Most e-book authors are not rich and famous and need their covers to attract readers. A cover design must give a clue to the content without giving away something the author wants the readers to discover in the reading process. I avoid artsy-fartsy modeling poses. I pick key character traits of the hero and examine hundreds of pictures looking for one that will motivate a reader to buy because the photo depicts that core of the person the reader will find in the story. I want photos that show the... continue reading
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There were so many times, when I want to upload a Happy Editorial IllustrationBut I always ask my self,Will it be sold?Will it be 'something' that 'telling' ?How can I make some editorial images as an eye-catching product?There's a lot of questions cross in my mind.But then, with all of my courage and spirit to always create something new, to create some happy images, I finally try to make them.First step:I learn to slowly crawl with a simple way images by... continue reading
Long ago I was asked to create a character as a test of my imagination, and after having done so in a short time my creation was thrown away by the people testing me. I became shy of designing anything related to characters after that, but more recently realised the test was not for my creative ability but for my fortitude against serious criticism.It turned out my creating characters was actually okay, so more recently I tested out my abilities by creating a rather random group of folks united... continue reading
(first; sorry for my english ;))One of my Hobbys is playing LARP (Live Action Role Play)Many people don`t know this kind of game, others think, there is only Fantasy-LARP. But there is much more ;)I prefere science-fiction and sometimes Horror-LARPs.One of my favorite things is also creating the Clothes for the Character i have to play and decorating the locations.Sometimes i get inspired to do some 3D-Artwork with the Theme of the LARP.For example: NewYear 2012 i... continue reading
Six months ago I sold the rights license of an illustration featuring a woman character. I have many illustrations in my portfolio featuring that character.After one month roughly DT staff contacted me and told me that the buyer who bought the illustration above mentioned was interested in purchase the esclusivity of that character and asked me "what would be the cost for selling the rights for the character and remove all the images from sale???"I had 11 illustrations featuring that woman... continue reading
An instruction about how to create “evil” characters in a novel. Very interesting and exciting:Flawed Characters Bring Life to Your Novel by Connie Briscoe"If you’re writing a novel with a perfect lead character, I don’t want to read it. All fictional characters should have flaws, just as all people do. Especially main characters. Trying to follow a perfect main character through the hundreds of pages of a novel would be unbelievable, not to mention unbelievably boring. Even Jesus... continue reading
Hello everybody.Today I'd like to introduce you my new idea for DT.I started to work on this project in 2009, when I decided to create something special to represents some concept....a character to give him/her the task of represents all those concept that I can't create with normal illustration.I discarded many ideas before arriving to the final result and now this is arrived.Julia is born two weeks ago and now she is ready to appear here on dreamstime.Julia is a not ordinary... continue reading
I've decided to turn from my 'usual' illustrations with making several cartoon characters who will help me explore various subject suited to stock imagery. Decision came up when my own imagery niche which wasn't clearly visible. I hope now that in future it will be recognizable enough.I hope you'll like him and that he will find his way as useful cartoon character ;-)Meet Blinky: continue reading
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