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April 22nd, 2008 #27
Excellent points, Jason and Steph. And everyone else. I'll be doing portfolio reviews in May so I'll be sure to incorporate a lot of this discussion into my blog before then.
IdiotApathy -- That was different -- you were hanging out with a bunch of friends sharing sketchbooks. In that case, having a quick access to a gadgety portfolio (with good work on it) was a cool thing.
By the way — it’s easy for me to say what’s wrong with a presentation from my side of the desk, but there is a reason I never became a freelancer. I’d starve to death while falling into everyone if these pitfalls.
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April 22nd, 2008 #30
This is some excellent advice guys. And while it mostly seems pretty common sense, having it in writing like this makes it easy to put on that mental checklist. I usually think of myself as fairly poised, but I know nerves get the best of me plenty of times- especially with that self-critiquing tendency. I don't think I've ever done it in front of an AD yet, but it's probably a habit to avoid period.
Here's something: Plain ol' figure drawing/painting. Does it ever have a place in a portfolio? I noticed a lot of that from my fellow hopefuls over NYCC and didn't feel it was MY place to knock it, but to me it created the impression of unnecessary filler. No matter how pretty, there's just no content.
"The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity."
April 22nd, 2008 #31
Always tailor your portfolio to the particular situation. There's no such thing as one-size-fits-all. And nothing in it should be filler of any sort, no matter how pretty.
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"Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
April 22nd, 2008 #32
PS- We didn't get a chance to talk about your portfolio- soon!
April 22nd, 2008 #33
one more point about "less is more"; WotC AD said at NY comicCon: "I'll hire you on 3 good pieces in your portfolio, Just 3 good ones. But if you don't have those 3, 24 others are not going to convince me."
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April 22nd, 2008 #37"I'll hire you on 3 good pieces in your portfolio, Just 3 good ones. But if you don't have those 3, 24 others are not going to convince me."
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