Monthly Thread : What even IS illustration ?

OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ !

The days of the one direction newsletters are over and I hereby introduce you to the (Im)Posture’s monthly thread ! Each month (maybe more), I’ll start a new thread asking YOU a question, this is an open space for everyone to share on a topic with other readers and myself (kinda like what internet was like 10 years ago when we were going on illustration forums).

My question this month is :

What even IS illustration ? After years of doing it, talking about it, loving it, hating it, I don’t think I’ve heard the same definition twice, so what is yours, in your own words ?