Your Dream Portfolio!
PamM last edited by
@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:)
Lynda_Percival last edited by
@smceccarelli Cool! What a great idea!
Andyg last edited by Andyg
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?
MissMarck last edited by
@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!
tombarrettillo last edited by tombarrettillo
Well, I have not watched the class, but this thread intrigued me, so here is mine. Dream Portfolio
Andyg last edited by
@tombarrettillo really worth watching
Cjones last edited by
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.
mcucchi last edited by
@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....
Cjones last edited by Cjones
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.
Mallette last edited by Mallette
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/
mcucchi last edited by mcucchi
@Lee-White for the master copies: Do you recommend that we trace them or do a side-by-side copy?
Reason I ask: I was watching an interview with Chris Mould the other day who was advocating the process of tracing artists you enjoy to literally feel their line work. It was an interesting idea because I hadn't really considered it before. When you say "master copy" I was assuming the side-by-side but I can see value in both methods now that I think about it.
@mcucchi I typically recommend drawing it from scratch, but these are just guidelines. You can try the tracing method and see if it gives you something that the from scratch method didn't.
MissMarck last edited by
@mallette Yay for Nancy Drew!!! I was just thinking I wanted to swap one of my dream portfolio pieces for one of the interior illustrations from Nancy Drew! I copied those all the time when I was little!
Mallette last edited by
@mcucchi I had an art teacher in middle school who had me trace the Sailor Moon/anime characters I liked at the time to get a good feel for how they were drawn. Let me know if either way works for you. Tracing or not
jabberwokkie last edited by
This is my Dream Portfolio, Thoughts? https://www.pinterest.com/jayjabberwokkie/dream-portfolio/
I found the journey of doing the dream portfolio was a bigger reward than even studying the pieces I picked. The artist's I found I relate with. I found commonality in things I already do and kinda had a home coming on what influences me. I even went back to things I loved as a child, the stuff that captivated and inspired me to start, and found that some but not all still remain influential. Over all this was an amazing eye opening experience! Thank you.
rcartwright last edited by
I find my self more interested in the use of complex color but also the use of minimal strokes to represent the subject. https://www.pinterest.ca/richcartwright3/dream-portfolio/