Portfolio Piece - Define "finished drawing"
I'm starting on my portfolio. I want to get into an illustration program (ringling, artcenter, scad, etc.)
The question: For the figure drawings... what constitutes a finished piece? I've looked at the accepted portfolio thread and I've seen anything from 1) fully rendered figures w/ backgrounds to 2) figures with the basic proportions and shadow/light blocked in, to 3) figures that are highly detailed in some areas with the rest blocked in... What is the common ingredient that admissions are looking for?
The problem is I am enrolled in a figure drawing class and the longest pose is 40 minutes. It takes me 25-35 minutes just getting the shapes blocked in. I'm a pretty slow drawer. That leaves me 10 minutes to render it. Any suggestions? Or is the time constraint just part of the screening process?
You can click on my sketchbook and see my figure drawings from class (the last two images). I wouldn't consider these for my portfolio because they are so incomplete, but can someone give me a percentage of how close I am to a "finished piece"?