The course is designed to help illustrators understand the importance of environments and environmental conditions in an illustration. This concept considers the environment and background of an illustration before the subject matter is introduced within the illustration. The impact and effectiveness in creating the right environment are essential for illustrators to utilize in concept art and commercial illustration. Merging the right environment with character, creature and non-organic development can be the difference between a poor, good, and a great illustration. Artwork will be created using traditional and the option of digital mediums and techniques with an emphasis on capitalizing on the benefits of both.