I just got amazed! This is what I was thinking: just a piece of wood, numerous nails and strings, then the skyline can go to your home. The process is not that complicated but the complete work is truly amazing! See how it is made.
This wood is basic pine that was stained and distressed. However, these photos focus on the process of making the string art. You can use any material for the base.
I created 3 layers in Illustrator to represent the background, foreground, and middle ground. I used this scrap piece of plywood as a guide to control the depth of the nails for each layer.
Wrapping the string for the mountain layers.
I tried to achieve equal coverage with the string while also making sure to wrap each nail at least once.
Beginning to nail in the foreground layer. At this point my plywood guide was useless so I resorted to using a level and eyeballing it.
A mess of nails.
Started weaving the foreground layer in a grid system…
Decided to switch it up with improvised weaving patterns.
Showing the layers.