Wow! I really love your style of illustration. That werewolf/dog man in a shirt piece is wonderful!
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RE: Questions about portfolios
I'd recommend you get a domain name but try to keep all your profiles online the same as your website. Like my website is lovetherobot, as is my instagram and twitter.
I usually pick the strongest pieces that you feel most confident about yourself and you are happy showing to everyone. Then I'd ask 3/4 fellows creative or non creatives to view my selections and see if its a decent cross section of my work and my style.
You could always set up a Tumblr or a Behance project which would be like an Image Dump of work that you didn't end up using or that you haven't shown to the public...even rough sketches or development drawings because its good to shoot those to a potential client if they ask for them.
RE: Alternative to Instagram
I'm pushing less into Social Media these days. I've had huge growth on Behance in the past months, simply because Ive actively posting work in the portfolio and work in progress sections (WIP on Behance is like an Instagram story). Behance is great because you can create your own portfolio site on it too and you can communicate with other artists on it. You can build a little community on Behance too.
Don't use DeviantArt, I was on there many years ago and deleted it and recently and deleted it again too, that site is a cesspool and it's full of pornographic art. The redesign is awful, full of bugs and it's just a horrible site to use. I got blocked several times in the forums just for sharing my art, when it says its a community it makes zero sense to me. I can't even view the site on my phone because my ISP views DeviantArt as a porn/adult site.
Twitter is ok, it takes time for me to build a following on it.
Also Instagram is going weird these days...its like its full of bugs because my follower count changes a lot (it goes up and down)
I watched this video by Dave Morrow on Youtube. He makes some brilliant points on Social Media and honestly, Im beginning to feel the same way about it in the last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMKZa-yPvUA
He makes wonderful points on the usage and leverage of it.
Hope my feedback helps!
RE: Finished paintings VS consistency on social media
I've had issues with this too. But I saw a clip with the legendary David Bowie a few months ago. I'll share it below. He talks about an artist fulfilling other people's expectations. It's something I watched and I was WOW - truth!
So now I don't worry about who sees what or if I'm consistent. I'm just going to share something that feels good to me and me alone. Even if it's half finished or not perfect, it's my work. Hope that helps!
RE: LEE PAINTS FAN ART! HOLY SMOKES BATMAN!!!
@Lee-White I saw this on social the other day - for me, it beautifully captures the craziness and terror lurking in Gotham, with the expressive tones and abstraction. But there's Batman standing tall facing it all. I'd be curious to see how you'd interpret Star Wars or another big franchise.
Lovely work Lee!!
RE: Transitioning to digital?
@Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Hi Marsha, I've been working for years in the same manner:
Draw/paint a piece, scan it into Photoshop, Edit the scan, then digitally colour it.
Last November I invested in an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. It was simply the best thing I've bought because it's cut down so much time spent at my computer editing and colouring everything.
I'm drawing directly into Procreate app, colouring and editing in there too. It's been so great because now I can push ideas out at a much quicker pace. I can work in my kitchen on my iPad because it's portable.
Just my two cents coming from a very laborious art process!