Cityscape Project: New York City
For this project, my class was assigned to pick a city anywhere in the world and design a cityscape to represent it. At first, I found myself intimidated by this project, due to my unfamiliarity with Adobe Illustrator. Though this project certainly had a learning curve, I was able to adapt and overcome this obstacle. I started by picking a city I have a close connection to, New York City. Though I grew up in Florida, I was originally born in New York. Something about New York has always resonated with me, even though we’ve been long separated. Not knowing how to use Illustrator at the time, I sketched up an unfinished concept in Adobe Photoshop and presented it to my professor.
The original concept I drew presented a more detailed aesthetic than I intended, so I simplified the concept further and ended up with three
It did not take long for me to adapt to the program and design the rendition of New York City I originally had in mind, a simplified cityscape full of skyscrapers and busy streets, managing to capture the essence of New York City.
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