As much as I wanted to move onto the layout and be done with buildings(!), I was distracted by this idea I had for creating skyscrapers or high rises using relatively simple and inexpensive materials.
The idea I've been itching to try for some time was the idea of printing a simple pattern onto regular printer paper, cutting out the window areas, and then coating the paper with spray paint. I'm not quite sure how this will turn out, but wanted to share the idea and my progress.
First, I created a grid of windows and wall surfaces on a computer (any program that allows you to create rectangles will work!) and then printed this out on 11" x 17" sized paper.
I'm also working on a similar version of this, a different window style and pattern, to see how diverse this approach can get. This one is actually printed on normal 8.5" x 11" sheets. I'll provide updates as I make progress!