Applying to an Animation Degree, looking for feedback please.
Hey, first post!
Because I have a million bits of paper with drawings on them, and half-full sketchbooks, I've decided to scan all my work, arrange it onto A2 sheets, and have them printed. I'm using this portfolio to apply to Edinburgh College of Art's Animation Degree.
I'd love to hear some feedback regarding what I should have more or less of in the folio. Please, be blunt if you think something's not working, don't worry about offending me or anything.
Also, some of the drawings have been photographed rather than scanned, so the image quality suffers.
Here we go!
Some of these are 2 minute figures, some are 1 minute
These were more like 40 minutes. The one on the left is from photo, and the one on the right is from life
Left was from a photo ref, right was from life
I was visiting my Mum, and she has this huge collection of national geographic magazines. She taught me how to do these. It was fun to draw people that aren't the european and american people I see all the time.
from life, apart from the hawk which was dead and stuffed
I hadn't used paint since school until a month or so ago. All they ever teach us at college is software.
These were fun experiments. In the top one I was seeing what would happen if I just pulled a colour scheme out my ass and ran with it. And the fawn at the bottom was my first try with gouache. I didn't really know how to use it, so it ended up really muddy and atonal. There is a good drawing under all that paint though, I promise!
I did these yesterday. I'm starting to get a better grip on painting
I really like Andreas Deja's drawings of big cats, and it made me want to draw them for myself.
Here I'm starting to look at seals to develop into an animatable character for my short
Charicaturing them wasn't too difficult since they already have these big cute eyes
Final designs, and in context below.
I won't put up my storyboard drawings because they're terrible. If I had a second person working on my short rather than just me, I'd have done better drawings, but for now they just need to remind me of what's already in my head. I might make some fake storyboards just for the portfolio's sake though.
I'll get a clip of the short up once I find a way for premiere to export a video that's small enough to upload, and watchable quality.
In the meantime here's an irrelevant pencil test:
In the next couple of weeks I want to do some studies of hands and feet, because I have a lot of trouble with them, as well as tackle painting a self-portrait.
before submission time I want to do a lot more drawings of people in public, not posing.
I have a 2 hour life drawing class each week, and I do occasionally find some even classes and that sort of thing.
Thanks for looking