quiet - student project

I chose to illustrate the word quiet.

quiet - image 1 - student project

When making my word list, I ended up with some antonym pairs. My first sketch is the most conceptual, focusing on the dichotomy of quiet into heavy/full (like a shield sitting on a feather bed) and floating/light/singular (a single feather highlighted). The second is the idea of space with crystalline stars (cold and silent) instead of balls of fiery doom (not quiet, what with the crackling and burning and doom).

quiet - image 2 - student project

I also tried a single leaf in an orderly forest, and feathers floating among art nouveau-esque tendrils, but I am not sure I'm really feeling either of these. quiet - image 3 - student project