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Well, it is the start of my second year (third semester) as an art major, and it is time for the dreaded class of Portfolio Review.  In short, this class is the gate class that I have to pass in order to get to the classes I actually want to take, and which will further my path towards acquiring the skills I want to have. 

It isn't a structured class as most are.  Instead, they give us a generalized list of four pieces we have to make by the 27th of October.  They are supposed to show our skills in all the art concepts that we were learning in the base Core classes.  The pieces we have to make this semester are;
1: A drawing from life, in any media, in black, white and gray-scale.
2: A color piece, any media, either 3D or 2D.
3: A 3D piece, any media.
4: A conceptual piece, incorporating the concept of "HOME" in any media.

I was thinking about these all summer, and playing around with what I would make for the conceptual piece, so I was prepared to jump in with both feet at the start of this semester.  This has enabled me to finish my color piece, and (as I am writing this) get finished with my conceptual piece.  I have also acquired paper for the drawing, and materials for my 3D piece, so I just have to make both of those. 

Photos will either happen at the end, taken when the pieces are installed for judging/grading, or possibly sooner, if I can convince myself to take them before installation.

Edited to change 90%done to finished on my conceptual piece. 
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Complete, and up for grading by flufdrax
Complete, and up for grading
The works I have submitted for my Portfolio Review class.  I must say that I am glad they are finally up, so I don't have to stress any more.  I had butterflies in my stomach the whole day they were due, even though I had finished the last one a week earlier.  The butterflies wore themselves out so that by the time I had to put my work in the hallway, I was just tired. 

From top to bottom; Drawing from life (charcoal and chalk), 3D piece (folded paper), Color piece (cut paper and paint), Conceptual piece with Home theme (braided Cat5 cable and circuit boards)
The bottom left image is how they look all together.

In-progress photos below.
Drawing IP
Nearly finished pieces
Portfolio Review Drawing IP by flufdrax
Portfolio Review Drawing IP
My composition for Portfolio Review, the drawing from life section, 7 hours of work in.  No, it is not done yet, but it is at such a point where I can pull back and look for a while.  Just posting this in case I don't post a final one.
Only materials so far are paper and charcoal.  There will be white conte-crayon or pastell once I get to the point of adding shiney points, but that will be in a while.

Yes, I know the photo is not from the same perspective as the drawing (wasn't even the fully final placement of the objects), and that is on purpose because I don't want to be accused of cheating on the project.
Wire Jellyfish by flufdrax
Wire Jellyfish
So I attempted to make a small basket today out of the wires found within Cat5 cable.  It was my first ever attempt at a basket made in this manner (all the rest are pine-needle technique) and I was having trouble finishing the top edge.  In a flash of frustrated creativity, I turned it into a jellyfish by taking the six longer strands (they were going to be a braid before I started the basket with them) and pulling them together to make the longer tentacles, and leaving the remaining wires to make the short tentacles.
1 2 3 Portfolio review is not so easy by flufdrax
1 2 3 Portfolio review is not so easy
From top to bottom, my 3D, Color, and Conceptual (home) projects for my gateway class of portfolio review this semester.  The drawing from life has yet to be completed, though it is in composition.
Parchment Plumage, drying by flufdrax
Parchment Plumage, drying
A batch of parchment feathers.  These have all been cut from parchment scraps (bought from pergamena) and are in various stages of drying.

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