Portfolio requirements for Computer Graphic Arts

Your portfolio should represent you as an artist, and include your best work.

It is important that we see a good demonstration of your skills within all the different categories listed below.
You can freely choose the medium of your drawings – traditional or digital; however, it is good to see your skills in both mediums.

Content requirement for portfolio, Computer Graphic Arts

  1. Life drawings: long studies (min. 2 - max. 4 drawings), croquis (min.10 - max. 15 drawings)
    Drawings in this category should include formal life drawing with models, and can include drawings of people in real life situations – sketches. It may include drawings of animals as well. It is important that drawings show proper anatomy, size proportions, and an understanding of shape, body dynamics and weight of the figure. We recommend drawing from real life, not drawing from photographs.

  2. Character designs (min. 8 - max. 15 different characters)
    These drawings must show originally designed characters. We would like to see a range of variety in styles—graphic and 3-dimensional drawings. We recommend you depict two characters relating to one another in a scene. Characters should vary in personality, form, shape, and color.

  3. Universe/background drawings (min. 3 - max. 6 indoor and min. 3 - 6 outdoor)
    These drawings can range from concept sketches to finished background layouts representing a location where a scene of action or acting could take place. Consideration of the situation which would or could take place is recommended. The drawings should be colored in Photoshop or Illustrator.

  4. Storytelling (min. 8 - max. 30 panels/drawings: a panel is like a TV screen)
    Create a sequence of drawings that visually tells a story or a sequence of events. Consider composition, camera angle and posing of the character to tell the story without the use of text.

  5. Perspective (min. 4 - max. 6 drawings)
    Drawings in this category include environments, buildings or landscapes that demonstrate an understanding of the principles of perspective. This may include classic studies of perspective, but at least one drawing should use perspective of an object within an environment. At least two of the drawings must be done without technical aid, not using software to define the perspective.

  6. Freestyle (min. 8 -max. 12 drawings)
    Submit some of your best imaginative character based drawings or environments which show us your favourite drawing style(s), highlighting your personal and unique abilities. It is a plus to show versatility and range in drawing style.

  7. Optional
    You are welcome to include links or additional categories to work outside of our requirements. For example: 3D models, photography, pages from your sketchbook, creative projects you have been involved with or any graphical work you have produced.
    Also, should you have relevant recommendations or references and wish ti include them in your portfolio, this is the place to put them.

PLEASE NOTE: The requirements for the portfolio format is changed: As of 2018, we require you to send your portfolio in a SINGLE PDF FILE.