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Whether complex, simple, abstract, figurative, monochrome or coloured, illustration lies at the base of any composition and is inalienable to art history. Here you can find all of the illustration artists presented on KAZoART who vary the supports and techniques to better highlight their original artwork.
In art history, the illustration artist must master the exercise of drawing. Sketches and preparatory drawings often show the illustration artists’ evolutions, observations and plastic research. From Antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century, every great master, whatever their field of expertise, had to go through the drawing stage.
Thus painters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Marc Chagall, Vincent Van Gogh, but also sculptors such as Auguste Rodin and Alberto Giacometti, have all made many more or less detailed drawings and sketches in order to create and perfect their future works.
An illustration is made by an illustration artists on a support or particular medium. The tools and materials used to create a work vary considerably depending on the choice of the draftsman.
From graphite, to the pen, brush, chisel or knife, the modern illustration artist has a multitude of tools at their disposal to realize their work and will make their choice according to the intensity they wish to give to their illustrations.
Illustrations can be limited to simple drawings or can be accompanied by colours. The illustration artists may also decide to combine many techniques to develop their work.