How to create a stellar concept art portfolio

Concept art portfolio
(Image credit: Dario Jelušić)

A great concept art portfolio can mean the difference between landing your dream job or not getting noticed. Regardless of whether or not your work is the best of the bunch, not putting together an appealing concept art portfolio could sabotage your chances of getting hired by an established studio. As its popular art competition returns for the fifth year, we spoke to Atomhawk's principal concept artist Dario Jelušić to get his top tips for assembling your concept art portfolio (level up your concept art skills with these inspiring drawing apps).

The Atomhawk Art Competition challenges you to test your craft and the bounds of your ideas by showing Atomhawk your storytelling ability with a piece of your art. This year entrants are asked to design a character, environment or key moment inspired by the concept: The Return. 

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Brad Thorne

Brad Thorne was Creative Bloq's Ecommerce Writer, and now works for a PR company specialising in 3D and VFX, Liaison. He previously worked as Features Writer for 3D World and 3D Artist magazines, and has written about everything from 3D modelling to concept art, archviz to engineering, and VR to VFX. For Creative Bloq, his role involved being responsible for creating content around the most cutting-edge technology (think the metaverse and the world of VR) and keeping a keen eye on prices and stock of all the best creative kit.