I am having really bad luck with my stock images. First I tried creating them from photos taken with my camera and resizing them in Photoshop and that got rejected. Then I tried taking one of those photos and doing a live trace in Illustrator and that got rejected as well. Here is the image that got rejected:
Please keep in mind that I have resized all the images for the web. The reason I was given for the rejection was "Composition / Quality – Limited commercial value or market appeal due to quality, framing, rotation, cropping or composition." I don't know what else to do.
Would anyone know if either of the following two would be rejected as well?
Note that I am not planning on selling these at all just examples of what I hope I can do and not get them rejected again. The first one I drew then scanned into Photoshop then opened it in Illustrator to trace it and then put it back into Photoshop to add color, highlights and shadows and the background. The second one I created some quick models in Gmax and added textures to them (not very fancy but it was the only way I could get them to render) and lights and then rendered them out in an open-source renderer called Yafaray and then put into Photoshop to do some minor treaking to the levels. If something like either of those two is going to be rejected then I should not even be thinking about stock photos or images. I feel really worthless at the moment like I can't do anything right. Please let me know of your thoughts. After I reinstall the operating system, I will have 3ds Max installed on my computer ( a legal copy even and I didn't have to pay for it).