Day 787: Babbacombe Model Village Wombley Stadium

Day 787: Babbacombe Model Village Wombley Stadium

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

Again were in the model village with its football stadium. A version of Wembley Stadium (name changed though to Wombley). Quite liked the building in this (though not that much of a football fan) and really like how the angles came out in this as the perspective seems to work really well. I did change one thing though as I couldn’t do with Arsenal beating Chelsea so swapped the score around using artistic licence!

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Day 786: Babbacombe Model Village Canal Lock

Day 786: Babbacombe Model Village Canal Lock

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, a pretty quick little sketch of a canal system with a boat in a lock for day 786, still in the model village. Not really a hell of a lot to say about it either to be honest, I just like the whole mechanism of a canal lock system so thought I would photo and sketch it and am pretty happy with the outcome even if it is simple.

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Day 875: Babbacombe Model Village, Funicular Railway

Day 875: Babbacombe Model Village, Funicular Railway

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was another little scene of a Funicular railway which I struggled to get a good photo of due to its location. Still I managed to get this one and get this sketch from it so I’m not going to complain too much about it. Funnily enough though my favourite part of the sketch is the little car on the cliff to the right of the scene.

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Day 784: Babbacombe Model Village Radar Scene

Day 784: Babbacombe Model Village Radar Scene

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, just a quick little sketch for yesterday of the mock up scene of a radar station at Babbacombe. Loved the amount of detail in this scene (and all of the scenes to be honest) and actually really enjoyed sketching it, especially the radar ball as the shape was a lot more interesting  than the shapes that I usually sketch. Anyway I hope you guys like the little scene!

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Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’

Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this was a quarry scene at Babbacombe (or at least I’m assuming it was a quarry scene, I’m not really that sure). Anyway quite a nice little scene with some industrial going ones so decided to get a photo and then do a sketch of it. Liking how the buildings came out in it and the lorries. Didn’t include a lot of the surrounding foliage (or any to be honest) though I tried to show some of the rocks the scene was set it and was quite happy with how it came out.

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Day 782: Babbacomb Model Village ‘Adam’s Family House’

Day 782: Babbacomb Model Village ‘Adam’s Family House’

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, for the second sketch from Babbacombe we have the Adam’s Family House which was a really nice little mansion and the first of several mansions throughout the display. The sketch unfortunately didn’t come quite as well as the train did but I still like it and it looks like a mansion so I achieved that. Not sure I got the whole effect of the foliage behind it though (all the miniature conifers, without which, foliage would be a whole lot more difficult here) which is annoying but I’ve got some more photo’s to try and nail it!

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Day 781: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Virgin Train’

Day 781: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Virgin Train’

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So we took our son and my mum down to Babbacoimbe Model Village yesterday in the south of Devon. It’s exactly what it says on the tin in that its a huge model of, what started out as a English village e and now contains a load of stuff and scenes and we thought was well worth it for a day out, plus the little one loved it, especially the train which leads us onto the sketch above. Basically they have this model Virgin train circling through some of the scenes and I managed to get a few photos of it as our son insisted we stood there and watched it for ages. Anyway decided to make this the first sketch from the place and do actually really like how it came out. My style has also reverted somewhat due to buying a illustrators journey through Devon book there and being a bit influenced but oh well, I like it.

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Day 780: Swarm ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 780: Swarm ‘Thorpe Park’

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Time taken: 25 minutes

So, moving onto another one of the coasters located at Thorpe Park we have Swarm, a B&M wing coaster (where you sit either side of the track rather than above it) that’s a really nice and smooth ride (probably the smoothest coaster I’ve been on. Or at least it was last time I rode it). Anyway this is it going through the barrel roll above the destroyed station building. One thing I’m learning with these sketches is that coaster trains are hard to sketch. Anyway, hope you guys like it!

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Day 779: New Tram Terminal Construction: Part 1

Day 779: New Tram Terminal Construction: Part 1

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Reference photo: Personal Photo

Time taken: 15 minutes

So another quick sketch for today, showing some more redevelopment going on, this time the destruction of the old Tram station (can be seen here Day 224: Seaton Tramway Station – Seaton) to replace it with a more modern looking structure. Anyway I thought, seeing as I like sketching construction stuff, I would document this one as well as the Premier Inn starting with this pile driving machine that dwarfs pretty much everything else on the site. As I said above, nice a quick but got the job done!

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