Hong Kong, San Francisco and Amsterdam

Here’s a few pencil sketches I made last year during the course of a couple of commissions. Not all of these drafts made it into the final compositions. It’s interesting to see how different the architecture is in each drawing; due to the scale of the building sizes, each city works best from a different viewpoint.

Hong Kong, for example, looks most interesting when viewed from across the water at a slight distance:

Amsterdam is also seen from the water, but with a closer view to show the features of the much smaller buildings in more detail:

And San Francisco is most intriguing with a slight aerial view, this way we can see the layout of the city, the bridge in the background and the contrast between the different building sizes: