Just one look, that’s all it took to sketch the city.
People stared at him in wonder during the three days it took to complete his detailed drawing of the Sydney skyline. But for British artist Stephen Wiltshire, it was a cinch.
‘Big drawings are very hard to do,’ he said. The one of Sydney was about a metre squared. Wiltshire drew a10-metre-wide image of Tokyo in 2005. The artist, 36, brought to Australia for Autism Month, drew a constant stream of curious onlookers as he spent three days creating the work at Customs House in Circular Quay from memory. He had prepared by taking in the view from Sydney Tower for about 40 minutes on Tuesday. He liked Sydney’s shapes, he said.