Hey there, I'm glad someone started this year's hopefuls thread!
I was a CA hopeful for last year, but couldn't make the cut =\
Well, Gonna do my best this year ! XD
so, you young hopefuls, what's your desired major??
So cool @pechi897, have you started working on your portfolio yet?
In my case, I'm having a hard time letting go of the old one and making new improved pieces... Somehow they all seem to resemble the old ones and that's just no good
well @Bibs, I am currently working on my portafolio.
Only got one piece now but I think I have a pretty good idea of how to start the other pieces.
As for your case, i think even if it looks like your old work, there must me some improvement in the way you make your new work, if not then just try to find a way to improve it
Feel like posting a reply... nostalgically, I was part of the 2011 hopefuls and now will be a graduating senior in CA this coming spring in 2015. Ringling goes by so fast! Anyways, if any of you guys have questions, feel free to let me know or find me and message through fb!
Yes, another Computer Animation hopeful here. Last time I didnt get into CA but Illustration and then had severe financial problems. This year though I will try to make my portfolio as good as I can so that I don't have to feel shame after seeing portfolio of others.
Taking some Fine Art classes for now and using ebooks for figure drawing as well.
Thanks! @Praemium, don't mind me if I take you up on that offer and ask lots of questions along the way, lol !
And @GetBetter, I know what you mean... Last time I didn't get into CA and was going to transfer to GAD, but than I got some problems too and couldn't attend Ringling in the end. But hopefully this time around I'll do my best and get into CA
Well, I still have college to worry about, but at least I'm allowed to take some extra perspective and figure drawing lessons with some of my old professors here!
Hey guys! I was on the 2014 Hopefuls last year, and I got in for CA. Orientation is starting up in about a week, so it's pretty exciting. I know it's stressful trying to put together a portfolio (god knows I was so stressed last year), but always remember to enjoy what you're doing. It's no fun if you're always trying to put together things for your portfolio, and you're hating every second of it. Don't focus so much on it being the best picture perfect piece ever. Just have fun doing it, and make it the best it can! If you truly enjoy it, the quality of the piece will come through on its own. If anybody has any questions or wants any piece to critique, I'll try and pop in as often as I can to check my messages! Remember to do those life sketches! (They love them)
I've got to say.. getting accepted into CA is only getting more and more difficult. I know they have a hard time making these decisions, especially since the program is getting more attention and so many super talented kids are applying. That being said, get on the admissions radar early in the game if you can! Try and go to a National Portfolio Day in person, get critiques from admissions/upperclassmen, keep in touch once you've been assigned an advisor, and make sure they know how much you want to be there! And always, always, keep sketching! Draw in class and try to draw everyday! I used to draw on all my papers while listening in class... it might not be a 'portfolio' piece, but just getting in the pencil mileage will pay off for sure!