Get a Beautifully Detailed Drawing of Your House (or Someone Else’s)
Artist Phil Thompson’s renderings of Chicago greystones, brick two-flats, and six-unit courtyard buildings are too charming to pass up.
By Alice Oglethorpe
Published Aug. 26, 2013
When artist Phil Thompson walks the streets of Chicago, he doesn’t just see houses, apartments, stores, and bars—he sees works of art.
Thompson, who until recently worked in international relations (he quit his day job this summer to focus on his illustration business) got his start making pen-and-ink drawings of larger-scale scenes. He would, for example, draw the entire Chicago lakefront. But after getting requests for more close-up settings, he started focusing on single homes and buildings.