Day 940: Reflections

Day 940: Reflections

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More boats because boats are awesome and water creates some lovely reflections which, as you can probably guess by the title of the actual blog post., is why I choose to sketch this particular image. Not sure if the whole ripples thing in the bottom of it is that obvious but I think the actual shape of the boat is an improvement over some of my other boats so thats good!

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Day 936: Full sail!

Day 936: Full sail!

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Another ship for day 936, this time in the form of this small sailing ship (or ships if you count the one in the back), assumedly racing or something though I’m not sure. Anyway, choose it because I loved the way the different values were shown on the sails and thought it would make a nice little fun sketch. Not much else to say though I do quite like how the waves came out around the prow of the boat, as I’ve always considered them a really hard subject.

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Day 933: Not Catching Much

Day 933: Not Catching Much

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Another day, another boat this time another fishing vessel that may have seen better days (or may just have been beached for some reason). Quite liked the fact that the boat was in a slightly different angle to the other boats that I’ve sketched and showed more detail from the deck, which, although not emphasised was still a nice part, though, looking at it I may have emphasised it by way of not actually putting many dots in there.. hmm… which also means, I completely ignored the reference image value in that area. Anyway before I get confused, I hope you like another boat!

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Day 930: USS Cape St George (DDG71)

Day 930: USS Cape St George (DDG71)

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So, this time we go take a look at a Guided Missile Cruiser of the US navy. Quite a odd looking ship to be honest with its large blocky bridge at the fore and the aft and the whole plethora of satellite dishes and radar equipment (which I assume is to help with guiding the missiles). Still a  fun little sketch which I think captured the subject and represents the actual ship well.

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Day 929: Fishing Boat

Day 929: Fishing Boat

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Another boat for day 929 in the form of this lovely looking fishing boat at low tide. No idea where it is but I thought it was perfect image to sketch with the rather striking keel compared to the rest of the hull and the dark hills in the background. Just a well composed and good looking reference picture of a subject that I seem to currently be a bit fixated with!

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Day 925: HMS Victory

Day 925: HMS Victory

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Another old ship, this time a British one in the form of HMS Victory. (or at least one of the many ships to sail under that name throughout history) A large 104 gun, First rate Ship of the Line that served as flagship for a number of Admirals, most notably Lord Nelson in the battle of Trafalgar and apparently the oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world (though admittedly, its current commission is as a museum in Portsmouth). Another nice sketch that I enjoyed doing. Actually really enjoying these ship sketches so expect to see a few more in the future!

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Day 922: USS Constitution

Day 922: USS Constitution

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Another ship for day 922, this time the USS Constitution. Probably one of the most famous sailing ships from the past which I always thought was a huge ship though, having a look at other ships, I’ve realised that it’s not actually that big. Anyway again it was a very fun and nice sketch and I think it came out very nicely and I hope you like it!

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Day 920: Lady Washington

Day 920: Lady Washington

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Bit of a curveball in theme with this one but I just had to sketch it. Love the look of these old ships with their huge masts and the whole regal and grand look to them (even if, I’m pretty sure this one is just a trade ship). Didn’t really know how the sketch was going to turn out when I started it but I’m actually really happy with the end result. It’s even given me a taste for sketching further ships like this!

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Day 906: Final Mooring

Day 906: Final Mooring

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Another abandoned sketch with this old tug slowly sinking into the water where its moored for day 906. Again this was a picture that I found really interesting and had great fun sketching (decay and ruined things seem to be a bit of a thing for me, not sure why but I’m not going to question it as it seems to work) and I think it shows in the final product, especially when compared to how much better I think this one looks compared to yesterdays.

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