I want to work on my portfolio and create more and better, relevant, work.
However, I feel like I've been creating 'hollow' paintings for a long time and feel like it would work better if I would be doing (concept) art for something more real.
My paintings up to now were just single paintings, you could see them as fine art, they weren't illustrations of an existing story/game/movie/comic.
I guess it would work better, and make more sense, if my work would be for something like a real story/game/movie/comic.
So I concluded and started thinking of a story, but I'm not the best writer to be honest.
My skills lie in the visual parts and I find it difficult to start somewhere, though I have ideas and all (I feel like they aren't very original at all).
But my question is...is that even true? Do you need to have work in your portfolio that was created because of a(n existing) story/scene/whatever?
Would that help or am I just making this up?
The thing is, I do need more concept-art-like work in my portfolio, but can I 'mock up' something, like just making a story up and base my art on that, or is it 'not done' or something? Is there even a 'better' choice?