Flower Power

Flower Power - student project


Thanks for the feedback, Ed!

Interestingly, I had intended for the background to be pale blue, and started it off that way. But then when I was in the doldrums I threw in the brown to see things differently and liked the earthy enviro feel of it. I never considered going back to the blue though, which probably should have been a consideration, regardless of where I landed... The blue gives it a clean freshness which is really nice.

Alternate 1:

Flower Power - image 1 - student project


I'm not such a huge fan of the white background. It's nice how it disappears back into the article, and makes it feel a little more unified. But I think it's missing a little something... Here for comparison, anyway.

Alternate 2:

Flower Power - image 2 - student project



I personally was a little disappointed with the initial border/finish of the brown, but I didn't know how to fix it. Overnight I had the idea to make it look even more like it was drawn on ripped paper. Then when I did the alternate blue version I really liked the extra background elements. So with both those tweaks there's a brown version I'm much happier with too!

Alternate 3:

Flower Power - image 3 - student project


Thanks again for a great lesson + assignment + feedback!





Dear Ed,

Thank you so much for the quick response, it really helped me force myself to be punctual and finish this in a day! It was a fair struggle, but I'm glad I pushed myself :)

Let me know if you have any feedback,





Final illustration in situ!

Flower Power - image 4 - student project


Final image without text:

Flower Power - image 5 - student project




Option 1: Portable Power 

Flower Power - image 6 - student project


Option 2: Light in the JungleFlower Power - image 7 - student project 

Option 3: Holding Light
Flower Power - image 8 - student project

If anyone's still taking the course I'd love feedback. Ed, if you're still reading these: I've really appreciated this class. I've been thinking/trying to add editorial illustrations to my portfolio for ages, but I never really knew where to start. So thanks, this has been really helpful!

Sylvia Morris

abstract, but still well read.