Portfolio for school?
So I'm planning on starting school next year. I went to a couple schools in the area to check 'em out and everything. And I found a school that I really liked and everything, now it's just time to apply.
I'm going for a bachelors in fashion design, out of everything I would love to be doing that for the rest of my life. For this particular school you have to be accepted into that particular program...to be honest that part is making me panic a little bit, I'm probably over re-acting but it doesn't change the fact that I am.
So I have to make a portfolio, which I've never ever done. And that's what the admission department judges you on. Now I've got tons of sketches. TONS. So the ideas are all there, I've even got some posted as a project if you're interested in taking a look. They want full color drawings and stuff and organization. I've got some really rough vague guidelines that the school gave me. That being said, I have absolutely no clue what I'm doing. Completely direction-less. I've tried to look up examples on the internet and stuff, but all I can really find is professional portfolios. They also said that I can add pictures of things I've made but I can't use what I already have as far as that goes because they aren't quality pictures, or artistic or whatever. Just me holding a camera in the mirror.
What do I do!?
Take better pictures of everything, on hangers or on models. Include only your best sketches and consider adding color to some of them.
When I had to put together an art portfolio, I picked my highest-graded pieces and showed a diverse selection of what I could do, from oil painting to charcoal gesture drawing.
Get a model to wear your clothes and take some high quality photos outside with natural light. Blow everything up so it's the size of a piece of paper and print off on a high quality printer (use walgreens) Then put all of your pictures and sketches in clear plastic sleeves to protect them from the elements. Put everything in a nice new binder. And if you can have it show like a fashion show, start with a strong piece and end on a strong one. Try to keep your ideas organized, showing pieces that go together and tell a story. What you show should look like the all go into the closet of the same woman. Don't worry about showing a ton of pieces. A round dozen is fine as long as everything is high quality and presented welll.
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