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    What NOT to put in your comics portfolio

    Jim Zubkavich, project manager at Udon and the poor guy who's job it is to review portfolios, has a list of things he never wants to see again over at Newsarama. Most will seem familiar. If any of them sound like your work, well...

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    Thanks a bunch for the info Elwell

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    Very good article. Erm, I've drawn a few angels, but they were part of a game project. But as far as the other points he makes, I think I'm ok in those regards.

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    Hmmmmm....maybe I should write one of these for myself.

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    Damn, i love drawing masks and demons and p...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irene Gallo
    Hmmmmm....maybe I should write one of these for myself.
    Do it, do it, do it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irene Gallo
    Hmmmmm....maybe I should write one of these for myself.
    I would love to read that.

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    heh awesome
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    To the guy who said, "I hate that Japanimation crap": What the heck was he thinking applying for a job at UDON?....
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    Really good lil article - humourous, yet informative.
    Don't know about comics, but I've been told by art directors and artists that if you want to get hired to do an illustration of a dragon or angel..it helps to have these in your portfolio. Perhaps the standards are slightly different ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loomer
    I've been told by art directors and artists that if you want to get hired to do an illustration of a dragon or angel..it helps to have these in your portfolio. Perhaps the standards are slightly different ?

    I was tould the same thing, maybe is good to have a set of cliches, at least 2 or 3...you know, mermaids, fan art, angels.....we know that Jason Chan had all of those in his portfolio, he rocks and he got an internship in MB.

    So that rule maybe applys to "some" cases and making something fresh and original is still really really important...i guess is slightly different in each case.




    Man, it must be really tiresome to be him though........i can only imagine how is like to get that many substandard anime porn kitty/girls and people crying or getting mad at you because you were honest about their work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irene Gallo
    Hmmmmm....maybe I should write one of these for myself.
    I would love to see that, since I'm pulling a submission together with your name on it...

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    Eww. I can't believe people would submit porn to a non-porn company. That's just uncomfortable.

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    AHAHAAH, that was some good entertainment!

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    that was great, and im also interested in what irene is going to write, since i was going to ask her the same kind of thing anyway...

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    classic.
    this should be put in front of the line to see the AD at conventions in giant neon letters with a disclamer saying that if you fail to meet this criteria the AD has the right to throw your carefully assembled portfolio right at your face.


    Irene you should post a rogues gallery. A little public humilliation should drive the point home.

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    If you want to make an even scarier impression, make sure you dress up like Cool Character X while presenting your portfolio.

    How totally awesome. As someone who guests and works conventions, I feel his pain. I have been around people just that stupid. Dressing up is fun--dressing up as your character to give a proposal for a JOB? Just, no.

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    That hilarious. I'm going to be looking at this at my next coming convention here, in May.
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    Always good information to know

    also the part of making Cool Character X in different set up for games/movies/animation/after-market-toys... how much do they believe in themselves and their art ??

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    Ahhh.. the no demon thing is killing me.
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    I'll write up one....but it may take me a week or so...and it wont be nearly as entertaining. Hopefully helpful, though.

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    Thanks for the link Elwell. Irene, we're looking forward to your writeup.
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    udon is cool. they have one of the best comic book painter/colorist, Arn Tsang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denart
    udon is cool. they have one of the best comic book painter/colorist, Arn Tsang
    Yeah Tsang is awesome. Don't know if people have seen this, but he has a tutorial and you can download some of his brushes link I think you have to close the ad on the page to be able to click on links.

    Okay back to the topic, can someone from MB give some guidelines for what to stick in a concept art porfolio.
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    The scary thing about this is that it is mationed in the text someone have done it.
    Photographs of you looking cool wearing sunglasses and a trenchcoat is not useful to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loomer
    I've been told by art directors and artists that if you want to get hired to do an illustration of a dragon or angel..it helps to have these in your portfolio. Perhaps the standards are slightly different ?
    Yes, if you're applying to Udon. Who aren't really known for those subjects
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    Here’s another hint sort of connected to that- if you’ve never actually had sex before you probably won’t be able to draw the act convincingly.

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    Great thing about the internet in this case is that you can be getting useful critiques long before you go and see an editor . If I was persuing comics as a career I would be getting critiques online until my stuff was as good or better then the people working on comics for whatever company it is you want to do work for .

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    I'm surprised there was nothing in there about shitty warcraft fanart.

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    udon is probaly best known for their anime work, like on street fighter, and the exalted comic. But they produce alot of other work that isnt anime influenced. They dont do celebrity portraits either...like that one guy... but they're not a one trick studio.


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