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Set of Halloween Monster Emblems
 

Set of Halloween Monster Emblems



Second series of graphics I've made for microstock. I still haven't made a single sale since starting.


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These aren't very exciting.  Also, you have a very small portfolio, so buyers are less likely to find your work.

 

When selling vectors, it is not necessary to submit simple color variations, since buyers can easily change that.  More complex variations are good, but not something so simple.  Nobody is going to buy more than one of the different colors, so you can count all of them as only one image in your portfolio.

 

Try for something more dynamic, that will catch a buyer's eye in thumbnail format.

 

Maybe go for a 3D effect as though these are signs in a park. 

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@darla

What do you mean by not exciting though? They're meant to be cartoony/cute. I also made two versions of each, and put the less impressive one of each pair in the set, while letting the better ones be standalone. Could you chime in on whether the stand alone ones do anything for you? Also as it turns out, the classic green Frankenstein is still not public domain, and so shutterstock rejected both submissions with Frank in them. I'll have to fix the set before reuploading. Just putting it out there for anyone who's considering doing Frank art in future.

 

As for the dino sets in multicolor, I've done my research. Some customers like parents or child educators(the dino audience) aren't demographics who'd have a 1000$ Adobe Creative Suite on hand or know about esoteric freeware like Inkscape. I think it's perfectly justifiable to let them have a nice jpg in their favourite colour that they can put straight into a sticker machine. Besides, shutterstock has no qualm with it.

 

I made my first sale today though, It didn't fill me with a tremendous amount of joy, but it's an amusing enough feeling for me to continue on.

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I was talking about your portfolio in general, nobody can see the image you uploaded here.

 

If you are aiming for people who can't edit vectors, upload jpgs in different colors, rather than vectors.

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Here.  Yours, a slightly more interesting version, and a little bit more interesting version.  With a little more thought, you could make these even better than this. 

 

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@rinderart

Not my fault the critique gallery is a buggy mess that claims to accept pngs, doesn't actually support them properly, and then gives me a 500 internal server error every time I try to resubmit the jpg version. I'll listen to Darla or take you seriously as far as your critique is grounded or reasonable, which isn't necessarily the case.

 

@darla

Yes, my portfolio isn't that great, I am just starting out after all. But I was more to wondering what you thought of the monster set, which is why I specifically put that up rather than the dino set. If you suggest I double my portfolio by uploading scalar versions, I'll try that when I next find some time.

 

As for your improvements to my dino set, I feel like your versions have a more dated feel, like clipart from the earlier 2000s. I seldom see that design style in modern websites, outside of raw mineral, gemstone and small local business websites. Popular icon vectors on shutterstock often have the clean line silhouette style rather than 3d gradient effects. It's not an aesthetic that comes to mind when I think of vectors, but I'll keep it in mind for expanding sets. 

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Well, you stagger on then.  Other people can figure out how to show their images, but you don't have to.

 

See if you can raise laziness to an art.

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@darla

If you honestly think I haven't put more time than necessary into fixing this submission before, then by all means, take the entitled drivel you consider critique, and shove it. Didn't expect someone who uses his own art as the sole criteria for something being "interesting" to not be full of himself anyways.

 

I'm really wondering where all this entitlement comes from. This is neither my portfolio, nor am I under scrutiny for a position. This is an outdated, low traffic gallery, for lighthearted submission and critique. Instead, you have forum pets, drunk off their ego, demanding I roll out the red carpet and drop everything on their lap in exchange for a sample of their "euphoric advice". 

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