Observational - drawn from life, something in front of you. Still life, figure drawing, stuff like that. School work.
Representational - things maybe drawn from imagination, but they're clear scenes or things that are meant to represent people. Most illustrations I think would fall under this? Basically I think it means non abstract. It's a scene or a portrait that's not necessarily of a 'real' person or thing.
Expressive - Um, I know for the therapy expressive art is basically all about process and what you're feeling and playing around with your media as opposed to trying to show SOMETHING. It can look like stuff if you want, but the important thing is just the process(I don't think I have ANY of this).
Personal - Art you made for yourself -- I included some pages from an art journal and I think it would hit this one?
Also, @J. Cui - They got my transcripts for sure on the 28th or so (I got confirmation and everything) , and it still says they're outstanding. My animation portfolio updated the day it was received, but my illustration portfolio requirement isn't listed as 'outstanding' or 'completed' - instead it has completely disappeared as an option. I wouldn't be relying too hard on the accuracy of AccessSheridan.
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Attended their information session today and there was stuff there that I would have LOVED to hear two months ago. x_x Such as the fact that they aren't assessing you on your ability to make photo realistic works but for expression of your own art form, and the fact that everything is judged on your compatibility with the program, not how good you are. Then they tell us how they're keen about digital art and exploration with the digital media. >..< And i'm going whaaat, you can submit digital art? @...@
But oh welll, they said first year illustration students do life drawings with a focus on the skeletal frame, so if applying again, we'd have to fill our sketchbooks with that. .0.
And I still don't get how 5 minute gesture drawings can fit into a portfolio. >...> I see how in their hallways they have year 1 "portfolios" and they're just nude gesture drawings with some charcoal/conte done on a big sheet of paper that could probably be done in 5-15 minutes. =....= just how good does a portfolio have to be @__@
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ha ha i'm glad you do, it's the one I submitted. :]
I hope everyone's portfolio day went well. It's the absolute worst waiting so long to get your marks back. Turn all that nervous energy towards pumping out a million awesome drawings. :3
Thanks owlu. Our tour that day was chaotic. We had only one animation student, so it was like 100+ people cramming into rooms and hallways trying to overhear the guide. Sometimes I couldn't catch everything.
yeah I went on the same day as you zeel and I felt so awkward everytime we stopped in a weird place and then thered be people staring at a blank wall... lol
I didn't think I would mind the wait, but I'm already losing it..........
How do i post a pic up here? i think i made a mistake on my layout drawings....
i need to get this off of my chest. i got rejected last year and went into fundies at seneca. i feel like skillwise i've definitely achieved at least the bare minimum to get in, but my portfolio was definitely rushed and it's making me feel very anxious and unsure of my chances of getting in. i feel a bit better now. how is everyone else coping with the wait?
edit: to clarify, the only portion of my portfolio which was rushed were the room drawings and one hand drawing, which relatively isn't a very large portion of the portfolio but it's large enough to make a potential acceptance into a rejection :X
does lurking this board make anyone else anxious as heck?!
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Everyone applying seems to have such great taste and shared interests and I think it would be fun to get to know them. Then I worry I'm not as good compared to them. Then I'm like, "Oh they did the test that way is that what they meant? Did I do it wrong? Did they do it wrong?" Or "I'm better at THIS part but way worse at THAT part" and then I just kinda fret in front of my computer and wring my hands for ten minutes.
Oh internet. You made the application process more understandable, but now you're just freaking me out.
Although this is my first time applying to Sheridan, it's my third year applying for animation programs. Being rejected ain't no thang anymore. So, relentlessly refreshing this thread just adds to my excitement rather than my anxiety.
Even with the worst case scenario of not getting into any program, that just gives me a year to save up money. I'm young and have plenty of time to work towards this.
I am going to go crazy, I think. Waiting is too hard. ARGH.
Has anyone heard how the animation portfolios were this year? I mean, the entry score fluctuates every year, so some years have better applicants than others.