Well, it has already kind of begun... Starting last month I have begun cleaning things up online, making sure online are up to date and tidy. Even though I am still in the process of giving my entire web site a face lift I went through and really cleaned house last month. I was a little embarrassed to see some of the work I still had up there. I was slacking in the self promotions department big time by having really out dated work on my website while newer work was painfully absent. I made sure the work on my site represents the type and quality I want to produce. Since my galleries are still small on the site I made sure to have up a temporary 'best of' page while the site gets overhauled. Not a perfect solution, but it gives the viewer a chance to see the work larger.
Having taken care of the more important location last month, I am turning my attention to the web site with the largest online gallery of my work, Deviant Art. I created my DA account just under two years ago and I have been uploading work there often. There has been little to no editing all this time and it is very much overdue. I sent out a journal post over the weekend stating my intentions to purge my galleries in the coming week and to have last looks because work will be going away forever.
Deviant Art - the purge will begin this week!
Removing art will not be my only goal, I also want to better organize the work there so that people interest in a particular branch of my work can find it. Work for Pathfinder and Fantasy Flight Games with be getting their own galleries. This is something that I should have gotten around to sooner, part of self promotion is making sure your best foot is forward with your galleries. And remember, I have said this before, art directors judge you on the WORST piece in your portfolio and not your best. So now is a good time to get rid of all those weakest links!
That is all for today, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...
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