Which of my artwork do you like most? Building a portfolio!

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    Jan 20, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    woodstreet2.jpg

    Targetbeccacopy.jpg

    sea.jpg

    Montage1.jpg

    Jacinta.jpg

    angieeecopy.jpg

    I realize this isn't super amazing work you'd usually see in a portfolio, but it's only to get into a tafe course for a graphic diploma, and I'd like feedback icon_smile.gif Whether negative or positive, all welcome! Thanks for your time guys!
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    Jan 20, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    I love this the most, it looks like the picture you put in is a painting on the wall

    Montage1.jpg
  • BmwKid92

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    Jan 20, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    the lightning looks sick
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    Jan 20, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    tyklong saidI love this the most, it looks like the picture you put in is a painting on the wall

    Montage1.jpg


    I agree. this one looks great. I also really like the Pasadena target image. great job!
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    Jan 20, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    tyklong saidI love this the most, it looks like the picture you put in is a painting on the wall

    Montage1.jpg
    The colors of the first one are fun but I have to agree with tyklong that I like this one the best. I enjoy the contrast between the now and colored and the past and faded look.
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    Jan 20, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    AV3RAG3J03 said
    tyklong saidI love this the most, it looks like the picture you put in is a painting on the wall

    Montage1.jpg


    I agree. this one looks great. I also really like the Pasadena target image. great job!


    Me too love these two pictures.
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    Jan 20, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Haha thanks guys! icon_smile.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 20, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    You are very talented. Now, see, you really DO have something to offer the world after all. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 20, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    One of these two. I can't decide...both of them make me feel warm.


    Kristoff saidwoodstreet2.jpg



    sea.jpg

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    Jan 20, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Minimalism.
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    Jan 20, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    For me, it's a toss-up between:

    woodstreet2.jpg

    and

    Montage1.jpg
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    Jan 20, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    Include all of them. You never know which one will hit someone in the right spot and land you work.
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    Jan 20, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    I like the Pasadena one a lot. Good job;)
  • tyler_helm

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    Jan 20, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    How many can you include? To get into a program you need to show breadth. Not just that you can excel in one genre. Yes they do look a bit unpolished (or amaturish as some boor here put it) but that is why you are applying to a program. I Think you should pick one or two in each tyle and include them. I like the Pasadena becuase it shows a graphic art strength but it looks rather commercial. The landscapes are your strength so include them and then the last one to show a diversity.
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    Jan 20, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidwoodstreet2.jpg
    awesome pic. how'd you create it?
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    Jan 20, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Don't listen to the dickheads above, there is nothing amateurish about your photos. That's like calling Andy Warhol's art amateurish. They look great and far surpass some of the garbage ad companies come up with.
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    Jan 20, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    They're all very good. I like the lightning one and the 4th one, the pathway beside the wall.. that particular one is very good. .
    No they are not amateurish at all.

    Actually the last one is very good too
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jan 21, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    take out the humans pic and you're in for sure.
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    Jan 21, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    I'd say the Target print and the one of the alleyway with the building are your best bets. They look the most professional and commercially viable. While the others are cool and show some great Photoshop skills your design is better on the others. Nice work.
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    Jan 21, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    What program are you trying to get into + what does that school/group/etc usually focus on? If you're building a portfolio to get into a school you should have

    A) An artist statement of some sort (Unless you're purely commercial, in which case i have no idea, sorry, Fine Arts major here icon_razz.gif)

    B) Work that follows suit in your statement above AND reflects on you as an individual. Prove your passion and show your thought processes!

    C) Show some 'sketch work' too - it's a really good idea to show how you come to your work. If you just kinda fuck around with photoshop/illustrator until something looks nice - you've got some work to do.

    D) I don't see any kind of theme in your work - it's very all over the place and there's nothing tying it together.

    E) Many places will just glance at a photo/slide/etc for about 2-3 seconds then move to the next one (unless you have a personal interview). Make sure you pick photos that REALLY stand out and are GOOD QUALITY.

    and a bunch of other stuff but i cba right now icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 21, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    Oh sorry, and to answer your Q, I like 1,2,4,5.

    I think 3 looks very incomplete and makes no sense and 6 has none of the creativity of the others in it.


    I sure hope you'll have more than just 4-5 complete pieces in your portfolio? Or do they have a limit/other guidelines?
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    Jan 21, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    The target one is the only one I see that's viable, but that one has way too many targets.

    Everything else LOOKS like it was photo shopped, and that's not appealing to me. I like natural shots that take into account creative twists on the subjects... but that's just me.
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    Jan 21, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Kristoff said

    Targetbeccacopy.jpg



    I definately like this one the best! of course it all depends on what purpose you make the graphics for, but I think this one is most artistic and stylish out of the bunch.

    nice work!
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    Jan 21, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    the first ... the third... and the fourth are the most striking images to me, and perhaps would make me want to look at your work more so than the rest. However, they were all great. Good Job mate icon_smile.gif
  • dancedancekj

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    Jan 21, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Squintz saidThe target one is the only one I see that's viable, but that one has way too many targets.

    Everything else LOOKS like it was photo shopped, and that's not appealing to me. I like natural shots that take into account creative twists on the subjects... but that's just me.


    Agreed. This is the only real composition of the bunch. The rest look like someone just playing around with the filters/color saturation/opacities in PS. This one is well done, with enough textural interest to offer a subtle complexity while the colors and the overall artistic style serves to pull it all together.