Who says size doesn't matter? Chris LaPorte spent 1,200 Hours and used over 100 Pencils to create this monumental work: City Band.
City Band began when LaPorte discovered an 80-year-old photograph of his grandfather’s high school marching band while rummaging through his mother’s basement. The photograph is somewhat blurry and damaged with age, but he decided to use the piece as inspiration for a drawing that now spans 13 x 26 feet. In this respect it isn't photorealistic; the ratio of photo to drawing is 1/540 meaning that the quality of the original image was so poor in relation to the scale of the canvas that the vast majority of details came from the artist’s head as he worked.
There's a nice little video (below) about the piece. The artist's website is here.
My thanks to Chrissi Broughton for bringing his work to my attention