It’s a strange idea, I know, to compare photographs with illustrations, but I had the idea and ran with it, and this article is the end result!
I have tried to find photographs and illustrations with similar or identical themes. Of course, the illustrator has a freer hand – anything they choose can be included in the illustration, whereas the photographer has to either set up the shot or take opportunistic shots which are not flexible in terms of content.
Here are 10 photographs with 10 corresponding illustrations – see what you think!
Illustration: Lemon Splash
Photograph: Oriental Girl
Photograph: Natural History
Illustration: Red Earth
Illustration: Sad Gnome
Illustration: Kiss of Love
Photograph: Enjoying the Grapes
At the Station
Illustration: Hua Lamphong Station
Photograph: Elisha Cuthbert Wallpaper
Illustration: Elisha Cuthbert
So what do you think? Photography or illustration? Of course, there is really no comparison – they are different mediums usually aiming at different results, but it was a fun project to compare a few examples!
Please leave any comments below.