored pencils (crayons)
posted by mildegard - 19th of january, 2009
Drawing with crayons is a usual child business, isn't it? But I tried them again, not long ago and can say that very interesting effects can be made that way, and it's really worth trying. So there are some tips from me if you... More...
Google Sketchup!
posted by eclecticelegance - 29th of december, 2008
I have really been enjoying playing with Google's fun FREE 3D drawing program called Google Sketchup! You can go here to find out more about it: http://sketchup.google.com/ After you download it, you can watch instructional videos... More...
Illustrating women
posted by papuga2006 - 14th of october, 2008
There are lots of photos of women on DT but about 5 percent of them are illustrations (took this number from simple searching). How amazing it was to discover women in some new simple form by graphic expression. You can simply convert... More...
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