Though illustration is sometimes considered as non-independent art style because it serves as additional material for texts or songs, this is still a large art form which can be very different and extremely expressing.
Illustration as a fine art style
This art form is known from the Ancient times. The oldest books were thoroughly illustrated by people who wrote and decorated them. With invention of printing press this art style became easier and cheaper and spread around the world.
All illustration types can be divided into several groups:
- paintings that illustrate literature, myths, songs, poems;
- science illustrations — usually flora and fauna objects;
- architectural illustrations;
- technical illustrations for manuals and instructions.
This art style gives freedom in choosing objects and mediums. The choice of medium depends on placing of a drawing, but it can be particularly anything — from ink to oil pastel.
As the printing process became totally digital, nowadays digital illustration is on the top. Millions of people learn to use graphic software to express their vision of particular characters and episodes, and create hundreds of thousand fan art paintings. Professional illustrators are often employed in game development companies where they work on creating games visual elements.
There is a growing interest to illustrative art in the last time, even in high art circles where up to last time illustrative art was considered less important than any other. The most influential art galleries offer places for illustrative art exhibitions, and on auctions prices for some items can gain quite high numbers.
Best examples of modern fine art — online museum and a Gallery collection — ART.biz
At our website you can find examples of illustrations performed in different styles: depicting folk art motives, with landscapes and animals as a main object, totally fantastic or painted in Abstract style.
ART.biz — an online Gallery collection — is a website where original drawings of modern illustrators are offered for sale. Here you can buy sketches and paintings with different objects, of different styles, age, size and with different prices. We offer worldwide delivery so anyone can choose an artwork and get it to any country of the world in a short time.