Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coffee accesories

  Hello everybody!  Here is a set of coffee related graphics I am working on. I'm gonna try to get into and sell some stuff that way. I need three pieces to submit. I'd appreciate any critiques or comments.  Sorry I haven't been to another lunch, but capital is slim these days. I also finished my first Flash based animation. If you're interested you can find it on my blog,!


  1. Adam,
    I think these look fine. Obviously, if you can only submit three, you should pick three very different ones. Perhaps a type treatment, a coffee cup or mug and a third that's a bit more complex, maybe an espresso machine or a cafe table or even a human figure enjoying a cup o' joe.

    I don't know much about istockphoto and what sells, but my gut says to concentrate on how widely usable the picture is, but also select the pieces that will be the most troublesome for a non-illustrator to imitate.

  2. That's a really good looking group of coffee related elements.

    Retro and contemporary all in the same breath!

    Well done and good luck.

  3. Thanks for the feedback guys. Chuck, this would serve as one complete piece. The other 2 will probably be some sort of characters; one more cartoonish and one with a more stylized realism. The broader the scope, the better it fares for me, so they say in their acceptance information. Great ideas though, I like the café table idea a lot.

  4. Got it!
    Yes, then I agree that a heavy dose of simple iconic elements with just a smattering of more complex ones is perfect. I think the style you've created is really marketable.
    Can't wait to see the other two!