Ghent Panoramic Sketch

Drawing of Ghent.

Pencil on two sheets of A2 paper, 2018


Copenhagen

I started this drawing  of Copenhagen a while ago and am finally starting to piece it all together. Here’s the first two panels, both separately and laid out.

The remaining two sections are still being drawn and I may need to edit these bits somewhat when I look at the final thing altogether but I’m fairly pleased with how it looks so far:


Edinburgh Sketch

I’m trying out a few slightly different ways of drawing, both in pencil and in pen.

Here’s a few stages of a sketch of Edinburgh; ultimately this will be a panoramic drawing and this section will be the left hand side of the piece:


Valetta Panoramic

Panoramic line drawing of Valetta, Malta.

 

Pen and ink on paper, 2018


Manhattan Panorama

Panoramic drawing of Manhattan

 

Pen and ink on paper, 2018


Architectural Drawings: China

Architectural drawings of landmarks and significant buildings in China.

 

This was a commission undertaken for a cruise company so I would be very grateful if these weren’t copied or reproduced etc etc.

 

All illustrations were hand drawn using a Rotring Rapidograph on paper.


Architectural Illustrations: France

Architectural drawings of landmarks and significant buildings in France.

 

This was a commission undertaken for a cruise company so I would be very grateful if these weren’t copied or reproduced etc etc.

 

All illustrations were hand drawn using a Rotring Rapidograph (.25 if anyone is interested) on paper.

I’m going to be posting a few of these over the next few weeks as they’re interesting to look back on.


New York City Mural

Last year I worked on a large scale panoramic drawing of New York which was commissioned as a mural for a financial services firm. Here's the full drawing:

And here is how the image looks on the wall:

The client also commissioned a series of drawings of different New York districts.

Financial District:

Flatiron:

Times Square

Gramercy:

As well as a bird's eye view of midtown:

Client: Financial Services Firm
Art Direction: Gensler
Photo Credits: Gensler


Panoramic Cityscape of Paris

I recently completed this panoramic line drawing of Paris; although I've drawn the city several times in the past, I haven't yet attempted a panoramic version. paris-panoramic-drawing

 

What I liked about this composition is that the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica balance one another out and provide two focal points which allowed me a bit of freedom in how I represented the city buildings between them. So there is an element of abstraction to some of the building shapes which stops the piece being too busy.

 

This panoramic was drawn freehand using a Rotring Rapidograph pen on paper and is available for sale as a digital image in Tiff, Jpeg, PSD or AI format; please contact me at abigaildaker@hotmail.com for further information about using any of my images in your project.


Commission for the Bank of China

Last year, I was commissioned to draw this large scale panoramic scene, based around a famous Chinese scroll painting.
china-extended

The image was interlaced with my Trafalgar Square panorama (below) and adapted by EDGE Architecture to fit in with their designs for the Bank of China's new Visa Application Centre in the City of London.

shard panorama 3.ai

Before starting work on the final illustration, I drew a smaller version to demonstrate how the traditional style of the silk painting could be adapted to match the linear style of the London panoramic:

panorama

It is always interesting to work on a panoramic drawing after spending several months on illustrated maps; the two types of work are very different, but compliment each other rather well. This was an especially interesting commission and you can see the completed design on the EDGE Architecture website here.