picture, plate, diagram, plan, chart, map, design, or other graphic image printed with or inserted in the text of a book or other publication as an embellishment or to complement or elucidate the text

The illustration is a picture which tries to get the person looking at it to pay more attention to the subject than to the art. Illustrations can be in the form of a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art.

Illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863–1935)

Illustrations often have one of two purposes. One is to give light to the subject. The other purpose is to decorate an informational text (such as a newspaper or article). illustration can also be a story based on drawings.[1]

That illustration can beat explanation is one of its strengths

References change

  1. "children's book illustrators". The Big Red Illustration Agency. Retrieved 2021-04-19.