Illustration Curriculum 1

This video provides a comprehensive illustration curriculum for self-taught artists. In part 1, topics explained include the various areas of the illustration industry: children’s books, editorial, comics, political cartoons, adult books, and more. Illustration prompts you can give yourself are covered as are illustration websites and conferences. Essential skills illustrators need such as linear perspective, color theory, drawing clothing, and are talked about. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe and Cat Huang.

Video Walkthrough

  • What is Illustration?
  • Political Cartoons
  • Children’s Books
  • Adult Books
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Comics
  • Text + Image
  • Wordless Books
  • Formats & Measurements
  • Illustration Skills
  • Brainstorming
  • Background & Composition
  • Human Figure
  • Animals


The complete Illustration for Self-taught Artists Curriculum document links to every video that expands on the topics touched here.

Full Curriculum

Overview · Illustration 1 · Illustration 2