If you’re relatively new to artistry, your portfolio may seem a little bare or not nearly as developed in comparison to most other artist’s portfolios. To improve your portfolio, think quantity and quality.
For quantity, you want to ‘beef’ up your portfolio. In our experience we find that a client’s confidence in an artist is raised when there is a bigger or more diverse portfolio to look through, it shows you’re an artist with experience. Work on side projects in your spare time and include these to bulk up your portfolio with artwork.
What’s more important however is quality. Some clients can decide to work with you by just viewing a couple of your best pieces. Like what was previously mentioned in regards to making your portfolio more diverse. Do different things and take more time into your artwork. Try also to dedicate more time on 2 or 3 pieces, demonstrate to clients the heights of your skills, artistry and creativity. Such pieces can help clients understand your potential, and consequently be more willing to set a higher budget for a greater quality piece.
You should also work on developing your style of art. The most successful and memorable artists all have sharpened & mastered their style into something so distinguishable it’s unmistakable to their name. Think of Picasso, van Gogh and Dali.