I’m actually an architect based in London. My name is Amer and I like travelling and posting everything on my Instagram. Lately, I have been drawing a lot and I draw when I’m at work, too. I feel lucky because I have a chance to travel to many cities often throughout the year. So my drawings are about cities I have visited, only I turn them into some kind of planet.
I made the cities independently as if they were some kind of planets. The latest was my drawing of Melbourne, a distance away from London but having similar tradition as in European cities. I try to recreate qualities of cities through my art. Google Maps come in handy for me to recreate the perspective because photos of the cities and the skyline help me get some details. But at times I would also redesign some city to have their own layouts of streets parks and buildings in my favor.
Being an architect, I’ve had some knowledge also my MA in Urban Design and my experience as well allow me to plan my creations. Because I’m very pleased with the result, now I drew even larger globes, increasing their size from 360mm diameter to a 940mm version.