I'm working on a portfolio to apply with at an university. I already applied with another portfolio at this school but was rejected. Before handing it in, I asked a teacher and a former student from this university for critiques and comments. They were quite pleased and only suggested a few minor changes. After the rejection, I asked another of the university's teacher what I could have done better. According to this teacher, the portfolio was obviously bad. He found a lot he was not pleased with, but couldn't give any precise suggestions for what the school wanted. I know of course, that art is very subjective, and if one person likes a picture, it doesn't mean the next one has to like it, too. Nonetheless, I'd like to make it this time because I'd really like to work as an illustrator or concept artist.
I'll upload here some of the pictures I'm working on; not all, because they ask for 30 - 40.
I'd appreciate any critiques and comments you may give to help me make this portfolio seriously rock. Leave the kitty gloves off, please.
Thanks a lot in advance!