Pen to paper, illustration comprises much more than a few doodles on a page. Different types of illustration have different effects and are, therefore, dependent on the desired outcome. We’re just going to run through five types of illustration

  1. Character Illustration

This type of illustration involves the creation of a character, so to speak. Attention to detail is the name of the game.

  1. Storyboard Art

A storyboard is a graphic organiser in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualising a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.

  1. Vector Illustration

Vector art is created using vector illustration software programs, such as Adobe Illustrator. These programs use mathematic/geometric equations (ie: points, lines, and shapes) to create art that is clean, camera ready, and can be scaled infinitely.

  1. Scene Illustration

Scene illustration is based on the use of the scenery around us – either this scenery can be the focal point of an illustration, or can be used to create the surroundings for a specific character.

  1. Animation

Animation involves the technique of successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence.

And here’s a little breakdown of the illustration process:

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