Patrick Vale – Empire State of Pen

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is a sickeningly enviable thing to be able to do…

I’m not sure how Patrick (who is a London based artist) is drawing this, by memory or from a photo on his computer maybe. He dosent even seem to pencil it out first.. just gets on and draws it..

From the Vimeo site it seems it took Vale “about 4/5 days on and off, shot on iPhone so had to export a lot of pics every half hour!”

An amazing achievement and undoubtedly a lovely thing… and for £345.00 you can even get a beautifully coloured version.. very nice indeed.

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  1. Bridget
    November 9, 2012 at 19:52

    Amazing. Have you seen/heard of Stephen Wiltshire? He’s a London artist (savant) with quite severe autism who draws from memory – London, Rome etc. You can find him on YouTube. Quite incredible.

    • November 10, 2012 at 11:57

      Hi Bridget

      I actually shook Stephen Wiltshire’s hand many, many years ago. He had a show of his wonderful drawings at the RIBA (or maybe the Building Center) here in London. He looked at the scene or building for a short time and drew it all from memory, and I think I’m correct in saying that due to his condition, he drew it all backwards or mirrored as well.. Truly an unimaginable talent.
      Thanks for following and taking the time to comment, very much appreciated.
      Joe

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