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    Click Click

    I'm just starting a sketchbook, this is what I have so far. Suggestions or comments are appreciated!
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    The drawing of the shoe is really nice--great rendering. While you seem to be able to cartoon well, don't include them in your Ringling portfolio. Especially already existing cartoons.

    Try to get some more creative-looking pieces in there. Read through the beginning of the Ringling thread for some good advice. Rblitz7 posted some great stuff in the very post, and if you scroll down far enough on the first page, you should find some advice that I got directly from a Ringling rep. Best of luck!
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    Ay, thanks for looking saint...and yeah, the first two are the only ones I was considering submitting. What are your thoughts on the self portrait? Don't hold back.
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    I like the cat, great position and tecnique¡¡
    Sorry for my poor english

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    Thanks lot, I like your guitar/butt painting. Good stuff.
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    Here's another I whipped out...
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    Hey Jmark:


    Ok a few things. If you want to get into CA, you need to incorporate a lot more figure drawings in your portfolio. Full body. I don't see any of that here. You seem to be focused on close ups and portraits. Take a figure class or just look up figures online. But you definitely need to work from life.

    If you're any good at color, you should try to include some of that too. Paintings or digital, as long as you're showing what you know about light and shadow. Right now in your self portraits you keep flattening out your pictures with your shadows, which either means you're not looking for the detail or you just threw in a flat shadow to get it on there. You seem to have a good grasp of eyes, and i always go to them in your self portraits. But the rest of it seems flat, like you don't know where to use shadow instead of line (cheeks for example). But you're on the right track, and your grasp of the face was better than mine when I applied.

    The tigger/truck picture throws me off. Conceptually, I don't get it, and the rendering isn't nearly as nice as in your cat and SPs. It's taken on a cartoony quality, instead of being a still life which I'm getting the impression that it was before? I would leave it out of the portfolio, and focus more on life drawings-full body! I can't emphasize that enough. Do gestures of people walking in the park, show you know movement.

    Hope that wasn't too winded or harsh. Don't give up though! I'm sure you can get into CA, just do what I said and keep posting, keep getting critiques. They are your best friend!
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    Thank's a lot thin mint. And not too harsh at all, those comments are exactly what I need that most people don't like to give. I will definitely be starting on figure drawings next. I was just trying to get some portraits in first. The tigger and truck was a still life, the only thing I changed was the truck's expression. But if you think I should leave it out...so be it. Do you think I should be doing more still life studies in addition to the figure studies? And what program is that, that everyone is using to paint in. I'd like to get my hands on it. Thanks again for the crit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmark's
    And what program is that, that everyone is using to paint in. I'd like to get my hands on it
    I would stay away from digital. College reps don't really like to see it as much as they like traditional work. Not to mention, it's pretty hard to work from life at a computer. Do-able, but difficult. Pull out your acrylics or colored pencils if you want to do some color Portfolio work, and leave Photoshop and Painter for your hobby work. For now, at least.
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    A figure study
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    I paid to sit in on a figure drawing class today...this one took about 10 to 15 min. The studio had very bad lighting.
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    Here's a new still life...trying to show motion and creativity. RSAD admiss. orders.
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    Your work is defintiley improving. I think you'll get in. That bottom piece is just the kind of stuff they keep saying they like...so... kudos!
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