69.3 August 2022

On the Cover

ARTIST’S NOTE

For the cover illustration contest theme, “energy, mobility, and transportation technologies,” I chose to feature a train. I’ve always been fascinated with this type of transportation and have always thought it was the coolest form of it. To illustrate this energetic feel, I focused on the color scheme and made sure to include colors like orange and yellow to represent energy. The addition of cooler tones was to add contrast and to bring one’s eye to the focal point of the cover, the train itself. The additions of shadows and shading were included to add more aesthetic value to the piece overall. 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Logan Plummer is a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned a BA in English and a certificate in Technical Writing. These programs heightened Logan’s interests in writing, from drafting stories to collaborating on group projects. In addition to writing, Logan enjoys working to improve his skills in other areas, including graphic design and general art. He is available at logan_plummer3@mymail.eku.edu.


Honorable Mention

 

ARTIST’S NOTE

To answer the call for cover illustrations on the topic “energy, mobility, and transportation technologies,” we created an image to convey the idea of futuristic public transportation. Our image, which shows a solar powered public train that could potentially save our environment by reducing pollution, helps to provide a green and health way for individuals to go about their day. By applying solar panels on world’s transportation, it could protect our world’s ecosystem by replacing depletable resources/energy (i.e., fossil fuels) to renewable resources/energy (i.e., solar energy). In addition, it could also cut down greenhouse emmissions by applying solar energy, because fossil fuels are one of the main factors that causes greenhouse emmisions to go up. The mechanism of it is to use solar energy (from solar panels) to power the train instead of using regular fossil fuels which would reduce the pollution significantly and increase the air quality of the world. Our image was designed by using a program called Sketch Up, and it only involves a few elements: the background, train, and solar panels. We want our image to be easily perceived by our audience to help them understand how energy, mobility, and transportation technologies can be depicted.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Feng Liu is currently a junior Economics major with a minor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. Feng is enthusiastic about studying economics and entrepreneurship and eager to explore the secrets of successful businesses through coursework. Feng Lieu is available at fengliu@udel.edu.

Aouss Alnihmi is an undergraduate Neuroscience major at the University of Delaware. Aouss is passionate about promoting brain health and is available at Aoussk@udel.edu.