On a cold day, London-born artist Pat Vale stood atop New York City's Rockefeller Center and scanned the dense, metal-and-concrete forest in front of him. Like many before him, he found some inspiration in the city. That inspiration was turned into a massive, impossibly detailed, multi-panel ink drawing called Colossus.
This is Colossus in its entirety. The view is looking south down Manhattan to the bay beyond.
The detail is intense.
The entire project took Vale about four weeks to complete, and lots of time studying the intricacies of each building, window, and rooftop. In the work, Vale built up the city bit by bit using everything he witnessed.