Made on The Canal
I am an Architectural Illustrator. I create 3D illustrations of Birmingham landmarks and buildings around the world, firstly visiting the locations (when possible) to take accurate reference photos and measurements and then inputting this information into AutoCAD, and drawing the building/structure brick by brick, or as accurately as possible. Artistic license sometimes creeps on a heavily detailed image.
The drawing is then broken down into building blocks and printed onto thick water colour paper. These individual pieces are cut out by hand using a craft knife, and layered with thick card between the sections, creating a subtle shadows and a 3D effect.