We’re happy to announce an upcoming project that’s very long overdue.
In the near future, we will be moving our existing JPEG illustrations from under their current categorization as ‘Photos’ to ‘Illustrations’. This includes any artwork that isn’t vector-based: Drawings, paintings, collages, digital paintings, and so on.
This has been a much-requested feature for a very long time and we’re thrilled that it will soon be coming to iStock.
We know there will be a lot of questions so we’ve prepared an initial FAQ. We will have more information once this project launches so please stay tuned.
I’d always wanted to tackle vintage line art, particularly lifestyle and fashion themes. After a lot of tinkering and experimenting I’ve finally come up with a style I’m fairly happy with. To start, I’ve created a series of generic people in various careers:
I’ve also been playing around with halftone fill patterns. I’ve tried various default swatches and the popular method of shading in Photoshop, then halftoning and autotracing the results but I wanted a slightly cleaner look. In the end I created my own moire pattern. It still needs a little work but I do prefer it to the usual halftone dot fills:
I chose another food item from the random noun generator. Oddly enough, I got ‘quince’ twice before ‘okra’ popped up – ‘Quince’ was the word two days ago. I’m thinking the noun randomizer isn’t quite as random as it claims…
Whew, past the halfway point. I’m finding it hard to sit down each night to work because I’m pretty busy these days! Hopefully I can crank out something that’s not so simplistic by the end of the month. Today’s vector is a simple piggy bank.