Illustration taster session
Many people think of story books when they hear the term illustration. In fact illustrators can work in many different areas such as children’s book illustration, narrative illustration, printmaking, advertising and teaching.
Students studying our Illustration BA (Hons) Degree work through modules such as:
- Introduction to visual culture
- Line, colour and development
- Student enterprise
In this video, Dr Louis Netter introduces us to Portraiture. And particularly the 3 avenues of Self-Portraiture; the physical, the psychological and the material. He also sets a Face Off challenge for you to try at home!
Now that you’ve watched the video, open up your Digital Scrapbook for a re-cap of the instructions. Good luck with your Face Off challenge!
Take a look around our on-site art shop
At the University we even have our own art shop where we stock everything our creative students need at affordable prices.
Look at the work our students have done
Some of the students on our Animation courses have put their illustration skills to work throughout their time at Portsmouth, have a look at their graduate showreel and see if there's any that inspire you!
A compilation of student work from the BA (Hons) Animation degree course, featuring different animation styles and production methods.
Find out more about studying illustration from one of our students
Bo Sun Lam - BA and MA Illustration
The BA course had so much to offer. What really stood out was how they mixed creativity with the business of art. Alongside honing my talents as an illustrator the University also taught students about how to be a professional; how to promote yourself, how to approach agencies, how to pitch and so on.
I loved living in Portsmouth and the opportunity to spend a year learning to become even more of a professional was too good to pass up. It was a good decision because during that year I was able to publish my own illustration book as part of the course, which amazingly sold out in Hong Kong.