What is an Artist Portfolio?
An artist’s portfolio is the edited collection of their best works intended to showcase their client their style & method of work. Sometimes,it is referred to as a lookbook.
The glass art portfolio can be digital or physical. The artist portfolio displays how they explore, discover, and transform new ideas into art forms.
A glass art portfolio helps find new clients, build a fan following, and get spotted by agencies. It is best to curate a well-presented and updated portfolio.
In the next segment, we discuss the prevalent dos and don’ts of building a glass art portfolio. Let’s dive-in:-
Dos and Don’ts
1. Do Use High-Quality Images
Make sure you have high-quality, and high-resolution photographs of your art glass masterpieces. If you are using a watermark on your images, make sure it is non-distracting.
The watermark may ruin the visual impact of the image. You can hire a professional photographer to capture beautiful & meaningful images.
You can use these images online to grow a community and attract more clients.
Having quality images on your portfolio site or physical photographs help people to trust you as an artist.
2. Do Show the Process
A creative glass art project doesn’t stand out for the final result; the process to achieve is what matters.
Capture the art glass supplies that are crucial to get the work started. There are many online stores that supply glass, kiln and other materials for art glass work.
In most cases, the process is way more interesting than the final result. Don’t be afraid to show the ideas & sketches that lead to the final version.
You can make the process interactive with visual forms and graphs.
3. Do Explain the Project
You need not write a long description to explain the project, but it is imperative to describe the context of the project in a few sentences. Your headline should connect the audience and encourage them to read the entire description.
You must clearly define, why did you decide to opt for such a design, and what elements enriched the assignment? It will allow your clients and fans to understand your decisions throughout the design process.
1. Don’t Use Large Files in Your Portfolio
While, you do need high-resolution, large-format images for printing, but for uploading images to your site, it may not load properly on your website portfolio.
The HD standard of 1920 × 1080 pixels is best suited for files that will be accessed digitally.
2. Don’t Show it All
Yes, you probably are tempted to show all your work, but it is imperative to select only the master pieces you believe can fetch you big clients.
Think of your portfolio as your art gallery, and you are the creator of it.
If you feel some of your projects are not up to the mark, you should restrain from including them in your portfolio.
In the end, if you are an amateur in the world of art glass, then you require professional training to master the art.
Practice, practice, and practice before you create the first masterpiece that creates a buzz for you as an artist.