@Maffix Yeah, that is true!
@BlueMaroon Go right ahead, I'm sure it'll still be of help
@Maffix Yeah, that is true!
@BlueMaroon Go right ahead, I'm sure it'll still be of help
Last edited by radicat; February 18th, 2013 at 03:23 AM.
I recently told a friend to redo their entire portfolio. Of course I didn't say it lightly. It takes a lot to say that to a friend, or anyone, for that matter. I supported it with a lengthy, detailed critique and suggestions.
Would you appreciate a comment like that or would you find that unhelpful at this point? I won't say it to anyone here. Just asking.
 I meant this as a question to EVERYONE. Not telling OL that he should redo everything haha
Last edited by J. Cui; February 18th, 2013 at 06:30 AM.
Yeah I am personally not sure about the storyboard ratio as well and even if they had the old storyboard ratio it still would've screwed me over because I use A4 paper here. This annoying because I can't really use some composition rules like the rule of thirds.
@ Radicat http://sta.sh/01g13z2tyo4h (I drew her left leg to high, it should be equal to the other leg ignore that! haha) One thing I don't think you should do is give her high heels, it doesn't really make sense since she is not wearing any other articles of clothing, I still included the shoes in my drawing but it would make more sense without them, also high heels are very hard to draw. You'd have to make the choice whether you want her to have human feet or paws. I made her body more petite and feminine and made her eye brows attach the the arch's above her eyes. I gave her tail more weight by having it hang more loosely and I simplified her lips to make it easier for the turn around. Try to make your details as simple as possible, don't add lots of fur fluff like around the face and on her chest and tail. Less detail the better for animating. Make sure the ears actually attach to the head.
@ J. Cui Sadly I won't be able to fix anything at this point, but I wouldn't mind getting a critique on my portfolio, just so I know whether or not I stand a chance (even though I haven't added in the pencil lines yet so there is no line quality, so just ignore that part) http://bluemaroon.deviantart.com/gallery/41895809 (I added the right hand of my character into the side view of the turn around, but its not updated on there) Also, I have a question, they didn't include a separate line for dialogue in the storyboard template this year, how would we go about adding the dialogue?
Well, I hear you J. Cui. but at this point (less than 10 days). Rehauling 20 sheets of pieces, probably wouldn't produce better results. It depends what you told them to fix exactly, if you told them to scrap alot of their pieces then... It is more discouraging than helpful - In getting them into Sheridan. but definitely more helpful in improving them as an artist in the long run. There just isn't any time. You probably could've focused the critique. there's time at best to redo 2-3 pieces and I think that might've yielded better results.
At the end of the day, if they asked you for your thoughts on the submission, by giving your honest opinion you were being a good friend.
@radicat I would give my opinion but BlueMaroons redlines kind of hit he nail. so just go view that!
@Mafflax Bottom two. Your pencil is much stronger than the digital one.
20 pieces, no, but you can change let's say 10-15since it's only linework we are talking about here. It's simple you just have to lower your sleeping time and don't go anywhere but your desk a few days. I've heard of people who draw 20 hours per day and sleep 3/4 hours when they need to. This is done mostly by Japanese (check for animators, mangaka's) and so on, but there are lots of other people who do it. I would not tell anyone to start doing this, but at the very least if you have a weak left concentrate on 120%. The reality of art is harsh, but if you want to succeed you have to give it your all, if not you will be replaced by someone who is more capable and/or is willing to give more time into their work since there are are millions who want to work as animators, comic book artists, concept artists and so on.
@BlueMacroon Hey that looks great! that's actually kind of what I had in mind when creating her. But couldn't quite get it to look how it looked in my head. Definitely helps a lot for the rotation, because I couldn't quite translate what the profile would look from the front view. Thanks for the great help!
I told her to take some time off from school and redo it about a week ago. At that point I thought there'd still be enough time.
@Lycoris: Sorry but I don't have time right now to give any detailed critiques, and I think that would just stress you out anyway since you already mailed it in.
That's okay, Cui.
Whats the resale value on an Itoya? It's in that 'fuzzy' line of disposable merchandise. I think they just dump all of them.
I just put the last touches on my portfolio. I have to scan and print a few of them for my Seneca submission. As soon as that's done, I'll compile and post them up. Even though it's a little early for this.. it's been a pleasure guys. I really hope we all make it.
@ OfficialLamp *focuses artistic abilities*
Hey guys, I'm posting all my final works on my blog if you wanted to take a look http://sarahgorananimation.blogspot.com. I just need to finish outlining my Character Rotation and Action poses tomorrow and I'll be done whoopee (other than having to organize it in my Itoya case after haha) Good luck everyone and to all of you who are mailing your portfolios in, I know I didn't work with you guys through these months but I wish you the best all the same! I'll keep checking her to see everyone's final portfolios and the results in the next month or so!
Hey BlueMaroon! It's cool to see you are on the forums with us. I've noticed on your blog that you mentioned you were not to sure which horse drawing to pick, I'd say go with the first one because the last one looks like it has problems with foot positioning as well as looks less dynamic.
I'm scanning all my stuff tomorrow and Ill put up a link for it. I actually still have another portfolio due in a month for Capilano University so feel free to rip my stuff apart.
@Maffix - Oh hey, I'm applying for Cap as well. Like Sheridan it's also very competitive and has a low admittance percentage. The portfolio is a lot easier though because it's open. To repeat what's been advised to myself:
1) Keep only the good drawings. Don't put padding in.
2) They like shorter poses. Keep the majority under 5min, and maybe a few long poses.
3) Have a page of hands performing actions. These can be sketchier than what sheridan expects for their hand drawings, just avoid static poses.
Hey guys, seems like a lot of you are long distance applicants mailing in. Anyone here submitting theirs in person? My portfolio day is on the 26th. For anyone doing theirs in person, is it a bad idea to pay your portfolio fee the day of, rather than in advance by mail? Is it too late for me to mail them the portfolio fee now? I feel like there would be a long line the day of and I don't really want to waste any time. So you drop it off between 8:30 and 10, and then kind of wait around until 3? Also so we get our portfolios and evaluations back immediately after assessments? (Kind of a stupid question but I really don't know how it all works), or do we get things in the mail after? Anyway, best of luck to everyone. I hope you guys get in!
I'm submitting mine in person. It's not a bad idea at all to pay day of.
Yeah, the day is abit of a waste Pepe. You get a small presentation, some tours then you have to literally waste 2-4 hours waiting for your portfolio back.
It takes about a month to get the results back. April 1st is when the mail starts coming in.
You still can mail it in if you want, but you have to sign up for that, remember/
I'm looking forward to seeing all the complete portfolios its been a long preparation, hopefully it pays off.
All of my components are basically finished. I have to get two life drawings in motion and I have a session tomorrow, but I seem to be stuck on what to do for my personal artworks. I don't have anything that's really level with the rest of my portfolio and I want to make something new but...agh, I'm not sure what I should try to show through them. :/ Any advice? Do you think I would lose marks for just putting in more life drawings for my personal artwork?
@xKotu It's not a super important section and doesn't weigh a lot on your score, so don't stress it too much. Lots of people put life drawings in, just have some variety as well. Maybe put a page of your quicker gesture drawings or a 20+ min pose if you have one. Or even compile your planning for some of your portfolio pieces. They love seeing sketches and thought progressions.
Thanks OfficialLamp! That helps a lot.
Just finished taking photos of all my work and I'm getting critique on it tomorrow for any last minute adjustments. After that, I'll post up errythaaang. c: Phew. So glad everything has come together pretty well. ^^
@OfficialLamp Uhhh were you at the animation students life drawing session at Capilano Monday?
It's not even March and I'm stressing out.
Even if I get accepted, I don't know if I want to get into Sheridan's illustration. In fact, I don't know anymore. I don't know if I want to continue with art if I don't make it into Animation.
I'm going to try and let go...