Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a cupcake for you…
I woke up this morning with a rejection email from dreamstime for this 3D cupcake. I thought it was pretty cool cupcake but they said
Reason: – Poor execution, please pay more attention to the details. For illustrations, please look for: poorly traced/auto-traced and scanned images, noise and innacurate texturing on 3D renders, too simplistic works, faceted curves, aliased/jagged lines, open paths (vectors), noise/distorted pixels on various textures and images used within the illustration, moiree due to downsampling. For collages, please improve the technical execution (distorted pixels, noise, blendings, etc) in order to best serve the concept of the image.
Hmm my guess is that they don’t really like lines that aren’t totally symmetrical or smooth? Looking at istockphoto’s experts’ drawings and tutorials I think their shapes are mostly derived from pre-defined Illustrator shapes so they have a much cleaner look.Â I’m such a newbie so I appreciate any feedback. Maybe I should join one of the microstock forum to get other people’s opinion.
Anyway, I won’t give up! I already learned a lot this morning (by putting one hour before I’m heading to my 9-5 job) by performing this awesome tutorial about drawing simple faces by bortonia.Â Here’s the end product,
feel free to use them as I’ll link it to the free download section.Â I also linked the above rejected cupcake AI file as well! If you use it please kindly let me know, that’s all I ask :) because it will keep me motivated!
As per my 2012 goal I will continue my creative process – so I can become a freelance illustrator!