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  • Mad for sketchy doodle art! And selected...

    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 ways of makin art with sketchy doodles.... More
  • simple lines

    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 the basket trolley in an aisle in the supermarket.... More
  • Discovering the world of stock illustration

    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 of my cliche that taking photographs is... More
  • Mad Man

    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-related. So I erased some parts... More
  • Catching inspiration with a sketchbook.

    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 time behind the computer. Let's be honest,... More
  • My first Photoshop tutorial

    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

    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 same keyword - sketch - and bought then.... More
  • Magic of gradients

    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 find gradient that suits your image the... More
  • 5 tips to create good illustration

    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 bad? I'd like to offer several tips of... More
  • Birthday

    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. But as a sophisticated effects (shadows,... More
  • Colored pencils (crayons)

    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 are eager to try: 1. Make a simple sketch... More
  • Google Sketchup!

    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 that explain the basics of the program.... More
  • Illustrating women

    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 photo to graphic illustration, but... More

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