Monday, November 13, 2006

Portfolio Review

I worked like crazy to get ready for my portfolio review - 12+ hours a day for a week, and even turning down fun things, like having coffee with Sascha. But it paid off.

I had reviews with 2 people, and they both went well, but one of them was the best portfolio review I've ever had! Not only did the AD like my stuff, but...

I made the bulletin board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, being on the bulletin board is a huge deal - way better than having your samples on file. If your postcard is up, all the editors and other ADs can see it when they walk by. If they are looking for an artist and your art catches their eye, there's a good chance you could get asked to illustrate a book!!!!!

But even better than that, we went through my portfolio and talked about what worked and what didn't work for children's books, and why. So now I have a direction to go with my art and 2 styles that work for children's books! It was great to get concrete answers on my artwork, as I've struggled for a while to find a style that works with children's books. Yay!!!

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