Patrick Vale’s Drawings of Architecture from Very High Up

This is a time-lapse video of artist Patrick Vale drawing, by hand, the view from the top of a skyscraper in New York City. The intricate rendering—and the stamina required to execute it with consistency—is breathtaking. A detail of the piece, which Vale created last December, is below.

“Colossus” by Patrick Vale

Vale seems to have an affinity for rendering architecture, often from very high vantage points. This is another film he made three years ago of a drawing of the view from the Empire State Building.

Also see this gorgeous collaboration with Pentagram in which Vale captured the Marylebone area of London in ink.

Marylebone by Patrick Vale

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