At a Crossroads: Visual Development vs. Illustration

So you’re very much into drawing, coloring, and painting, and, more often than not, you find yourself dreaming up of characters and worlds to create. You’re also about to go to college and you…

Illustration Alumni RJ Palmer Draws for Detective Pikachu

What are the odds of getting hired for a major project by putting your work online? It's pretty good, apparently, going by School of Illustration alum RJ Palmer's story.  That's exactly how he landed…

Saving the World Through the Power of Paper and Pencil

He’s the Iron Man of Illustration. The Daredevil of drawing. The Superman of story boarding. Or, you can call him by his more commonly used name, Samuel Shin. Dr. Strange Comic Illustration by Samuel…

Red Bull Recognizes Academy Students

In March, Academy of Art University announced that School of Illustration student Shiella Witanto was selected as the winner representing the West region of the United States in the Red Bull Doodle…

Drawn to Art: Meet Shiella Witanto

Place a pen to paper and chances are you’ve experienced the impulse to draw a doodle—be it a stick figure, smiley face, or perhaps someone you saw on the train that morning. For some talented…

Illustrating a Superhero

San Diego Comic-Con has officially kicked off for 2017, signaling the beginning of a few days packed with superheroes, zombies, aliens, blade runners, time travelers, and more! The annual event…

Come See Us at San Diego Comic-Con 2017!

Calling all Dungeon Masters—and those living beyond the screen! San Diego Comic-Con 2017 is right around the corner, with fandoms across the board joining together for a weekend packed with all that…

Artist Gerald Scarfe to Receive Honorary Doctorate from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University

On Thursday, July 6 San Francisco’s Academy of Art University will present an honorary doctorate to English artist Gerald Scarfe, one of the world's most famous political cartoonists and…