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.


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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