So I've made stupid threads about portfolios before when I didn't really have my wits about me. I'm in a better place now to ask questions though, I think...
So I'm looking and most portfolio guidelines specify 15-20 pieces of most recent work. However, I don't have much to put in there because I didn't draw for a year (once again, refer to older threads by me concerning my 'issue').
So now I feel like I'm building a portfolio from the ground up but it feels like a daunting task.
For instance, I want most to get into SVA so I'm looking at their guidelines ATM. They specify wanting things "mostly from observation.. Examples of this work can include self-portraits (using a mirror for reference), figure drawings, object studies, still lifes, interior scenes, and landscapes. "
With allowances for 2D reference and some pieces from the imagination. However, I am strongest with graphite and ink and not so great with acrylic paint so I am scared I won't have any color work to submit. I will include one or two digital pieces too.
How do I know what size to make my work? Does it all have to be like 18x24? Is it frowned upon to work in 11x14 or 9x12 instead of a larger size for consistency's sake? What if I have multiple pieces of varying sizes (ie study sheets on 8.5x11, graphite drawings on 9x12 and 14x17, large 18x24 still life studies...) Do I photograph and make prints to submit and just hope it all looks good in a big presentation book at the in-person interview?
Thanks in advance, I keep putting off working on it cuz I'm scared my 9x12 drawing will be useless!