Day 611: Brixton Market, London

Day 611: Brixton Market, London

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, for today I decided to head into The market that I was meant to be sketching yesterday and get a sketch from The inside showing the actual market stalls and what not’s. Still not sure I really managed to capture it completely but it definitely looks more like a market than yesterdays sketch did so I consider it a success in that respect. I was quite a busy sketch as well with quite a lot of details to try and figure out how I was going to get it in in the time allotted.

Anyway I quite like the outcome of it and it gave me some practise with people so that’s all good things.

Till next time!

Day 610: 30, Atlantic Rd, London

Day 610: 30, Atlantic Rd, London

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, for today’s sketch I found this view of a less well kept area of London in the centre of  Brixton, around Brixton market. Quite an interesting and busy area with an evidently busy market atmosphere. Unfortunately I accidently misjudged the room I needed to do the sketch and cut of most of the market bit that I wanted to include in the sketch but oh well, what I have sketched I really like so I’m not that worried. Will just have to come back and sketch the actual market at some other point.

Till next time!

Day 609: A306, London

Day 609: A306, London

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, was a bit stuck on finding an inspiring view to sketch yesterday so decided on this one of the centre of Barnes in London. Choose it because I liked the amount of traffic that was in the scene and just felt like doing a vehicle heavy sketch.

Liking the outcome as well for the most part. Sure the buildings aren’t the best sketch that I’ve done but given that the focus was on the vehicles, I’m not all that worried. I do really like the car in the front and the van to the side though which is the main thing but really, there’s not a whole lot more to say about the sketch so…

Till next time!

Day 608: 28 Undine Rd, Isle of Dogs, London

Day 608: 28 Undine Rd, Isle of Dogs, London

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, went over a bit with the time that I’m meaning to spend on these sketches with this one but never mind. I liked the3 look of these houses on the quay in one of the many inlets on the Isle Of Dogs. These houses just had a really nice colour to them with their brown bricks and facades and thought that these were nice looking homes in the centre of one of the busiest cities in the world.

Anyway, not the happiest with this sketch. It looks very busy and not all that defined which is a bit annoying. The water being done with a brush pen that was running out of ink was a interesting effect that I’m a bit on the fence about as well. Luckily though, you can still make out what the sketch is meant to be and that, as always, is the main thing!

Till next time!

Day 607: Dovers Pl, London

Day 607: Dovers Pl, London

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Reference view: googlegoogle streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So today were looking at some definite differences in residential living that you find in he city with these terraced houses in the forefront and the high rises in the background. Not much else to say really about the view I choose, I liked the randomness of the two high rises, positioned where they were and decided it would make a nice sketch.

the sketch itself was quite loose with me not really trying to worry about straight lines or making everything perfect and I really like the out come. I think doing it like this meant  that I was able to get a lot more into the sketch in the time frame without compromising that much on the outcome of it (or at least I don’t think I have).

Till next time!

Day 606: 8 Victoria Embankment, London

Day 606: 8 Victoria Embankment, London

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another panorama for day 606. This time of a another bridge in the centre of the city with several high rises in the background including the Shard (or at least I’m assuming its the Shard). No idea what any of the other buildings are in the scene I just liked the way the high rises and the construction framed it and the boat to the left.

Again I’m pretty happy with the sketch and think it portrays the area in pretty good scale and the location of the bits of it are pretty accurate and I hope you like it too!

Till next time!

Day 605: Thames Path, London (Hammersmith bridge)

Day 605: Thames Path, London (Hammersmith bridge) 

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another panorama for day 605, again from the river but this time of one fo the many bridges that span the river Thames throughout central London. This one in particular is Hammersmith Bridge and I really liked the suspension aspect of it and the towers that stand on either side. Just really nice to see a older suspension style bridge into he city that isn’t Tower Bridge (not that I have anything against Tower Bridge mind you).

Really happy with how the sketch came out as well. I think the bridge is nicely focused in  it and the sketch has a nice sketchy look to it that I sometimes lack in my sketches though I really happy with the finish of it too.

Anyway, I hope you all like the sketch as much as me and are enjoying these panorama sketches as I still have at least a couple more to show and in mind to do.

Till next time!

Day 604: 1 Battersea Bridge, London

Day 604: 1 Battersea Bridge, London

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reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another of the Panorama that I really enjoyed doing yesterday, this time a bit further up the river from a boat (or at least I assume it is as I clicked on the water way on google maps). Anyway I choose the subject because of the tower complex to the right which caught my eye and stood out nicely. No idea what its called but it doesn’t matter too much, as it was the skyline that I wanted to capture.

Again I’m really happy with how it came out and would say it was a better sketch than the previous days one. Let’s hope you guys enjoy it as well and let’s hope I can find more of these views to sketch as they really are good fun!

Till next time!

Day 603: Lamberth Bridge, London

Day 603: Lamberth Bridge, London

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Reference image: google streetview

Tine taken: 35 minutes

So, another Panorama fro today , this time from another bridge, which, ironically enough is looking at the previous St Georges Wharf building being constructed in the centre of the sketch. I didn’t actually realise this until part way into the sketch but thought it was quite a cool little surprise. No idea if the building to the right is a noticeable one but there we go it looked nice anyway.

Really enjoyed the sketch and how it came out. Quite liked watching the skyline appear on the page as I worked outwards from the tower under construction in the centre of the sketch and really happy (and quite surprised) that I have the perspective, proportions and positioning pretty much spot on.

Anyway I hope you like this sketch and will definitely have to try more of these in the future that’s for sure!

Till next time!