Illustrations as we all understand are a way of representing our ideas about anything. Thus, in design, illustration becomes one of the most important aspect. As not every design is first made and then shown to the client as a lot of changes/modifications happen during the process of finalising on a design. It is not a vise idea to make and then show. Thus, an important key in finalising on a design is illustration. There can be illustrations of all kinds, be it product illustrations, fashion illustrations and so forth. Thus, one must have a good hand at illustrations. As this is one of the key elements in making your designs likable. Also a bad illustration can disqualify a brilliant idea. So, its very important to have a good hand at it.
People have their own ways and styles of doing illustrations and their is no set rule as to how an illustration is to be done. People develop their own styles with time. Also, there is a big question in everybody’s mind that if they , are not following some rules, they tend to say that this is my style, but, it is important to first abide by the rules, know them well and then try to change the game according to your style. Because if at an early stage you start to challenge the old way of doing things, you’ll definitely come up with faults. Once, you have a good hand at it, then your faults would minimise.
Illustration is also an extended form of drawing, thus, the saying goes the same, “The more you practise, the better hand you will have!”
“You have to make thousands and thousands of drawings before an illustration is perfected. “ - Richard MacDonald