Portfolio for the Design Program

<p>I posted this in the wrong place. </p>

<p>Most of my portfolio work for the Design school will be drawing but I just realized that they said the drawings must be from life or imagination.
I have self-portraits and other portraits that I have done/want to do but I've never done a portrait from life and they are really inconvenient to do from life.</p>

<p>Are they understanding about this? Or is it a firm no that you cannot draw from photographs? My art teacher told me that they were worried about the composition being your own and thus a photograph would be fine if you set it up yourself. But I'm not sure anymore.</p>

<p>I don't know what to do.</p>

<p>Oh darn I posted this thread like 3 times and Im still not putting it in the right place. Disregard this unless you have an answer ofc lol.</p>