Welcome Ltldragn. Looks like you are off to a good start with your illustrations. Just keep uploading and getting more of your illustrations in your portfolio. Look at DT's main page and see what is selling...that should give you some ideas to try. Also look at other contributors, and see how they are doing...Look at advertising in magazines, web pages, newspapers, etc... What are they using for illustrations.. A Wacom tablet will allow you to draw with the detail of a pencil. Takes some getting use to, but very realistic after you get the hang of it. Lots of information on the internet for learning more technics. It takes a lot of hard work and lots of determination to make any money on stock sites. This is not a get rich quick job. You have competition. You will want to pull your hair out. You will get discouraged. You will learn a lot. Good luck! Debs
I use Inkscape, Corel Painter and Clip Studio Paint for my illustratio...
Thanks Debs I know it's going to be a long time to make any income off stock sites but learning the market and the tricks of the trade will be as rewarding and fun along the way to try to improve my art.
Thanks for the advice, it's the tracing part and cleaning up and coloring them that I'm working on improving. I have to learn more about computer graphics and how toos in the drawing programs I use to improve. How do I load a vector would that be a svg file? I'm a total novice, sorry for my ignorance. any help is appreciated.....Kev
People can most definitely make money by creating vector illustrations. I would recommend that you try to make your subject matter more general. I see several illustrations on Dreamstime that are interesting, but are also very limited in how they can be used. As a result, they do not sell well.
I would recommend searching online for tutorials. Working through these tutorials will help you to learn new techniques and might even give you ideas for your next illustration.