Intro

This tutorial by artist Roberto Marras shows how to visually and conceptually express the overall feel of London, using a few hints of landmarks and abstracting the rest of the composition. The focus is to emphasize the dynamism of an ever-developing and changing city.

Roberto says a city comprised of different cultures can’t be represented with a simple figurative illustration. Its core can only be expressed using an abstract composition.

You will learn the composition of a dynamic form using Photoshop’s tools, and how elements of photos build complex forms. Understanding the principals of compiling dynamic forms is key to taking control of an abstract composition.

Time to complete

3 hours

Software

Adobe Photoshop

Project files

Files from this tutorial can be downloaded from here.