Hey folks, I’ve spent some time this past 2 weeks working on some new art and stock illustrations for Ikon Images.
New Stock Illustrations
I have been working with Tim Lund from Ikon Images for the past year and it’s been a great opportunity. Ikon Images sell private licenses of these stock illustrations to be used in advertising – print, OOH, editorials, etc. It is pretty much a stock photography website, but for illustrations and is privately owned. You can check Ikon Images out here by going to their website to learn more. I never thought I would have my work be in the licensing world, but it feels nice to know that I can earn money with my artwork without being active about it. I have never been a great business mind, so this is a real treat.
Here is a preview of 2 finished stock illustrations out of 27 that I made in this batch. In these 2 specific illustrations, I am tackling the theme “Harmony.”
I found harmony to be an interesting subject to tackle for stock illustrations. Nowadays, a lot of stock images are swirly backgrounds on a gradient background – that’s not to say that they aren’t nice, but I want to stray away from the norm. There are enough swirly abstract gradient stock images. I do feel that these 2 pieces are quite unique and powerful…I’d love to see these on a poster or a cover on a magazine. What do you think?
I’ve never created illustrations that look like these, so it’s a breath of fresh air. I don’t think this is a new direction for me, but it felt great to experiment and create without having to worry about anything. It always feels nice to be able to produce artwork organically without worrying about limitations.
There were many other themes as well for these stock illustrations – I’ll keep you all posted when they are released! I hope you all enjoy these images, and feel free to share them and leave a comment below.