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Illustration Library Resources: Getting Started

Illustration-VPA Department of Art

Max Ernst's "La Femme 100 Tetes"

Max Ernst illustration

Why study illustration?

You can take a variety of studio courses, including drawing, painting, illustration concepts, digital illustration, the history of illustration, and contemporary illustration practices, and you will develop familiarity with various media. Each year our students’ work is accepted into the national Society of Illustrators competition as well as other professional venues. Students receive honors and awards from these professional competitions. Alumni of the program go on to such careers as graphic novel artists, children’s book illustrators, and editorial and advertising illustrators, as well as creating concept art for animated films and video games.

Library Online Catalogue SUMMON

Take a moment to think about your topic. Define your topic by asking yourself a set of questions. Turn your topic into a research question (a thesis topic). Think of words and phrases to use in a search for information regarding your topic. If nothing works, change your search terms to find more specific or more general information. Remember you can always ask for research help from a librarian.