VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Communication Arts

Browsing Illustration Styles

NC965 -- Children's Book Illustration

NC997-1003 -- Commercial & Advertising Art

NC1800-1850 -- Posters

QH46.5 -- Natural History Illustration

QK98.15-98.18 -- Botanical illustration

QL46.5 -- Animal Illustration

QL674.4 -- Bird Illustration

R836 -- Medical Illustration

TT 509 -- Fashion Drawing

Art Browsery

Look. Learn. Create.
Visit the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new visually rich books available for checkout.

Interlibrary Loan

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.

Google Books

Browsing Illustration and Drawing

Use these call numbers to browse for books at the Cabell Library:


NC1-1940 -- Drawing. Design. Illustration

NC50-266 -- History of Drawing

NC390-670 -- Study and Teaching

NC730-758 -- Technique

NC760 -- Anatomy

Concept Art Books

Illustration Books

Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations may be useful sources for researching the state of the field and the bibliographies can often provide
a wealth of new sources.