'Shoreditch & The City from Hoxton Station'

Self initiated project | April 2012 | Digital rendering
This illustration was created specially for entry into the 2012 Serco Prize for Illustration, run by the Association of Illustrators and Transport for London. It was one of fifty shortlisted for the prize and was displayed at the London Transport Museum in the exhibition also called 'Secret London' between November and December 2012.

Prints of this artwork are available to purchase here.

The artwork was completed using Adobe Photoshop and the composition is based on several photographs taken from Hoxton railway station in east London in February 2012. Buildings featured in the artwork include 30 St. Mary Axe (the 'Gherkin'), the Broadgate and Heron Towers, Tower 42 (formerly known as the NatWest Tower), St. Leonard's Church in Shoreditch in the centre, several studio blocks around the Kingsland Road/Cremer Street area, and in the immediate foreground at bottom right, the derelict Marquis of Lansdowne pub behind the Geffrye Museum.

The original sketch for the composition in pen.

The pencil layout which was the basis for the digital artwork.

This image shows the process where I built up the image one section at a time, painting digitally over the drawing scan.

The artwork roughly 80% complete, with the train and the building in the foreground remaining to render.