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Manhattan Skyline Drawing

Do you know the British artist Stephen Wiltshire? No? Me neither, but today I read an very interesting article about him and his great Manhattan Skyline drawing…

…He is the world’s leading architectural artist! Stephen Wiltshire was born on April 24, 1974 in London. When he was about three years old, he was diagnosed as autistic.

The special thing about him is, that he is able to draw intricate buildings and cityscapes completely from memory! And I meen not only small villages or urban scenes, but whole cities or skylines. “In 2005, for example, following a short helicopter ride over Tokyo, Japan, he drew a stunningly detailed panoramic view of the city on a 10-meter-long canvas.”

Since October 26th, Wiltshire is currently attempting to draw the Manhattan Skyline from memory – on a 5,4 meter canvas!

For more info about Stephen Wiltshire and his amazing skyline drawings, visit his website.

Manhattan Skyline Drawing
Manhattan Skyline Drawing
Manhattan Skyline Drawing
Manhattan Skyline

Via designboom.com.

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  1. i saw this young man on TV, i think he is aawesome

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