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    What to do to make this portfolio-ready?

    Hi folks,
    I'm working hard on my visual development portfolio, and I need a little advice.

    What can I do to make this a better portfolio piece? Is the presentation okay? What should I add?

    Any advice would be awesome! Thank you in advance!


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    Where is light coming from??? Do some still life's (not from photo) by using one light but before it watch this

    After studying how light works then apply it to this

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    Thank you for the response Stonec, but I think there is some confusion about the purpose of these sketches. These are prop designs, not prop paintings, so the lighting is very stylized and mostly there to indicate form. I haven't even started thinking about lighting scenarios for this yet. When I start rendering, I will definitely take your advice though!

    I have been advised to separate my rendered "pretty" pictures from the more messy design pictures for a Visual Development portfolio. Right now I'm working on showing the messy stuff. I hope that clarifies things a little? Thank you again for the advice. I can always use practice with lighting.

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    For faster sketches use only line weight for your advance as its much faster than rendering or use it with combination of simple tones like Matt Rhodes does https://www.artstation.com/mattrhodes

    I do believe in order to do faster drawings, you have to slow down and do stuff right, speed comes from experience. Drawing with pen actually helps with it as you have to slow down and think before putting line down and if you mess up then you have to start it again, also don't be afraid of it as its actually part of learning if you can find where you did wrong
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