Day 670: Axmouth Harbour

Day 670: Axmouth Harbour

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, this I really like. Its another sketch of the harbour that makes up the background of this blog just this time with a bit more detail and in black and white. In fact I may have gone a bit heavy on the detail for what is meant to be a 30 minute sketch but what is here I do really like. So much so that I think I might try and finish a version of this off as a personal piece (seeing as I don’t actually have anything I’ve drawn on show in my own home, though I do in my parents and wife’s gran’s).

Hopefully it’ll turn out as well as this bit did but we’ll have to wait and see (if I actually get round to doing it!). Till then I hope you lot enjoy this sketch as I really did.

Till next time!

Day 643: Dartmouth Upper Ferry

Day 643: Dartmouth Upper Ferry

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Reference view: google streetview!

Time taken: 25minutes

So, this was a fun little sketch that came out a lot better than I thought it would while sketching it, where were still in Dartmouth and this time looking at one of the more unique modes of transport that you’ll find there in the form of a chained car ferry across the river. This is the Upper one ( there another one at the other end of the town called the lower Ferry (surprisingly enough)) and something that I’ve been across a fair few times in my life when we visited the town so thought I would give it a sketch as we were in the area.

Plus, who doesn’t like boats?

Till next time!

 

Day 622: 28 Oval Rd London (Pirate Castle)

Day 622: 28 Oval Rd London (Pirate Castle)

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, here we have quite possibly the most odd building that I’ve found in London in the form of this pirate castle. I’m not sure if any of it is actually an original building that was built up around or if it is literally all a façade (probably the latter) but after finding it and thinking ‘what the hell!?’ I had to sketch it.

Quite a detailed place as well sitting on top of a canal type river and I think, if I got the right gist of it from the website that its a activity centre for charities and rentals that provide water based activates. No matter what its used for though its cool and worthy of a sketch (which I don’t think came out that badly).

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 561: More Norfolk Broads

Day 561: More Norfolk Broads

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Reference image: pinterest linkie!

So, were still on the broads for day 361 with more brush pen work this time looking at some moored boats and a windmill. Still liking these Norfolk sketches with the brush pen with the reflections in the water and the buildings and landscapes in the background. I especially quite like the boat in the foreground of this one.

Anyway that’s all for day 361. Unfortunately I’m still a couple  of days behind but I’m sure we’ll catch up soon enough!

Till then!

Day 560: Norfolk Broads Wherry

Day 560: Norfolk Broads Wherry

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Reference image: Pinterest linkie!

So another boat again for today this time a Where from the Norfolk Broads (apparently the Wherry is long flat sail boat used to transport goods or passengers, usually on the River Thames or the Broads). Quite a nice little photo what with the windmill and the house in the background and the boat in the foreground. Again I choose the Brush pen for time reasons and again I’m glad I did. Like yesterdays I’m actually quite happy with how it cam out especially the boat in this one.

So that was the last couple of days sketches. Not sure what I’ll be sketching tomorrow or in what medium so we’ll just have to wait and see!

Till then!

Day 559: Norfolk Broads

Day 559: Norfolk Broads

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Reference image: Pinterest linkie!

Decided to get at least one fo the two outstanding blog posts that I have uploaded tonight so here is yesterdays sketch of some boats on the Norfolk Broads, here in the UK. Quite a nice little scene that looked really relaxing. Chose to do it in brush pen in the end as I wanted to get it done quite quickly as it was while I was looking after the little one as well and quite glad I did choose to do it in that medium as well as I think it came out pretty nicely, especially the contrast in the water and the foliage behind it. I also really like how the lighter bush on the left hand side of the sketch came out as I was worried it would just blend into the background foliage rather than stand out as middle ground.

Well that was a quicker post than I thought so I’ll get the next one done as well. See you in a minute.

Till then!

Day 546: No fishing today

Day 546: No fishing today 

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Reference image: Personal photo taken today

So, in an effort to not fall behind again immediately here’s todays sketch. I’m afraid it’s also got the weird lighting in the picture as well. I’m also afraid that I don’t have an actual tanned sketchbook but nevermind let’s get on with the sketch.

Drawn from an image that I took in Lyme Regis today while waiting fur the hairdressers to calm don a bit, this was a boat that I just really like the look of and had to photograph and sketch (probably should try and remember to take my small sketchbook with me in the future as well as I coud have killed some time with that while waiting.

anyway, as for the sketch,  I choose to stipple it again, with a bit of hatching thrown in for good measure, which despite being pretty time-consuming was a lot of fun and pretty relaxing. I also really liked how it came out which is a bonus. True I managed to squash the boat a bit but I’m not sure it’s all that noticeable or anyone will actually care so I’m not going to worry about it and will just enjoy the sketch instead.

This sketch also marks the end of what I think is my eleventh sketchbook so might get something a bit random tomorrow (though I’m not feeling portraiture at the moment so I don’t think it’ll be a portrait or anything and will probably still be on the buildings but we’ll have to see)

Till then!