Nothing catches the eye like an appropriate, well-drawn illustration. High quality illustrations are constantly in demand and a designer with a sure grasp of digital illustration will find their skills invaluable. This practical volume offers sound advice to anyone who needs to create digital illustrations, manipulate existing images, or work in 3D or moving illustration. The work of leading professionals is analysed, and real-world examples are broken down: there are chapters on digital painting, digital drawing and professional practice. With Illustration Pocket Essentials, students, artists and graphic designers alike will create stunning illustrations fit for any purpose.