I really loved your character and the room. :) Good luck!!
Hi Kay ! Might you tell me if the size for life drawing is letter or flexible ?I want to apply to sheriden too ^^ ! hopefully I will meet you at School :P
At Sheridan we do life drawing on newsprint pads (18"x24").For your portfolio your life drawings can be any size (minimum letter size). If it's a mail-in portfolio, it has to fit the same format as the rest of your portfolio (room line, objects, character sheet, etc.). If you're bringing your portfolio to the school it can be any size.GOOD LUCK!!!! Hope to see you next year and feel free to message me again.
I love your portfolio - you're very talented! Did you turn these in all uncolored though? o: (Sorry, I thought art colleges wanted color, maybe I'm not experienced in animation) :)
Thanks a lot! I appreciate it!The animation program is very different from fine arts programs- they're more impressed by your bare bones work than your colouring and rendering skills.Thanks again for the comment!
I had a question, did you do each of the rotations of your character in an 8 by 11 sheet? if so how did you go about that? I am doing my character roation now but I find it impossible to not do them all in one sheet first connecting the lines ect.. but i don't know how to do them seperate after. did you scan them or something? if you could please let me know I would much appreciate it :) im just following what the requirements says to do and it says to do each roatiton in a 8 by 11 sheet.
I think what I did was scan the smaller drawings, blow them up, print them and then trace them. A huge pain to do, but just making your portfolio look nice alone is worth 0.4/4 on your score sheet. Another thing - when you draw your action poses, don't keep them rough and loose, make it fairly clean with lots of structure. Good luck!!! :)
Okay thats what I thought , totally makes sense thankyou so much!!!! :) really appreciate you getting back to me.
What was the cut-off mark for the portfolio when you got accepted. And also, since you are already at sheridan, do you think it was worth it . By the way I think you have a wonderful portfolio. Im thinking of applying this year, if its possible could you look at my portfolio and give me some suggestions
Hi Shehryar, In 2012, the cutoff mark was 3.06, (waitlist was about ~2.90?)In 2013 (the year I was accepted), the cutoff was 3.12, (waitlist ~3.00?)In 2014, the cutoff I heard was 3.21! (waitlist ~3.10?)There's a lot of competition between students, but everyone becomes really close and strong connections are built over time. The teachers are genuinely great people (if not a bit tough sometimes ;)... ). I'm really happy I went to Sheridan, but if anything, it's been extremely stressful. The workload has been very challenging. The biggest advantages of the program have been the resources (knowledgeable staff, great technological resources)- and being constantly surrounded by artists has been a giant motivation to improve. Stressful, but worth it. Definitely worth it!I really appreciate your comment. Thank you! I'd love to look at your portfolio if you send me the link. I could get some comments from my classmates too. Let me know and feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com where I'll respond a lot quicker!
Hi, I have a question about the characters in the storyboard layouts. Do they want something exactly like the design given? Or are they marking on creativity of what you can do with the characters?
The storyboard section seems to be marked mostly on story- the characters are designed specifically for this portion of the portfolio by a teacher at Sheridan (Peter Emslie most likely)- try to keep the characters as on-model as possible. It helps a lot to remember that you can cheat with drawing these characters from different angles- it's more important to get a sense of cartooning than realism- for example, when the character changes angles, their hairstyle might flip 180 degrees even though it's not realistic. These tricks help the character stay on-model. Try to avoid straightforward front views, or any view hiding the character's face (these shots are almost never used in animation)!The most important thing, again, is story and story clarity. If the teacher marking your portfolio doesn't understand your story, they won't spend a lot of time trying to figure it out- they'll give you a low score. Make sure your 4 panels are ridiculously easy to understand. Also- the background of your panels should lead the eye to the focal point of the story. GOOD LUCK!!
Hope I answered your question- feel free to ask again!
hey! i really like your portfolio, especially your character he's absolutely adorable! i've applied to the same program and i had my portfolio evaluated today. when do you get your score sheet, do they send it to you by mail? also, i know i wont be able to change anything now but i would like to hear your thoughts in my portfolio if thats all right with you?
Hi, sorry for the late response, this comment slipped through the cracks somehow!I received my acceptance through my Sheridan e-mail first, then received my scoresheet shortly after through the post. You must have found out by now, hope your scoring went well!
WoW you are so genius. I love your portfolio. I am also preparing the Sheridan College Animation portfolio. But I wonder what size do I have to use? Some requirements are required (Character rotation, expression sheets, action pose sheets are 8.5"x11") right? However, rest of them are not fixed. So I am confused... Could you answer me?
I really appreciate it! Thank-you! :DI'd start by choosing a portfolio size, the common ones being 8.5"x11", 9"x12", 11"x14" and 18"x24". It seems most people use these Itoya portfolios: http://www.itoya.ca/Catalogs/Art_Profolio/Art_profolio_html/Art_profolio.htmThe only portfolio size that fits standard life drawing newsprint sheets is the 18"x24", but I personally scanned, minimized and printed my life drawings to fit the 11"x14" portfolio.Stick to the 8.5"x11" for the character rotations, facial expressions, storyboard printoffs, etc.- but pick the portfolio size based off the largest item you'd like to display. It's okay to have different sized sheets within the portfolio, just do your best to center or nicely arrange the 8.5"x11" sheets within your portfolio if it's larger than that.As for the scorers' preference- I've heard rumors that they prefer larger portfolios to see your work clearly, but I've also heard that they prefer smaller ones so they take up less space and are more convenient- so just pick what you think looks best with what you have!I really hope I answered your question, feel free to ask again though!
Hi I was wondering when applying for Sheridan's animation program do they look at academic scores such as grades, ACT, or, SAT scores or is your acceptance based only on art?
Hi Mariah,There is a minimum grade score for acceptance in Sheridan's Bachelor programs including animation- I remember it was a 68.5% grade average last year from Grade 12 and all required Canadian high school credits.I believe you have the choice of using grades from newer programs which better reflect your academic ability, or using high school grades and excluding newer grades if you'd rather!You can also apply for the program and be accepted conditionally, go to summer school, collect missing credits by an August deadline, and start school in September.I'm a Canadian and I'm pretty clueless when it comes to SATs and other grading systems so I hope I've answered your question!
Yes very much and thank you for the response!
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Hi did you take any after school or saturday art classes to help improve your skills before applying to Sheridan?
Hi Prima, I was accepted into Sheridan's animation program on my second try and one semester of full-time classes in Sheridan's general art fundamentals program. I didn't take classes before that and the art classes I took in high school were fairly negligible. Although I really enjoyed art fundamentals at Sheridan, I'd say I learned to most through a) really wanting it; and b) the internet!
Kay, if you weren't accepted on your first try, did Sheridan automatically put you into their art fundamentals program or did you have to re-apply for that course? Thanks for your time.
I applied to both programs separately- if you don't get into animation, you'll have to enroll in art fundies manually.No problem!! Feel free to ask. GOOD LUCK!
hey there!! i'm thinking of applying, and i have a few questions!! when did you start your work for sheridan? ( i'm working on it now, i'm still in grade 11 though. ) and also i'm guessing it's okay to bring in things that aren't necessarily on the portfolio requirements, right? and from what i read the storyboards are done when you get there, or after you go there?also i have an "arts alternative" sketchbook but considering how many things they put down as "on a seperate page" and "loose paper" i'm gonna guess it's easier for everyone to not do everything using a sketchbook. and if not then is it still okay for my whole portfolio to be inside of this sketchbook aside from loose sheets of paper? or should i just use loose paper for it all??sorry this was a lot of questions, i just wanted to make sure i got things right!!
No problem! Feel free to ask as many questions as you'd like, it's awesome you're planning this so far in advance.To give you a better idea of how the portfolio hand-in goes (to answer the sketchbook/loose-leaf questions) - you can either bring your work to Sheridan or mail it in. In both cases, you'll hand in one physical portfolio, like this: http://www.artsupply.com/portfolio/itoya-profolio.jpg -- you'll have to buy one for like $15-$20? (often Itoya brand like in the photo) if you don't already have one. Good sizes are 9"x12" or 11"x14" but bigger is fine if you'd prefer too!You can draw in a sketchbook or loose leaf, it doesn't matter. Ideally, you would scan your drawings, fix up the contrast in Photoshop and print them out nicely. Presentation was worth 0.4/4 (10%!!!!) of your final grade last time I checked! As for bringing things in that aren't on the requirements: there's a "personal art" section of the portfolio, which has something like 5 pieces total. So you have to show 5 pieces of your choosing (or whatever the requirements are, in case they have or will change slightly) that are not specific to the requirements, no more or less. For these pieces too, scan them and slip them into the portfolio sleeve- they won't want your physical sketchbook and I believe they don't like original artwork, just scans.Storyboards are a part of the portfolio, and you do them at home based on the characters that will be posted in the requirements- the characters have changed every year recently. GOOD LUCK!!! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. You've got a ton of time!!-- Oh, I started the animation program at Sheridan in September of 2013 and am completing my third year now. :)
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Hai there its amazing & wonderful works! Actually i plan to apply sheridan, but i cant find characters which storyboard one.. its it uploaded on website or have to request for that? 8-(
I have a friend who's applying for the program this year. I just asked her and she said that the character sheet and full updated portfolio requirements are available through Access Sheridan after you apply for the program. They should send you an e-mail to let you know how to get to them, good luck!