If you want to use illustrations effectively, you have to understand, what is illustration and how illustrations have been used until now.

"An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in print and digital published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films."

Source: Wikipedia

What is illustration
Origin of the word illustrate

Early 16th century (in the sense ‘illuminate, shed light on’): from Latin illustrat- ‘lit up’, from the verb illustrare, from in- ‘upon’ + lustrare ‘illuminate’.

Source: Oxford Dictionary

An illustration is typically created by an illustrator. Digital illustrations are often used to make websites and apps more user-friendly. Illustration also means providing an example; either in writing or in picture form. Contemporary illustration uses a wide range of styles and techniques. That includes drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, montage, digital design, multimedia, 3D modelling. Depending on the purpose, illustration may be expressive, minimalist, stylized, realistic or highly technical.

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