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I've seen some applications and websites do something similar to what you're trying to do, but they don't present as many options at the top-level as you are, which actually makes it easier for the user to make decisions (option shock is a real thing to consider when designing UX). Something that says "Remove Image" might be better than an "X", it is more ...
As always, it depends. It depends on the target audience for this illustration and the best way to communicate with them (A/B testing time?). If a more "hand-drawn" approach works well, then by all means, go for it. Contrast could work well at highlighting the technical information balanced by the human touch.
To add to Lakawak answer (who is right), yes back in the beginnings of newspapers, typesetting was the reason why newspapers were limited to only use multi-columns. It was a technological issue caused by the printing process. As Supercat also mentioned: Now, as for any other graphic design projects or layouts, the reason why newspapers or some ...
The use of multiple columns is used for many reasons. Not only is it easier to read, it allows printers to draw attention to more important articles by making columns larger. It provides structure to the page and separates the articles in a way that naturally catches the eye (think rule of thirds.) It also works better for type, and easier to fit in ...
I don't think it would be out of place, as long as it looks somewhat crisp and sleek. The difference in style could even make the circle pop even more. It would help greatly if elements in the same, more fluid style were present in other parts of the publication. If you have to indicate an element with its name, consider using a handwritten font matching ...
if you're gonna go with the sketch look, go all out. Use a texture to make it obvious. Make it an oval, not something nearly circular. With what I'm seeing here, it would be easier and more aesthetically pleasing to go with a proper vector circle.
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