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This man is sketching incredible large-scale drawings of all 69 UK cities

Heh, 69.

For the last three years, self-taught artist Carl Lavia has been at work making incredibly detailed, large-scale drawings of UK cities.

The project, called SKETCHnTHECITY, is made in collaboration with photographer Lorna Le Bredonchel and seeks to document every city in the island nation – 69 to be exact – from an aerial perspective.

So far, Carl and Lorna have created maps of Manchester, Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling, and Perth, Scotland.

The process, which takes about two to four months per illustration, involves Lorna putting up a basic pencil ‘scaffold’.

Carl then draws in layers and layers of tiny details, such as landmarks, monuments, famous buildings, and roads, rivers, and bridges.

At first glance, the artworks appear to look like a traditional map. However, a closer look reveals that Carl’s sketches take on a lightweight impressionist style.

The duo also exhibits each artwork in its respective city. They’ve already held shows in places like Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinburgh, and they plan to have another exhibit in Perth at the end of the month that will run until January 2020.

You can learn more about SKETCHnTHECITY here.

Via Colossal

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