Illustration: New Opportunities

Illustration is a force to be reckoned with. Not content to break back into a marketplace once dominated by the photographic image, illustration has fought hard, forced itself under the spotlight and stepped into the limelight. A rebirth, once attributed to the flexibility that digital kit offered, has now reached a vital second phase - a new stage of extended opportunities in the development of the discipline.

New markets for 21st century illustrators had not previously presented themselves, but today's illustrators have not been shy in coming forward and searching out new directions. A discipline seeking to reinvent itself, it has been the tenacity of those prepared to venture into new markets that has helped turn the tide, and illustration has truly and finally come of age.

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