Emily, a third year illustration student at OCAD in Toronto, draws imaginative figures that you'll want to stare at all day long. She went to OCAD to study photography but moved into illustration in first year. "I've never regretted the change for an instant! Being at OCAD at first was a shock, because all of us went from being the top art students at our various high schools to just average. The challenging part of that was trying to differentiate myself from the rest of my talented classmates! The competition at OCAD is fierce, but I love it. Since coming here my style of illustration has changed dramatically and this is due much in part to the professors; I used to draw pretty realistically but over my years here I have been pushed and challenged into creating a more stylized approach." In first year she won the OCAD illustration scholarship and the overall response to her work has been positive.