Crank it up to 11

Crank it up to 11 - student project


Quick sketches to illustrate "loudness." Considering a purely abstract image, but definitely want to show depth and texture. I also decided to share my word web. It really helped me to create visuals!

Crank it up to 11 - image 1 - student project

Crank it up to 11 - image 2 - student project


I abandoned the idea of an abstract illustration, but still wanted to keep it simple so that I could really practice the color techniques and play with pattern and texture without getting overwhlemed. Here is my colorblocked digital illustration.

Crank it up to 11 - image 3 - student project


Let me just start by saying that no one ever accused me of being on to make quick decisions! I could have continued playing with this image for many more hours. However, for the sake of finishing it on time, I must let go of it (for now.) I experimented a lot with balancing pattern and texture, and I really struggled to reconcile the clean vector look with grungy, gritty texture. In the future, I think I will use Brad's technique to roughen the edges to see if that blends all of the components a little better. I really enjoyed playing with these techniques. I fully intend to make them all part of my design toolkit. Thank you, everyone, for your feedback! I hope you can see a difference between the first and the last. It's been wonderful. I hope to run into you guys again somewhere in cyberspace.

Crank it up to 11 - image 4 - student project

Jessica Deel

Lettering Artist, Illustrator, Designer