Academy of Art University

School of Illustration

The Future of Illustration

Students at Academy of Art University learn how to make art—how to load a paintbrush, about focal points, perspective, color theory, and more. They learn about the principles of art, about the rigor of the industry, and how to pursue their own success.

The student work featured on these virtual walls represents the future of Illustration. Take some time to discover what the future holds.

“I don’t want cookie cutter graduates. I want strong individuals who are adapting and have a clear idea of who they are and where they’re going.”

—Chuck Pyle, Director, School of Illustration

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The Little Red Hen - Laurence Barrat

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Hunter and Wolf - Mengran Gu

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Ivan Palace Bridge - Haoci Huang

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The Puppeteer - Ryan Peach Turner

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Lost in Leaves - Yanjia Liu

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Two Point Figure Fighting Scene - Gaowen Fu

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The Cliff of Craving - Zhenhua Lyu

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The Winning Shot - Abhijeet Banafar

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Flying Into Oz - Ryan Peach Turner

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The Bird Tree (Page 11) - Yanjia Liu

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Female Portrait Painting - Gaowen Fu

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Brain Sucker - Zhenhua Lyu

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The Frog Prince - Lawrence Davis

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Sometimes I Dream - Ryan Peach Turner

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Parts and Pieces - Justyne Gurley

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Treasure Dragons - Katie Murphy

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Made in Hell - Zhenhua Lyu

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The Corona Chronicles - Yen Yen Tay

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The Forest Goddess  - Ryan Peach Turner

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The Little Red Hen - Laurence Barrat

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The Cliff of Craving - Zhenhua Lyu

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The Winning Shot - Abhijeet Banafar

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Hunter and Wolf - Mengran Gu

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Sometimes I Dream - Ryan Peach Turner

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Two Point Figure Fighting Scene - Gaowen Fu

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Brain Sucker - Zhenhua Lyu

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The Frog Prince - Lawrence Davis

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Corona Chronicles - Yen Yen Tay

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The Forest Goddess - Ryan Peach Turner

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Female Portrait Painting - Gaowen Fu

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Made in Hell - Zhenhua Lyu

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Lost in Leaves - Yanjia Liu

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Intermediate Illustration - Ryan Peach Turner

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Parts and Pieces - Justyne Gurley

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Treasure Dragons - Katie Murphy

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Ivan Palace Bridge - Haoci Huang

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The Bird Tree (Page 11) - Yanjia Liu

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Flying Into Oz - Ryan Peach Turner

Illustration in Motion

Contact Us

For more information on these skilled artists and designers, call 415-618-8899, or email us at

industryoncampus@academyart.edu