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    Quote Originally Posted by REGNIRUTH View Post
    aside from portfolio, I think a confident attitude also helps to sell your service.
    the more i read and discuss this sort of thing, the more it makes me realize the reality of the art world.

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    But don't act like you are the best thing since sliced bread either. No one wants to deal with a smart ass.
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    Well.. I didn't want to start a new thread, so maybe someone can answer this for me real quick...

    What about a really shy artist? Well-presented, good work, but shy and nervous? Will that kill someone's chances?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irene Gallo View Post

    This is very true. Artists get hired based on the worst piece in their portfolio, not their best. I have to assume a base level of ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashkitty View Post
    Well.. I didn't want to start a new thread, so maybe someone can answer this for me real quick...

    What about a really shy artist? Well-presented, good work, but shy and nervous? Will that kill someone's chances?
    Kill, no, but effect? Yes. Shy isn't so much a problem, but nervous is. This is less of a problem for freelancing because these days because so little contact is face-to-face, or even over the phone, but through email. But if you're applying for a staff position, how you come across at an interview is a big factor. People like to work with people they like.

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    I'm going to transfer my napkin things to real paper now...
    If you have drawn some really cool stuff on napkins, I so gotta see it! (we need a thread just for drawing on those napkins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qitsune View Post
    No one wants to deal with a smart ass.
    I guess I need to choose a new career path.
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    Some very good advice here. I had some interesting experiences recently. Here's my list:

    If you're a pleasant person, be pleasant, be yourself.

    If you're in a negative mood, please, please, please say as little as possible. Your body language speaks volumes. I encountered a very negative situation where the artist was talking at length about why he thinks he hasn't gotten more work. I actually avoided passing the aisle on a second round as a result.

    Let your work speak for itself. The old cliché is that a picture is worth a thousand words. Don't tell the AD what to think.

    Never shake hands with an AD and tell them you just got over the flu. They'll surely remember you but for all the wrong reasons.

    Time to take my Sudafed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfbcmatthew View Post

    Never shake hands with an AD and tell them you just got over the flu. They'll surely remember you but for all the wrong reasons.

    Time to take my Sudafed...
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    Do show me your sketchbook because I will know instantly where you are at in your evolution as an artist. I can tell how far along the road of seeing and hand/eye training you have been, and I can tell how much I can trust you.

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    Do show me your sketchbook because I will know instantly where you are at in your evolution as an artist. I can tell how far along the road of seeing and hand/eye training you have been, and I can tell how much I can trust you.
    whoa, wait, you mean you want to see a portfoilo, and a sketchbook? (just rying to clarify )
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    With a mention of comic cons and since SDCC is fast approaching:

    * Remember, no matter where you're at - it's professionalism that counts. So, dress the part. That means, while it may be a con (SDCC in particular), don't dress up as your favorite character. That will NOT give you an edge.

    Not that anyone here would do that....

    Speaking of figure sketches - I often contain the figure work and sketches in a separate book (to allow the option to look through). Should I even bother this year (I intend on going to SDCC)?



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    I often contain the figure work and sketches in a separate book (to allow the option to look through). Should I even bother this year (I intend on going to SDCC)?
    hey, if nothing else, it's always fun to pass around when everyone's hanging out late night
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriciaS View Post
    With a mention of comic cons and since SDCC is fast approaching:

    * Remember, no matter where you're at - it's professionalism that counts. So, dress the part. That means, while it may be a con (SDCC in particular), don't dress up as your favorite character. That will NOT give you an edge.
    I heard from the heads of some local game companies that its ok to dress comfortable, and to just dress like you would on a normal day. They also said that dressing up will make you look silly because everyone else will be in normal clothing. They said they want one to be them self, they want the person at the interview to be the same person if they are hired. So imho just dress like and be the person you want to be and be the artist you are, not what you think they expect. Common sense, but I think it should be pounded into everyone's head.
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