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Old Posted Oct 16, 2021, 7:01 PM
Doctorboffin Doctorboffin is offline
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Feedback on my illustrations thus far. What's working and what can I do to improve?

Not sure if this is the right avenue for this, I would love to get feedback on my work!

I've been illustrating for the diagram page in my free time for the last ~7 months, and besides the anonymous visitors to the site, no one besides myself has actually seen my work, and because of that, I've never got any third-party opinions on my buildings. It would be really great to get some notes on what is working, and what I can improve from other illustrators here, who likely are more experienced than me.


As is, I've been exclusively doing projects around LA. In the future, I'll probably expand to other cities, but for now, there's a ton of projects that still need illustrating.
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2021, 12:41 AM
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For someone who does not draw, like myself, i cannot give you feedback, but as a viewer it looks very professional and for some reason the buildings you draw look very hard to illustrate so since you are capable of that your drawings are very nice! When i look at other illustrators drawings that have been on this site for years and are well known the way you draw is very similar.

If you would like to expand to different cities, i recommend Australia, they have a lot of buildings not drawn.
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2021, 10:53 PM
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I think your diagrams look great. You can improve them by adding more shading and color variation. Keep up the good work...
My Diagram: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=52344624
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2021, 12:32 PM
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They are Perfect !

Do those >>>>>

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Old Posted Oct 18, 2021, 3:40 PM
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Oberhafenjunge Oberhafenjunge is offline
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I also like your Diagram!
I think the drawings look very clean and I like that your edges and details look sharp and crisp. (I have been drawing just a little longer than you, my diagrams tend to look a little "mushy" sometimes when they have too much detail, I like that yours look often so clear).

The only kind of "critic" I would like to add goes in a similar direction than Koops':
The drawings tend to look a bit flat. A little bit more shading and some harsher contrast between the sunny and the shady sides of the buildings could improve some of the diagrams. But apart from that, everything looks quite fine!

Keep up the good work!
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2021, 5:10 PM
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Your painting is great.
Overall, it gives a simple and modern feeling.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2021, 6:12 PM
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Martin H Unzon Martin H Unzon is offline
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You've got precise traces with good sense of proportion (between tall and wide), are very correct archithectonic illustrations for the SSP diagram (if is what you're looking for).


I'll be honest (not rude intention at all), looks as plain 2D objects (very correct) but, if you want to search for a different stroke/style/results

Look to some real photo of the building you draw...some like google street view image:

what we see?...

perhaps... a bit of reflections, shadows, textures, color tones/ transitions, transparency...
Not same color/tone on the lower levels to as seen on top
When a drawing try those effects, 2D "seems" like having other dimension... https://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=94872573
like you did here... https://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=131737 or https://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=131730

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