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Offline ter-o

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Re: Have all the good jobs dried up?

Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 06:10:14 pm
You don't need to build up a website from scratch, like people used to do back in the day. Either start a blog at http://wordpress.org/ or http://www.blogspot.com or put up some gallery page with http://gallery.menalto.com/ or http://coppermine.sourceforge.net/

You'll get your site up and running in no time and no need to know html / javascript etc.
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Re: Have all the good jobs dried up?

Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009, 07:35:58 pm
Hm, that seems easy, but not particularly professional.  Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the links, but I had the impression that companies/individuals won't take you seriously if you're work is uploaded to a blog site.  And it always looks better when your web page is named after yourself.  It lets people know who you are.

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Re: Have all the good jobs dried up?

Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 05:06:16 pm
A blog is actually fine if you plan on writing stuff about particular art pieces. If it's just a portfolio, then no, it isn't professional at all.

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Re: Have all the good jobs dried up?

Reply #13 on: September 06, 2009, 04:57:07 pm
A blog is actually fine if you plan on writing stuff about particular art pieces. If it's just a portfolio, then no, it isn't professional at all.

Loads of highly skilled artists in the industry use blogs, gallery-sites etc. as a portfolio. I don't know why you'd think it's unprofessional.

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Re: Have all the good jobs dried up?

Reply #14 on: September 07, 2009, 12:36:02 pm
For every one of those you can provide I'd be able to provide a website of an artist who chose for a professionally designed portfolio. If it is within one's capabilities to create one, there's no advantages to a generic blog that just holds a single post with art.

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Re: Have all the good jobs dried up?

Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 02:04:08 pm
Recession + niche & outdated graphical style probably doesn't equal a lot of job opportunities. I'm honestly surprised people still can make a living on this stuff.