VIDEO: You’ve never seen Cork like this - and more detail is on the way

It’s a common problem – how to pass the time when there’s nothing on TV. One man in Cork chose a very unique way to keep distracted.

VIDEO: You’ve never seen Cork like this - and more detail is on the way

Jason O’Gorman from Dynamite Studio took on a unique side-project focusing on Cork city.

"1 seriously big image of Cork compiled from 20 high resolution images. 120 days of digital hand tracing, because there was nothing on telly. As usual."

After taking twenty photos from Patrick’s Hill, he used Photoshop to stitch the images together before hand-tracing them into a 9 x 3 feet panoramic image of Cork.

This captivating video is the result of four months spent painstakingly tracing every dot and line.

Jason admits at times he felt he had bitten off more than he could chew.

“I honestly was seeing lines in my sleep, it was tough work to be honest.”

The daunting task of hand-tracing the images on a Wacom Bamboo tablet didn’t turn Jason off though – he’s already planning his next project, which will be an even bigger undertaking.

“I’m one-third of the way through a new larger one of the city centre, but it’s in a different style.”

Jason has revealed an exclusive image to the Irish Examiner of his next project.

This glimpse of the final image shows a multi-coloured, blocky graphic of Cork city, showing Cork in more detail than his previous colossal image.

We can’t wait to see the completed depiction of Cork in all its glory!

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