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Transcript of Illustration.
creating images from stories.
Let's take a look back . . .
For well over 20,000 years, humans have been using images to tell stories and convey information.
Egyptian scrolls are the earliest known manuscripts with words and images.
Paper was invented around 100 A.D. in China.
The word comes from the Latin word illustra'tio, illu'stro meaning enlighten, irradiate.
An illustration is a picture that accompanies a text. Often the illustration is a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, or other kind of image of things seen, remembered or imagined, that are described by text first.
"Illustrations can be artistic images illustrating for example a text, poem, fashion, magazines, stamps or a book and very often illustrations were made for children's books. The aim of an illustration is to elucidate or decorate a story, poem or piece of textual information by providing a visual representation of something described in the text. Illustrations can also represent scientific images of flora, medicine or different processes, a biological or chemical processes or technical illustrations to give information on how to use something."
1471 – 1528. Germany.
Durer created woodcut prints. These woodcuts became some of the first produced illustrations.
Sir John Tenniel.
1820 – 1914. England.
Illustrator, graphic humourist and political cartoonist whose work was prominent during the second half of the 19th century. Most famously he illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Can you think of any famous illustrations from books yourself?
Paddington had found the paints in a cupboard under the stairs. A whole box of them. There were reds and greens and yellows and blues.