Drawing a Cityscape
Having trouble drawing a realistic looking cityscape? well recently after just some random web surfing and a footlong chicken and bacon ranch subway, I came across this image below by the amazing Jon Whitcomb and something caught my eye. While first my attention was drawn to the gorgeously painted male and female, my eye the curiosly drifted to the set of white dots to the right. It took a moment for me to realise that with just a few storkes Jon had created an entire cityscape.
Now I have seen this effect used before, but I think it was just seeing the simpicity of how Jon had painted it. Some more examples of this method are shown below.
David Mazzuchelli - Batman year 1
and a live action example in baderunner!