It's eromenos(i changed accounts) hah so I guess that being the starter of this thread I'd like to say OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting your portfolios XD This gives me a pretty good idea of what level I need to be at (and to all the Ringling people, I might be seeing you guys next year The Ringling Admissions guy liked my stuff when he visited my school.)
Anyway I hope this thread keeps on going with more stuff and I will so post here when i get accepted (hopefully)
This is so old.. but here's my portfolio that I used to apply to the School of Advertising Arts, a private school in the local area (that I'm glad I didn't end up going to).
At that point I had just gone to your basic high school art classes, and other then that just self taught. My goal was to have as much variety as I could. I'm also going for my Design degree, rather than fine arts. Is anyone else?
Well.. this is what I intend to submit for Ringling and SVA. I probably won't be able to afford it but it's worth a shot.. Anyways it's not accepted but at the very least it will some people what "not to do".
you're saying that you didnt get accepted to SVA? how is that even possible with your portfolio?
I think it might be that it's too inspired by pop art artists. Almost too close actually. One set in particular (the colored ones) are very very reminiscent of Camille Rose Garcia. Maybe the school saw it as plagiarism?
"this is what I *intend* to submit for Ringling and SVA. I probably won't be able to afford it but it's worth a shot.. Anyways it's not accepted but at the very least it will some people what "not to do.""
Isn't MCM saying this is his/her INTENDED submission? I read the "what not to do" as sarcasm. What makes you think it was rejected?
i also applied for sva and mica with generally the same portfolio as parsons with maybe some pieces from the calarts one...em..i dont really remember... i dont remember what scholarships i got from them since i was...em..more focused on parsons and calarts. but i applied for animation for sva and illustration for mica.
anyways, i hope this helps you guys out.
(haha, oh man. now that i look back at it...i dont know why i submited some of the things i did...)
I'm no expert, but skill wise you look like you have a great chance of getting into any school you want. Lol.
Are the ballerina, the eagle, and the cello done from photographs you took yourself or from life?
Most people I've talked to said that schools prefer stuff done from life, and that they don't really like stuff done from photos, and that they really hate stuff done from commercial photographs/photographs you didn't take yourself...and I guess admissions officers have the ability to spot any of the three (I've seen this happen to kids during live portfolio reviews and etc).
I'm only asking because you said you did them all in photoshop and I can't tell if you're sitting in front of settings or pulling them off net.
Amazing work, good luck with working on your portfolio.
Hey guys, great thread! Looking at your portfolios are amazing.
Just one quick question, I'm applying for college in Jan and I've only ever made one portfolio in high school. To cut a long story short should I get a big sized sheet of paper and back my stuff onto it (sounds clumsy I know but I need to bring it in at the interview and its the only way I can think of)
this is a painting of my mum, done in life.....
i had to take a photograph after a while cus she got bored of sitiing in one position
i used oil on cardboard......
i wonder whether this would be good enough.
it's a bit too saturated <-- this you can use help from the color mixing theory sean cheetham used, just google his name
there's an article talking about it
and you can improve the composition a bit more
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