Sorry to go all caps on you guys but I have two days to apply for a retouch/illustrator position at a internet based furniture company. I have no previous professional experience with retouch but I am a long time PS user and I have a few years worth of freelance experience doing illustration and graphic design. I believe I have the potential to be an excellent retouch artist.
I need to produce a few retouch pieces to put in my portfolio along with my other art. Do you think 5 pieces is enough? And could you recommend what kind of thing that would impress the employer?
Since it is a product retouch positon, I was thinking of doing a few different pieces that show off my ability to mask off objects and put them on a white background with suitable touch ups and color corrections. I know long hair is one the things that is generally thought of as being a pain to mask off, so having a piece with a model might be good aswell just to display my technical ability.
Lastly I was thinking that perhaps one last piece that shows my more creative and artistic abilities could be useful aswell. Thoughts?