Portfolio Day 15-finizheda
It’s finished! Yay!
As usual I would love to hear what you all think of this story. Here are my thoughts:
I wish people would wait till the end of the story before accusing me of things like “ignoring criticisms.” While I don’t mine fan speculation on the contents of my stories, I do mind when those speculations turn into accusations and people get pissy with me not realizing I had planned a storyline twist all along.
I’m not particularly happy with the artistry of this story. I felt it was a bit looser and not as refined as the Cleo story. Part of that has to do with the fact I’m working overtime on several important projects all at once and SYAC was kinda low on the list. Still, there are a lot more wonky artwork in this story and I feel bad about that. I’ll try to do better for the next story.
I liked the interaction with Tenko and Carl. I think if I ever do another story with them I won’t jump too much farther into the future. I want to spend time with Tenko while he’s still struggling before he goes off to college. I think I’ve successfully been able to transform Carl into a real character and I’d like to learn more about his story...
I’ve personally been to several portfolio days long before I was thinking about going to college. Like Tenko, my parents felt it would be a good idea for me to start early. I remember it always being rather unpleasant and boring, but not much else.
I mentioned this before but this storyline was not meant to be a “how to” guide, though some people seemed to think it was. Tenko’s portfolio is not at all how you should approach an actual portfolio day.
When building a portfolio it is important to include a variety of work to show that you are willing to learn. The professionals there want to see figure drawing studies, still life, life drawings, as well as more abstract things like cartoons and comics (only if you’re going into that field). Basically, show as many different talents as you possibly can, and make sure to pick pieces you feel exemplify your specific interests.
New SYAC strips will be going up again in a few days. I gotta get caught up on some of my other projects first. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say about this storyline.
3rd February 2012