- a person who sells something
- a product that sells in some specified way ( “The game will undoubtedly be the biggest seller of the year.” )
For my first “Random Words” post, the word I got from the word generator was “seller.” At first I was pretty disappointed. What was I going to create from the word “seller”? That’s part of the fun and the challenge though, right? The more I said the word over and over in my head, the more it kept sounding weirder and weirder. I couldn’t get away from thinking of the word “cellar.” “Seller” just didn’t seem like a word people used very often, and when you hear it, typically someone is using the other word and talking about the basement of their house or a wine cellar. So that got me thinking. What about a “cellar seller”? Someone who sells things out of their basement!
Illustration and flat, minimalist design has never been one of my strongest suits, so I wanted to explore that a little more with this exercise. The idea I came up with was a two-sided wooden sign someone would set out at the road or at a street corner directing people to their yard sale. Instead of the typical “Yard Sale” with an arrow, I opted for the very odd sounding “Basement Sale!” to represent a “cellar seller.” I went with a very minimalist and flat illustration style utilizing large fields of color and shadows to create the image. I didn’t want to use any texture and wanted to make the image as simple as possible to try and “dumb it down” to only the necessities of the illustration. I opted to keep a few blades of grass at the bottom to keep it grounded and add some points of interest as well as small circles to denote the screws holding the sides of the sign together.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the outcome! It was a fun experience trying to figure out what to do as well as trying something new and working on a skill-set that isn’t as strong as some of my others.
More “Random Words” posts to come, so be sure to check back!