ILLUSTRATIONS

Digital and Hand-Drawn Illustrations are Taking the Fore

In graphic design, illustrations are always valued for their uniqueness and the care, talent, and imagination that go into their creations.

And graphic designers and illustrators have joined forces to create new and exciting things. In 2018, expect hand-drawn illustrations (from full images to sketches and doodles) to be incorporated with graphic images and photos to create something that will be truly astounding.

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Another trend that’s taking off in the coming year is the combination of digital drawing and photos. This technique creates compositions are that are unique and edgy—at times, even quirky and fun! Watch for this technique to gain traction next year.

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Papercut illustration takes its inspiration from cut paper art (and to an extent other paper art forms). This digital drawing technique is combined with photography, negative space, and 3D composition, among others, to create new and awe-inspiring ways to express and communicate ideas.

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