Here’s a poster I did for my talented co-worker and friend, Chris Williams. He’s making a short film about WW1 told through a sketch artist’s view. There are lots of talented folks involved including, George Pratt and Samantha Youssef. You can support the project here through kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1623839531/the-sketchbook-an-animated-short-film
Thanks for all the great emails and questions about putting a portfolio together. I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions and decided it would be a better use of my time to write it all out. I’ve derived the content from from my own experience and internships before having a full-time job. As you’ll read, a portfolio is the most important thing you’ll do when applying to a job. I’ve tried to be as detailed as possible.
These are the first five pages in a series of posts about how to layout a portfolio, including content, images, size, material and everything in between. Part I is for the artist still deciding what to do for a discipline. I’ve catered the last three pages to a visual development portfolio for animation but the principles can be applied to any artistic presentation (illustration, design, even interior design).
These are my opinions and I realize there are many ideas out there which are also fantastic. What I have written are simple truths and tips I’ve learned along the way. This doesn’t represent a studio I work or will work for. I hope it is helpful and can provide some perspective into a competitive portfolio and help you land your next job!
Here’s what I’ve been working at for the past year and a half! @blueskystudios