This portfolio is compiled from artwork of candidates who have been accepted into the program in the past. It is not designed to show the best
work possible or a certain style, but rather to illustrate key points that are important to consider when submitting a portfolio for review by
the department. Commentaries explain some of the key features being reviewed in each of the categories. This portfolio is divided into the following categories:
General Drawing, Figure Drawing, Graphic Design and Color Media.
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General drawing is a category that demonsrates a wide variety of technique and styles. The main aspects are the understanding of light
on form and the skill of direct observation from naure. This may range from landscape studies to still life and animal or plant subjects.
Figure drawings are shown here as short poses or long poses. Short poses are demonstrations of quick gestural sketches from models ranging
from 1 minute to 30 minute poses, to capture the essence of the figure mass and body gesture. The long pose is a demonstration of drawing
skills that highlight more rendered and detailed figure drawings including faces, hands and feet. the average time being, 2-3 hours.
An accomplished use of transparent watercolor, opaque paint media, and colored pencil should be included. Landscape and still-life subject matter rendered in a representational manner should demonstrate accurately matched colors creating form and depth.
Medical subject matter should not be included.
Layouts that integrate image and typography for a pre-selected format and audience. Client-oriented visual communication projects.
Additional examples of artwork may include, but are not limited to, photography, sculpture, or mixed media. Please submit no more than 2 total pieces from this category.
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