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Editorial illustration is the bread and butter of a full-time freelance illustrator. No matter the current trends in illustration, art directors will always be in the market for conceptual thinkers, as well as accurate and inventive portraiture.

Learning to be an editorial illustrator is learning how to interpret a source and produce an illustration that represents the essence of its accompanying text. This course goes through the step-by-step process of creating an editorial illustration—from thumb, to sketches, to final. Class work includes real-life editorial assignments that provide students with the same material and information an art director would provide. The class also discusses using reference material and editorial promotion techniques, as well as reviewing examples of successful editorial illustration.

Note: Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Illustration, or similar experience.

Course Number: ART-40666
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process