Main Article Content
Illustration can be defined as a sub-discipline of graphic design enabling the realization of visual communication which
mediates to the description of ideas and thoughts in a formal way. From the past to the present, illustrations find various
areas of usage as visual elements in communication environment and it can be used as a design element for many graphic
products ranging from product designs to children’s books. Over time, stylistic differences in illustration languages have also
turned into structural differences in design and production process and concepts such as interaction, user control and
animation have developed an alternative language to the traditional illustration techniques. Contemporary form-languages
of these illustrations are examined in the scope of this study. Formal analysis of illustrated graphic products and their delivery
to new media environments are considered in this process. Animated illustrations and three-dimensional designs, among
those application techniques, are at the active position to intensify the perception of viewers/readers via illustration. In this
study as well, method is handled with the usage, design and application processes of animated illustration applications, also
current and proposed examples and alternative languages’ search of illustrations are discoursed.
Keywords: illustration; contemporary illustration; animated illustration; three dimensional art designs; interaction design.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).