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    Looking to get started

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    Have you considered going the route of finding a job posting and applying THEN adding the portfolio versus just sending it out?
    Ex: https://www.indeed.com/q-Concept-Artist-jobs.html

    Also if you have specific pieces you would like folk to comment on that would, probably, garner more responses.
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    wow, your portfolio looks amazing!

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    I see some great stuff and some not so great stuff. I suggest you focus on what you want, and prune your portfolio with that focus in mind. Also, get in some demo of your process, instead of showing finished projects.
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    Look at people who work in that industry. They all have specific things they're hired for. Feng Zhu does environments. Scott Robertson does modern/future vehicular design, Mike Butkus does people. They all do more than this, but they have that one thing that they're hired to do. Narrow your portfolio to just the kind of work you want to do and show that you kick ass doing that kind of work.

    If I'm looking to hire someone who draws castles like a boss, I'm not interested in scrolling through irrelevant crap that doesn't look like a castle. Think in terms of being a busy art director. Even if you don't immediately get a job I may remember you because your portfolio has lots of cars in it and I may have a project that needs cars later down the road. *pun intended.* Or I may know someone who needs car drawings. However, if you don't have something that sticks out as the thing you do, I'm going to forget you. Because there's nothing specific about you that I remember at a glance.

    I hope that helps.

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    The hands look too human to me , which makes me take awhile to realize that's a giant monkey.

    Otherwise , great job
    People keep telling me : " Why do you keep suggesting courses and books instead of just giving me the solution directly ? "

    Well if i could condense all the necessary informations that take hours of explanation and demonstration into a single post, i would gladly do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_a_ray View Post
    Look at people who work in that industry. They all have specific things they're hired for. Feng Zhu does environments. Scott Robertson does modern/future vehicular design, Mike Butkus does people. They all do more than this, but they have that one thing that they're hired to do. Narrow your portfolio to just the kind of work you want to do and show that you kick ass doing that kind of work.


    If I'm looking to hire someone who draws castles like a boss, I'm not interested in scrolling through irrelevant crap that doesn't look like a castle. Think in terms of being a busy art director. Even if you don't immediately get a job I may remember you because your portfolio has lots of cars in it and I may have a project that needs cars later down the road. *pun intended.* Or I may know someone who needs car drawings. However, if you don't have something that sticks out as the thing you do, I'm going to forget you. Because there's nothing specific about you that I remember at a glance.

    I hope that helps.
    Great advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eezacque View Post
    I see some great stuff and some not so great stuff. I suggest you focus on what you want, and prune your portfolio with that focus in mind. Also, get in some demo of your process, instead of showing finished projects.
    Thanks, that's good advice

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    Keep going. You have a good foundation.

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    Hi there! Great portfolio! Now i'm not a professional or anything, so may or may not take my opinion about your portfolio– I think you need to curate your portfolio layout a bit more. I watched a video of Feng Zhu explaining how you should lead one thing into another, since you're also doing a scroll portfolio format. However your portfolio doesn't really lead into different subjects, but rather jump from one to another making it hard to judge your art in general.

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    Haha, I actually tried to do that! (Minus the last piece). I think it's becoming clear that my work is too disjointed, and I instead need to focus on highlighting some certain niche. That's good advice though; I'll try again. Thanks!!

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    The topic starter is simply playing the circle game and had some pretty success.


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