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Video: Pat Vale's Drawing Time-Lapse Brings NYC to Life

Video: Pat Vale's Drawing Time-Lapse Brings NYC to Life

Back in 2012, we found "Empire State of Pen," an amazing video of London-based artist and animator Patrick Vale’s drawing of Manhattan from the perspective of the Empire State Building. Now, Vale has taken a different perspective of the city, this time traveling a bit farther uptown to the Rockefeller Center area. Vale’s new drawing looks south, with the Empire State Building in the center, and the Freedom Tower in the background. To the east you can see the Chrysler Building, and to the west lies the Bank of America Tower in the Times Square area.

Vale started the drawing in December of 2014, when he spent an afternoon in -15 degree weather sketching and taking pictures, which he then took back to his studio to create the piece. The whole process took over a month to complete. Watch Vale's drawing come to life in the time-lapse video above, and view images of his illustration after the break.

© Patrick Vale
© Patrick Vale
© Patrick Vale
© Patrick Vale
© Patrick Vale
© Patrick Vale
© Patrick Vale
© Patrick Vale

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Video: Pat Vale's Drawing Time-Lapse Brings NYC to Life" 05 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/639297/video-pat-vale-s-drawing-time-lapse-brings-nyc-to-life/> ISSN 0719-8884

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