FIVE TIPS TO BE A PRO
go pro with Emmanuel shiu, concept artist
(Blade Runner 2049) and host of Kitbash3d’s how to Be a professional Concept artist
Be laser focused
Sharpen one knife. Many artists think being a generalist makes getting jobs easier. Imagine being an Olympic athlete. Would you have better success training for just one event or three? 02 set your bar
Compare your work to that of your heroes. Is it just as good? If not, why not? By practising this method, you will learn to give yourself the best feedback. 03 get noticed
Having great work is useless if no one sees it. Network on Artstation and social media. Post your work strategically. Do you want potential clients seeing your works in progress? 04 practice deliberately
Don’t stop after posting your portfolio online. Go into each training session with a clear intention. How can you improve quality and technique? Practising on autopilot equals your craft dying. 05 make your best impression You’re as good as your worst portfolio piece. With roughly eight to 12 pieces, you will leave the viewer wanting more. Clients will make their decisions by the third image.