In this, our city

Wahey! It’s done! This has been my project for the last few weeks. I’ve always loved drawing cities and I stupidly thought that this would be a pushover. Instead, I spent about a fortnight trying to find a way of encapsulating the concepts of what a city is into one poster in a way that young people would find inspiring.

I almost went with a patchwork grid style composition, but it reminded me too much of the ‘The clothes I am’ poster. This composition, though, I felt captured the verticality of cities as well as giving options for a range of colours and themes.

I coloured a good portion of this whilst watching the old ‘Neverwhere’ TV series. Okay, it hasn’t aged particularly well, but there’s some solid gold in there and I couldn’t help but take some visual inspiration from certain scenes.