Dream Portfolio Edited and Narrowed Down to the Close to 20 Images.
Jennyann last edited by Jennyann
This time I made a list of my favorite Artists and Illustrators and grabbed images from that list. This worked better. Plus a few images are from the same Illustrator.
@Jennyann Very coherent! Soft and warm.
@Jennyann this is better but still what is your focus? What part of the illustration industry are you aiming at? then you can focus it down even more.
First thing I saw was blue, so blues and greens together, blues and purples together and complementary blues and oranges. A lot of vibrant saturated colours.
You have two of the same works up, the third one across is the same as the last one.
Eventually you'll be master copying these ideally, so really 20 is good for the max, also the reason for trying to stick to one different artist each. Have you taken Lee White's class on this (How To Discover Your Style?)
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@Heather-Boyd Not yet, but a great suggestion. I'm finishing up the composition one. So I'll add that to my next one. I did watch the youtube one though and the podcast.
Other than that, my main goal is to build a portfolio for children's books publications, and arts licensing. Most of my influences are from a mix of fine artists, impressionists, and illustrators. I've always been drawn to diffused light and yellow and blues, and sort of limy greens.
My next step is to choose one of my Artists, and start to really study their style.
My top 20 Artists are:
- Norman Rockwell
- Kadir Nelson
- Henri Matisse
- Edgar Dega
- Maxfield Parrish
- David Wiesner
- Kelly Murphy
- Shel Silverstin
- Scott Wakefield
- Charles Santoso
- Rockwell Kent
- Barrington Watson
- Brenda Joysmith
- Marla Frazee
- Mary Blair
- Kevin Keele
- Mark Burkhardt
- Chris Van Allsburg
- Howard Pyle
- Sally Wern Comport
chrisaakins last edited by
Do you think it is necessary to have a focus? I hear people say this but then I see that Jake does children's books and comics. Lee does fine art and children's books. I know others who do portraits and comic art. All in all, though their style comes through.
@chrisaakins yes I understand but I believe they also speak about having a different portfolio for as you say one for comic and another for children’s book. Their style will be similar but not exact. The buildings for making good work in children’s books are not necessarily the same for comics etc, the audience is also different. I use to think this limited me but on the contrary now. I’m not saying don’t make other types of work, because I like landscape also.
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@chrisaakins I think Lee said focus on the industry you want to get into in his class but I could be wrong. I kind of agree though that if you don't want to have a focus you don't have to. You will still probably find common threads that hold the work together and maybe even make some unlikely combinations that could be cool. That said I found focusing in on picture books worked for me.
@Jennyann interesting that scott wakefield is on there. I went to school with him and we were good friends in college. He is solid!
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@Lee-White. Awesome, that's amazing. I love his work.