Above: How I aligned the contours of Gosling’s face with the buildins.
I printed the drawing, in the template, and then traced over it.
Above: I tested out the technique and it seemed like it would work.
I added another building a plane for more activity. Also inserted a background I used previously which I think suits ‘Drive’ really well.
Above: I added a strong bold text under the plane and even more buildings. I changed the background to a sunrise, it seems to work a lot better in this design.
Below: I made the building over his eye more prominent and added 2 more buildings to create a much more powerful skyline.
I think this one works really well because it almost feels like he is made out of the buildings. I considered adding a Photoshop filter to the photograph buildings to make it seem as if they are also hand drawn but then I realised there was a much stronger message behind it if I should a huge contrast between inside Gosling and outside.
Stock Credit (Stock.Xchange):
Buildings | Davidlat, airfin, agnie, blatje
Plane | Arinas74, svilen001
Sky | Jabca