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Tower Bridge drawing

Tower bridge drawing

Today I was working on a Tower Bridge drawing and it got me thinking about when I first saw it. For those of you who don’t know, I wasn’t born in the UK. I grew up in South Africa but moved to London about 20 years ago (yep, I’m that old!) The UK felt like home almost as soon as I arrived though and I love it here.
Tower bridge drawing landscapeIn the early days, when I was still in the sightseeing phase, I remember Tower Bridge completely amazing me. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was, especially when lit up at night. I still love it to this day, despite having seen it at least a zillion times, and it’s remained my favourite landmark 🙂

Doing a sketch of Tower Bridge was a bit more of a challenge than I expected… there’s so much detail that it’s difficult to decide what to leave out and what to include. I tried to keep it simple in the end, though it has more detail than I first intended. I also tried adding some colour. First some blue for the sky and Thames, then some pink on the Tower itself, then both combined – I think I still like the black and white Tower Bridge drawing the most though. What do you think?

Tower bridge black and white drawingTower bridge blue drawing Tower Bridge pink drawing
I’ve also been working on drawing some other London landmarks, which I’ll share in a later blog post. I plan to use them to make a London greeting card and art print which I’ll sell in my Etsy shop.

I will  then also start working on some of the other cities that I’ve been to – Edinburgh, Paris, Rome and New York are the ones that immediately spring to mind. Hopefully I’ll keep adding to these as I travel to more places – I have plans to visit Tokyo in the next couple of years if I can save up enough! 🙂