5 Things: Portfolio

5 Things: Portfolio - student project

I was approached by somewhat of a creative hero of mine (henceforth known as Mr Hero Client) to do 5 illustrations for a series of articles he posts on his blog called 5 Things. The topic for this article was Portfolio.

He sent me the article along with some specs:

5 Things: Portfolio - image 1 - student project

And I got to work highlighting and making notes:

5 Things: Portfolio - image 2 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 3 - student project

I decided to theme all the images and worked with about 4 theme ideas. Finally, I landed on the Sexy Lady theme as sex sells and your portfolio (hopefully) sells you too. So I drew roughs of the first two illustrations and sent them off to Mr Hero Client:

5 Things: Portfolio - image 4 - student project

Now, of course, I was planning on refining them and recreating them digitally, but this was the response from Mr Hero Client:

5 Things: Portfolio - image 5 - student project

So, after doing a little victory dance, I replied and asked if I could also supply him with some animated GIFs and explained that even if he didn't use them for the article, he could use them for the social media posts. He was thrilled by the idea. I was excited to keep working:

5 Things: Portfolio - image 6 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 7 - student project

Sidenote: This process also made me realise that I love working on the floor, crawling around on all fours from one drawing to the next and making a massive mess.

And so here we are at the final stills:

5 Things: Portfolio - image 8 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 9 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 10 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 11 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 12 - student project

Which leads us to the animated GIFs:

5 Things: Portfolio - image 13 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 14 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 15 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 16 - student project

5 Things: Portfolio - image 17 - student project

Mr Hero Client has started sharing some of the GIFs on social media (OMG he totes called me amazing!):

5 Things: Portfolio - image 18 - student project

Once the full article is released, I will update this project with the link.

Thanks for an awesome class :)

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UPDATE: The article is heeeeeeeeeeeere:

https://medium.com/@nicholasnesbitt/5-things-portfolio-4023386679f0#.39e8d8kov

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