First Impressions of That's My Folio

There is a brand new portfolio site around called That's My Folio. Some of you might have already heard of it but for those who havent't, I'd like to give you my first impressions of it.



The first thing that really speaks for it is the more than reasonable price ($125/$145 per year) and the option for a monthly payment. But the thing that really got my eye is the dimension your work is shown in. A lot of the other sites only allow really small images, which is ok. But if you want people to see more detail of your work, it surely is helpful if your images show up a little bigger than that.
The second thing I really love about this site is the overall design. I think it is subtle and very nicely done not distracting from the illustrations it's supposed to focus on. It looks like a little book with a nice gallery of thumbnails to navigate through your work. You can also link to your other social media accounts and LinkedIn, aswell as to your Website, which I think is really important.
I uploaded some brand new work to my protfolio on That's My Folio, so if you are curious and want to see it a little bigger than down bellow make sure to drop by!

Beach Holiday with a Cat (IF "remedy")


The remedy against the heat
seemed to be a bath in the open sea.
Little Kitty couldn't  quite agree.
It just was so very wet and fidgety!

Not the best rhyme, I know. This is another new portfolio watercolour piece. I got myself some new colours and will take more care of my colour scheme from now on when working in watercolours. This is something that is more easy when working digitally but I think it is important to take care of the colours as the illustrations just get a more clear "design". I only used seven colours in this illustration and I really like the outcome.

Picture Kelpies Catalogue

The other day I received mail from my publisher Picture Kelpies, an imprint of Floris Books, with their brand new catalogue containing all their new books. And of course "Wee Granny's Magic Bag", the book I illustrated for them, was in there too. It is such a rewarding feeling to see these few bits of the book printed. Somehow it makes it seem more real to hold some kind of proof in your very own hands. I will have to keep it for memory, I guess.
A wonderful weekend to you all!

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