Congratulations! You’ve completed the Foundations curriculum! Now what?

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to learn the fundamentals of drawing, character design, environment design, and visual storytelling. But your journey isn’t over yet! 

This final course with Lee, Will, and Jake will walk you through what you should do with the Foundations portfolio you’ve created and give you an excellent overview of the different illustration specialties you can pursue. 

Then they’ll share what you can do to keep moving forward on the path towards a career in the industry of your choice. 

You’re ready for the next steps to becoming a working illustrator!

In this class you will:

  • Learn how to evaluate your Foundations portfolio and what it can be used for

  • Review the different specialties in illustration, assess the pros and cons of each and select one to pursue

  • Identify the next steps for becoming a professional illustrator

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About the Instructor

Illustrator Extraodinare Lee White

Lee White is a children's book illustrator based in Colorado. He has been illustrating books for the past 20 years and has over 30 titles to his name. His latest book, This Pretty Planet, was released in November 2020. He also teaches all his painting secrets at and workshops around the country.

Illustrator/Cartoonist Jake Parker

For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Arizona.

Illustrator Will Terry

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 26 years. He got his start working for magazines and newspapers in the Washington D.C. area. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, WSJ and ads for Sprint, Pizza Hut, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children’s books for a number of publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Penguin. When he's not mountain biking, hiking, or snowboarding he works out of the office in Provo Utah. 

Course curriculum

    1. You did it!

    2. Foundations portfolio

    1. Illustration Specialty

    2. Areas of Illustration

    3. Next Steps

    4. Advanced Studies List

    5. Slides

About this course

  • 7 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content
  • 5 Videos
  • 1 Download

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