Fargo Skyline Fail

Posted: 22nd May 2012 by Alex Amiot in Adobe Illustrator, Fargo
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The view from Dakota Drive - Made in Adobe Illustrator by Alex Amiot

My attempt to draw a skyline is at a standstill.  I spliced together 10 pictures that I took while standing on the shoulder of Dakota Drive, just south of 19th avenue north.

After a minute of tracing the outline of the buildings in Illustrator I realized I wasn’t going to get much of a skyline.

I stopped “illustrating” when I had a more colorful take on the Stop and Go apartments, the Technology Incubator, and Candlewood Suites.

From where I stood, The Radisson, the FargoDome, steeples, watertowers, and high-rise housing rose above the fray, but besides NDSU’s smoke stack, there weren’t many other structures of unusual size.

Below is a compilation of the ten pictures after applying the “live-trace” function in Illustrator.  So it’s basically a computer-generated version of what I was shooting for.  It’ll have to do for now.


Fargo Skyline via Live Trace (To view it larger, click the image a couple times, then click to zoom) - Alex Amiot

  1. Wifer says:

    It has been a goal for a while now, you are so close. :) I like the dome on the live trace.