Landscape and Still Life paintings or drawings are important to have in your art portfolio, but they don't have to be straight forward. You can show your originality and your own style and interests like here- where she's using a consistent color palette throughout her portfolio, and adding elements that are surreal/abstracted, also consistent with the [...]
The sooner you get started on your portfolio the better. Most schools require 10-15 pieces for your portfolio, so you should shoot to make 20 + so you can pick the best of the best to submit to admissions. Generally Admissions at the Top Art Schools want to see originality and skill in each piece. [...]
Annie and Alice who both got in to Cal Arts, RISD and SVA answer the question
Art Portfolio advice from students who got into COOPER UNION HARVARD Central Saint Martins SVA, MICA, SAIC, Syracuse, RISD, and Cornell
Nothing shines through like loving what you do. So while there are certain things you need for a complete portfolio like still lifes, portraits , self portraits... you can make them much more appeaing to Pratt admissions if it looks like you enjoyed making it!
Not all Self-Portraits are created equal (art portfolio programs either)- just a few examples of hundreds & hundreds of self-portraits made in many perfect different ways at Ashcan 🖌️🖍️🖊️🖋️✏️✏️