Before the advent of cameras, advertisers and publishers used illustrations for everything. Now they mostly use photos, but illustrations are still needed to portray distant solar systems, blood cells in veins, geological formations deep in the Earth, resurrected archeological finds, dinosaurs, spacetime and thousands of other ‘impossible to photograph’ subjects. We specialize in scientific, medical, biological and astronomical illustrations.
Cleaning up images by drawing them.
While photographers search for that ‘killer’ shot, illustrators just make them. A photo of blood in a vein is full of unsightly shadows and shapes, while an illustration presents the information clearly. Why use a fuzzy photo of stars, when you can provide a nice, flawless illustration? Detailed anatomical drawings of animals or plants are much easier to understand than photos of the same, and how many times have you tried to make out the smudgy parts of a photograph in an instruction book, while putting together that bicycle, sofa or chainsaw? Crisp, clean illustrations can also be used to enhance photographs.
The process begins with clients using our quote page to provide information, after which a quote is sent. Upon receiving a 50% deposit we consult with clients to understand their needs. Initial rough designs are placed on private viewing pages (invisible to search engines), and feedback is invited. Further roughs and or modifications are produced and presented until clients are satisfied. At that stage the final payment is made and the final artwork is produced.
Ownership, copyright, etc.
Ownership of illustrations is transferred to clients once final payment is made, after which artwork is provided in a variety of quality formats.
For a tailor-made illustration that conveys information clearly and succinctly, we invite you to try us out. Take the first step by filling out our quote form.