I put all the submissions "together" in a slideshow for everyone to enjoy. (See what I did there? A total Dad Joke)
They all look amazing!
Published by a Publisher
I'm finishing off the last few details today, so exciting!! Working on thumbnails now.. I did a lot of research on effective Youtube thumbnails but I have no experience in this so I'm still unsure. This is what I have so far, do you think they're clear and catchy?
@jthomas It really depends what kind of work you want to get. If that's vis dev, then keep that! Some categories are redundant. For instance, vehicle design. Just keep 1-3 of your strongest vehicles and put that in your vis dev portfolio. Same for comics and fanart categories. It's not necessary to remove all personal illustration. Personal illustrations can be very cool and relevant sometimes! Even a few pieces of fanart can be great, because the client recognizes the character/series so they have a frame of reference for how well (or how wrong) you are getting its representation.
I would probably remove the sketchbook category though. The main point is that right now with so many categories you're showing so many pieces, not all your best work, and you're spreading your good work too thin. Concentrate it instead, by keeping only your very best pieces from each category and putting them all together in one gallery that's easy to scroll through. Where the client can see all your best work at the same time without having to bounce around to 10 different pages.
@jthomas I have to say, the navigation is not the clearest.. I was immediately confused by your two categories "portfolio" and "illustrations". I would think those are the same thing? Upon looking more closely I'm even more confused. Your portfolio section has some of your personal projects but also categories of work like visual development and ink illustrations. But you still make a completely different menu section for illustrations, which repeat some of the pieces included in your sub categories in the portfolio section.
All in all it's very confusing navigation, and I think you have way too much in your portfolio, You have better chance of getting work if you focus on one or 2 things at most. You can make a comics portfolio, or a concept art portfolio. Right now there's too much, which is why the site is messy, crowded and hard to navigate. You're trying to appeal to everyone all at once, and that's bound to fail you know what I mean?
Hey all you All Stars, where are your submissions! I didn't receive any emails with your submissions. If you created a submission this month please upload it to this thread. I am currently working on creating the slideshows for this month.