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It was yet another cloudy afternoon. Having left Berlin just over 3 weeks ago, I was on a mission to visit the museums area in South Ken looking for an inspiration to draw London. It has been awhile since I’ve visited these clusters of world-famous museums (which includes the V&A, Natural History and the Science Museums). Surely these inspiring places would give me a boost to draw some of London’s attractions. However, it turned out otherwise. Huge crowds and an even larger queues dampened my spirit to capture these spaces.

Instead I headed out to Kensington Gardens on my way to Bayswater. It was then when I passed across this familiar monument. For many years, I’ve been a regular in this area having lived in nearby Lancaster Gate. Despite that, I’ve never taken notice what the monument stands for. What a great opportunity it was. By drawing this on location, I’ll sure take note of it next time.. It turns out that this is a monument that was commissioned by Queen Victoria for her husband Prince Albert. This monument stands magnificently in front of the Royal Albert Hall.

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I’ve started by drawing on the right page. However I thought I could’ve drawn it better. That’s when I’ve decided to draw a more detailed version on the left. Have you taken for granted an important landmark in your city?