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STARTING OUT AS AN ARTIST // Making an Online Portfolio

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Today, we're designing my own online portfolio, and I show you how! Starting out as an artist, there are many things I wish I would have known earlier and done properly. Having a properly set-up online portfolio, website and shop is one of them. Or how to build a brand, how to get my work out there, how to sell prints and make money from my art, all things like that. I'm hoping to make a whole little series about these topics, in hopes that I can share with you guys, what I've learnt through trial and error. SQUARESPACE TRIAL + DISCOUNT - https://www.squarespace.com/kelogsloops A huge thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring this video! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - THE NEW & IMPROVED WEBSITE: https://kelogsloops.com INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/kelogsloops/ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/kelogsloops/ TUMBLR: http://kelogsloops.tumblr.com DEVIANTART: http://kelogsloops.deviantart.com TWITTER: http://twitter.com/kelogsloops - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MATERIALS I USE: available via https://www.amazon.com/shop/kelogsloops - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CONTACT: [email protected] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MUSIC "i had a dream, we walked along the pier" by Elijah Who - https://soundcloud.com/elijahwho - https://elijahwho.bandcamp.com/ - https://www.youtube.com/c/elijahwho - https://twitter.com/elijahwav - https://www.instagram.com/elijahwho/
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Krafty Kat (2 months ago)
You can also use Weebly! They're free and they have a LOT of options to create a professional looking website.
Drawn- Pawnฅ'ω'ฅ (2 months ago)
OH MY GOD GET AN AMINO!!!❤️
Roger Shabangu (2 months ago)
I like your editing mate as a result i subed also am a artist aswell still working on my original artwork though great video thanks
J CB (2 months ago)
So why does your current website doesn't look like the one in the video?
Kate Mc Entaggart (3 months ago)
Your accent is amazing! 🙌 and a very helpful video too! So thanks for that!
Do YoU sElL pRiNtS
Jojo Siwa (4 months ago)
lol your mom is also an artist?
Devoe Araujo (4 months ago)
Your cute! :)
Gingersnap (5 months ago)
this video has helped me so much in my decision between square space and wix
The Art of Rianna Stahl (5 months ago)
Regarding web design, Orbit Media has some good articles on using drop down menus. They can be quite hard to navigate (user design / experience) and your site has a lot of them (just coming from someone who funds art through web stuffs :P). But I do love your art :) But also maaayyybbeee try compressing your art to web standards? The site can take quite a while to load as well. But again, love your art and as an artist I can totally see where you're coming from in wanting to put the best most detailed versions up there because so much love and effort went into each one.
Đỗ Đỗ (5 months ago)
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Ann Cha (6 months ago)
Notice me plssssss your so amazing talented person.
Raita Tsukiko (7 months ago)
There's a lot I honestly want to learn from you, because I also plan on selling artworks online (although honestly, being in college isn't allowing me to do everything that I want sadly). Could you include in your tutorial series how payment works online and how to work it out, and what is the most effective way in selling your works? Annnnd, tips on getting commissions? Thank you sm, watching your videos relieves my stress ahahaha
Lord Bataille (7 months ago)
I love you.
sasha b (7 months ago)
Thank you so much for this 💕
eryn galloway (7 months ago)
Thank you for this!!
Gleamiarts (8 months ago)
This is really helpful and detailed. Thank you
Nathan Dixon (8 months ago)
Thanks man! great video full of helpful info. I just recently setup my own squarespace site. As another Artist id love to get your feedback on what you think works or doesn't work! I'd really appreciate it. www.nathandixonart.com
Science Project 88 (8 months ago)
Awesome. Never thought about making a site. Would probably make a better idea than using my deviant art
CartoonParty (8 months ago)
I'm considering a few different courses/degrees in animation but I wanted to hear what your experience has been like a rmit? Specifically the vibes of other students, I find that if majority of other students are lazy that can negatively affect me as I like the competitiveness of working with hard workers/talented people I guess. I've already got a degree in film & television so I kinda know what I'm looking for. I really like the sound of rmit but I'm from Sydney and idk if it'll be worth it to move to Melbourne haha. OH and also are the teachers genuinely passionate about what they're teaching? I've had some teachers that literally said, "I only care about getting paid", and they were really difficult to learn from. But I've had teachers that showed genuine passion for whatever they were teaching and it was great (Y).
Dakota Gillies (8 months ago)
please make more of these 😭 this is so helpful
TairaENT (9 months ago)
<3
Jacobnguyen (9 months ago)
Oy! It seems that your ma is Vietnamese eh?
Jacobnguyen (9 months ago)
Oy! It seems that your ma is Vietnamese eh?
OdeChan Art (9 months ago)
Cool tutorial, thanks! Just one thing: DPI/PPI has no meaning when it comes to digital presentation. 72 DPI means 72 dots will be printed per inch. In digital presentation (web design), what matters is the pixel dimensions and 72 x 72 pixels will still be 72 x 72 pixels no matter what the DPI is - it can be 72, and it can be 300 DPI. DPI matters only when printing.. the higher the DPI is, the more dots you'll have per inch (assuming the printer can get to that density of dots), the pixels will be smaller to get to your desire printing size and the quality will be better. For example: if you want to print a 5 x 5 inch print at 300 DPI, you'll need to use a file that is 1500 x 1500 pixels big (at least, compressing is easier then enlarging). Printing the same 1500 x 1500 pixel painting as a 10 x 10 inch print will produce a 150DPI print, meaning the dot will be bigger and more noticeable. Point being - there's no meaning for DPI in web design, just the pixel size :)
Matthew Gonzalez (9 months ago)
You’re really adorable and I love the video :)
Piano Elly (9 months ago)
This was so helpful! Great content
STICKYArt Channel (9 months ago)
I need to make a webpage!!! I just posted my 100th video on my channel! Thanks for making this video, very informational!!! Liked and subbed!
Nieda Pen (9 months ago)
It'd be cool if you critiqued other artist websites sent from your viewers? Give 'em some tips & exposing them to a different set of audience they might not get outside from their friends & family??
Nieda Pen (9 months ago)
I wanna be your friend ☠
Luisa Engel (9 months ago)
I follow you for ages on IG and just was too dumb to recognize you have a Youtube channel. I just wanna say that you´re such an amazing artist and your work is incredible wonderful, you´re my biggest idol <3
Nisha Rangdal (10 months ago)
Please do make the video on how to start out as an artist! It won't really helpful. Love your art 💖💖
Hayley 헤일리 (10 months ago)
I hope you can make a video about how to gain an online following. I've been trying so hard but I am stuck on the same amount of followers for months! I don't even think most of my followers are artists but those auto follow accounts on IG. 😞
Gretchen (10 months ago)
That little duck sound sounds like a guy lol
Af. Vascos (10 months ago)
I notice that in you video about your sketchbook of 2016 you have something wrote next to the color you used What are those??? Pls answer 🙏 Big big fan 😍💟💟
Malamik Art (10 months ago)
Thanks so much; because of you, I now have a website!
angela a (10 months ago)
Hi. Iam so sorry to bother you but if you have a second could you like a picture on this link: This is a competition from my country for 'Fashion mood' and its a first dress I ever made, it would mean so much to me if you like it or share it to your friends. Again Iam sorry to take you time https://www.facebook.com/mood.fashion5/photos/a.1627970653906211.1073741849.930730756963541/1627970970572846/?type=3&theater
WynieDoodles (11 months ago)
This is helpful to those starting their online portfolio. So informative 😊😊😊
BOYOT. (11 months ago)
Can you please make a video about how draw eyes and hands
lins (11 months ago)
I’m so excited for the upcoming content! I’ve recently started to try taking my art seriously. It’s been difficult to get a following, specially for someone as terrified of social media like me. Also I want to start participating in cons. Im very scared of that because of my social anxiety... but let’s hope it works
Jayvone Severin (11 months ago)
Great Video! How much is square space?
Ashley Quam (11 months ago)
I’ve seen SOOOOO many videos sponsored by square space recently but this walk-through was actually HELPFUL! Thank you!
this was so interesting and helpful! thanks for this video <3
I V A N (11 months ago)
i love drawing and painting while watching his videos its so chill
paintingsheep (11 months ago)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS VIDEO!!! It was such a good reminder to make a website for myself and very informational! And so much fun to watch!
DumbTuber (11 months ago)
I want to become an animation too !!!
Carlos DelaCruz (11 months ago)
Also, one of these days, i need to know what the song is on your end titles... Its so good
Adnan A (11 months ago)
Nice video! Could you please do videos on preparing artwork for prints (image sizing, page setup, etc)?
Sundew Designs (11 months ago)
My website is definitely in need of an update, and I think you just convinced me to try out Squarespace. Thanks so much for the demo! :)
Maria Ali (11 months ago)
Could you please do a video on painting hair? As easy as it may seem, i really struggle with it and would appreciate if you did a tutorial :D Love your videos!💕
Swinnei (11 months ago)
Omg ur Mom slay
Chari Larifari (11 months ago)
holy shit. everybody and their mom is doing square space ads now, it's seriously a pain...
Ain (11 months ago)
How can we paint without even knowing how to draw 😂 Please make a tutorial about your drawing style.
Way Too Emily (11 months ago)
Thanks for the video, Hieu! Super insightful ^o^
Lovely Ghosty (11 months ago)
How do you get such great quality in the scans or photos you take to upload online?
Jamie Jacob (11 months ago)
You seem so bubbly in this video! It's so infectious!
Lily Graves (11 months ago)
THANK YOU! this is going to be so helpful when I start my degree
katie Bahjin (11 months ago)
Hello sonsaengnim!😁 can you please make a video on how to draw thise kind of faces you draw and paint... i really want to know some tips. Thanks
Anto Saha (11 months ago)
Maybe do a video on how to promote your art or shop without spaming or coming out as pretentious? I'm not sure if it's a good topic, but I've always had trouble with putting my work out there as well as a mentally of "why would anyone wanna pay for this?" It's probably just all in my head.
ChickenBologna (11 months ago)
Would love a video about how to make and sell prints online!
Autumn (11 months ago)
Oh my god, I love you so much!! Your website does look super classy! Plus, your bright attitude in the video totally brightened my mood, thank you!!
Sicnarf Kram Tnecniv (11 months ago)
❤️
Motuvera (11 months ago)
Sorry I was just wondering this throughout the whole video😂😂... Are you Aussie??
bleachgirl891 (11 months ago)
Beautiful website 😍
Shenae Vong (11 months ago)
Super informative video! just what i needed right now
bir mektup (11 months ago)
Omg l love you so much 😍😊😊
Rias Gremory (11 months ago)
He's so cute 😍
Marte Arty (11 months ago)
This is so cool! Thank you!
Parashmoni Kashyap (11 months ago)
Who is that artist who said as your all time favourite?
Ariella Shana (11 months ago)
Thank you so much for another inspiring video!! I'm an aspiring artist and I'm having trouble starting up... this video helped me see what more options I have... wish me luck! 💖
Jistry GH (11 months ago)
😍😍 very good video I loved it! : 3 greetings from Bolivia👋
Ryuu Atsushi (11 months ago)
Am I the only one that loves his voice? It's so soft XD Btw, I love these tips and information! I am currently thinking in starting to post my art more seriously online, but I'm little scared that some random people may steel it....However, I love these type of videos and they are a great help for people who are lost in this process of commercializing their own art. Awesome job!
sunita s (11 months ago)
i also want to be an artist but i don't know from where i should start!!can you help me ??
Jared Burkett (11 months ago)
Can someone help explain how square space works. I know it's not free but is it one payment or a continuous payment for however long you want your website
Cosmic Bird (11 months ago)
Thank you so much for this video, it was awesome ❤️❤️
M A (11 months ago)
Hey hieu, I'm an art student and I paint with oils. I know my work is good, but I have no idea how to get into galleries. Could you make a video about artists statements, resumes and propositions for shows?
Noodle Sheep (11 months ago)
Such great advice! Thanks!!
• LNJhGY_Lili (11 months ago)
bên nhau phút giây này :v ~
arleebean (11 months ago)
This is so incredibly helpful!! I was stumbling around squarespace for the first time today, and your info is so thorough and easy to understand. Very well done, Hieu ❤️
Georgia Carslaw (11 months ago)
Whem you made your portfolio the first time did you add all the stuff you made ranging from some of your older pieces as well as your newer pieces
K J (11 months ago)
Thank you for this! I'm a young artist beginning to slowly gain some more attention on Instagram so I'm wanting to give my site a makeover :D Gotta give the impression I know what I'm doing, right? xD
K J (11 months ago)
Heck yea!!
kelogsloops (11 months ago)
FAKE IT TIL YO MAKE IT!!
Polygone (11 months ago)
I love your hair xd
Signe Christensen (11 months ago)
Will you make a video were you show how you make The drawings of your work before you paint it. All your work i so inspiring :))
Madeline Tran (11 months ago)
Awesome to see how much you’ve grown. Can’t wait to actually use your website to actually buy one of your works (but mean while my bank account is crying) 😅
mk (11 months ago)
what do you think of watermarking art even if it's for a portfolio? i have had people try to steal my art before and pass it off as their own. this has also never happened to me but i've seen a few artists who had their work stolen and then sold for profit :/ i guess a portfolio should look really professional and a watermark might ruin that but i can't help but be paranoid
kelogsloops (11 months ago)
It's a bit tricky, because you don't want your folio to look crappy. But I usually make my images compressed so that even with work stolen, not much can be done. i.e making them low dpi, limiting quality, sizing appropriately.
naikpls (11 months ago)
it doesn’t make sense with the video but how can u be so adorable?
Victoria Pena (11 months ago)
What a cutie
Elsa Ritchie (11 months ago)
Can you do a video on how you photograph your work?? I've always found that difficult!🤞🏼
Zen Dehart (11 months ago)
Yes! I've been taking photos of mine on my cell. And it never turns out right or just meh. It sucka
Victoria Pena (11 months ago)
I agree, this is one thing I definitely struggle with.
kelogsloops (11 months ago)
That's a great idea!!
Carlos DelaCruz (11 months ago)
You are my all time favorite artist! Such great conposition in your work! Here's an idea: Starting out as an artist: how to make prints (printing process etc.)
bo neil (11 months ago)
Hi! I really love your tips! I have a question tho... do you have any tips on how to start and make a portfolio for applying to a University. And what are they looking for?
Josiah Irons (11 months ago)
What’s the outdo song? it’s so aesthetically pleasing...
Giselle Swan (11 months ago)
Thank you! This was so helpful 😭😘
ami isa (11 months ago)
I love your art and you so much so when I saw that you posted a video I screamed
Tish B. (11 months ago)
You have such a bright smile! Keep it up, this was so helpful!
Maha (11 months ago)
I love his voice
BlueBells Arts (11 months ago)
Get a cat! Their so cute and sassy🐱
VainHarmony (11 months ago)
I love seeing some good art with some good web layouts LOL everything looks so stunning and organized; it's satisfying Quick thing: I was viewing your exhibitions, and there was a typo in 2019's. In "Haven Gallery & Modern Eden Gallery - Northport, NY, USA & San Farncisco, CA, USA," San Francisco is misspelled. Just thought you should know to fix it! On that topic, I would love to hear you talk more about how it's like having an exhibition! The hard work, how it came about, other obligations, etc! To me, it's an unfathomable and intimidating accomplishment, so hearing your experiences would be interesting and insightful. Thanks for making these videos. Although I've chosen a different path for now, they bring me a lot of joy and inspiration!
kelogsloops (11 months ago)
oh god, not san farmcisco!!! THANK YOU!! I'm surprised somebody actually even dug that far already... I haven't even announced it! It's still in the works and in its very early stages, but I'm very excited and I can't wait to get it out there.
VainHarmony (11 months ago)
LOL yeah you wouldn't want it mistaken with its twin farmcisco. Awesome! I wish you the best in navigating the scene and congrats on your first solo exhibition!
kelogsloops (11 months ago)
THANKYOU! I'll fix that typo hahahah... farncisco..... Seriously though, I love that topic! I'd definitely love to talk about exhibiting as it's something I'm still relatively new to and am only learning the ropes now!
Rita Király (11 months ago)
You are the sweetest person ever.
Laovaan (11 months ago)
Thanks, that was really interesting x)
Trina Datta (9 months ago)
Laovaan woah another fav artist showed up
Caroline C (11 months ago)
Do I need to be an adult to create my own website?

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