Day 1002: Arriva Wales Class 158

Day 1002: Arriva Wales Class 158

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Another train sketch with another request this time for a Arrive Wales Class 158. One of the few trains that I’ve sketched that I’ve actually been on (though admittedly in South West Trains livery) as they run on the local train line to London.  Another train sketch that I’m pretty happy with as well!

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Day 1001: EMD F3

Day 1001: EMD F3 

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So, to start off the next 1000 sketches we have, surprisingly enough, a train sketch. This time this American locomotive which was another request on a discord channel I’m a member of. Love the look of these engines and really liked how the sketch came out even though I do wish it was easier to see what was on the nose of the train as it came out a bit busy in that area. Still, definitely one of the better locomotive sketches I have on here and a good way to start off the next 1000!

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Day 1000: Oscar

Day 1000: Oscar

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So, we finally made it too day 1000! (Well ok, slight confession that I’m sure a load of you have already figured out. I made it too day 1000 a little while ago but have been a bit sparse in actually uploading these things. My apologies and I’ll try and get back on track). Anyway, we’ve finally reached day 1000 which is awesome as when I first started it I didn’t think I’d make it too 100, let alone 1000! I also didn’t think I’d have people that actually follow me and check in on everything I do so thanks too you lot, new and old that have helped to keep me motivated throughout the blog!

Don’t worry though I don’t plan on finishing here (as mentioned above I’m definitely a fair few days behind so can confirm that I haven’t stopped!). As for the sketch I though one of my son would be a good choice and am I really glad I did as it turned out to be one of the best sketches that I’ve done of him, sat smiling in his trike while on a daddy day-care walk!

He’s also been one of my biggest supporters with his suggestions for sketching trains obviously having a bit of an impact on the content of the blog as well as his approval of most of the sketches I’ve shown him (even though there were a few which he declared outright that he didn’t like!)

So, that’s enough of me blabbering on! Thanks again to everyone who’s been along for the journey so far and here’s to the next 1000 days of sketching!

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Day 999: Abandoned Lighthouse

Day 999: Abandoned Lighthouse

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Saw this interesting looking lighthouse for day 99. Liked how it looked more like a warehouse than a lighthouse, distinguishable only by the tower to the rear of it as a lighthouse. Liked how it came out as well with its industrial look and simple shapes.

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Day 998: Dovecote

Day 998: Dovecote 

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Quite a simple little sketch for day 998 as I think I was pretty busy and wanted something fast and not overly detailed leading to this Dovecote. I think the speed also made the sketch suffer a little as its not nearly as detailed and concise as the sketches I have been doing up until this point so, at least in my case, even when sketching, it pays to take your time!

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Day 997: Class 143 Pacer DMU

Day 997: Class 143 Pacer DMU

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Back to the trains with another request form the discord server, this time this Pacer DMU. Basically a bus on the railway  tracks for anyone who doesn’t know what a Pacer is. Never been on one in real life but I hear they can be quite bumpy. Anyway, another little sketch that I quite like the outcome of and the person requesting it was happy!

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Day 996: Lakeside Landscape 3

Day 996: Lakeside Landscape 3

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The final one of these Lakeside landscape sketches with this view of some tall pines and what is menat to look like some mountains in the background. Again theres not a whole lot to say about it really that hasn’t been said about the others. A nice little sketch of some pine trees!

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Day 995: Lakeside Landscape 2

Day 995: Lakeside Landscape 2

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Another sketch of a lakeside, this time even with the lake being even more obscure than the last time. I can’t actually remember the day that I did sketch this but I’m assuming I didn’t have much time to get it done seeing as this doesn’t really show all that much other than some pine trees. Still, the pine trees that are still nice pine trees so never mind!

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Day 994: Lakeside Landscape 1

Day 994: Lakeside Landscape 1

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Going to be looking at a bit of a run on landscapes now, focusing around lakes and the same sort of foliage and look. Starting with this one. Other than the lake which I’m not sure I managed to represent all that well I really like the rest of this one, especially the trees and how I managed to cliffs in the distance at the centre of the sketch actually look like they were menat too!

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