If you are looking for a way to make your campaigne or blog look unique and truly your own then you might want to consider working with an illustrator to create some custom graphics. There are many ways you can use illustrations to brighten up your campaigne and add that unique touch.
With so much independant talent available online you’re sure to find the illustrator who fits your style.
How do you find illustrators? HB1 Web is a great place to start, or you could try a freelance type site. You could ask for recommendations from other bloggers, put a request out on Twitter, or try searching Facebook or looking for networking groups.
“It’s always nice when clients show confidence in your work, but I think a lot of developing has to be your own doing.”
For some books, and all digital illustrations for advertising, the director will need to see the layout of the text on the page/pages. This helps them to 1) read the text for context, 2) see how much space is available for each illustration, and 3) plan the illustration to fit the surrounding text.Illustration, or graphic illustration in my case, sits more in the realm of art than of design. An illustration is a visual that tells a story, that gives the viewer a pictorial representation of something. Even though both graphic designers and illustrators study the same basics of color and balance, the intent is different. Illustrators usually work on paper first, before digitizing their work on a wacom pad or straight with the mouse. They use art and sketching programs to create digital illustrations.
Pick the right style of illustration, however, and there are no boundaries for what kind of world you can create..
Illustrations are included in advertising layouts in order to communicate a concept to the audience. These effective pictorial images direct the viewer’s eye to the advertisement and capture his/her attention. When you need to decide between illustration and photography in your design work, sometimes the choice isn't clear cut. Both have their pros and cons creatively; vary in the costs, time and resources required; and can also communicate your message in very different ways, whether abstract and conceptual, or realistic and literal.
The simple beauty of illustration is that you can depict literally anything you like.