Portfolio Help



  • Hi there, hope you're all doing fantastic!

    I feel I'm at a point where I'm ready to approach publishers and agents with my work. While I initially set out to create 10 - 15 pieces for my portfolio, I've discovered that each agency has different rules regarding how many portfolio pieces to submit.

    While I have my favourites, I'm kinda struggling to choose which are definites to include. Any chance some of you could take a quick look over the following images and pick a top 5? Also if there are any that definitely shouldn't be included I'd really like to know.

    Thanks for your help!

    TLDR: Need help choosing which portfolio pieces to submit.

    The Great Monster Bake Off Cover:
    Cover.png
    Girl and Tree:
    Girltree3.png
    Fishing Robot:
    robotsea4.png
    Lassie:
    Lassie2.png
    Lovebirds:
    birds2.png
    Elephant Rocket:
    Elephant-and-Bulldog2.png
    Reluctant Dragon:
    Dragon.png
    Mushrooms:
    MushPatternShape.png
    Jack and the Beanstalk:
    Jack-and-the-BeanStalkFIN4.png
    Jack and the Beanstalk spots:
    Spots3.png
    Frog:
    frog4.png
    Space Slime:
    Space-Slime.png
    Monster Kids:
    kiids.png



  • @skillydan IMO, your strongest pieces are:

    • Lovebirds
    • Monster Kids (Is the letter in the background a sign or lettering on a glass window? Trying to find out if the letter orientation is correct.)
    • Reluctant Dragon (Perhaps a version without text?)
    • Girl and Tree
    • Space Slime

    Honorable Mention to:

    • Elephant Rocket
    • Fishing Robot
    • Jack and the Bean Stalk

    Lassie could be a good ice-breaker, but it depends on the art director's personality.



  • I love your style! Personally my absolute favourite is Fishing Robot (both the subject and how well you pulled it off), and four others I think are top are... Girl and Tree, Space Slime, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Lovebirds. I think they're pretty varied, though I think it might be important to include some spot illustrations as well. I also really like the Monster Bake Off in that it is quite different!


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