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An illustration might seem like a fun job, but in reality, the job is not easy and simple as it might sound like. Where all you have to do is sketch out the ideas and draw out the thoughts, illustration is much more than mere drawing and sketching. It’s more about the artistic conceptualization of an idea rather than a drawing of some characters and scenes. Whether its children’s book illustration or novel illustration, using the right technique and tool is what makes your illustrated piece an aesthetic masterpiece. Where the quality of the illustration is more about choosing the right style and technique.

Apart from the skills and techniques, the choice of materials also plays a pivotal role in the creation of high-quality illustrations. Where paper and pencil are regarded as the tools for traditional illustrations, they are still important for making rough drafts and sketching out of thoughts and ideas. Where no other tool can replace the effectiveness and power of pencil and paper, digital tools like Photoshop and Inkscape and other digital sketchbooks and drawing pads are easy to use and work well with all types and categories of illustrations. Where pencil and paper allow your thoughts you flow freely and run wild, digital tools provide you with numerous possibilities to experiment with different illustration genres, techniques and to switch between different styles. What are the topmost trends of illustration?