‘I’m sure you’re all wondering why I’ve gathered you all here..’

So my Design, Research and Conceptualisation assignment for my final year in college is about illustrations and illustrators and how they are created. I want to research and find out different methods that illustrators use to create their images and what methods are used in the design process. Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.

and so my assignment begins…. 

(this picture sort of epitomises where i am right now and how far away the end of final year is *sigh* )