|"Cellist" study, 2012|
Although I have been prolific through the years when it comes to drawing and painting; one thing I never seemed to take the time to do..until recently that is, is to organize my work into some semblance of order of genres, medium, etc. I have found it to be rather time-consuming, although rewarding. It helps me see whether or not I have progressed in my craft as well as giving my potential clients a feel for my work.
For someone who works as a freelancer, a portfolio is vital in order to show their best artwork and hopefully showcases their particular style or method of work. A portfolio can also be used by artists to show employers their versatility and creativity by showing samples of their current projects or work.
While I have opted for the do-it-yourself method, I am listing a few of the websites I visited that I found may be helpful.
I liked artistportofolio.net because it has an easy way to create a portfolio that works with Google docs as well as having a huge list of artists around the world. You can create a bio and photos of your work on the site.
If you’re looking for cases to put your work in for a hardcopy version, the site called Portfolios and art cases had quite a few to choose from.
One of the best sites I found for listing where to find portfolio-making sites with templates as well as sites where you can promote your art is Artpromotivate.
While I had hoped to announce a new stand-alone website for my own little blog this week, unfortunately this will still in the planning stage, and has been put on hold indefinitely. Ah well.
I leave you with a really cool quote from William Blake that I feel epitomizes what I want for this blog….”No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” Namaste-Mariehelena