Day 741: Knee Deep Creek Mining Company BHLR

Day 741: Knee Deep Creek Mining Company, Beer Heights Light Railway 

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Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this is the second train from the photos that I took yesterday, this time of a replica of what I assume is a old Wild West locomotive (or at least it looks like it) at a very strange angle to draw from. Still I really don’t think it suffered for it and once again it was a fun sketch and one that has the approval of my train obsessed son!

Till next time!

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Day 740: Linda, Beer Heights Light Railway

Day 740: Linda, Beer Heights Light Railway

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Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, yesterday we had a bit of a train day for my son who’s a bit obsessed with them (as I’d imagine a lot of toddlers probably are) where we took him on the local tram and then to Pecorama where he loves the miniature railway, which, owing to the bank holiday had more tians running so I was able to get a few good photos of some of them starting with this  one of one of the resident loco’s Linda. No idea what actual train it’s modelled after but I still really enjoyed the sketch and it has the approval of my son which is the main thing!

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Day 739: Street Stalls, Mexico City

Day 739: Street Stalls, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So for day 739 I found another lovely street stall scene in Mexico City where I decided it would be nice to try and get some more figure practise in as I wasn’t all that happy with the last street stall sketch that I did. and thankfully, this one turned out a lot nicer and more accurate and life like (or at least I think it did). Overall another sketch that I like a lot!

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Day 738: 137 Calle Escalerillos, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City

Day 738: 137 Calle Escalerillos, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So this was another interesting view that I found in Mexico City and instantly fell in love with, mostly for the Semi truck in it (I think that’s what there called) and was another sketch that I had great fun doing and that actually came out really well given the time taken. Other than that there’s not really much else to say about the sketch, I just hope you lot like the results as much as me.

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Day 737: Av, Circumvalacion, Mexico City

Day 737: Av, Circumvalacion, Mexico City

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Reference view: Unfortunately and rather annoyingly I can’t find the reference view and the address doesn’t really help in finding it so sorry about that.

Time taken: 25 minutes

Now this was a really nice scene that I found in Mexico City (which makes the fact that I can’t find the actual reference view even more annoying) of what looks like some sort of chop shop or parts shop for cars judging by the stacks of tires and the random car parts lying on the roof of the building. Went for a bit of a sketchy look to the drawing that I managed to get done pretty quickly and ended up with it looking surprisingly accurate given how I’ve struggled lately with sketches that I’ve taken a lot longer over but nevermind, somethings obviously clicked somewhere. and I’m more than happy that it did!

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Day 736: Bilbao, Mexico City

Day 736: Bilbao, Mexico City

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Reference image: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was a rather random structure that I found somewhere in Mexico City with no obvious purpose to it that I just had sketch. Not really much more to say about it though other than that. Seriously no idea what they are but there was a load of them in a row and I through a random telegraph pole in for good measure!

Still I thoroughly enjoyed the sketch despite its random subject!

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Day 735: Calle 7, Mexico City

Day 735: Calle 7, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

Another house for yesterday with another quirky little shop built into the ground floor of it selling what looks like random bits and bobs. No real reason again other than just liking the look of the building. Unfortunately the inside of the shop didn’t really come out as clear as what I would have liked it too but there you go (also the flower box out of the front is a bit off but we’ll just ignore it!). Still a nice little outcome to the sketch!

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Day 734: Calle Meldor Ocampo II, San Lorenzo, Mexico City

Day 734: Calle Meldor Ocampo II, San Lorenzo, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this is another rather modern looking building in Mexico City which stood out from the rest of the street and even had some anime style graffiti on the side. Unfortunately I may have accidently messed up the perspective on the top of the building, but I tried not to let it affect the rest of the sketch and just carried on with the bottom half as normal and quite liked how the  rest turned out as I didn’t really worry to much about messing it up anymore. Maybe I should work a bit looser in the mind all the time.

(Note: For those thinking that this isn’t as good as my other stuff I meant more how I just sort of stopped concentrating in my mind, rather than the sketch being brilliant)

At least I think that makes sense….

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Day 733: Femandez heal 135, Bario del Nino Jesus, Mexico City

Day 733: Femandez heal 135, Bario del Nino Jesus, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

time taken: 30 minutes

Another one in a similar style to the previous day but this time with some shading added on top of the texture. Saved some time with this one by just doing the initial drawing in a thicker nibbed pen so I didn’t have to worry about having to bold out the lines in the end of the sketch and I quite like how the sketch came out for the amount of time that I spent on it. A bit sad that I didn’t have time to include the telegraph pole to the side of the building but there we go, the wires would probably have only distracted or broken up the rest of the sketch.

Till next time!