Empire State of Pen: Patrick Vale’s Epic Freehand Drawing of the Manhattan Skyline

Give UK artist Patrick Vale 80 sec­onds, and he’ll show you his free­hand draw­ing of New York City unfold in rapid-fire motion. Vale plant­ed him­self on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Build­ing, looked out­side his win­dow, and began draw­ing, with his iPhone duct taped to a ros­trum and record­ing the action. From start to fin­ish, the draw­ing took, he says in a Huff­Po inter­view, four to five days. He calls the draw­ing of the Man­hat­tan sky­line “Empire State of Pen.” The great Charles Min­gus pro­vides the sound­track.

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