Art School Portfolios Video Course
“I had no idea that there were some schools that really, really wanted finished works, and other schools that wanted some finished works in your portfolio, and a lot of actual charcoal drawings.
And I didn’t have any charcoal drawings; I didn’t have the opportunity in high school to, kind of like, go to these figure drawing classes, where there would be a nude model posing– never had that until I did Pre-College.
And Pre-College was just my saving grace– really, really, really prepared me for what art school was like, and just how intensive the workload can be. I would gain so much knowledge when I would go to portfolio reviews, because different schools want different things.
So, some schools wanted just totally completed works, and other schools wanted to see more of my charcoal drawings that I didn’t think were portfolio worthy pieces, but they think kind of are.
I definitely think I had a sense of confidence, and it was mainly because of just my teachers kind of encouraging me, and I think that’s just the most important thing: is just have confidence, and have faith in yourself. When you create your portfolios, I would suggest that you have a range of the work that you like to do.
I would also suggest that you only show what it is that you really like to do. Because if you throw in things that you’re not really that interested in doing, then you might end up kind of going down that path, or the school might suggest that you do specifically what that is.
Work in your portfolio that you really love, and that you’re passionate about, and you’ll end up seeing where it takes you.”