RISD strongly recommends that you include some examples that involve drawing from direct observation (rather than from imagination, photograph or video). The work you select should reflect a full range of your ideas, curiosity, experimentation and experience in creating and making. You can include sketches, sketchbook pages to demonstrate research, and finished art. Include no more than 3 research / preparatory work.
Your art can be the result of an assigned project or a self-directed exploration.