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I was looking for a thread with people's portfolios when they applied art school but I couldn't find one ... SO I MADE ONE =D
I just wanted to see what kind of works people send in and I know that levels vary even within same art schools due to admission factors. However it'd be great to see what people came up with when they were my age =D
So if you guys don't mind please either link me or attach pics of your portfolio, and I will eagerly drool at them OH and tell me what school *and maybe major?) you applied to just for the sake of my curiosity.
Write the name of the school, major applied for, and what year you applied, scholarship $(optional) <- thanks Justin =D
Check out Current Portfolios. If you guys want to post your current portfolio like some have already here, please put it there
Last edited by eromenos; January 29th, 2009 at 08:08 PM.
I know the first post in this thread shows some pieces from an accepted portfolio into the calarts character animation program --> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=125887
A lot of portfolios are heavily based upon figure drawing and observational stuff but it kind of depends on which college you're looking for because each one has different requirements.
You know, this actually is not a bad idea for a thread. If I get accepted I'll put mine up. I think setting up Guidelines in the first post in bold would be good though; like "Write the name of the school, major applied for, and what year you applied. This should compensate for the variety of portfolios between schools and majors.
also optional; put how much scholarship you gotted :X
edit: Great idea Justin! I know some people don't think looking through everyone else's portfolio is something good to do but I did it last year and it really put things into perspective, helped me gauge myself, and served as a great source of inspiration. Not to mention the work of all those talented CalArts applicants over on Animated Buzz really scared me to pieces and made me realize I had to get my stuff together and work my butt off if I wanted to even stand a chance.
CalArts Character Animation BFA for Fall 2008
This was my portfolio for CalArts Character Animation (in that order :P)
The biggest thing I had was on legal sized paper so I didn't want to send it in a nice portfolio case that would overshadow them, plus those cost money. I just sent them in a purple paper duotang folder with a masking tape/sharpie label... they didn't seem to mind, lol.
+ a supplemental 100p sketchbook of gestures, studies, and the like
I was accepted and got a $15K Walt Disney Character Animation Scholarship offer from them.
Ringling Computer Animation for Fall 2008
This is where I'll be going in August and here's the portfolio I sent to them
I was accepted and got a $10K Presidential Scholarship and $3K Ringling Scholarship from them for a total of $13K offered.
Last edited by Lizzybeth; June 15th, 2008 at 08:26 PM. Reason: I got outposted by Justin
I'm entering my sophomore year as a Computer Animation major at Ringling, and I got the annual presidential scholarship for $10k going in my freshman year (fall of 2007). Here's the portfolio I submitted.
Last edited by thesinfulsaint; June 15th, 2008 at 09:51 PM.
Aww, man, you're making me blush.Originally Posted by bklyndude326
The car/house I did with Prisma colored pencils(NEVER AGAIN!), the three square self portraits and teapot are done in oil paint, and that terrible collage piece is ink, colored pencil, and random magazine cut-outs. I think the graphite pieces are pretty easy to spot.
Last edited by thesinfulsaint; June 15th, 2008 at 10:01 PM.
Yeesh, Justin, that sounds intense! But I'm sure you'll get through it. You're talented and motivated.
And yes... Ever since that piece I've been wary about using colored pencils. Like I said, never again. *shudder*
OMG! You are amazing! I'm glad I looked at that, you've inspired me to try harder with my pencils. I was just wondering what kind you use, I might want to dig some up.Originally posted by thesinfulsaint:
The car/house I did with colored pencils(NEVER AGAIN!), the three square self portraits and teapot are done in oil paint, and that terrible collage piece is ink, colored pencil, and random magazine cut-outs. I think the graphite pieces are pretty easy to spot.
Great thread, I'll be lurking here. I've been tearing through colleges like mad, and I'm eyeing Ringling, so I want to see what other people submitted to get in.
Sorry i didn't know. i Just fixed it
Prisma colors FTW! Also make sure you buy some clear blender pencils. They really help everything to meld together and look much more opaque.Originally Posted by Killasandra
when you make a post scroll down to additional options and click manage attachments. Then you just upload it from your computer.
I should have known, that's what everyone uses XDOriginally posted by thesinfulsaint:
Prisma colors FTW! Also make sure you buy some clear blender pencils. They really help everything to meld together and look much more opaque.
I had some that my grandmother gave me but that was like 3 years ago when I didn't cara and I. lost. them. so now I walk around all WHY IS THE WORLD SO CRUEL? lol thatnks for the advice, will do.
my friend and i got accepted into the new "entertainment design" major at art center for fall 08, both with about half scholarship; $7250 a term for 8 terms.
portfolios: we put them on our blogs, just scroll to the very bottom.
our good friend Justin, will no doubt get into the same major within a few weeks!
wah... so good +_+ I'm so impressed by all of your work. I feel that now I should just be happy and grateful if I get accepted anywhere after looking at this! SERIOUSLY SO GOOD.
I really like Danny's Figure drawing and Robert's detailed work on sci-fi machines. And I LOVE Lizzybeth's figure drawings. Thesinful saint omg I really liked your first piece and the pic with the guy. I like your values and contrast. Love your pencil work +_+
I would like to point out that you don't even need to be close to the levels of these portfolios to get accepted. Few second year illustrators are this good...
Awesome thread~ Congratulations to all who were accepted! It's great to see your portfolios!
Attached is my portfolio for CalArts Character Animation BFA for 2008. I sent it off in a boring 18x24 Itoya case, right before the priority cutoff. The scholarship award they offered was $10k (I'm going to be paying off those student loans for the rest of my life T_T). I resized the images on the smaller side for the forums, so if they're too hard to see, larger versions are available here.
Beautiful figure work, mayumi!
Heres my Portfolio, everything was in my portfolio that was posted besides the some of the mixed medias, but everything here was in my AP studio art portfolio. I was accepted as an Illustration Major for Ringling College of Art and Design. The only thing that is not included is my figure work (I don't have digital copies on this computer).
You can scan small pieces and photograph large ones (outdoor light, sheet used as a background--or you can pay to have it done). Schools will generally give specific instructions on the types of portfolios you can send, and those will include: CD/DVD (as files or presentation in PowerPoint, Flash, HTML, etc.), slides, demo reels (DVD/VHS). Look up the ones you're interested in and see what instructions they provide.