So here are some of the ideas I've come up with. First it's a poster I took straight out of my sketching.
To be fair, I didn't have a lot of time to work on this. So I know the font still needed to be experimented with and the overall look of it needed to be improved. From here I moved onto this one.
I was getting a little tired of having this realistic look and then using brushes and textures to play with it to try and make it how I want it to be. I wish I had someone who actually had some ski goggles, a mask, and a large jumper I could take pictures of to get the exact picture I want rather than settling. Anyway, at this point I wanted to play with Illustrator.
I liked it, much better. I'd probably crop some of it out though and work on it. This got me inspired to do something more abstract, and I looked for a speed skater up close. Unfortunately.. like usual.. I couldn't find what I was looking for. But I found this picture, and I thought it may work well after I made it abstract. Here are my renditions of it.
I really like how it came out, but I changed it up a bit a few times and I think I like this one more.
And in a bit I'll be off to class to see what everyone else thinks.