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.