i don't have one
but probably should
it's like a pictorial resume
perpetually needing updates
like a real resume only more so
what would be different about a 'looking for work/commissions' portfolio
and a 'looking to get into art school' portfolio?
are they different, really, or is a portfolio a portfolio?
both need to show the scope of variety of work one is capable of, right?
both look for diversity and ability level?
my imaginary portfolio would include (of course the best of what i'm capable of producing - and reproduced with some decent quality):
portrait (male, female), landscape (forest, sea, wildlife (or pet), abstract (and/or surrealism or cubism or...)
pencil/charcoal, oils, acrylics (i would not include a watercolor 'cause i cannot control them).
in reality i'll likely end up putting together a semi - contemporary looking duo-tang with report cover inserts of 5x7 photos of a few of my oils.
assuming it's all, let's say, 50% or above 'quality' work ...
would it get me the job?
would it get me the uni acceptance?
not looking for either, really, and i know it depends on the job/school/jury/pull of the moon, i'm just nosey, curious, unknowing
thanks for your insights, additions, experience in such matters