Peace and Quiet

Peace and Quiet - student project

I will be illustrating the concept of quiet.  

To start with, I made a big old list of all the things I associate with quiet.  This was aided by my pinterest board, I took images from my other collections that gave me a particular sense of hushed stillness and put them together to see what they had in common, which helped me a lot in figuring out some visual themes.  I was especially interested in getting a visual sense of quiet and stillness, making a sense of quiet that you could really feel rather than just a symbol.

Peace and Quiet - image 1 - student project

Peace and Quiet - image 2 - student project

Then, I started sketching:

Peace and Quiet - image 3 - student project

The butterfly idea seemed the most appealing by quite a bit, so I ran with it:

Peace and Quiet - image 4 - student project

I put together my favorites of the bunch:

Peace and Quiet - image 5 - student project

I picked this sketch for the layout:

Peace and Quiet - image 6 - student project

Then, I took it into photoshop to adapt it to the 8x10 scale and figure out the values:

Peace and Quiet - image 7 - student project