Day 1016: Eltz Castle, Germany

Day 1016: Eltz Castle, Germany

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Another lovely castle this time located in Germany. Containing more towers and elements than the previous one and possibly constructed on the side of a mountain. Prefer the outcome of this sketch as well when compared to yesterdays one as I think I managed to get the proportions and perspective down a lot better. Still a nice little sketch of a ornate castle.

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Day 1015: Falkenstain Castle Austria

Day 1015: Falkenstain Castle Austria

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A lovely castle located in Austria for day 1015 with this really nice looking wooden topped tower in the middle. Like the plants climbing up the side of the tower as well and the height variations in the buildings around it. though I managed to accidently get the perspective a bit wrong on it which was a shame but there we go, still not a bad sketch.

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Day 1014: Statue at Barrington Court

Day 1014: Statue at Barrington Court

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Another sketch from Barrington this time of one of the many statures that are around the grounds. Not sure who its menat to be but it just looks like your usual classical Greek or Roman soldier in a suitably solider like pose. Not the best sketch either unfortunately as I struggled with the proportions and the shape in general. mind you figures have never been soemthign that I’ve had that much interest in or been that good at. May have to try and practise them some day!

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Day 1013: Strode Dining and Tearoom, Barrington Court

Day 1013: Strode Dining and Tearoom, Barrington Court

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Did this sketch from a photo that I took while we were at Barrington Court, a lovely National Trust property in Barrington near Ilminster, Somerset. Lovely house with some lovely gardens which unfortunately were baking hot on the day. Still I managed to get a couple of photos to do some sketching from one of which you can see above. A wing of the main house, this repurposed part of the building now houses some tearooms (cant remember what it used to be sorry) with lovely ground floor door like windows and some accompanying foliage. Really happy with how it came out as well (and I actually managed to get an accurate number of doors and windows so thats a bonus!) and I really enjoy sketching these old buildings and stately homes and hope it shows!

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Day 1012: Silver Star Europa Park Germany

Day 1012: Silver Star Europa Park Germany

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Some more coasters this time looking at Europa Parks Silver Star, a B&M Hypercoaster with a  lovely silhouette against the sky that caught my eye/ Not a very complex image but definitely one that I enjoyed doing and gets the image across pretty effectively without all that much information being present.

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Day 1011: Arches

Day 1011: Arches

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Just a quick and simple sketch of some arches from a completely random building that I found. Again, not much else to say about the actual sketch. Its a bit messy compared to some of the more recent ones but I think you can still make out the arches in it that were the subject!

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Day 1010: Barn

Day 1010: Barn

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Just a simple barn for day 1010. Not really sure there was any particular reason that I choose it over anything else I just liked the building and am happy with how it came out in the end.

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Day 1009: Emerging

Day 1009: Emerging 

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Found this really nice image for day 1009 of a tube train emerging from one of the many tunnels that make up the network. Love how tight a fit the tunnel is and can only assume that either they didn’t have such stringent health and safety measures back then or the trains have grown over time. Either way if it made a lovely looking and fun sketch which came out well (interestingly enough my favourite part I think is the cabling down the side of the tunnel).

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Day 1008: Lakeside Forrest

Day 1008: Lakeside Forrest

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Another look at a lakeside with this one in the same vein as the ones that we saw not that long ago. I think this was probably a day when I wanted to be able to do something quickly as there isn’t a lot of detail in this one. This is also the reason why the actual image I’m showing is small. It makes the sketches look a bit clearer when I shrink them when stippling. The mountain in the background for example, didn’t look that much like a mountain until I shrunk it. In fact, to illustrate the point (pun intended), here’s the original image to compare.

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Some things are better in small packages!

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