Old 13-02-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
Chat Virgin
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 11
Default re-starting my portfolio.. need answers!!

hi guys I'm restarting my portfolio today and I just have a few questions..

1. what's the best brand of colours/pencils/felt tips etc to use to colour designs?
2. do you guys use tracing paper or normal paper to present your portfolio?
3. what's the best way to present your portfolio? folders/sketchbooks etc
4. how many drawings should be in one?

the reason in asking is because I went for an interview for an apprenticeship yesterday and they told me my drawings were good, however my portfolio was of standard quality due to the colours I used and the folder I brought it in, they told me I need to get my portfolio to a high standard and go back as they would like to hire me. any tips? thanks
libbyidk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2016, 05:11 PM   #2
Jedi Chat Master
mog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: bristol uk
Posts: 1,051

Depends on the style, but prismacolour pencils are very bright ,great depth of colour and blendable, copic markers are great for more traditional and neo traditional styles.
Not sure why you'd use tracing paper , might make them question originality?
A good quality photo album would work, something you can leaf through easily and work is protected.
15-20 would do it i expect- but only good stuff, if its not your best leave it out as it'll bring down the rest.
artist profile
mog is offline   Reply With Quote


advice , apprenticeship , drawing , portfolio

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting Out on Portfolio NinjaKitty Apprenticeships/Advice/New to Tattooing... 0 14-09-2015 07:35 AM
Starting My Portfolio Sabstar Apprenticeships/Advice/New to Tattooing... 8 25-03-2015 09:53 PM
Portfolio Starting Points Ginseng Apprenticeships/Advice/New to Tattooing... 0 13-11-2011 03:39 PM
Starting over for a portfolio HONEST ADVICE jordhav Apprenticeships/Advice/New to Tattooing... 2 11-11-2011 10:38 PM
Starting Portfolio flawedforever Apprenticeships/Advice/New to Tattooing... 7 26-09-2011 12:47 PM

SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.