Every good concept art portfolio showcases the artist’s versatility.
But many artists think they are demonstrating versatility when they are actually demonstrating a lack of focus.
It’s good ol’ fashioned fear-of-commitment.
In my post about The 5 Common Pitfalls Of A Concept Art & Illustration Portfolio and our ‘Paper Wings Podcast’ episode Ten Steps To A Winning Portfolio we advised that artists demonstrate specialization in favor of versatility when applying for a job in a creative “pipeline.”
Artistic specialization can drastically benefit your career as a concept artist (whether you’re a character designer, layout artist, environment painter or some other type of conceptual illustrator).
So, today, I’m going to challenge you to reconsider the way you’re pursuing your creative dreams as I debunk The Myth Of Versatility…
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