Here’s another Trump caricature designed for shutterstock. It’s a scene that he repeats regularly, whenever he signs something. So, I figure it should be useful for future political articles. I was careful not to make it offensive. That way it got past the shutterstock censors easily.
So, I finally got some information I needed yesterday about shutterstock’s rules for stock image submissions.
I have several celebrity caricature and political cartoons that I want to sell for stock images, but they can only be sold for editorial use because they’re images of real people rather than fictional characters and I don’t have a model release. Istock won’t allow illustrations to be sold as editorial stock, but shutterstock allows this, which is just what I needed.
I had a few cartoons and caricatures of Donald Trump, one of which was clearly offensive and kept getting rejected when I submitted it. I suspected it was being rejected due to being offensive, but they never said that. They kept saying they didn’t like my description or the keywords. I gave up on it for awhile, but I tried again a few days ago and I finally got a response that it was rejected due to being an offensive subject.
Which is fair.
It’s also what I needed to know.
My new Trump caricature (below) is very neutral. It’s not quite complementary, but it isn’t offensive at all. I figure this one should easily pass shutterstock’s censors and, based on my sales of my other Trump images, it should sell reasonably well also.
[Edit: Trump Golfing is now available on shutterstock.]
Here’s another Donald Trump caricature. I think the last one turned out better, but this one’s okay. I don’t think I got his face quite Trump-y enough, but he’s still recognizable so I’m calling it done.
This one’s inspired, of course, both by his iconic catch-phrase and by his recent firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
There are plenty of perfectly nice donkeys in
the world, but this guy is a braying jackass.
Various bits of recent politics inspired me to draw this elephant yesterday.
Maybe I shouldn’t sketch while listening to political news.
I like him, though. Sort of feel sorry for him. Poor guy.
Here’s a caricature portrait of Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The background came from a NASA photo (public domain) of a spiral galaxy. I sort of gave him a cosmic halo because it amused me.
Since it’s a celebrity portrait, I can only sell rights to it for editorial or limited personal use. Contact me directly for more information.
I love our president and I’m voting for him. But geez… Not the best performance in the debates despite Romney giving him SO many openings.
I was just playing with fonts and brushes for no readily apparent reason and I came up with this. Guess what cable comedy news show I was watching today. 🙂
The fonts are RubberStamp-Extended, Liberate, and Rosewood Std. I didn’t create the fonts.
Actually, it did serve a purpose. I really was experimenting with some new brush techniques and trying a couple tricks with manipulating fonts. I learned some stuff.