Illustrators create drawings and designs for books and magazines, advertisements, film, television and multimedia. Illustrators work on paper, and two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) models. They may use traditional or computer-based techniques, or a combination of both.
Duties & Tasks
Illustrators may perform the following tasks:study the project brief (instructions) and select an appropriate style, technique and medium to useresearch a topic by looking at photographs, artworks, advertisements and books, and by observing people, animals and plantsprepare sketches, layouts and storyboards to try out different ideascreate illustrations using charcoal, pen, ink, paint, photography and computer graphics softwarecreate and model creatures, characters, environments and interiors for 2D and 3D computer animationsdiscuss the project with clients and the production team, making changes as requested.
- high level of drawing skill strong drive to succeed ability to see a project through to completion problem-solving skills excellent listening skills willingness to experiment with different techniques able to work to the client brief a feeling for movement and timing aptitude for working with computers flexibility.