Portfolio WIP - Anyone going to Lightbox Expo?
Lightbox Expo is fast approaching. Wanted to see if anyone else was planning on attending and I wanted to share my work in progress portfolio for the event.
I'd like to have ten good images, right now I'm at seven but, I'm fine going with less if it means the work is good. The order of the images is important, I'm posting them in the order I think they should go. I want to see if any images are really jumping out at people or if there are some major red flags. The end goal and where I'd like to see myself working is children's publishing, editorial, and private sales.
davidhohn last edited by
Good looking portofolio!
For childrens publishing I would pick one of your current images and create two more in that series with the same character(s). Ideally telling story of some kind, but just showing character consistently is fine.
Thank you! @davidhohn thats such a good suggestion and takes some pressure off of having to come up with purely new ideas before the expo. In the back of my head I'd been thinking of ways to further the story with the crow illustration, I'll spend some more time on that.
Jorge Valentin last edited by
Oh, nice dude love the storytelling in these. Love your shapes and style too awesome work!
I should think about doing the same, I'm also going to be attending that expo. I'm excited and scared at the same time, I never been to a convention so is going to be interesting.
bathyscaph last edited by
I love the image with the cats. I love that you left the light fixtures and some of the details as pencil outlines and the flatness of some of the cats cracks me up. It's just such a playful image.
OMG I am a HUGE fan of your work, I LOVE the first image, all of them are great BRAVO
Thank you, @Jorge-Valentin I appreciate it Yeah, I'm starting to sweat it, haha. Good news is fresh business cards are ordered and next I need to update my site. I dig your work, excited to see what you put together!
Thank you, @bathyscaph ! I'm happy to know thats how the image comes across, it was a fun one to make
@lmrush Thank you so much, Lisa! Thats very encouraging
Braden Hallett last edited by
I've got nothin but nice things to say, man This all looks stunning.
If I wanted to get nitpicky (like, SUPER nitpicky) picture 6 looks looser and less defined (I think it's because this is the one picture that a bit more zoomed in) than the rest of the pics. It's the only once that stood out to me in this way, and like I said, SUPER nitpicky.
Have a good time at the expo!
Laurasketches last edited by
I had wanted to go to lightbox expo...but, alas... I wanted to commend you on your portfolio. Applause! And, will you share your experience afterwards?
@Braden-Hallett, thank you! That makes sense. That piece was painted way smaller than the others. Maybe not for the expo, but I may go back and paint a larger version.
Thank you, @Laurasketches! I'll be sure to make an update afterwards
@Norman-Morana oh good. I like the crow illustration and it would be neat to see that story development.