Saturday, March 3, 2012

2011 Sheridan Animation Portfolio

At long last I present my portfolio to Sheridan's Animation program.

Roughly one year ago I set a goal to gain acceptance into one of best animation schools in the world. My two choices were CalArts and Sheridan. For the past six months my life has revolved around preparing this portfolio. I attended over a hundred figure drawing sessions (roughly 5 sessions per week). Whenever I had free time I would work on portfolio drawings, day and night for six months. 

The hardest part by far was the character section. I saved it for last because I thought it would be the easiest. Boy was I wrong! Thank God I did the room drawings first because they are definitely the most daunting, but once you get into them they fly by. I used mostly extra figure drawings for my personal work because I spent so much time figure drawing. I figured that if I went to as many figure drawing sessions as I could then those skills would translate into the other drawings, and I think I was right.

If you have any questions, comments or critiques, feel free to let me know!


  1. I am currently working on my portfolio for Sheridan and appreciate your post for comparison! Would it be possible for you to send me your score sheet so I have a better idea of what the judges expect?

  2. Hi Sam! I just added my score sheet for you. Structure was my highest score because I was taught to draw through forms like they're made of glass. I also used boxes to show the major plane changes which really adds volume. The challenge is balancing gesture and structure so your drawings are both organic and 3 dimensional. Good luck!