Articles by Roberto Giovannini

5 years with You

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$ 11/22/2007My best seller: 320 sales, 931$ (online since 07/25/2011)My best series, Robico Icons Series: 30 illustrations, 827 sales in totalMy favourite subject: kids... continue reading

Italian Wikipedia Closed

This is the motivation.Another brilliant idea of ​​our esteemed Prime Minister... continue reading

5000 sales!

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. continue reading

Christmas Advent Calendar

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. continue reading

My DT-Day

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. continue reading

The ghost town of Old Bussana

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... continue reading

Subscriptions? Yes, thank you!

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... continue reading

Six months here on DT

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 salesNovember 2007 – 56 new files – A.R. 94.9% – 1 saleDecember 2007 – 17 new files – A.R. 68 % – 99 salesJanuary 2008 – 25 new files – A.R. 73.5% – 36 salesFebruary 2008 – 25 new files – A.R. 92.6% – 66 salesMarch 2008 – 34 new files – A.R. 100% – 64 salesThis was... continue reading

Inkscape Keys – Part II

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 ( ) I’ve shown you keyboards about tools (selector, node, zoom, geometrical forms, pen & pencil, gradient, text) and dialogs (very important to change the main... continue reading

Inkscape Keys

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:... continue reading

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