City of Dreams

This is the second of two illustrations done for the Macon corporation. They requested a city scape view of Thessaloniki. This seemed a near impossible task based on the length of the city and the amount of recognisable buildings. After some discussion it was decided to do the design like the sketch above. mainly as detail was too much and time consuming for the time. Their emphasis was to do a focus on building renewal. So as long as the foreground buildings had the focus, this was OK. Also, as the paraleia has a 5km stretch and the main famous landmarks are at either end, these were incorporated. The final image can be seen below.

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1 creative person, slightly matured
2 tablespoons aptitude
1 piece of aesthetic flavouring
6lbs hard work and sweat
4 ideas more than most
salt of the earth to taste

Take a creative person and stir in some aptitude, thoroughly from the start. In time, mix in the aesthetic flavouring with the most appropriate tool at hand, and then, fold into the mix as much of the hard work and sweat that the mix can take. Sprinkle in the ideas; the more the better. And finally, as all is cooking, a pinch of ‘salt of the earth’ to give it the necessary character. Leave to cook over time and serve when required. Tasty treat in a tasteless world.