Brush up or start your portfolio. Stretch out and try something new or work on that children's book you've been dreaming of. Discover your personal style, and work on concepts and execution. Centered on the individual student and his or her unique talent, this course is designed to develop and solidify personal style, strong concepts and clear execution of ideas. How to approach an illustration job with an understanding of the type of work you want to create will be explored, as well as business aspects such as finding illustration markets, contracts, negotiations, subsidiary rights and reps, copyrights, promotion and self-marketing. Assignments will touch on various sectors of the illustration market, including publishing, editorial, licensing and corporate. Students will be encouraged to broadly interpret the assignments: an assignment about time can become a science-fiction piece, a conceptual illustration, or a wonderful children's book. Color, value, concept, execution and medium will be covered. Assignments vary each semester. NOTE: Please bring samples of your work and sketching materials to the first session.