This sketch of the London skyline with a Christmas touch (notice Father Christmas and his sleigh in the top right corner) was created especially for the 57th Annual Christmas Virtual Celebration & Fundraiser of the British American Business Council Northern California. I used an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app to create the artwork. The video shown below was played during the celebration and guests were invited to email me a list of the iconic London landmarks they could spot within the artwork. The first to respond received a prize (congratulations Maya!)
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The landmarks featured in this sketch include, roughly moving from left to right: The SSE Arena, Wembley (formerly The Wembley Stadium); BT Tower (formerly the Post Office Tower); The Palace of Westminster; Big Ben; Westminster bridge; The London Eye (formerly The Millennium Wheel); Nelson’s Column; St. Paul’s Cathedral; The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge; Tower of London; Tower Bridge; The Shard; The Onion (City Hall); The Gherkin; The Walkie Talkie; and The O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome).