An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films. Contemporary illustration uses a wide range of styles and techniques, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, montage, digital design, multimedia, 3D modelling. Most illustrators work on a freelance basis.
Depending on the purpose, illustration may be expressive, stylised, realistic or highly technical. Specialist areas include:, Architectural illustration, Archaeological illustration, Botanical illustration, Concept art, Fashion illustration, Information graphics, Technical, illustration, Medical illustration, Narrative illustration, Picture books, Scientific illustration, Technical and scientific illustration. In this selection you can find some of the best illustration designs which boost your illustration knowledge.
1. Voodoo Doll in Adobe CC Illustrator Tutorial 2016
You must be a lover of all things Halloween related if you are here, so let’s have some fun and create a not-so-scary voodoo doll in Adobe Illustrator. We will start with the shape of the body and, after that, you’ll learn how to create the burlap texture. With highlights and shading we’ll give dimension to the body, and after that we’ll add the stitches. At the end, we’ll sew the eyes and the heart patch and poke it with as many needles as you want. Let’s have some fun with this one!
2. How to Draw a Festive Winter Landscape With Glowing Lamps in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector evening winter background!
3. How to Draw a Festive Theatre Stage in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Transparency settings in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautifully lit performance stage!
4. How to Create a Rainbow Umbrella in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector concept background!In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Transparency settings in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautifully lit performance stage!
5. How to Create a Candy Monster Character in Adobe Illustrator
There are plenty of techniques used throughout the entire tutorial, from textures to small details, a new Blend Art Brush, masking techniques, reverse spine blending options, and even a 3D effect. Not to mention the colorful candy and jelly worms that are fun to draw.
6. Tracing Photo
Full detailed tutorial on how to draw and trace people from a photo. Learn how to create realistic illustration with just simple gradient fill. No massive Gradient Mesh!
7. Create a Slam Dunk Cat With Textured Background in Illustrator
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a unique background texture for my slam dunking cat, as well as some great tips along the way to improve your illustration work in Adobe Illustrator.
8. How to Design a Flat Sci-Fi Blaster in Adobe Illustrator
Are you a hardcore sci fi fan? Well if that’s the case, you’ll absolutely love this tutorial since Yulia Sokolova will help you design your very own space blaster using nothing more than some geometric shapes which you will adjust here and there.
9. How to Create a Traditional Chinese Bird and Flower Painting Using Gradient Mesh
Chinese painting has a tremendously long history, with distinctive characteristics and style that set it apart from other artistic schools. While the old European masters were particularly fond of rendering bowls of fruit and posed models in painstaking detail, the Chinese masters focused on themes that primarily landed in one three categories: people (renwu), scenery (shanshui—literally “mountains and waters”), or “birds and flowers” (huaniao). We’ll be tackling the latter today.
10. How to Create a Vibrant Day of the Dead Portrait in Adobe Illustrator
Day of the Dead is very beautiful and inspiring Mexican holiday. We’ll create a female portrait using different methods and techniques for a great result. You can use this tutorial as a reference for your own picture.