A British artist becomes an online hit after he created a remarkable drawing of the Lower Manhattan skyline as seen from the top of the Empire State building. Video of the drawing process posted on YouTube and Vimeo has gone viral across the world.
Patrick Vale, created the time-lapse video in a bid to prove that he draws freehand. Thus he placed his smart phone on a tripod over his hands and filmed the drawing being created.
It took Vale four days to finish his ink-made sketch, as he returned to the observation deck on the 102nd floor of the Empire State, The Huffington Post reports.
The artist, drawing to Moanin by Charles Mingus, appears to have made very few errors whilst sketching the skyline.
“I'm not that precious about drawing a true representation,” the Huffington Post quotes the artist. “I just try to let the pen decide what needs to be shown. You kind of have to just go for it and stop before its overworked.”
Dozens of comments to the video with praise of Vale’s work appeared on YouTube and Vimeo as thousands of people have viewed the short film online.
“Morning everyone! If I haven't already thanked you personally for sharing the Empire State of Pen video and for liking the page – thank you! I really do appreciate all your support,” the artist wrote on his Facebook page.
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