Posts made by lovetherobot
I'm currently doing Inktober. I took a shot at it about 2 years ago but I couldn't keep up the pace. But this year I decided to give it a proper go. I did a week in advance however to give myself some time with my part time job. I decided to write down a large list of Marvel superheroes, then separate them and do a random draw of each character. I then organised each set of characters by week so I could plan each illustration per day.
I've attached a few of my illustrations from the past two weeks.
I've been really enjoying doing it on a daily basis. It's a real test of skills and having confidence in your line work and how each stroke and pen line effects the look and style of the piece.
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!