Quiet (final?)

Quiet (final?) - student project

4/2/13

Sorry that it has taken me so long to update my illustration. I've added subtle texture to all of the vectors and added noise to get a more gritty texture. I added a ground plane, but I thought the illustration looked better without it. I felt that it made the illustration feel more open and whimsical. I don't know if this is the very final version of this illustration, but I am happy with what became of it. 

I mainly took this class to learn how to incorporate textures and patterns into illustrations. Although I've been experienced in Illustrator for years, I still had much more I wanted to learn. This class was a great learning experience for me and I really enjoyed it! I've already signed up for 3 other design classes, so I guess you can say I'm addicted. 

Thanks for all of your feedback! It was really great to receive suggestions, encouragement, and advice on my work. 

Quiet (final?) - image 1 - student project

This is the latest version I've been working on with the smoke. I think I like where it is going. It feels a little more balanced than the other version with more trees. Still looking forward to adding textures. 

Quiet (final?) - image 2 - student project

Here is the work in progress. Still playing around with colors/ shapes and will be adding textures.

i'm having some trouble with the smoke from the chimney....haven't quite figured out how I want to portray it yet, so I'm playing around with a few options (will picture the options soon).

Quiet (final?) - image 3 - student projectWhen I created a word list for the word quiet, the three words I used to lead my drawing were:
Tranquility, nature and alone.

I decided to take a more abstract approach with this illustration than I normally do. I want to challenge myself to create work in a style that I am not used to. I know my sketch is a bit rough and I can already tell that I will be moving and changing things around. 

I plan on using textures, shading, blending and other techniques that I hope will make this piece feel more complete. 

I think I'm also going to draw a loud version. I'm really excited about this whole process and adding color and dimension to my work!

Quiet (final?) - image 4 - student project