Synopses & Reviews
The first book in the Basics Illustration series, this book introduces and explores the challenge of the visual interpretation of text. Conceptual and interpretive illustration, experimental mark making, observational and intuitive drawing, the importance of visual metaphors, image construction, satire, the fusion of traditional and digital, research and archiving, cultural developments, and current issues--all aspects of the craft of illustration are presented here, with complete, authoritative text and visuals. Designed for students, but packed with thoughtful ideas and comprehensive insight, Basics Illustration: Thinking Visually provides a broad understanding of illustration in the context of communication design.
"Basics Illustration 01: Thinking Visually" by Mark Wigan features a wide range of work, demonstrating diverse visual languages, context, ideas, techniques and skills. It also looks at the ways in which illustrators develop their own personal visual language.
Contemporary illustrators from all over the world engaged in a diverse range of approaches to the discipline have contributed their artwork and commentaries on visual thinking and the working process. The text also features the work of recent graduates, present students and observations from educators past and present.
About the Author
Artist and academic Mark Wigan has a prgogressive multi-disciplinary approach to illustration, working internationally in a range of media, and he is program leader in Graphic Design at Chichester University, UK.