I'm in an illustration concepts class and the professor was rather disappointed in our work today at our interim critique. I'm just wondering if anyone here has any tips or suggestions to really make an illustration, rather than break it. The class was given the assignment to illustrate Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" without getting too literal or telling the whole story. My approach was rather cliché and boring. I guess I just don't know how to go about illustrating something without being literal. The professor wasn't too thrilled with my rendering technique, and neither was I. I used Chartpak AD markers, which he said were too "concept" like as that's how concepts were often drawn up. Anyway, I think I'm going to sit on this one for a day or so and try to dive back in. Well, thanks for reading, and even more thanks for any supportive words!