The word “illustration” comes from the Latin verb “show,” which means to ‘draw attention or provide an example of. As a noun, it refers to something that represents another thing through either pictures or words; as a verb, it can mean both drawing and showing examples (perhaps most often in writing). In contemporary times there are many different types of illustration designs being used such as 3D models.
Contemporary illustration practice is constantly evolving, as artists continue to find new and improved ways of using technology. Illustration now has the power to be more accurate than ever before with 2D and 3D software applications that can create precise representations which are easily edited for different contexts such as print media or advertising campaigns.