Protecting Your Art With the Portfolio

Having a good portfolio is essential in order to present art. The portfolio is one of the best on the market. Very simply put, a portfolio is like a briefcase that allows you to store your art in a way that makes it presentable as well as allowing you to keep it safe. A portfolio is an essential item for anybody that works with art, whether it is professionally or in school. Luckily, it isn’t difficult to find a good portfolio so long as you know where to look. If you are looking for a store from which to buy a portfolio, an arts supply store should be your first option and these can be found in most major cities across the country. Of course, once you have seen the portfolio you like in a store, you shouldn’t immediately pull out your credit card, as you are likely to find the same portfolio for a greatly reduced price by looking at online stores.

There are many online stores that specialize in providing a full range of art supplies. This means that you should not have any difficulties finding portfolios at very affordable prices. Do make sure that the store you purchase from is a legitimate store and does not deal in counterfeit goods. It is quite easy to recognize a good online retailer, as these will have excellent customer services and will be very open and transparent in their policies and procedures. Of course, they should also have customer reviews on all their products that allow you to ascertain the products are actually value for money and of high quality.

So what do you actually do with portfolio cases? Of course, they are designed to store and keep art, but how do you place it in there to make it look good? Although there are no rules set in stone, within the world of art there are certain expectancies about how art should be presented. Many people make the mistake of storing their art historically, thereby showing a progression of their skills. This is relevant if you are in school and want to show your art teacher how you got better, but this is not the way to present it once you get out into the real world. As a rule of thumb, you should make sure that the artwork points to the fold in the middle of two pages of your portfolio. With profile pictures, this is easy to achieve – just make sure the face points to the inside. Or, if you have made a landscape drawing, the bottom of your picture should point to the inside of your portfolio. This way, you will have a fully presentable portfolio.

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