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November 26, 2012


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1. Do include your best work.
2. Make sure your portfolio flows.
3. Make your portfolio targeted for the roll/job you are going for. Eg: Don't include loads of character work if you after an environment design roll.
4. Put your best pieces first and last
5. Have an electronic, on-line and hard copy version of your portfolios.
6. Don't include gore/blood images unless you are going for a job for a horror job.
7. Don't put in work your portfolio that is not yours!
8. Don't include potential insulting or degrading images!
9. Make sure you have permission to show work you have done for other clients and in what format you can show it.
10. Include around 24 -30 images tops in your portfolio, AD's only have a limited time to view your stuff! (You cold include a good recent sketch book at the back for a hard copy portfolio, if the client / AD has time they might take a look and only offer them to look it at it if they ask about it and it should serve support your port)
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Top ten to do/not do in your portfolio!by Conceptbloke

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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How would an artist interested in traditional art as well as digital art and artisan crafts put together their portfolio?
Conceptbloke Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well personally I would take lots of photographs of said objects combined with sketch work of say the garment if it was clothing for the artisan stuff.

If your digital/ traditional work was supporting the artisan stuff I would also include it.

But otherwise I would keep your digital work in separate portfolio to your artisan stuff and the same with the traditional. Like I said before its all about focusing on who you want to impress. If its for getting into University/ college then I would include all the best bits of your work from all your interests but segment it in your portfolio so its compartmentalised and not sprawling and confused. If its for a job then focus on what they want- research them and then approach with targeted 'folio.

If its online then again put your work into three distinct areas on your site.

Its good to show diversity but to much of it can confuse and put off potential clients if they can't see what your focus is.

Hope that helps
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
Kr41 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
make it flow? what dat mean?
Conceptbloke Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
that one section of your portfolio is connected in both content and layout. Eg if you have a mix of characters and environments put them together in two areas of your port. not mixed up - or if they relate to differing projects and you do want to have varied content make sure the layout works. Also make sure the images are all facing the same direction on all pages if it s a hard copy. If you have a digital portfolio on disk have only one folder! AD's could just skip half your work that might get you the job if they don't open the correct folder or tire of the first folder they open.

Make a port well presented and simple to follow- you should let the images speak for themselves.
Kr41 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
ah thanks for explaining, my English not very good.
47ness Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist

Though as far as gore and degrading (read: sexual) art goes, there's some merit to doing art that's intense enough that the AD will have a hard time forgetting it, provided it doesn't go too far. :aww:
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