Illustration involves creative approaches to make pictures tell stories. You will investigate the process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. You will examine illustrative techniques, design and layout, conceptual process and methodologies used to create a contemporary children's book. You will utilize these elements to achieve finished portfolio pieces and a pitch for publication. Emphasizing process work, you will develop your skills in drawing, painting, writing, research and development. The assignments are designed to inspire and ignite your imagination. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching work to publishing houses, is explored.