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Painters / Illustrators

An illustrator always focuses on elucidating concepts by providing a visual representation. The illustrator makes sure that the presentation suits to the content of the associated text or idea. Many a time the illustrator defines the complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually, this is one of the reasons that illustrations are often found in children's books.

Career Option

  • - An illustrator can work in several fields such as - Advertisements - Architectural rendering - Greeting cards
  • posters
  • books - Graphic novels - Storyboards manuals - Business magazines - Video games
  • - Newspapers and cartoon illustration

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Courses to be pursued

  • - Degree Course of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Applied Art) Post Graduate Course in Master of Fine Arts - Certificates and diploma Applied Art 2 Years in the subjects: i) Illustration
  • ii) Typography iii) Photography iv) Computer Graphic v) Exhibition - Design
  • Display and Stage Craft - Apprentice Training Course i) Photography
  • ii) Interior Decoration

Working Condition

A full time illustrator or designer works in many different industries, including wholesale and retail, advertising, manufacturing, and publishing. One has to work for forty- hours in a week in the studios. However the freelance illustrators and designers have more flexible working hours. The illustrators usually spend a great deal of time marketing their services and establishing a reputation.

Personal Skill

  • • Creativity and ability to market and sell your work • Familiarity with several software programs • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator • Artistic talent
  • creativity
  • imagination
  • skill
  • and knowledge specific to the industry

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum qualification- 10+2
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