Hopefully you’ll have some drawings under your belt from having done the Animation Fundamentals I course, but if you’re simply more interested in the content of this course, that is also fine by us! The general approach for coming up with the creative ideas for your portfolio will be similar, but the exercises we’ll be applying these strategies to will be different.
This course is the same format, but now we’ll be diving deeper into some of the more difficult or newer exercises. In the last few years, the Sheridan Animation Portfolio has added one notable new assignment, the Short Animation, which is quite technically involved to accomplish well, so we’ll have class preparing students for what materials or software they might need.
Also in this Part 2, we’ll spend our last two weeks on the “Personal Artwork” at the end of the portfolio, which is a great way to show your personality and your creative ideas of your own. Storytelling is still at the center of this part 2, and we hope that with every drawing you make you’ll keep this overarching idea in mind: “What story is my drawing telling? How can I increase this quality?”
Although we generally recommend paper and pencil to complete the bulk of the portfolio, the short animation as well as the personal artwork portions are somewhat different, and can be great exercises to broaden what you use to make them.
We look forward to teaching you and giving you all of our knowledge and information about this second part of the portfolio process!