For this assignment you are to create your own original vector image of a cityscape. You have a great deal of flexibility with this assignment. Your city can be modeled after a real city (Paris, New York) or it can be completely original. It can be set in any time period (victorian era, modern city with skyscrapers, or even futuristic!) You can imagine that its for a travel advertisement or a setting for a fictional story! I will be looking for your own artistic voice and creativity.
Assignment # 1-2
You are to create a storybook cityscape using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. It must include the following:
Tutorial Below: Photoshop/ Illustrator
I have not made a complete step by step by step tutorial. I have taken a few screenshots of my tips on how to approach this assignment. It is up to you to figure out the way in which YOU work best. This will be a test in your own level of work ethic and time management.
Also, below I have links to several online tutorials that outline different approaches to creating this style of drawing. Feel free to use them for reference or find your own!
The FIRST thing you need to do is do some research! For my cityscape I decided I wanted a Japanese/Chinese influence and folklore feeling. So I looked up numerous images of Chinese and Japanese Architecture and used them as reference while I was doing my pencil sketch. I also used these reference photo for my color scheme.
Assignment # 1: Sketch