The illustration essay is an example of an essay where any evidence used is mainly supplied by the use of examples, or illustrations, to support the argument. In an illustration essay you are actually asking your reader to read the picture, using your illustrations.
The best way to begin an illustration essay is to study the topic. When selecting your own topic for an illustration essay, it is already better to pick one which you have an interest in so that you will be keener to do the research. The essay topic should be selected in such a way that the reader will be engaged in it immediately. The illustrations that might be used are classified into three types; specific illustrations, hypothetical illustrations and typical illustrations and where they are to be placed in the essay should have been thought out in the essay plan.
The quality and suitability of the illustrations is the base of an illustration essay, therefore the illustrations should be utilised often and in the correct place throughout the essay.