Anyone on dA excited to see what the staff have planned for a lame april fools day joke? xDD
Sheridan rejected me for the illustrations program so I've been thinking about what I should do next year for the past couple of days.. I don't have money for art fundamentals so I I'll probably try to find a job somewhere, but how can I improve other than going to more life drawing classes? Maybe someone here who got accepted can critique me as I practice?
Please visit me at http://jipai.deviantart.com
Hi everybody! I've actually been following this thread for a while now, trying to get information on portfolios and Sheridan in general (since I live too far away to visit on a regular basis).. I must say, it's helped me a lot, ahaha. I got accepted into Illustration so I'm looking forward to meeting some of you when the time comes. Hopefully I can get around to uploading my portfolio somewhere and posting it up here so it can maybe help future students just like how you guys have (indirectly) helped me, haha.
I thought I'd post these two photo comparisons of my portfolio score last year vs. this year. maybe it'll help for those who are just thinking of giving up (and my score seemed pretty hopeless last year) ><
Last edited by wolfrunner; April 1st, 2012 at 04:07 PM.
It seems fundies really helped you, Wolf!
Have any of you guys gone to the animation portfolio workshop in toronto? Does it help? It costs an awful lot of money...
Hey guys, I've been lurking here for a while aha. I'm still waiting on my scoresheet but I've been accepted to animation.
Ahh thanks c: I hope you get the call! I'm anticipating receiving my scoresheet tomorrow (it had better come >O) so I'll be uploading my portfolio to dA with scores then.
the only thing about that portfolio workshop is that is suuuper expensive and OSAP doesn't cover it. thats why I did art fundies.
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Oh, thank you so much Yeah they're tricky; I honestly have no idea why I stuck with a bird..they're extremely complicated and I'm more stronger with the feline anatomy so I have no idea why I didn't just make up a cat character. But I got all 4's in that section so I guess it turned out pretty well lmao xD
I could never afford that without OSAP, I think a lot of other people are put in that position too.
Hopefully when I check the mail tomorrow I get my score sheet. I'm really curious about my score.
I'm thinking of trying to do the animation portfolio workshop too, but I'm not sure. I live in Calgary right now and I was wondering if it's worth moving there for the workshop. :/
@ Danive, did everyone in the workshop get accepted into their school of choice? Just wondering.
I still haven't got my score sheet... I have no idea how I still did :/
Anyone in the same boat?
ATTN: me essentially being butthurt... but if you would like to hear my story...
I hope you don't mind but I kind of want to rant about how butt hurt I am ;_;
This whole year... has lead up to a huge disappointment ...
I'm usually passive about stuff like this, I mean i've gotten rejected 3 times now....
but I just have to rant, I've worked so hard this past year
...on top of doing a full time course (not even pertaining to Studio Arts - Visual Merchandising Arts, which in itself is extremely exhausting and makes Sheridan's Art Fundamentals program [in terms of homework] a BIG huge joke. Seriously.)
I commute 3 hours a day to school and back (bus>bus>go bus>train>bus)
(I wake up at 4:50am to leave my house by 5:20am to make it on time for 8am classes) (basically 6 hours in total just to commute back and forth from school, because it's cheaper than living in oak/driving, no one can carpool with me..) I basically always come home around 11pm or midnight, everyday.
Within all my commuting I was able to completely fill (back and front 4 sketchbooks roughly 100 pages)
I've slept over the school (and my friend's house thank you Anne-Marie! ) numerous occasions because I had to keep up with school and portfolio (which I started the beginning of summer, mostly character design, as well as story boarding which eventually got scrapped because of new characters introduced later)
I also have done about +60 free requests/commissions for people on my deviantArt, just so I can better my abilities.
I've attended at least 44 extra life drawing sessions after school on my own time (which I always have stayed for more than an hour sometimes 2, maybe several times for 3 hours) which is why I get back home tired at 11 pm or midnight
ooh I also have a part-time job where I work every single saturday (3pm~12am=9 hours)(I used to work every fridays too first semester)
Basically what I want to be able to understand is with all the work I did to prepare for my portfolio, and relentless hours spent on my portfolio, researching and trying to do the best I can... how can I possibly just assume working even harder for next year will guarantee my spot in this animation program... Is everyone working harder than I am? or just naturally gifted with the ability to draw?
Last edited by Miek; April 1st, 2012 at 11:28 PM.
Miek, I wish I could give you a hug. :c That sounds like an amazing amount of effort that you put in and I'm truly sorry that you didn't get accepted. :/
I'm truly sorry to hear this. ): I can't imagine how you must be feeling right now.
From your story, it seems like the problem might be spreading yourself too thin. I know it's cheaper to commute the way you have been, but I think it would've been better to live where you go to school. Spending more money now to make life easier for you while you have class so you are better prepared for your future is way more important. The money you're saving now will mean nothing in the future.
Also, is it possible that there are some mistakes that you have been repeating? No amount of work will help if it's wrong everytime. I haven't seen your portfolio so this is just my own thoughts. Please don't be offended by this.
Do you have your portfolio uploaded? If you'd like, I'd be happy to give you a detailed review for every piece and see what you could improve on. Like I said , it may just be bad habits/mistakes that maybe you haven't noticed that you've been repeating.
EDIT: Didn't mean to sound like I'm an expert or anything. XD;; But I've been in school for art so I have an idea of what professors look for.
thanks Jouchelle Miranda and J. Cui, I really appreciate it, just now I feel so devastated (I guess from suppressing it ever since being rejected for a collective 3rd time)
this is my portfolio:
I'm sorry for the low quality pictures, my black berries the only thing I could take pictures on
hey Miek your portfolio looks awesome, but you said you haven't gotten your score sheet yet? I think you should have had a good chance at being very close to the top on the waitlist if anything because everything looks great. Only thing I could possibly see a problem with is the life drawings (some proportions) but nothing that you couldn't fix. also, did you have friends/teachers look at your work? you seem to be overdoing it with all your work/commuting, i cant imagine how stressful that is, but fresh eyes help with seeing these small mistakes.
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