I wanted to use typography to depict the main 'characters'; the eagle 'free' and the girl 'freedom'. First, I created the minor elements of the piece using photo referencing, my trusty tablet and the 'film grain' Photoshop filter:
Next, I drew in the main elements as black silhouettes:
Then, after creating my layers of text, I applied clipping masks to both characters; so that they appear to be composed of words:
Finally, I applied an overlay to the minor elements to make the main ones stand out:
And there you have it! Hope you enjoyed the piece! Please feel free to leave any comments; and stay tuned for more!