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How to sketch up a city in ~15 minutes by shilin How to sketch up a city in ~15 minutes by shilin
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youtube link mentioned in the first panel: youtu.be/A9PIUG2fjcQ

I did a quick sketch last week of a cityscape, and a few people were wondering how I was able to draw it without going through too much trouble, so I redrew the piece and made a little tutorial for it! Obviously this looks very rough as it was meant to be and also because I made it in a real hurry for demonstration purposes, so please excuse some of the ridiculous looking buildings and other illogical appearances. to create more precise cityscapes using this method, simply stop using the brush tool and use line tool/polygonal lasso tool—even using the brush tool and holding down shift is fine—instead to create precise, straight lines. The slower you do this process the more accurate your final piece will be, however the premise of this method is that if you want/need to do it fast, you can.

I hope this is helpful to some of you, and good luck!


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:iconmarichromatic:
Marichromatic Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
I got mind blow, I was so scared of doing perspectives but now I'll do my best to tame that personal demon! Thank you so much!
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:icontheodoratrollface:
Theodoratrollface Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is very helpful 
Thank you so much !~
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:iconcarbon-vanilla:
Carbon-Vanilla Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this will be SUPER helpful!
Thank you!!
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:iconkamihanaki:
Kamihanaki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you for sharing ^^
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:iconcrossoverdude:
Crossoverdude Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
oh my this is really helpfull! thank you for this!
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT!
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:iconlilisys:
lilisys Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is brilliant
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:iconholocouseart:
holocouseart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah yeah what kind of software you use to make your comic / manga? please tell me :)
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:iconholocouseart:
holocouseart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn you're so great i admire also adore you Shilin please teach me how to draw manga like you did SOOO COOL!!!
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:icondianakit12:
Dianakit12 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Photographer
How would you do this on Photoshop CC? the shape tool is different ;w;
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:iconhiddenspiketrap:
HiddenSpikeTrap Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That...makes it seem so simplistic thank you! A great help!
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:icondemacrado-ensueno:
demacrado-ensueno Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
This is really useful actually, thank you!
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:iconartiststallion:
ArtistStallion Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love you.
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:iconnavalmode:
navalmode Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is very useful! thank you !
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:iconalonsoalatriste:
AlonsoAlatriste Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicee very useful tut thanks
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Russell-K Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I love the little monster attacking down town that you slipped in there
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:iconithor:
ithor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty simple and useful! Thank you very much :heart:
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LittlePink-Mononoke Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Thank you very much
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:iconsunspirits:
Sunspirits Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool and helpful. I have been wanting to make city backgrounds now and then, but I found it to be too complicated.
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:icongreengargoyle3:
GreenGargoyle3 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Extremely helpful!
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:iconjunweise:
junweise Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Holy moly! :heart:
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:iconphoebezh:
phoebezh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
quite helpful~
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:iconpheichi:
PheiChi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
no way, i could never do it in 15 mins! orz
you're freaking amazing ;A;
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:iconeiken123:
eiken123 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful! Rainbrony okie  keep up the good work!
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actualsecretagent Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyouthankyouthankyou! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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InkyPinkyDots Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thanks a lot for this! Very useful,I learned a lot.
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shrmcloud Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   Interface Designer
nice thinkin'!
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:iconghostpie:
Ghostpie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my goodness, thank you!!
I learned a lot and i'll probably get a lot of use out of this!
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:iconecl4ira:
Ecl4ira Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful. Thank you! :>
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:iconsolarifix:
Solarifix Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever, well done :D
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:iconppgxpkmxkhr:
PPGxPKMxKHR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the url is blocked...?
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:iconppgxpkmxkhr:
PPGxPKMxKHR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
but great tutorial though : )
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You-Let-Rin-Die Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Very helpful
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:iconrunningfreely:
runningfreely Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist
This is so damn cool! Thank you much <3
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:iconrazmere:
Razmere Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
The Youtube link to quick easy perspective lines doesn't seem to work. 
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it's case sensitive
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:iconrazmere:
Razmere Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I know, I typed it just like it was printed in the first panel but it told me the vid is no longer available. 
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
youtu.be/A9PIUG2fjcQ , you must've typed it wrong
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:iconrazmere:
Razmere Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I guess so ^^; 
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:iconmezmere:
Mezmere Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely helpful, thank you!!
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greyorm Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconobservart:
observart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you !!! <3
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:iconkirite:
Kirite Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  Saves me so much time I can't even ;u;
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:iconflariachan:
Flariachan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this is going to be helpful!
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Tellim-Komachi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very helping! Thanks!
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kuroIchigopro Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you !
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shuu-washuu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This just blew my mind.
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:iconlumisse:
lumisse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist
This seems really handy! :D Thank you for putting this up and I'll be sure to try it sometime! 
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Jamocha101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, this was extremely helpful.  Used here
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ThouWilt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I would appreciate if any of you can check my gallery...i dont know but for some reason i got 0 views :) Thank you.
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