First off–thanks so much for being willing to be a part of an online community like this! I am excited to share and learn with you all. The awesome Shel Silverstein poem on the “About Us” page has given me the courage to post 🙂
I would love some feedback on any/all aspects of this project. I am designing an over-sized postcard for a first ‘promotional’ mailing to send to publishing houses and magazines that seem interested in work like mine. From my research, it seems like if I want to be a freelance illustrator and I’m not promoting any particular project, sending out work samples is the way to get my name and art out there. I have noticed that there is some conflicting information as to the format to send those samples: some artists make ‘tearsheets’, others send out letters and examples of work attached to the letter, some do postcards, etc.
So–would you even do a postcard? And, if so, how does mine seem to work? Does it meet my goal of getting my name out there and inviting potential clients to my site? How about the visual composition/aspects of it? Oh, the space I’ve left on the backside is for writing a little personal note to the art director.
Thanks so much!!