Last Saturday, a lucky few from the London Urban Sketchers were invited to go and draw in Silvertown, an area to the east of the city in the heart of the old docks which is currently being redeveloped.
The huge ‘Millennium Mills’ building towers over the site and it was a little daunting to know where to start, especially as I soon realised I’d forgotten pencils and my trusty Tikki pens. So it was straight in with the watercolour, adding a little detail with a handful of watercolour markers I had remembered.
The sheer size of the structure was quite spectacular, dominating the surrounding area and the gloomy skies which were overhead for a large part of the day added to the drama.
Nearby the only other remaining building is the solitary Silo D. It used to be joined by A, B and C but they have long gone.
The sun made an appearance in the afternoon, casting beautiful shadows on the whitewashed walls.
James Hobbs has already posted some of his drawings here and you can see more drawings from the other members of the group on the Urban Sketchers London blog.