How to Make Your Art Portfolio Stand Out- Art Portfolio Tricks that Work! PART 1

How to Make Your Art Portfolio Stand Out- Art Portfolio Tricks that Work! PART 1

Art Portfolios can all start to look the same to admissions counselors after a while, they see a lot of rectangular white paper and canvas..... a lot of the same common ideas and common materials.  At Ashcan we have a few different effective ways to help your Art Portfolio really stand out.

How to use Your Own Bedroom for your Art Portfolio!

How to use Your Own Bedroom for your Art Portfolio!

Drawing a view of your bedroom is a great way to add an interesting observational work to your Art Portfolio, that also says a lot about who you are.  Observational Art Portfolio pieces, which are drawings, paintings, mixed media works or sculptures created from looking at real-life places, are considered by most schools to be the most important work to have in your art portfolio. This is because including observational pieces demonstrates a level of mastery of fundamental art skills.

How you organize your Art Portfolio matters a lot!

How you organize your Art Portfolio matters a lot!

When you are choosing the 12-20 pieces to use for your Art Portfolio the order that you present your work matters a lot. Think of it like a narrative, a book about who you are. The work you choose and the flow from one piece to the next needs to be given a lot of thought. A good rule is to open with your best work, and then the second best, and end with your 3rd and 4th strongest works

THE TOP BFA ILLUSTRATION PROGRAMS

THE TOP BFA ILLUSTRATION PROGRAMS

If you decide you’d like to pursue an education in Illustration, choose a program that is focused both on the creative aspects, technical skills- the computer programs you’ll need to succeed as well as the business of Illustration. For the best Illustration programs you’ ll need a competitive Art Portfolio to apply. These are the BFA Programs that we like the best: