Illustration is an art form such as drawing, sketching, painting, photography or other kinds of images of things seen, remembered or imagined. Techniques such as watercolor, ink, oil, charcoal, chalk and digital drawing are often used. It can be part-of or the entire image and can be realistic or imagined.
Illustrations add personality and character to an image. Illustrations provide a visual express of text, poems, fashion, magazines or books such as those for children. Industrial uses include scientific, engineering and medical applications to inform and demonstrate a process, new equipment or procedure.