There are several Specialized art and design high schools in New York City,Each of these schools require you to submit portfolios of you artwork. The first on the list of Art Portfolio requirements is: A self-portrait using a graphite drawing pencil and paper done from observation (from observation means you draw yourself by looking in a mirror).
Ashcan Studio Student Work Portfolio Tip: In your portfolio each piece should enhance the work around it, and there should be a clear common thread throughout the portfolio. Whether it’s obvious or subtle, all of the pieces should have a common theme. Ashcan Studio Portfolio Prep Program This Ashcan student made three strong portfolio pieces [...]