I've often been asked for football stadiums to feature in my skyline illustrations over the years. I tended to avoid adding stadiums to bigger cities - as they can be so polarising; after all, which Everton fan wants a skyline featuring Anfield stadium?
However a project I worked on with Manchester City Football Club changed all that - and gave me a starting point for a whole new range of skylines.
In 2020, Man City WFC got in touch asking me to work on a project with them to help promote the upcoming Super League derby. They wanted me to add the Etihad stadium to my existing Manchester skyline illustration, and then they planned to get the players to "paint Manchester blue".
I loved the resulting promotional video, it's so exciting to see the players - including now Queen of the Jungle, Jill Scott - actually painting my artwork.
I've slowly been adding stadiums to my skylines ever since... I'm up to thirty-two now, and I'm still going. It's a lovely, yet subtle, way to show your appreciation for your favourite team.