The Gherkin – Watercolour washes on pencil

I thought I should get in some practice drawing skyscrapers and other tall buildings before our trip.

This is the “Gherkin” the nickname given to the building which replaced the Baltic Exchange which was damaged, by a bomb blast, in 1992. This building was designed by Lord Foster and was opened in 2004. It is the second highest building in London.

I shall attempt other tall structures in the coming weeks and these should be a bit easier to reproduce than this one. I had to resort to the use of French Curves to get the helices correct (almost).