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  • Jul30

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    House on Mountain Evening Scene Thumbnail

    House on a Mountain: Evening Scene

    The image above is what I hope will be the first among many attempts at creating landscapes and/or environments by me. It will be sold as a vector clip art stock illustration, and it has already been accepted at a few microstock sites (click the image to go to one). Most of my freelance requests come from clients who want figurative/character-based t-shirt designs. This results in my drawing lots of “mascots floating in space”. Nothing wrong with that, I love doing it, but I recently realized that I am very much out of practice with creating the environments that these characters might “live in”. I also came to realize that this would severely limit me in some upcoming projects I want to get started on. Read More | Comments

  • Jun28

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    Gl stock images giant yellow robot

    This image is based on a very old sketch of mine. I’m finding microstock websites a good way to make old or unused work profitable, as well a way to get my illustrations in front of more eyeballs, perhaps leading to commissioned custom work.
    If you are solely interested in vector (infinitely scalable) stock illustrations, I also recommend toonvectors.com. They offer a very fair royalty to their contributors, and good prices for buyers. Check them out!

  • Jun9

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    Gl stock images giant yellow robot

    When I’m not working on new commissions and I have some time to spare, I try to submit work to microstock agencies. Microstock agencies sell royalty free licenses of your work to designers, directors, and other content creators. Of all the agencies I use, I would like to put a particularly bright spotlight on GL stock Images, formerly called Graphic Leftovers. It’s a great place to show and sell non-comissioned work to the public, and also a great place to sell your… well, graphic leftovers. 🙂

    Fair trade… downloads?

    I wish GL Stock would get more attention, because they are a “fair trade” microstock agency. This means that  they pay a 52% commission to their contributors, including extended licenses. So if buying buy fair trade coffee, clothing, or anything else is important to you, please consider also using a microstock agency that compensates its artists fairly. It would help us to continue to do, that voodoo, that we do, so WELLLLLL!

    This agency has several of my images available already, such as the the cool looking robot at the top of this article. This Robot, by the way, was also accepted into the prestigious GL Collection, a collection within the main site for images worthy of special mention. If you would like to buy it, then click the image above,or to visit the main site, click this:

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  • May16

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    Vector Cartoon Of A Hipster Robbing An Aging Frat Guy At Gunpoint

    Recently after a discussion about portable credit card readers used with smartphones, I had a sudden flash of inspiration: What if muggers started using them, and insisting that their victims pay by credit card? It would be very foolish to conduct such an unlawful act as a traceable transaction, but still the more I thought about it, a funny image came into view.

    Who would perpetrate such a crime? An early-adopting member of hipster culture seemed to be a likely and humorous choice. What would a hipster mugger look like? He would probably disguise his identity using a scarf with the iconic handlebar mustache emblazoned on it (coming to a Pinterest board near you). And of course he would only use a vintage era pistol to “encourage” his victim. Speaking of which, the likely victim would be an aging frat guy “broseph” type, natural enemy of the hipster. If arrested, the suspect would likely plead “ironic”, and once in custody he would likely tell his cellmates that he was doing credit card muggings before they were cool.

    Above is the resulting cartoon! If you like it and would like to use it, clicking the above image will take you to graphicleftovers.com where it is available in vector and .jpg and vector formats at very reasonable prices!