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donding

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« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2010, 12:58 »
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Another question...what size are these suppose to be? 400 x 400 eps? 4000 x 4000 jpg? What file size is minim and maximum.....example  135KB or like 1.5MB. I don't know if I'm starting the Art board at the right size or not.


« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2010, 13:42 »
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We're sorry, but we found the overall composition of this file lacking visual impact and therefore not suitable as stock. With the rapid growth of the iStock collection, we give valuable consideration to each file but unfortunately cannot accept all submissions. Please don't take it personally. This isn't necessarily a reflection of your skill, rather a decision by iStock to determine commercial applications for your illustration as royalty-free stock.

The same reason for both.

« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2010, 13:46 »
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I don't know if I'm starting the Art board at the right size or not.


It doesn't matter what size the art board is because you can scale the illustration up if you need to when you create the JPG.

To view requirements for all sites, please view this thread.

Also, size requirements for IS and SS can be found at the end of this very useful tutorial.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 13:48 by elvinstar »

« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2010, 17:21 »
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We're sorry, but we found the overall composition of this file lacking visual impact and therefore not suitable as stock. With the rapid growth of the iStock collection, we give valuable consideration to each file but unfortunately cannot accept all submissions. Please don't take it personally. This isn't necessarily a reflection of your skill, rather a decision by iStock to determine commercial applications for your illustration as royalty-free stock.

The same reason for both.

Istock seem to like to see strong drawing in their application files (although that sort of artistic image doesn't seem to sell terribly well once you start submitting!) All the examples on this thread are likely to be rejected by istock for applications. (and most  are likely to get rejected for the collection once application is passed). They just aren't sophisticated enough. You need to think about consistency of line, style (so not mixing up gradients  and flat shading in an unsubtle way) lighting (so that if you are shading the implied light source comes from a consistent direction, perspective (can be distorted for effect but must be handled consistently within any one drawing) and colour.

Once you are in it's easier to get the more commercial stock vectors accepted - although they seem to have got tougher on the not for stock rejections in the last year -and I haven't submitted much as I don't do commercial I just draw for pleasure and it doesn't sell. (although the few I do sell make lots of $$per sale as an exclusive)

« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2010, 17:41 »
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Right now I`m over the 3rd attempt to submit vectors to istock, but only one was accepted, all the others was:

"We\'re sorry but this artwork is not what we are currently looking for in terms of composition, color usage, use of line and shape, concept, detail and/or file complexity"

The thing that most surprised me is the accepted file, I just put in the list to have the 3 files that they require for submision.

I hope that for the 4th attempt I`ll be in.

« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2010, 17:51 »
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Istock seem to like to see strong drawing in their application files

These weren't application files, just regular uploads.

« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2010, 17:55 »
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Istock seem to like to see strong drawing in their application files

These weren't application files, just regular uploads.

Well if you have got through the vector application process,  then a bit of experimentation should get files accepted. It's a fine line at istock - the simple stuff that sells on other sites (apparently) tends to get rejected as not stock, while the time consuming arty stuff is easily accepted but doesn't sell too well.

donding

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« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2010, 18:03 »
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Istock seem to like to see strong drawing in their application files

These weren't application files, just regular uploads.

Well if you have got through the vector application process,  then a bit of experimentation should get files accepted. It's a fine line at istock - the simple stuff that sells on other sites (apparently) tends to get rejected as not stock, while the time consuming arty stuff is easily accepted but doesn't sell too well.

After what you said I think I'll stay away from iStock until I can get to a "professional" vector level... ;) It sounds like the ones they like are way above my level. I just submitted to a couple of agencies as jpg, not eps, so we'll see what happens.

« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2010, 23:24 »
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After what you said I think I'll stay away from iStock

I think that with upload limits, that sounds like a fine long-term strategy from my vectors!

donding

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« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2010, 14:07 »
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I'm shocked!!! My silhouette of the boy fishing....of course with just a light yellow background, I did away with the sun and stars.....got excepted at SS and depositphotos....I am truly shocked. Still wanting on BigStock. I only uploaded the jpg's not EPS.  ;D

Now it's time to celebrate with the creation of the next masterpiece!!!!!! I know I don't need for it to go to my head but heh at least I can enjoy the moment!.  ::)

LSD72

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« Reply #60 on: February 10, 2010, 15:15 »
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Congrats.  ;D Now go for creating from scratch or do the practice like I mentioned before. Force yourself to learn the tools.

donding

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« Reply #61 on: February 10, 2010, 15:18 »
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Congrats.  ;D Now go for creating from scratch or do the practice like I mentioned before. Force yourself to learn the tools.
I'm slowly learning them...I working on a goofy looking man...or woman...riding a bike. We'll see how that goes. Oh and it is from scratch.. ;D


 

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