There's nothing quite like watching art being created before your very eyes - it's the very essence of the concept behind the Drama Book Shop's 'artist in the window' project that I wrote about last week. But in this video from artist Patrick Vale, we get to see nearly the entire process of putting together a hand drawn image of the view from the Empire State Building looking downtown. It's an incredible time-lapse idea. The closest I've ever seen to it was a similar type of video that a friend did of his process of creating a club poster in Photoshop. That took 12 hours. I can't begin to imagine how long this took (days? weeks?).
But it did motivate me to pick up my pen again and sketch a little. Friends from Mosinee will remember that Woody and I co-wrote and I drew a weekly comic strip in the Mosinee Times for 2 years from 1980-1981. Maybe someday I'll post some of those strips.
Anyway, the video is so impressive that it made me Jump for Joy remembering the comic strip (which is much better than lamenting that I haven't drawn regularly in a very long time... because it's a lot better to be inspired than it is to be intimidated (as my friend Kerry O'Quinn said once in one of his awesome editorials in Starlog back sometime in the late 70s/early 80s).