A local artist is putting Pulse in a digital spotlight.

"I'm documenting Orlando's attempt to heal," said Thomas Thorspecken, an Orlando-based illustrator.

  • Thomas Thorspecken has drawn post-Pulse events over the last few months
  • His artwork will soon be up for viewing at CityArts Factory in Orlando

Thorspecken's iPad is his canvas, sketching Orlando, one stroke of the digital brush at a time.

"That's what I do every day. I've been doing this project for 10 years, where I go somewhere in Orlando and report about arts and culture in town," Thorspecken said.

However, for the past six months, "Thor" as he's known in the local art community, has been documenting life after Pulse, by drawing what he sees.

"Every morning when I'm writing these pieces, I often end up in tears," Thorspecken said.

"I'm documenting the arts community of Orlando coming together and trying to bring ways to have people love each other and communicate, care about each other," he said. "And that's what comes out in all of these events that I'm attending."

From Pulse vigils to Pulse memorials, Thorspecken is archiving history.

"You hug your neighbor, you hug the person to your left or your right and that's what should come out of the drawings I'm doing," he said. "It's not about the horror of the event. It's about a community coming together and healing."  

Thorspecken said he's working with the Orange County Regional History Center to permanently display some of his Pulse artwork.

Thorspecken is displaying his Pulse sketches from Thursday, Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 at the City Arts Factory on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando.

BELOW: See a timelapse of one of Thorspecken's most recently works.