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    Quote Originally Posted by PokoPoko View Post
    Welcome Piedram!

    Great to see another fellow animation portfolio workshop-er xD ! Are you a part of the recent winter session? And I have to agree with you and definitely recommend the workshop to anyone who does not manage to get into Sheridan this year. I got pretty close to getting in last year, but now I'm glad I didn't! The workshop has literally been the best drawing experience I have had in my entire life. I have never learned so much in such a short amount of time, from such wonderful instructors too! If I had gotten in last year, then I would definitely be struggling to survive at the bottom of the barrel. But by the time the workshop is over I'll be ready for anything Sheridan or Seneca has to throw at me!
    I'm in the first session this year; the one that started back in May. I completely agree without the things I've learned from the workshop I'd seriously be struggling at Sheridan plus I don't want to be one of those students that just coasts by I want to do well in that program.


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    Thanks for the advice Boostle,
    I think you're totally right, I seem to naturally add that really thick line weight so I'll try and get away from that to give the drawings a bit more life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boostle View Post
    As of now I'm just trying to get some practice in while doing school assignments. But my winter break is basically the entirety of December, so I'm going to be trying to finish my entire portfolio in one month. I'm just really stressed about trying to juggle assignments from my current program as well as working on portfolio work. But thankfully some of my pieces I've done at ACAD I can use for the personal portion of the portfolio.

    How are you guys getting access to nude models? Our school used to provide free life drawing classes but there's been budget cuts so they're aren't available any more. I'm in a bit of a bind. Any suggestions?
    See if your city has some kind of arts centre and find out if they run life drawing sessions, that would probably be your best bet. You would have to pay per session but it shouldn't run that high I usually pay about $10 per session for mine.



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    Has anyone got any tips for what medium they use for life drawing? I've been experimenting with different stuff: Crayon/Charcoal/Pencil etc just wondering what other people find useful to capture dynamic lines yet keep it relatively clean looking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chownyp View Post
    Has anyone got any tips for what medium they use for life drawing? I've been experimenting with different stuff: Crayon/Charcoal/Pencil etc just wondering what other people find useful to capture dynamic lines yet keep it relatively clean looking?
    I prefered laundry marker: it gives you strong black lines with some variety if you shape it as a chisel. For modelling it is pretty useless, but in Animation the emphasis is on linework.
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    Hey guys,

    Thought I would say hello. I'm currently in the Animation Portfolio Workshop in Toronto, I dropped out of OCAD so I can focus all my energy on this portfolio hah.
    Hopefully I should get around to posting some of the stuff I'm up to in the coming weeks.

    cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chownyp View Post
    Has anyone got any tips for what medium they use for life drawing? I've been experimenting with different stuff: Crayon/Charcoal/Pencil etc just wondering what other people find useful to capture dynamic lines yet keep it relatively clean looking?
    Don't use pencil it's way too light, and charcoal is very messy. Use black conte, HB preferably or at most 2B. We don't use anything else for the first year pretty much. It has the most variety in darkness and line quality, and it applies smoothly to newsprint. Get in the habit, it will help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chownyp View Post
    http://chowny123.tumblr.com/post/102...nights-session

    Hey again people,

    There are some more examples of my life-drawings here, I think I'm improving but not quite sure if I'm focusing on the right things or not so any more feedback would be awesome.
    What I would really like to see you do is some 30 second-5minute drawings. I'm really liking the fact that you are staying in proportion well, and it seems like you've trained yourself pretty well to draw using negative spaces and the relationship between parts of the body. Your work still feels stiff though which is why I'm recommending some more gesture drawing. Also, Boostle made a good point with the harsh, dark lines. Try not to get into the mode where you're just outlining things or else your work will look flat. Give your lines some sensitivity and vary the line weight by making things that are farthest away lighter, while making the stuff that's coming towards you darker. We can also talk about structure and giving your figures some more solidity later.

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    Boostle,

    I would really try to find a place in your city where they offer live figure drawing because nothing beats the real thing. Plus, it's great practice for when you're in animation school~

    Definitely look for something that's around $10 (I try to go twice a week and pay $10 each time)

    Perhaps you could also get people to pose for you (clothed)?

    Cafe sketching is also nice.

    But using pictures online is fine if you cannot work anything out for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by piedram View Post
    I'm in the first session this year; the one that started back in May. I completely agree without the things I've learned from the workshop I'd seriously be struggling at Sheridan plus I don't want to be one of those students that just coasts by I want to do well in that program.
    Haha great! Now I just need to figure out if you're in the upstairs class or the downstairs class xD (I'm in the upstairs class btw) Exactly, it would be pointless to waste all that money and time to just crawl on through. It's better to have a strong background in drawing fundamentals. After all, it's important to remember that we are going to school to learn AND hopefully get into the industry afterwards.

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    Hi guys

    I didn't get in last year, and i've decided now that I want to try again. I posted my unsuccessful portfolio on the thread last year but i guess it got lost in the flood of posts. Anyways, I was hoping for some critique! especially on my layout drawings.

    http://eudorasartstuff.blogspot.ca/2...olio-2014.html

    Thanks a bunch!

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    Hey again everyone, I've got some more life drawings here. Have tried to take on everyone's advice so I think I'm freeing myself up a bit and working a bit more gesturally. Tell me what you think

    http://chowny123.tumblr.com/post/104791618274

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    Hi everyone! I'm a 2015 Sheridan hopeful from Canada, and I just wanted to say that you guys have been so helpful and nice. I found this forum a little while ago and it's kinda a shame that it hasn't been updated in a little while.
    I'm almost done with my portfolio (I just have the room drawings to do) but I'm not so confident in some parts of it. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to look at my life drawing and give it some critiques?

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    Fall 2015 hopeful

    Hi guys,
    I am from India and a high school student applying for animation program for fall term.
    REALLY EXCITED to meet new artists like me.
    I have completed my portfolio and applied to program around a week ago.
    I am feeling really awkward coz one of my friend is applying for this program and we get into small debates about whos the best and such sort of things but I am really happy that he is as keen in art as he i am.
    I will be uploading some stuff lately like my personal artwork that i will include in portfolio.
    I had one concern that i haven't received those characters and storyboard panel as they told.
    Help and thanks for creating such forum.

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    I need help with my portfolio, is there anyone willing to help me one on one? I'm pretty confident when it comes to the character design position and storyboards but when it comes to the room drawings and object drawing, I struggle immensely. I am not sure whether my hand drawings and life drawings meet the standard yet..

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    Can you please upload your drawings so that i can see where you stand.

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    Okay! I'll scan a few things and post them in a few minutes

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    Hi guys, I'm completely new here as well. I'm from Taiwan & New Zealand but currently at Central Saint Martins in London and looking to apply to the course as well! It's nice to find a group of people also applying

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    We can start with the life drawing section, humans and animals. I chose 3 human figures that I thought were good and I have a bunch of animal sketches. Let me know what you think, I need some fresh eyes to look at my work. (Most of this work is unfinished, these are not finished products)
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    These are the original drawings.
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    These are the refined drawings.
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    These are the refined drawings in orange pencil.
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    Animals

    These are gesture drawings of my pets in action
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    Another animal
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    Hand Drawings

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    Room line drawings and Objects

    The second drawing is unfinished because I can't seem to get the perspective right... I haven't attempted the object drawings yet either.
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    Character Design
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    Storyboards
    I have not started this section Dx So difficult!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PradyumanRathod1 View Post
    Hi guys,
    I am from India and a high school student applying for animation program for fall term.
    REALLY EXCITED to meet new artists like me.
    I have completed my portfolio and applied to program around a week ago.
    I am feeling really awkward coz one of my friend is applying for this program and we get into small debates about whos the best and such sort of things but I am really happy that he is as keen in art as he i am.
    I will be uploading some stuff lately like my personal artwork that i will include in portfolio.
    I had one concern that i haven't received those characters and storyboard panel as they told.
    Help and thanks for creating such forum.
    omg i really wanna see your portfolio! It's great that a lot of people are applying from overseas

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    Quote Originally Posted by PradyumanRathod1 View Post
    Hi guys,
    I am from India and a high school student applying for animation program for fall term.
    REALLY EXCITED to meet new artists like me.
    I have completed my portfolio and applied to program around a week ago.
    I am feeling really awkward coz one of my friend is applying for this program and we get into small debates about whos the best and such sort of things but I am really happy that he is as keen in art as he i am.
    I will be uploading some stuff lately like my personal artwork that i will include in portfolio.
    I had one concern that i haven't received those characters and storyboard panel as they told.
    Help and thanks for creating such forum.
    omg i really wanna see your portfolio! It's great that a lot of people are applying from overseas

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    This is my character, i want you to provide some reviews on it.
    @SoSaucy. Your figure/gesture drawings are quite good especially your line quality and confidence.I personally like them but you lack in proportions.
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    Glad to see some life has been brought back into this thread!

    @SoSaucy

    I'll go by the order you posted.

    FIGURE DRAWINGS

    Very solid life drawings though they could use some work, start by identifying anatomical landmarks such as the ribcage, spine, shoulder blades etc it goes a long way to show your understanding of the human figure and really brings structure into the drawing. Look at some master drawings for excellent ways to show those landmarks.

    The longer pose has a torso that's too long and if you're doing a post at that length you really need to nail those proportions so you should be measuring constantly throughout the drawing as to avoid that problem. The other issue is that aside from a bit more shading it seems identical to the 4 minute one which seems to indicate you may be slowing down too much and getting caught up in the drawing because you have more time, you should be going at the same pace as the 4 minute drawing, also I'd ignore shading at this stage as it's not that beneficial.

    ANIMAL DRAWINGS

    Very loose and gestural this is good just do more of these, the strongest one to me is of the dog leaping forward, I would try developing this further and see how it goes. Don't do shading like you've done in that rhino drawing, sheridan instructors would rather you show off understanding of structure and anatomy rather than shading.

    HAND DRAWINGS

    Solid start but you just need to study the hand more to create a strong drawing, they currently have a lack of structure. Keep trying out different actions and don't be afraid to try something bold or pushing a current action, as it stand they are a bit too limited. For example of the squeezing or an (orange?) doesn't have the hand move aside form a few fingers leaving both drawings too similar; think of how you can push that action into something a little more interesting.

    ROOM DRAWINGS

    Looks good so far only things is it looks like a ruler might have been used? Could just be my shitty eyes.

    CHARACTER DRAWINGS

    I'm liking this character very simple but it works, just keep developing it and you're on your way to having a strong design. My only issue would be to add much more understructure lines; really make it obvious you understand how your character works and the structure of the design.

    Overall looking good just keep working at it!

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    Thank you I only started my portfolio late December so I really isn't much to look at for sure. I appreciate your advice because things were beginning to become a bit foggy. I guess I didn't realize how poor I was at drawing in certain areas until now.

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    Asking for critiques on this hand drawing. More of my drawings will be going up shortly, as some are too large for me to photocopy.
    This is the 'before' hand drawing. The after, I will be drawing the hand butting the cigarette out. I believe this action will give me good variation in hand form/appearance. I am mainly concerned about structure, and overlapping lines to create forms.

    As a side question, I'm also toying with the idea of shortening the cigarette and adding some smoke lines to clearly show that the cigarette is being smoked... But it may be too much..Let me know what you all think!

    Thanks in advance
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    Looking for some critiques! Sorry if this is a double post...
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    Asking for critiques on this hand drawing. More of my drawings will be going up shortly, as some are too large for me to photocopy.
    This is the 'before' hand drawing. The after, I will be drawing the hand butting the cigarette out. I believe this action will give me good variation in hand form/appearance. I am mainly concerned about structure, and overlapping lines to create forms.

    As a side question, I'm also toying with the idea of shortening the cigarette and adding some smoke lines to clearly show that the cigarette is being smoked... But it may be too much..Let me know what you all think!

    Thanks in advance
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    Somebody give me some opinion on my character please.

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    @PradyumanRathod1

    First of all I`d like to say that I can clearly see the effort and think you have a unique style and character! With that being said, there are some noticeable problems.


    Your action pose, character rotation, and expression sheet have absolutely 0 under structure. I`d recommend looking at previous Sheridan animation portfolios that got accepted. Look at their characters, and in almost all of them you`ll notice the structure lines for a rib cage, pelvis, and the major joints. This leads into the next thing I`d recommend working on which is some anatomy. Spending more time on the structure of your character will lead to an increased understanding in anatomy. For some examples, it seems like your character is missing a neck, and a nose. Even at a full profile view, he only has a slight bump for a nose.

    For the time being I would definitely focus on structure and anatomy, since those are two absolutely essential things needed to get into the program.
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    Just a question about the room line drawing section, does it have to be of a room in our house or could it be any room of a house?

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    Can someone critique my hand drawings? Is it okay that the cup is cut off or will they dock marks off for that? Thanks!

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