Here’s a time lapse video of UK-based illustrator and artist Patrick Vale drawing the view of the Manhattan skyline from the Empire State Building. The song is Moanin’ by Charles Mingus.



Patrick Vale is an internationally recognised artist represented by Début Art. He is best known for his work based on cities and architecture. Most recently his time-lapsed film, “Empire State of Pen” — a freehand drawing he made of the view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building, has become an Internet hit, clocking up 500,000 plays in the last few weeks on Vimeo alone. The Huffington Post described it as “jaw-dropping” and the UK’s Daily Mail describes his “stunning” film as an “Internet sensation”.

Patrick lives and works in London where he divides his time working on commercial illustration briefs, architectural drawings for developers and architects, and producing large-scale art works.