Illustrators, Please Help Me Improve!

I have been trying to create illustrations, but I am even more of a novice about that than about photography. :)

All of the illustrations I have tried to submit so far have been refused. The latest ones were refused for this reason:

"Poor execution, please pay more attention to detail. The technical execution of this collage needs improvement in order to best serve the concept of the image. For illustrations, please check for: poorly traced images, too simplistic, faceted curves, aliased lines, distorted pixels on lines as well as on various textures and images used within the illustration, moiree due to downsampling."

I think I understand the first two reasons listed, but what are faceted curves and aliased lines??

Thank you very much for any help or suggestions you could give me!

(listed below is one of my personal favorite illustrations on Dreamstime!)

© Craggs ( Help)

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December 19, 2008


[imgl]7322972[/imgl][imgr]7054622[/imgr][imgl]6983774[/imgl][imgl]6899544[/imgl] ur illustrations in adobe illustrator
take a picture for reference and start drwing
first do the outline of the object. then u can start colorin. finally give shadows and some final touch will approve.
and best of luck in the future

December 18, 2008


Hmm. I am not using Illustrator - I am using a 3d model program.

December 18, 2008


I too have received a rejection with that message .. sometimes, if you use illustrator, when you tint with three colors, you can only use two, especially in concentric nuance.

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Photo credits: Ian O\'hanlon.