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My second sale! ;-)

Hello everyone! I would like to share with my second sale which i didn't expected at all! This is a big surprise for me ;) this pic was draw by my fiance ;) girl got the talent, isnt she? ;-)   continue reading

My achievements

I live in a distant, snowy Siberia, in a small town. In school, I graduated from art school and more. Therefore drawing skills I have, when it comes to enthusiasm. Someone figures are in my portfolio. Besides, I'm doing photography, amateur, has not yet learned of the photo bank Dreamstime. I had to study a lot, read a lot about what a photograph. You could say that I am self-taught. Well, that Dreamstime gives the opportunity to meet with photographers from around the world. I will be glad to communicate.... continue reading

Mad for sketchy doodle art! And selected...

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.Some are retro old style illustrations like those of Canicula and Gollli.Others are new and fresh, like Buchachon and Perepova.And my sketchy doodle art?I cannot classify it, just being very very happy 'cause I'... continue reading

simple lines

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. Nobody would like to do an advertisement showing that a lady has to sprint across with a basket trolley.But I was so wrong, when I saw that this picture has reached level 4 and downloaded 44 times!!The best way... continue reading

Discovering the world of stock illustration

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 easier. It lasts just a moment and you are done. Getting involved in stock sale shows that it is far from easy job. With my photographic skills I should mix a bit of luck in the recipe too. Anyhow, I sold some of my photos. Pictures... continue reading

Mad Man

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 and added others—especially his suit and tie! I then started to morph him into an angry "boss man" character inspired by the many prototypes in cartoons, comics and sitcoms I watched over the years.I added some uncut hairs on... continue reading

Catching inspiration with a sketchbook.

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, it IS good to step back every once in a while. I also find that honing ones skill in other media only help to develop one's skills in another. continue reading

My first Photoshop tutorial

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 continue reading

An important keyword

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. Just a peice of advice for fellow illustrators: if you have pencil drawings in your portfolio, don't forget to add the keyword "sketch" to all of them, this simple action will bring you many sales. continue reading

Magic of gradients

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 best. The result may be unexpected. If you like it, adjust some colors, options, add some strokes and effects to finish the picture.You may also make some copies of the sketch layer, apply different gradient maps to them and... continue reading

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