Your portfolio should include:
- 12 – 15 pieces of your best and most recent work, including
- 2 design or direct observational drawings. Learn about how Stamps defines these below:
Design drawing: a drawing of a design you developed for a product, garment, space, pattern design, a graphic novel spread, or an architectural drawing. A design drawing emphasizes visualization over direct observation.
Observational drawing: a drawing of a subject that you have directly observed. An observational drawing could be a collection of objects set up on a table that you observe, a person modeling in front of you, a building you are viewing, or a landscape outside of your window. Keep in mind: An observational drawing would not include drawing something from a photo, from your imagination, or from memory.
Check out the videos below for tips on observational drawing from Stamps senior Maggie McConnell (BFA ‘21).