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Creating illustrations for various purposes has always been a significant part

of this artist work. Of course, each different project calls for a specific approach

and choice of style, medium, and technique. Unlike the unrestricted creative

freedom which an artist can enjoy when expressing own ideas, illustrations

require much more discipline and careful attitude toward the subject matter.

That is because illustrations can be only so much more than a visualization

of the subject. For example, when illustrating literature, the artist should stick

to the principle of interpreting and enhancing the ideas, and the descriptions

of the author and needs to be consistent factually, historically, culturally, etc.

At the same time the choice of style, composition and all artistic elements

should be left entirely to the artist discretion and interpretation. In the case

of scientific illustrations the artist should utilize his or her ability of recreating

the reality to the very extreme - after all, along with aesthetics, accuracy and

precision should be just about the only thing that matters. In essence, all

illustrations should be done after the necessary research of the subject.