Drawing portfolios should be composed of works that primarily address mark-making concerns:
The Drawing portfolio should consist of works that demonstrate a mastery of these issues. Can drawings be intrinsically well-composed? Yes, of course, but in a work done for the Drawing portfolio, the focus is on markmaking. As I say so often to students, teachers and parents, "Medium is irrelevent!" because drawing issues can be addressed through one or a variety of different materials. Paint, pencils, crayons, ink, casein, wax, coffee, syrup do not determine that something is a drawing. Line, shape, form, texture, color, etc. - these are the tools of mark- making. An emphasis on and a mastery of these tools are what determines that a work can be submitted as a drawing.
- issues of line,
2-D Design Portfolio
The 2-D Design portfolio should consist of works that demonstrate a mastery of design issues - the principles of design include:
And of course, all these principles are expressed through the elements of line, shape/form, light, dark, color, texture, etc., but the focus is on design. How are the elements arranged? Medium is irrelevant because any 2-D process or medium can be submitted. Medium is not the determining factor. Design concepts are the determining factors. Design ("arrangement") is the focus or concern in the 2-D Design portfolio.