skip to main content
Discovering Editorial and Narrative Illustration

Discovering Editorial and Narrative Illustration

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Howard Read


This course is aimed at those who wish to understand the key aspects of illustration in greater depth and enhance their visual language and drawing skills with daily project briefings from sample editorial and publishing briefs to more sustained storytelling. You will be encouraged to keep a visual diary and generate personal research for each project.

Experimentation and innovative approaches will be encouraged from initial ideas to final visual outcomes in the spirit of BA illustration course a Central Saint Martins.

Professional and portfolio advice will be given, as well as personal tutorial advice. Feedback and group critiques will take place throughout the course.

This course is for whose who have completed an introductory illustration short course and wish to advance further or put together a professional portfolio or apply for a postgraduate course. We will cover the fundamentals of illustration in a practical hands on way, giving focus and direction.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Howard Read is a freelance illustrator and a graduate of the Royal College of Art. He teaches on the BA Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A Sketch/note book (comfortable size) 

Basic drawing equipment:

  • Pencils (selection)
  • Cartridge paper (A3 pad) 

Other equipment useful (not essential!) throughout the course:

  • Inks /watercolour 
  • A selection of papers useful for collage (colour texture etc.) 
  • Scalpel 
  • Pritt 
  • Camera

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.