How Illustration Transcends the Traditional Medium of Paper
The illustrator Ruchi Shah reflects on how illustration changes or retains form as it travels from one medium to another.
While the Canvas becomes the message, Illustration becomes the medium
The job of a canvas is to effectively communicate the purpose of illustration. At the same time, illustration is a fitting medium that communicates the purpose of design. Together, they allow a designer to look at things from unlikely angles, allowing one to economise resources and break distinctions. This makes illustration a hybrid of different disciplines like art, craft, architecture and photography. Thus, narrating pictorial stories of the constantly evolving world.