2-minute back-story: This is actually the second time I've applied to RISD. I applied last year and was accepted (after being wait-listed), but couldn't go because I had no idea how to pay for it (very last minute rush). So I spent the last year planning to reapply and attend there in the coming Fall semester as a transfer Illustration student.
I don't plan to work more on these pieces, so specific critiques on the pieces, while always nice, probably won't be applied. Sorry. I would, however, love some critiques on things you see I need to work on or improve. Don't go easy on me. Also, I'll be sending these out tomorrow or the next day, so if you see a particular piece that's really bringing down the rest of the portfolio, I might be able to find a replacement.
When I applied last year, I had no figure drawings (because I had never done any figure drawing), so I made sure to compensate this year. And as I'm sure you fully well know, two of the pieces you see here are RISD's drawing assignment pieces (the bike and river scene)--the third drawing is still being finished.