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Definition of Illustration

Illustration

  1. The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
  2. That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
  3. A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.

Illustration Quotations

An illustration is a visual editorial - it's just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.
Charles M. Blow

The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.
John Wesley Powell

Usually in theater, the visual repeats the verbal. The visual dwindles into decoration. But I think with my eyes. For me, the visual is not an afterthought, not an illustration of the text. If it says the same thing as the words, why look? The visual must be so compelling that a deaf man would sit though the performance fascinated.
Robert Wilson

At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration.
Chris Van Allsburg

Be able to draw an illustration as least well enough to get your point across to another person.
Marilyn vos Savant
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Illustration Translations

illustration in Dutch is illustratie, verluchting
illustration in German is Abbildung {f}
illustration in Norwegian is illustrasjon, belysning
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