ART PORTFOLIO PLANNING

Portfolio Planning for College

  In addition to meeting academic requirements, students are often required to produce an art portfolio and are sometimes asked to attend portfolio assessment days.  If a portfolio is required, treat this as the most important component of the application.  Here are a few tips to help you prepare! Look at recently accepted art portfolios…

Art Portfolios

Do’s (and mostly) Don’ts of Art Portfolios

  An art portfolio showcases your artistic skills and potential while giving some insight into who you are as an artist.   How do you create an impressive art portfolio?  Though are many factors that contribute to strong portfolios, there are a few crucial “don’ts” to avoid! Don’t create a portfolio with too many or…

art scholarships

Portfolio Tips That Can Get You Art Scholarships

  Many art programs offer scholarships for students with exceptional portfolios. In addition to saving on tuition, applying to scholarships gives you experience in presenting your artwork in a professional way and marketing yourself as a serious artist. Understand the instructions Scholarship applications usually have additional requirements that are to be included with the portfolio…

graphic designer

Summer Project for Graphic Design Portfolio

  Summer delivers a great occasion for portfolio work. Your graphic design portfolio is one of the most vital marketing pieces you have as a designer. Usually, it has the most effect on your ability to amaze employers and clients. With that in mind, you should be continuously updating your online and print art portfolio…

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Tips for Keeping your Art Portfolio Fresh

  Art progresses as the world around us changes. Emerging social trends, innovative technology, and the environment are just some examples of change that influence art. Artists should allow themselves to be inspired by world events. In doing so, your portfolio will continuously evolve. Putting together a portfolio once does not mean it shouldn’t be…

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Avoiding clichés in your art portfolio

Producing completely original work can be a challenging task for art students, especially if your portfolio focuses on a popular theme or subject matter. Admission committees, art instructors, and clients have likely seen numerous art portfolios containing similarly themed work. So how does one create innovative and individual work while avoiding clichés? Consider the following…

drawing

Tips on observational drawing

Drawing is a basic way of communicating, developing, investigating, and researching ideas. Observational drawing is a central component for most high school and introductory art courses. While there are many different drawing styles, including non-representational drawing which can play an important role in student portfolios, it is also beneficial to exhibit realistic and competent observational…

character design

Tips for Character Design

Almost everyone can recall a memorable cartoon character, but did you ever ask yourself how these characters come to life? Extensive research and a lot of love goes into creating recognizable, likable, and iconic characters.   Pick a Theme     Starting a new character design can feel like staring at a blank canvas. It…