Self-taught cityscape artist Carl Lavia, aka Sketch, and project partner photographer Lorna Le Bredonchel are on a country-wide mission; Carl is attempting to sketch, in large-scale, every single city within the UK – together they aim to exhibit each cityscape within its city and eventually form one large exhibition of all 69 artworks to be shown in several spaces throughout the UK.

The Manchester cityscape is the second city in their ’69 Cities of The UK’ project. The sketch was completed using a mix of technical and BIC pens on archival paper – this 2m x 1.5m sketch is now on display in Manchester Central Library.

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The Manchester sketch – now showing at Manchester Central Library

The Manchester sketch

Close-up of media city

The Manchester sketch nearing completion

Adding the Finishing touches to the Manchester sketch

Panel 2 of the Manchester sketch

The beginnings of the Manchester sketch