Hi everyone, Last night whilst rummaging through the never ending shelves in Hobby Craft, I came to realise something whilst coming across a book on how to draw illustrations of comic book characters, I had completely come away from what I always wanted to do back at school, an illustrator. For the last year I have put everything into getting my graphic design skills up to scratch, but along the side I have been painting and drawing portraits, landscapes etc and always been unsure as to what path I should be on. I now know that I want to pursue both graphic design and illustration and I know if I can perfect both then I can combine them and really push the boundaries of my skills. After seeing the book on drawing comic book illustrations I really want to have a look at buying a few to develop different techniques within illustration. The areas I personally want to target are portraits (sketch and painting), landscapes (watercolour, gouache), fantasy, comic book style (marvel being my personal favorite). Can anyone suggest any great books for developing techniques within these fields, and also suggestions as to what materials you personally like to use when creating the illustrations (both hand craft and software based)?