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1 / delete account
« on: January 11, 2013, 15:13 »

How do I delete my shutterstock account? Am I stuck if I added images a month ago?

Newbie Discussion / Google Illustration today
« on: November 20, 2012, 13:22 »

Anyone notice that the kid in the google illustration for childrens day is giving the finger?

4 / SOOOO Mad!!!!!
« on: October 30, 2012, 14:09 »

Did anyone else just get a bunch of photos/illustrations refunded? I just got a bunch of refunds issued on some illustrations, Illustrations that would have brought in decent coin before the micostocks companies killed the art industry now I am lucky if I make $10-20 off and they refund due to too credit card fraud. This is BS! Being a artist sucks!!!! You get ripped by everyone!!!

5 / Website
« on: October 02, 2012, 09:11 »

Is istock taking away the rating system? and the ability to view which shots are selling through the partner program? If not does anyone know when they will be up again?

what are the most essential microstock sites to be on as a illustrator?

Illustration - General / Gradient
« on: August 30, 2012, 16:04 »
How do you save a file for istock and not have the gradients go all wonky like this:

Illustration - General / More Character Confliction
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:12 »

question today: when creating a series of related illustrations is it better to do 1 character in differ roles or a variety of characters?

General Stock Discussion / TAX Questions
« on: August 20, 2012, 10:32 »
does anyone know:

how much do you need to make to be able to write-off your home office?

if you are making money through one of the microsites are you a employee of the microsite or are they paying to my freelance company?

Illustration - General / To Gradient or Not to Gradient
« on: August 07, 2012, 16:49 »

What's your opinion on current gradient trends? Yes or no?

Is the First style as good as the second? Any suggestions to improve it?

What do you think sells better? Kids or business illustrations?

Illustration - General / Learning Material Influence
« on: July 13, 2012, 07:58 »
What learning material was the most important influence to your development as a illustrator?

Any illustrator teachers located in the Toronto GTA willing to give private lessons?

Any illustrator teachers located in the Toronto GTA willing to give private lessons?


Hello there, I ve been illustrating for a couple years and I was curious if anyone had any suggestions on how to get you illustrations noticed on istock. Do Lightboxes help get a bit of a spotlight on your work?

For every couple of hours I spend on an illustration it just feels like it's a drop in a very large bucket.


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