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    a portfolio in 3 days. Fun.

    Basically, I signed up for a workshop about portfolios.

    I've had barely any time to do anything for it.

    So, you art connoisseurs and professors, these are the questions I ask:

    What is the bare minimum art work that should be included?

    Is it better to be more diverse, or to stick to one discipline of art?
    (ie, photos, paintings, digital, etc)

    Are reproductions, or studies of older work considered? or is that not allowed?

    So what can I do in 3 days?

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    Lol, It sucks that I'm asian. I can't help it if I look like a million other people.

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    whats the point man ? If you're 'extremely lucky' you'll end up with 3 good pieces.. but a portfolio piece ? you should spend as much time as possible on these.. but yeah.. what is the point ? This portfolio-workshop thing will review your work after you portfolio, and if your portfolio us something that isn't 'you' but instead something you scraped together in 2 day.. then what is the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dile_ View Post
    whats the point man ? If you're 'extremely lucky' you'll end up with 3 good pieces.. but a portfolio piece ? you should spend as much time as possible on these.. but yeah.. what is the point ? This portfolio-workshop thing will review your work after you portfolio, and if your portfolio us something that isn't 'you' but instead something you scraped together in 2 day.. then what is the point.
    Dude, your site still isnt't up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Faust~ View Post
    Dude, your site still isnt't up.

    Dude, you're right

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    ah, well. I'll scrap something up. Having a portfolio at the workshop isn't actually required, but you do have the option to.

    Lol, It sucks that I'm asian. I can't help it if I look like a million other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Faust~ View Post
    Dude, your site still isnt't up.
    following my own advice

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    Right now I believe that it's better to have crappy portfolio than no portfolio at all.

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    following my own advice
    which would be?
    But i agree with dile

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilnebo View Post
    which would be?
    But i agree with dile
    To make sure there is no crap in my portfolio what-so-ever. Or better put, to make the work in my portfolio the absolute best i could possibly pull off ( for now. ).

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    Absolute minimum I'd say is 3-4. 3-4 good pieces should show what you are capable of, and hopefully leave the viewer wanting to see more. 10 is usually considered a better number, because at that point you not only show what you are capable of, but that you can be consistent, and you can show a range within your work.

    Generally I'd say only include work similar to what you want to do. If you have a great still life, but you have no desire to DO still lives, then leave it out (unless you have nothing else to show). Stick to mostly one style/method. Art directors want to know what you do, not see a mish-mash of different things that leave them wondering. If you have more than one style that you are very comfortable with, make different portfolios, and only bring/show the one that most applies to the client/situation.

    For what you can do in 3 days, I'd say, probably not much. If you have some good work already done, then pick out the best of it, but strive for consistency.

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