Posts by Malchev

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  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

Hi, I am looking for a skilled FLASH animator to work with on some freelance job. Anyone interested please send me an e-mail with links to your portfolio. If I find it good – I’ll write back with more details about the project.

Regards, Martin Malchev

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

Hey web-designers,

My name is Martin Malchev, and I am a microstock illustrator. (http://graphicriver.net/user/Malchev)

Right now I need a website to represent my works. It will be a customized WP theme. Anyone able and willing to do the job? If you are – please send me a site-mail through my Graphicriver profile. And don’t forget to include your portfolio with sites that you have already finished. I want to see what you can do. Thanks!

Best Regards, Martin

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

I just tried it. I searched for an apple here and in the “top 3 agencies”. And WOW indeed! I didn’t know that GR had one of the best searches by relevance. I found a lot of good apples very quickly, and I didn’t have to dig in a pile of rotten apples. I agree about the 80 pixel thumbnail. When it comes to vectors – they can make GR generate all the previews that they need, just like any other agency does. But this bothers mostly the authors though. By the way customers here get one of the largest preview images: 590 wide and infinite height! WOW! But all this is irrelevant with the subject of this post. It was about prices, not about search and preview images. And prices were too low. (2$ for illustration?! Come on, man! Do you know how much time it takes to draw and upload a vector illustration?) But let me answer your last question if I may – “Is there anything became better for the buyers?”. When I first registered to GR i uploaded just one illustration and they gave it such a low price (compared to other agencies) that I didn’t upload anything else. But GR made some improvements and I uploaded some more. They raised prices slightly and I uploaded more. Then they increased the royalty percentage and I uploaded my entire portfolio. I know of some other artists who did similar thing. So, “Is there anything became better for the buyers?” Yeah – they get illustrations now. They get stuff to buy. Cause vector artists are now better motivated to work and produce quality items.

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

God bless you Lance! :D This is the news I was expecting for quite some time. Now I am happy. My work as a vector artist is a little better appreciated. Thanks!

gnazlis, it is not about sales man. It is about income. If you sell 3 illustrations for 2$ each, and I sell one illustration for 8$ – who is better off?

Sure, “there are a lot of agencies out there with lower “pay as you go” prices, size/price options and subscription plans”. I too sell a lot of illustrations there. But GR is my second best earner. So it seems to me that those other agencies are not doing it right. They better pay attention at how GR is doing it.

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

Guys, I suggest you become Elite first, and then complain. This whole thing was a very generous gesture by Envato, that they were not obliged to do. So lets not spoil it by greed and complains.

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  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

Yeah, that was one great week. Thanks ENVATO ! I appreciate this gift. And Happy Birthday! I wish you to continue to grow! I will do my best to support with promoting, and uploading a ton of good vectors. :D

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says




A guy speaking against naked females, and a girl defending them?! ... Maaan, the world is indeed about to end up very soon. :D But seriously. Are you really worried that much about lost children in the internet whose moral may be screwed forever by a thumbnail of a flyer? Or you just don’t like the flyer?
I do hope that you’re not referring to me? I’m certainly not defending them! If they have been accepted by GR, fair enough. But surely it’s overkill now and some of the poses are indeed getting a little risque! I feel that it’s old hat and an easy option especially if little or no other creativity has been implemented into the flyer design.

Rest assured that I was not referring to you. I was referring to quickandeasys comments, but as a joke. Because I see that she too is not defending those naked girls themselves, but the artists freedom to create what they want.

Personally I think that reviewers should rate the quality of our artwork, and not the subjects. Subjects should be evaluated too, but by the customers through downloads.
Quickandeasy is a guy mate! :)

That explains a lot. :D Maybe the world is not about to end then. :) Quickandeasy – sorry man!

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says


A guy speaking against naked females, and a girl defending them?! ... Maaan, the world is indeed about to end up very soon. :D But seriously. Are you really worried that much about lost children in the internet whose moral may be screwed forever by a thumbnail of a flyer? Or you just don’t like the flyer?
I do hope that you’re not referring to me? I’m certainly not defending them! If they have been accepted by GR, fair enough. But surely it’s overkill now and some of the poses are indeed getting a little risque! I feel that it’s old hat and an easy option especially if little or no other creativity has been implemented into the flyer design.

Rest assured that I was not referring to you. I was referring to quickandeasys comments, but as a joke. Because I see that she too is not defending those naked girls themselves, but the artists freedom to create what they want.

Personally I think that reviewers should rate the quality of our artwork, and not the subjects. Subjects should be evaluated too, but by the customers through downloads.

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

Man, I also think that showing naked boobs and ass is a cheap trick. But this is only my OPINION . And if each opinion transforms in some law or regulation – this will be one boring site with very little content. Plus I believe in the power of the free market: If such flyer is not well accepted by customers – it won’t sell and the author wont make much of those. And if it sells good – then maybe people need naked asses. Everybody has an opinion about anything. You can’t please everybody, especially by restrictions and regulations. (the fewer the better) If you are really trying to protect children and nuns – that is another story, and much more noble I would say. But I don’t really think that there will be an angry complain like this: “Hey GR, my son was just browsing the internet when he came across a thumbnail of a flyer with some naked girls in it. You, GR, took his innocence and therefore I curse you! I will never buy another business card or anything from you again! -Mom ” ;)

30 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bulgaria
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
Malchev says

A guy speaking against naked females, and a girl defending them?! ... Maaan, the world is indeed about to end up very soon. :D

But seriously. Are you really worried that much about lost children in the internet whose moral may be screwed forever by a thumbnail of a flyer? Or you just don’t like the flyer?

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