I started with a word web, just making connections with words and things that define quiet (reflection, clear mind, isolation). My theme of choice was to be about peace. After various sketches, the idea of a monk came to mind.
So, I've illustrated my sketch into vector form below. I haven't experimented with any patterns or textures yet, but this is where I am with it.
So below is my Final project. As you can see, my color scheme is edited a bit from the previous version and I add some texture which was really fun to experiment with. I also eliminated the frame. I feel that the texture is enough around the edges. I also darkened the figure and muted the overall colors to make everything more cohesive. This was a fun class and the tutorials were excellent.