Last week I discovered the trick is to get away from it and to draw it from the riverside. Mind you I'm not entirely sure I got the scale right - but "I'm getting there".
Here's a panorama I did last Friday of the River Thames and the South Bank of the Thames at Bankside and is that rare thing - an annotated sketch by me. As a result I've loaded a large image which you can only see if you click the sketch and then open in a new tab
|Panorama of the Thames and the South Bank at Banksideright click to see big version|
8 x 10*, pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell