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    My Pre-Portfolio

    Hello people.

    This is my first post, so sorry if posted anything wrong.
    So, here's the situation. I am posting here some of my works that I've recently done. I am senior at my high school now in Czech Republic. But I want to send my future portfolio to some art schools in USA, especially to Pasadena.

    My only experience with automotive design is based on watching Scott Robertson's DVD: How to draw cars, that is how I started drawing actually. Ever since, I was training my wrist to draw straight lines and good curves, just like Scott suggested.
    So all of my works are freehand (what a surprise :-D).

    I just would be glad, if someone will criticize my works and say if I have the, I would say, skills needed to study such a prestige art school like ACCD. Of course I haven't that much money for fees, so my only option is to get a financial help from the school ...

    Sorry, but the attachments aren't working for me, so here's a link:
    http://maximovm.blogspot.com/2012/02...portfolio.html

    P.S. Thx and sorry for my bad english
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    Heya,

    It would help if you said what major you're shooting for at Art Center. I actually applied a few weeks ago, so I'm still waiting on a reply. My portfolio is up on this forum as well.

    I think your work looks good but it's more like sketchbook work rather than finished pieces I would say. It's great to incorporate this in your portfolio but be sure you get some finished pieces of your own as well. Because a lot of the shapes I see in there are the ones directly from the DVD. So just be aware of that.

    Take what you learned from that and apply it to a design you came up with.
    If you can let me know what major you're shooting for I might be able to be more specific.

    Cheers,

    Saradain
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    Posted a reply before apparently it didn't go through.

    So if this shows up twice I apologize.

    Anyway I said your work looks good but it's looking more like sketchbook work right now, showing how you practice etc. Which is good but a lot of the shapes you have in there are those straight off of the DVD. So just be aware of that.

    They are going to want to see how you apply this to your own designs. So I would say try to come up with some of your own designs and show some more finished pieces.

    Also it would help if you could let us know what major you're shooting for since I applied to Art Center a couple of weeks ago, my portfolio is up on this forum as well. So I might be able to give you some more feedback based on that.

    Cheers,

    Saradain
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    Those are some lovely car designs. You've really put in a dedicated study and you can see your hard work in understanding space. I'd work on the human form next.
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    Thank you very much for your post. Appreciate it
    So, do you think I could get to the art college, if I work myself out for one more year?
    It's just that my parents want me to study medicine, saying, that design won't feed me. Also I think it is very difficult to get to the USA, because I am from Czech Republic. Definitely don't have so much money .

    I'd be glad if you write me your opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saradain View Post
    Heya,

    It would help if you said what major you're shooting for at Art Center. I actually applied a few weeks ago, so I'm still waiting on a reply. My portfolio is up on this forum as well.

    I think your work looks good but it's more like sketchbook work rather than finished pieces I would say. It's great to incorporate this in your portfolio but be sure you get some finished pieces of your own as well. Because a lot of the shapes I see in there are the ones directly from the DVD. So just be aware of that.

    Take what you learned from that and apply it to a design you came up with.
    If you can let me know what major you're shooting for I might be able to be more specific.

    Cheers,

    Saradain
    Hey there. I want to apply for Transportation design. Yes, I am aware of it, that's why I wrote that this is just my Pre-Portfolio.. I will add just some of these to my future portfolio. I just wanted to know, if I have any chance to get there with the skills I have now. Of course, I will do concepts, that will consist of several views with one or two finished in Photoshop.

    You know, I posted my portfolio here, because like I said before, I have no money to leave Czech Republic and to pay the enormous fees at school and to live there. So my only chance is to get a scholarship. Which is something really difficult in my point of view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saradain View Post
    Heya,

    It would help if you said what major you're shooting for at Art Center. I actually applied a few weeks ago, so I'm still waiting on a reply. My portfolio is up on this forum as well.

    I think your work looks good but it's more like sketchbook work rather than finished pieces I would say. It's great to incorporate this in your portfolio but be sure you get some finished pieces of your own as well. Because a lot of the shapes I see in there are the ones directly from the DVD. So just be aware of that.

    Take what you learned from that and apply it to a design you came up with.
    If you can let me know what major you're shooting for I might be able to be more specific.

    Cheers,

    Saradain
    Hey there. Sorry, didn't see your post earlier. Actually, my post didn't go through either. Anyways, I want to go for Transportation design program. Yeah, I know I haven't got any finished ones, because I just wanted to know, if I have a chance to get there with the skills I have now. Of course, my future portfolio will consist of like 8 finished pieces and some of these from sketchbook.
    Again, I posted my works here, because I don't really know, if I stand a chance with such a good school. Because my only chance is to get some sort of scholarship. Can't afford going there with no money apparently.

    Any help from you guys appreciated.
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    Hey. Just posted some new works of mine to my blog. Feel free to comment ...
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    Hey there Saradin. Sorry, but my answers to you seem not to push up. I said that I want to go for Transportation design program and that I am aware of these unfinished pieces. I will do a Portfolio with more of finished ones and I will include some of these from my sketchbook. I just wanted to know, if I have any chance getting there. My only chance is to get a some sort of scholarship, because I don't have that much money to pay fees. Just wanted to know, if I am capable of being a good designer. Thanks in advance
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    Go for it man, good designers are paid as much as doctors you know. Be sure to give everything you have to what you love.

    I think you must exercise more btw, see if you can bring that enthusiasm over the time cause i can see you're only doing what Roberson have show on the gnomon dvd. Why don't you actually try to design something for real using that knowledge? I think it will be fine and i think that makes you understand what are the problems you are going to solve in this kind of work.
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    2Hitsu> Thanks What do you think about 3 last pics? I mean I am working on a mini-project of a car right now, want to draw various views of the car and some details as you can see on the pic before last. I want to gather them and make a big "screen" of it, sort it and finish it with one view in PS. Do you think this style gonna work for the school submission portfolio? I want to get to Pasadena so bad man... Thx anyways ..
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    Cars are ok, i see that you perfectly get the perspective technique which is not for everyone (i mean, as i said before in those days, vehicle designers are rare but much more rare are vehicle designers that can do something that might actually work and not only looks cool and slick). You know, todays car are much easier to design cause they're all curves and shine. But if there's something i've understood is that curves and shines does sci-fi futuristic badass cars and buildings and props ecc ecc... but angles plus curves plus details make something much more believable than ever. If you look at the most advanced designs in earth which are war planes you'll see that they are a mix of curves and angles. It is something about human brain i guess, about angles = solid and fast so you might want to keep this stuff in mind when designing something. Anyway man jump off the fun car designs and start something more complex like some utility vehicle. You know something that might have a urban purpose like trains, taxi, street cleaners or something that might have a different purpose like a truck, a safari jeep, a tuck that comes to life and fight agains other vehicles... uhm ops maybe not this last one XD Anyway something useful that might be everything, even some mobile trash can that goes to empty himself when he's full, or maybe an environment vehicle like snowcats or aqua scooters or something that can let you run on the moon or fly off from a building. I think that those are the most interesting things that you might design and those thing will make you look a real professional to everyone, even your parents.
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    Hitsu//San> Thank you very much for advices, and so comprehensive answer Will keep that in mind ...I am finishing that car project tomorrow and hopefully, I will have some next ideas on designs. You've inspired me
    P.S. I would like to look more professional to my parents, cause they don't think I can handle this kind of job in the future
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