The past week was a busy one at the office, hence I needed to play catch-up with a lot of non-website related things this weekend. I did find time to put together this illustration of the urban tower model as seen in the past few posts. The urban model lends itself well to this style of illustrations because of the amount of line work I have to work with which allows me to be more selective with where I add and remove detail. I also like the relationship between the large tower glass facade and the gridded punched openings of the surrounding buildings.

To get a better sense of how this illustration was put together, take a look at past posts such as these: ABSTRACTING DEAD RENDERINGS , ABSTRACT ILLUSTRATIONS PART 2 , and PLAN OBLIQUE ILLUSTRATION  . 



Below are a few of the images that I used to compose the final illustration:



Above: Sketchup wireframe inverted





Above: Model Profile Lines inverted





Above: Exported Sketchup color image with the Photoshop “posterize” adjustment set to 3 levels





Above: Rendering with the Photoshop “posterize” adjustment set to 5 levels





The final composition with color overlays added.