A graphics illustrator can expect a salary starting from $37,150 to $66,028 depending on his or her experience. They are expected to draw pictures for magazines, books and other types of print material, which includes wrapping paper and greeting cards. Their skills are used when art is required to communicate something. Graphics illustrators use colors to create images. There are various fields in graphic illustration and most such illustrators are specialists in different types of drawings.
For example, fashion illustrators generally work for fashion designers and they draw sketches of different types of clothing while it is being designed. Technical illustrators specialize in drawing technical diagrams that illustrate how to use, repair and maintain machines. Medical illustrators have a good knowledge of anatomy and biology and they use this knowledge to sketch drawings of surgical procedures and that of the human body. These are used in medical magazines and publications to make concepts clearer. Scientific illustrators utilize their knowledge of geology and other sciences to illustrate planetary formations, plant life, animal life etc., which are used for educational purposes.
In general these graphics illustrators use their drawing skills to create different types of images that are used by their clients. They might create anything from a simple sketch to massive packages and even the structure of buildings. Most graphics illustrators are proficient with computer program that assists them to complete their work accurately and quickly. Most industries require the need of graphics illustrators and each industry use their industry-specific illustrators.