As part of a Graphic News package ahead of the UK royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, I was tasked with creating an isometric cutaway diagram of St George's Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle.
It turned out to be one of the most challenging illustrations of my career and took eight days to complete. There was not a great deal of good reference out there, so I had to mostly make do with satellite imagery, copies of old plans, a couple of interior 360° panoramas and tourist photos. The following 100 screen grabs show how I created it using Adobe Illustrator (images can be enlarged by clicking on them).
Here are a series of Adobe Illustrator screen shots from a graphic I created last November, showing how a new eco-friendly cell phone is constructed. It was surprisingly fiddly to do – drawing electronics is rather like drawing buildings.
I started out with a few component photos from Fairphone's website, and a useful video showing it disassembling. Then I traced all the elements as flat shapes that fitted together (image 2) and began the lengthy process of extruding all the elements. (Images can be clicked and expanded)