My name’s Ken and I have a portfolio due in just less than a month. I’m applying to the illustration program at Sheridan (currently I am in art fundamentals)
The portfolio itself consists of a 4-part drawing test and a selection of 15 various pieces from my “previous” “art-training”
I’m trying to get as much input as possible so I can improve my success-rate, as I’m really trying to get in. Any help would be appreciated as my competition… as far as what I’ve seen looks really tough.
I’ll post some life-drawing, painting, and a few select assignments below .
This painting was an assignment given by my painting teacher so we would have at least one long-term sustained drawing in our portfolio… the drawing course I’m taking focuses on much shorter poses, rarely anything more than a half hour pose.
This piece in particular is a measured drawing done over a 3-hour studio session (in pencil crayon) and then washes of extremely diluted acrylic paint were applied over-top.
Here is another painting I did later on which is currently unfinished… done through the application of acrylic washes of diluted umber, achromatic value, and then local color put overtop.
This is a painting that was done before Christmas… there’s quite a few mistakes with the initial structure of the drawing, but I like the face… so yeah….
These are some pieces from my 2D design course. These are worked at quite a small scale, mostly only several inches across for any of them… no more than 4-6”
We had to pick a concept and then design a composition that resembled the shape of the first letter of the concept. For example, I chose ‘lust’.
This was a design for a CD cover.
I was experimenting with guache in my sketchbook and came up with this… I might do a final from it on illustration board if I get time at all between now and when my portfolio is due.
Last year I took an art class and the teacher suggested (having the intention of going on to illustration) that I draw an architectural object of some sort… I drew this from a plastic reproduction made to look authentic. It was done in graphite pencil on brown paper with white guache overtop.
This semester our work in that course is much more conceptually oriented rather than focusing on technical grids and T-square work. This is my first project… unfinished, it’s breaking down a realistic drawing into iconic representation for the purpose of a logo. I figure I’d include something graphical.
Our ideas and images course required the submission of a final work of art that held some sort of meaning to one of the lectures we experienced during the year. Fantasy or sci-fi aint allowed in the illustration portfolio, but I might just photocopy into my sketchbook where my process work is.
Here’s some various life-drawing… anywhere from 40 second gestures to 1-hour studies…. Mostly done in sticks of conte. (continued in next post)
I’m currently working on the 4-part drawing test for the illustration application… I’ll post that as well as I finish it.
I’ll continue to update as I complete more pieces.
Again, thanks for any help!