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    Are you a professional concept artist?

    I am basically going to try and move careers from IT into concept art or something similar and I'm looking for professional to brain pick

    If you are a professional...

    Can I see your portfolio? (so I can see what level of skill and quantity of work is needed)

    How did you get into this field?

    Do you enjoy the work? and what are the pros and cons?

    What is the industry like?

    thanks

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    I'm not a professional concept artist, but some of the information you are looking for may be found in the "games industry" thread linked to in my sig.

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
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    I should have assumed there would be a beginners help style thread. Excuse my laziness in finding it.

    You're a star

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    Argh I hate that this place turns my hearts into stupid emoticons >:Z

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    If you want to see professional quality portfolios, the thumbs at the top of the page are a good place to start.


    Tristan Elwell
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    More so I want to see portfolios of people who haven't been in the industry for 15 years.

    Graduates who just got jobs ideally. Just to give me a realistic idea of where the line is drawn.

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    Some of those folks are straight out of school.


    Tristan Elwell
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    Ahhhh. Intimidating. I'll do my best!

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    Set up a sketchbook on this site and show us what you got, Im sure youll get some good pointers.

    If you have an online portfolio then even better.

    Edit: in terms of information on artists check out some of the imagineFx magazines, they have interviews and other bits and bobs. Also google some of the names in the top banner incase there are online interviews or visit their homesites.

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    professional = paid. Which sadly is a massive consideration for because no job = no food/house which I'm terribly fond of!

    Cheers Mr Man, that's a good idea which has been fruitful for me so far ^__^

    I guess the main reason I'm asking about portfolios is because without any structure of learning or a project to work on it's hard to know how to build a cohesive portfolio. One that shows ideas from start to finish, consistency, work ethic and all those things.
    Perhaps thats my answer right there. Set my self a project to work too...

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    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by el coro
    define "professional" -c36


    Suits, ties and politically correct language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slopii
    professional = paid. Which sadly is a massive consideration for because no job = no food/house which I'm terribly fond of!

    Cheers Mr Man, that's a good idea which has been fruitful for me so far ^__^

    I guess the main reason I'm asking about portfolios is because without any structure of learning or a project to work on it's hard to know how to build a cohesive portfolio. One that shows ideas from start to finish, consistency, work ethic and all those things.
    Perhaps thats my answer right there. Set my self a project to work too...
    There is alot of art in the world. Alot of terrible art, too. And alot of terrible art that people get paid for. It seems like by just looking at recently post grads that are paid you are looking to just do the bare minimum. The artist portfolios at the top that Elwell mentioned is the type of skill level you should be aiming at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash
    Suits, ties and politically correct language.
    By that definition, there's no such thing as a professional artist.

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash
    Suits, ties and politically correct language.
    And no scanning your balls!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    And no scanning your balls!
    I hope you windex that scanner after you use it.

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    Yeah, i'll be rather apprehensive about licking the scanner too when i start working for massive black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slopii
    EWWW. I did not log on late at night for that mental image. This is a forum for artists. Those with visual imaginations! Yik! I'm never touching the work scanner again....
    hmm..dont goto the CA members section any time soon then

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    Originally Posted by slopii
    EWWW. I did not log on late at night for that mental image. This is a forum for artists. Those with visual imaginations! Yik! I'm never touching the work scanner again....


    Did that post by slopii just dissappear or am I doing anything wrong?

    Woke up this morning, found out my signature was gone..
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    I was curious why you needed a reason to delete posts so I gave it a go. It was a bit of an anti-climax really.

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    scanners ready? lets all do some corofanart...

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    Yeah zaknafain, the next girls calendar will be coro fanart by the girlies.

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    coro?

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    Post #10,

    He scanned his nuts and has used it in at least 1 concept for a proffesional company. His nuts are quite literally, all over 1 of his concepts. Dan Milligan has also used Coro's nuts for a Pop-Tarts tv spot.

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    Ah, lovely. Can I see the outcome? Or maybe I don't want to?

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    slopii: did you even bother to read your own thread... haha... see that post:
    Quote Originally Posted by asoir
    hmm..dont goto the CA members section any time soon then


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    yeah I'm just a bit dense ^__^;;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Oaksford
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    Dan Milligan has also used Coro's nuts for a Pop-Tarts tv spot.
    Lmfao I didnt know that one!

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    I am yet to find a psd with a photo of some ones buts in. Probably a good thing.

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