For money reasons it looks like I'm going to have to start aiming for commission-type work a lot sooner than I intended. I was always hoping to but I'd intended to build up something of a portfolio which I'm now going to need to do fairly quickly.
I'm a little unsure what type of work I'd be best creating. I basically have two questions that I would greatly appreciate a response to.
1 - My strongest point are figures/characters - not so good at things like environments, industrial designs, animals. Bearing in mind that I need to have a good collection of work together within a couple of weeks; would my time be better spent focusing on character type work to ensure the best quality, or trying to bring other subjects up a notch to keep my work a little more versatile? Obviously the latter is a goal in the long run, but would not having them now cause a problem?
2 - My work tends to be a little dark and twisted much of the time, something I don't really do on purpose but am vaguely aware of by the time a piece is finished - would it be a good idea to stick to this to keep my own style, or aim to make some lighter, more 'accessible' work too?
I have looked at the threads in the 'artists seeking work' section already but people seem to go either way with it and it's hard to tell which is a more successful method - I guess I'm more unsure as to what would work best for me specifically. The most recent work in my sketchbook is a good indication of my style - not meaning to sound like I'm plugging, but having seen my latest stuff might help form an answer on what I should be focusing or improving on.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.