In its broadest sense, illustration depicts a thought, idea, text or event. An illustration can be classified according to the area in which it is used or the technique in which it is made. The success of the illustration is related to the feelings and thoughts that awaken the viewer, as well as how much it can convey the visualized idea or message. At this point, if the technique to be used for illustration, supports the conceptual background of the visualized subject, it strengthens the ability to convey the message. Hand-made 3-dimensional illustrations, which include high-touch, defined as “tactile illustration, and they are the most striking examples of contemporary visual culture. High-touch is a term used in design theory to describe what is accessible within human visuality. Tactile illustration is a wide range of materials and techniques where all kinds of materials such as paper, metal, plastic, fabric can be used and many illustrators benefit from today's innovative solutions in visual field. Tactile illustrations, which are frequently used in advertising and editorial design, are the result of labor, techniques, materials and styles that require intensive and laborious work. In this study, three-dimensional tactile illustration techniques that enrich the visual language of traditional illustration in a contemporary way and their functions in strengthening illustrative expression were investigated.
İllustration techniques, traditional illustration, tactile illustration