Design Illustration

What is illustration in design?
It is a visual representation of something that is shown in magazines, posters, books, flyers, and the like. It is usually done by an illustrator using a variety of materials. The purpose would depend on where the illustration is put. For example, if it is put in a book then it would make the reader imagine what is happening. If it is put in a poster, it is to promote something. Yes, you must have a purpose in mind whenever you decide to illustrate something. It could be practicing too if you want to become an illustrator one day.  

Should I graphic design or illustration?
You should do whatever it is you are passionate about. When it comes to career, you will find a better career path as a graphic designer. In fact, there are a lot of freelance designers who have a lot of clients so they can thrive on their own. They can work from the comforts of their own so there is no need to report to a boss. These days, the demand for graphic designers has grown. In fact, they are known to make commercial art. For example, all companies need unique logos so they turn to graphic designers. In addition, they would need to hire a graphic designer again when they need to have a poster done for their next event. The client can tell the graphic designer what they want to appear and the creative can add a few twists to the project. Of course, the graphic designer would need to research about the company to make it look even better.

What is the difference between a graphic design and an illustrator?
It is actually possible for a person to be both an illustrator and a graphic designer. A graphic designer uses computer software programs to create images while an illustrator uses whatever materials are available to do the same. Yes, a person could actually do both but it is difficult. Another difference is that graphic design is all about communicating with a large amount of people. On the other hand, the same does not hold true for an illustrator as the person just wants to draw something for a specific purpose. Another difference is that the graphic designer should finish a course in graphic design before being called a graphic designer.

What are the types of illustration?
There are many types of illustration and they all involve the different materials used to make the drawing. First, you have watercolor illustration where you make use of watercolor materials. Doing this can be a lot of fun and kids love doing it on their spare time. The watercolor materials are a little costly so some people would prefer pencil illustration even though this is usually done by hardcore artists. Another type is acrylic paint illustration and this is pretty time consuming so you would need to have a lot of patience for it. However, it is going to be pretty worth it because the end result is really beautiful. Another type is charcoal illustration which means you will need to make use of something that is pretty unusual. It may take some time to learn it but the visual representation will be adored by so many people.

What is the purpose of illustration?
The purpose is to demonstrate something as clearly as possible. One good example is when someone wants to report a crime at a police station. The police officer will most likely make the witness illustrate the person she thought committed the crime. The police officers will then assemble a group of people who resembles the illustration then the witness will point the person she thought committed the crime. The design illustration will help the people identify the suspects and it won’t be long before the right person is apprehended. Another purpose is making it a decoration. An illustrator can make something and turn it into something she would want to hang around in her room. It could be an illustration of a place she would want to go back to. The reason it is in her room is motivation to save up for it so she can go back to that place one day.