Your Dream Portfolio!
@nowayme I think doing it in the medium that you are trying to get better at is key. It doens't matter if you learn to do it in their medium if you don't really want to use it long term. The goal is to make it part of your workflow. That said, I like experimenting with media. I think there are some things that happen with that that are hard to put a price on.
Got mine narrowed down. My Dream Portfolio
I put together this file for myself a while ago - I planned to print it as a poster but never did: maybe now that I found it again I will!
If anyone is interested, I can try to find a way to make it available - it is an Adobe Illustrator file though. And yes, it has 24 slots and not 20, but it was also not done for this exercise. The idea was to have it in my studio so as to know what I am aiming for....
@smceccarelli That's an awesome idea! Do you think you could make a template? I would love to make one for this project as an inspiration poster.
@missmarck I really liked your dream portfolio. I thought it was interesting that you had suchdifferent pieces in there. Especially the very cartoon styled kind. Working on my own pinterest Dream Portfolio as well
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@smceccarelli Wow, love that idea! It's cool how you've gone as far as a color coding systen on what you want to take from each of your inspirations.
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@smceccarelli - Such a great idea and inspiration to display that way! If you put out a template I'd love to get one too. Thanks:)
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@smceccarelli Cool! What a great idea!
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Mines down to 20 images. And I've already started playing...here's something I drew to night as a result of portfolio building, and it's a style I've not explored in a very long time. (My picture, not a masterwork...I'll hack that next)Hugely rewarding. Wife loves it. heres the link to my portfolio: http://pin.it/xEeq4Lr
.should we start commenting on each other's portfolios do you think, to see similarities and so on?
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@a-nano-mouse Thank you! I've actually tweaked it a bit more, as I figure out who I really want to study, and which artists I just like (but I don't really want to imitate.) Added a few illustrators this morning, so Rockwell got the boot XD
Just for kicks, I started a separate board for my studies. So far, just a study of Marjorie Miller, but man I learned so much from that one piece! Excited to apply it to my own work!
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Well, I have not watched the class, but this thread intrigued me, so here is mine. Dream Portfolio
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@tombarrettillo really worth watching
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This assignment was truly an awakening experience. I can already see a path forming. soon it will be time to experiment. until then, this is what i gathered.
Here is my dream portfolio. I need to try and understand it a bit more before I find my style, but the exercise helped me focus on a vision of what I'm trying to do.
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@andyg Your dream portfolio is similar to mine! I'm still collecting so I haven't begun to narrow down to 20 yet. Stay tuned.
^more than 20 but you get the idea.
I think it's really interesting to see other people's dream portfolios. Even within similar styles there are small differences that help to make it unique just like @Lee-White mentioned in the lecture. It's one thing to hear it and acknowledge it; it's another thing to see it happen in front of your eyes. I'm really enjoying this assignment so far.
it was fun looking through your dream portfolio. And you´re
right....it helps one to understand which way to go ...I´m starting on mine right away....
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Threw away all the work that does not represent me any longer. It's hard to hear the truth sometimes but I embrace failure and am more than willing to learn from these mistakes. Here's to a fresh start and consistency.
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I did have J.C. Leyendecker in my list but I took him out in favor of some of the vintage mystery books...I do like your list though, @MissMarck .
These are the 20 images I've come up with myself. It seems like I like the highly rendered images and simple textured ones.
I'm trying to decide which one to do the master study of. Maybe the Julie Dillon one or Justin Gerard one...
Here's where I am with the dream portfolio, although it still needs a lot of editing. I feel like I'm probably missing a lot, too, so I'll keep looking. What surprised me is how cartoony most everything I chose is, and how much line/watercolor. I'm not sure the medium is what grabs me the most, though. Maybe it's the feel - fun, colorful, whimsical. It's not clear to me at this point. But anyway, here's the board: https://www.pinterest.com/Kathysdotcom/dream-portfolio/