Flat vector illustrations were all the rage. Working in editorial allowed me to explore concepts and approaches from a variety of different angles. In this exploration of works created in 2015 I used flat vector style artworks and illustrated a body of work depicting various images and representations in my life and or experiences as a freelance editorial illustrator.
What is a vector illustration?
A vector illustration is based on the mathematics of analytic or coordinate geometry. Unlike raster graphics, which create a picture by describing areas of discrete color within a finite resolution grid, vector graphics describe geometric objects in terms of mathematical formulae and other parameters. Vectors can be scaled to any size without loss of resolution or quality.
What is an editorial illustration?
Editorial illustration are an illustrative style used to express ideas from texts, usually in books, magazines, newspapers, or on the web. They typically accompany articles and longer content pieces to highlight concepts that the writing discusses. There are many types of editorial illustrations. The aim is to grab the reader’s attention. To capture the content in a visual form. Different publications lean toward different styles. Overall, the goal of an editorial illustration is to hint at what the writing is about.