London Mural hand-drawn black and white line illustration, depicting iconic Landmarks and figures such as The Shard, The Gherkin, St Pauls, The Cheese Grater, David Bowie, and the Queen.
The London Greeting mural is inspired by Retro Destination postcards. I was inspired by the typography of retro postcards. I had the idea to illustrate iconic London landmarks and incorporate them within the London topography itself. My thought was that the illustration would look more dynamic and cohesive as a composition approaching the illustration in this way.
I have drawn a handful of murals and I wanted to add another skill. Once I had illustrated the London Postcard illustration I printed it onto clear acetate sheets and projected it onto a large sheet of paper onto my living room wall. I drew over the projected lined with pencil lines.
Once the pencil lines were drawn I made a time-lapse video of me drawing the whole of the illustration with a black Posca pen. The whole illustration had taken a day and a half to draw. It was an interesting learning experience to draw the mural. It came out very well, and I was very pleased that it was just how I imagined it would be as well as discovering that it’s a natural skill I have and a potential evolution of my developing illustration style.