I would very much appreciate any comments on my portfolio, as I'm currently working on updating it and sending it out to publishers . What I can see lacking for myself, is different skin tones and different age groups (parents, grandparents...).
My main interest would be illustrating educational picture books, activity books, nursery rhymes, first words and numbers, and similar. Here are some examples:
I aim to have 12 ilustrations similar to these, focusing on the subjects I'm mostly interested in (animals, space and Halloween are my absolute favourites ).
Then, I created illustrations for 4 nursery rhymes - www.tamaradomuzin.com/nursery-rhymes , but I might have made a mistake as I haven't thought of them as spreads, but rather to just show my visual interpretation of them (you can see I've put some elements in the centre and similar). I'm not sure whether I should fix these to be seen as spreads?
Then I got some simple illustrations, an example of first numbers.
I've recently worked on a non-commercial picture book for a kindergarten, so I'm wondering whether it would be a good idea to put these into the portfolio, or to make my own story for a specific spread illustration where I could include what I'm lacking in my portfolio at the moment.
Thank you for your help, I hope it's okay to put this much images all at once in one thread .