So I'm a HS senior and am already a bit late to the application game.
So far I have 11 of the 12 required works; the 12th one is currently a wip.
I'm feeling a bit anxious, this is my first college application and I've been told by a friend I do too many face-shots of people.
Can you guys please give me your opinion on my art? I'd appreciate some feedback (stuff like: should I get rid of some piece, should I make some last minute modifications, etc...).
Thank you for any and all critiques!
Here is the portfolio requirement text from the VCU website (at least the part about portfolio diversity):
If you work with lots of different materials, techniques, and/or subject matter, that's great. We want to see all of your best work, even if it doesn't "go together." If you only work with one material, that's okay too - don't submit work that you are not proud of just for the sake of having variety.
We cannot give specific instructions on what to submit because all artists work in different ways, with many different materials. Here are just a few examples of the many different types of media and techniques that students use: graphite, charcoal, oil paint, acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolors, pen and ink, screenprints, etchings, digital photography, film photography, collage, fashion designs, handmade clothing, knit sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, weavings, found object and mixed media sculpture, embroidery, digital artworks, videos and films...
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hello! just stumbled onto your portfolio. i'm a freshman at the university of arts, philadelphia. so i vividly remember what it was like getting my portfolio together. i'd say you seem to be in pretty good shape. as the poster above me said, schools would really like to see works from life. exploration of different mediums is wonderful to include. show them that you are diverse. my freshman drawing class 100% consists of free-hand sketches, maybe show them that you show aptitude toward that? try getting some 18x24 sheets of drawing paper, setting down some very simple objects (try starting with even a box) and draw it from different views until you've filled the page up. i guarantee they'd love to see some of these. not to mention, it's general good practice for any 2D medium. overall, looks great! now, diversify! show them that you know the basics.
wire that lamp, throw a light bulb in it and apply to a school with a product or environmental design program. it's better than your drawings. good luck!