What do you recommend putting in a portfolio when applying for a art college and planning on majoring in animation? I've still got 2 years of high school left to learn how to improve basic drawings but I know I want to major in animation. What do you recommended improving in as well for overall art?
Anatomy is important, and art colleges look for that kind of thing in portfolios. If possible I’d recommend joining a life drawing class (I’m pretty sure there are places that don’t just do nude models if you’re uncomfortable with that, but I did it at 16 once a week so I don’t think age is that much of an issue.) If you can’t join a class, try using http://www.posemaniacs.com/ and other similar sites. Also learning gesture drawing (really helpful with animation and movement study) Lots of practice with expressions.
Remember you don’t have to stress about having a perfect portfolio, just do your best. You’re there to learn and get better after all, so as long as they can see your potential and passion you’ll be fine!
I wish I had been told that by someone myself haha