Here’s an article from Wired about how the Twitter “Bird” was purchased from iStockphoto for $10 – $15. Apparently some graphic designers aren’t happy about sites like iStockphoto and crowdsourcing in general. This sounds to me like the same whining coming out of the mouths of developers upset about 99-cents iPhone applications. With respect to this, the Twitter artist, Simon Oxley said:
“I believe a designer can only be ‘hurt’ when they stand in line — instead of constantly seeking new inspiration and producing new things with their ever-increasing experiences.”
I couldn’t agree more. Sell your creativity. However, I do believe Twitter needs to credit Mr. Oxley for his design on their website.
I’ve started a lovely items blog to keep track of my art. The URL is: http://lovelyitems.wordpress.com
This is what I’m thinking of doing a quicky home page place holder for Lovely Items. I did this in Adobe Fireworks.
Here are some cherry blossom buds. I think I have all the building blocks in need … hmm
Here’s a bee I drew tonight. My favorite part about creating this drawing was forming the long legs complete with “pollen baskets.” The pollen coating looks a lot like fat socks. I think they makes the bee look very cute. I also like the way the wings turned out. They look very delicate. Again, I put this drawing on a background so the black details show.