An Illustration in its simplest form, is a picture or drawing to help explain a piece of text, but in the world of art it gets much broader than that. With the increase in on screen film and tv, especially in cartoon format, illustration has seen a huge increae, and artists use illustration drawings to depict their favourite characters in new, and interesting ways. The same applies to characters in books, where illustrators will dpeict their own image of how they expect a character to appear, and then share them out over the wider internet and artist communities. Generally an illustrative drawing is constructed using block colours, with either marker pens, colouring pens, colouring pencils or fineliners. Below is a selection of pens that are great for illustration.
A stylish needlepoint rollerball pen with a handy pen-loop on the cap.