As the term may be defined, book illustrations is the art that is usually concerned with the drawing of pictures and images in most of the books. The illustrations on the books are in most cases meant to add some elements of enhancement to the story of the book. In this context, there are those artist who are likely to view the book illustrations as one of the ways of breathing some life to the texts and words found on the book. This is because the book illustrations may have it application in a variety of books and book topics. This includes the books covering topics such as science, imaginations and the age specific topics. Different types of publications may also apply the images and pictures that have been created by the book illustrator. Also in different environments, the art of book illustration may be also applied. Although there may exist different genres of publication, the book illustrators are generally required to create the images which contains a thousand words.
The pictures created the book illustrators should have the ability of inviting the eyes of the reader to reading the book. The images for the book are also expected to have a correspondence with the content of the book.
In a more general way, most of the book illustrations are likely to be found in the books such as those meant to be read by the kids. This is so since, there are some of the children books which are literally filled with pictures and illustrations. However, there are those children’s books which will also include both picture illustrations and text. Many reasons lies behind the idea of using the pictures and books illustrations on the books meant to be read by the kids. One of this reasons is that the book illustrations are meant to increase the visual appeal to child. With the book illustrations, there is a likelihood that the child will understand the story of the book. Reading the books with the illustrations enable the child to be in a position to read a book even without the illustrations after sometime.
In other instances, the illustrations may also be used in the books read by the adults. Such books may be the instructional books. Such kinds of books carries a number of diagrams or charts. Such diagrams may be meant for the purpose of explaining various steps in a process. Another example of books which are likely to be accompanied by the illustrations includes the books such as those found in the medical field.