<p>Most of my portfolio work 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 (I do have sketches and figure drawings from life though).</p>

<p>Are they understanding about this? 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. I don't know what to do.</p>

<p>Honestly they wouldn't know the difference if you didn't tell them anything. Unless you drew the portraits from stock photos or any other published photo that wasn't your own, it can count as drawing from life. Just don't mention it, they won't ask. I did the same thing for UCLA and got in</p>