Draw the Line

draw the line panorama

Yesterday I went on a sketch crawl around London’s Greenwich peninsula, organised by The Big Draw. We started at the Now Gallery opposite the millennium dome and then sketched our way along The Line sculpture trail. We took the cable car across the river and then visited London’s only lighthouse and home to Longplayer – a 1000 year art project.

We met at the Now Gallery, opposite the O2/Millenium Dome:


Then set off on the sketchcrawl – first stop was Alex Chinneck’s A Bullet from a Shooting Star:


draw the line alex chinneck

Next up I drew Richard Wilson’s A Slice of Reality, a cross section of a sand dredger:

draw the line richard wilson


At this point we found ourselves around the back of the Millennium Dome so I sketched that too:

draw the line dome


On to the next sculpture, which was Gary Hume’s Liberty Grip:

draw the line gary hume

The final sculpture we visited was Antony Gormley’s Quantum Cloud. I didn’t sketch this up close but you can see it in the background of the Gary Hume sketch above and also in the panorama sketch from the lighthouse:


Rather than trek around by tube we decided to take the cable car across the river! There was a great view:

draw the line cable cars


The final stop was London’s only lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf where we sheltered from the rain which had held off all day. We sketched the panorama across the river and it was nice to see the sculptures all at once along the river bank:

draw the line panorama

draw the line panorama left

draw the line panorama right

It was a great day in an interesting part of London that I’ve never visited before

4 thoughts on “Draw the Line

  1. I really loved the original use of colour with the simple line drawing and also the descriptions. I’m sorry that I didn’t make it to this event the locations looked excellent.

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    1. Thanks, it was really good. If you live nearby then you could definitely just do your own sketch crawl one sunny day – there are signs marking the route and descriptions at each of the sculptures.


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