top of page

Sky City - finished drawing

Thanks everyone for your interest in this drawing. I appreciate all your likes and comments. I just wanted to go through my creative process for this drawing. My first step was drawing the sketch of the drawing. I use a black felt tip pen and have a large A3 Visual Diary that I'm using to draw my sketches on. Once the sketch is completed I take a photo of it and import it into Autodesk Sketchbook. I then clean up some of the lines.

I then added some under layers to add texture. I wasn't really sure at this stage what colour I wanted to use for the hills and I was experimenting with a few different variations.

I coloured in the bicycle tires at this point and also started blending some of the colours. I was trying to get a gradient effect but I wasn't that convinced I liked the result.

I ended up erasing the sky and water and here I filled the sky with a gradient fill and added some texture to look like clouds in the background.

Having learned from painting the sky and getting an effect that I liked, I copied what I was doing for the sea. I experimented some more and got an interesting wavy effect with the sea which I quite liked.

I finished the painting side of things by thickening the black outlines and also blending some of the white outlines so they didn't look so prominent. For example, I did quite a bit of work on the clouds trying to blend the dark greys up to the white at the top.

After finishing the painting, I wanted to add a little poetic description at the bottom of the drawing so I wrote the quick-phrase in white just under the sea level. Thanks again for being part of my creative process. Be sure to check out more of my designs at

22 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page