Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So this is a slightly less successful attempt at drawing a suspension bridge from the model village. No idea if it was actually based on a real bridge somewhere or not but it was still quite a fun little scene in the village which had the train going over it every now and then (which, predictably my son loved), just wish I had managed to get it drawn a bit more accurately than I have.

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Day 665: Overton Station

Day 665: Overton Station

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Reference view: instant streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another station that I don’t think I’ve ever noticed us stopping at is in the town of Overton. This view of the station however I really liked, with the footbridge and the factory behind it. Decided to go a bit more solid with this sketch though still using a broken line which worked out a lot better than I think the other ones have done lately which was nice. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to complete the factory in the background but I quite like the extremely the faded look at the back as I think it makes the bridge and the foreground pop a but more.

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Day 664: Whitchurch Station

Day 664: Whitchurch Station

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Reference image: image link

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next station along the line is in Whitchurch. Again another place that I can’t ever remember having stopped at but there we go. Thought this view of the station with its footbridge made for quite a nice sketch although there isn’t a train present which is a shame. Also tried the whole fractured line technique that I liked in the last one but I think I may have gone a bit over the top with it here and the image looks very blurry and out of focus, though, you can still make the image out so it’s not awful, just not quite as effective as the last sketch.

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Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil

Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was about the best streetview that I could get of Yeovil Junction, which is ironic seeing as its one of the bigger stations on the line but nevermind seeing as it’s a lovely little bridge with some nice design on it. Thankfully the sketch came out really nicely as well which is cool and the brush pen was definitely a good choice in my opinion in defining the shadow areas.

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Day 654: Axminster Railway St

Day 654: Axminster Railway St

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, having finished the journey into Exeter on the other line (as far as I can tell seeing as I sketched the terminus for the line a while back) I’ve now decided to sketch the stations and interesting bits along the route that I most often have travelled via train which is the Axminster to Waterloo line. Can’t remember off the top of my head how many stations are actually along the line but I’m using google maps to just follow it and sketching the station names that I actually recognise . Anyway lets get started!

So, this is Axminster station, about 6 miles from where I live. Can’t get a platform view from google streetview but I liked the view of the front of the building anyway so it doesn’t matter. Quite an old looking station with the new addition of the footbridge (I say new it’s probably about 10 years old) when they put the second track back into service. Quite a busy sketch especially with all the cars in the parking lot out front but I got the look fo the station pretty accurately and like the outcome of the sketch. Let’s just hope you lot aren’t getting bored of trains already lol.

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Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, were back on our rail journey up the coast from Dartmouth, this time coming into a station that’s in a town I’ve never heard of (or a part of Exeter I’ve never heard of as I can’t make out if it’s part of Exeter or not). Looks like a pretty small station so I just did a sketch of the pedestrian overpass that seems to be the main feature of the station. As I said, its pretty basic but I still quite like the look of it and the structure of the actual bridge so am happy with the sketches outcome!

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Day 647: Exeter Inn, 2 Beach St, Dawlish (Railway St)

Day 647: Exeter Inn, 2 Beach St, Dawlish (Railway St)

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop along the route is Dawlish where we have this interesting and unique station more reminiscent of somewhere in London than along the south coast with its raised railways leading into the station. Very enjoyable sketch as well and one that I’m happy with the outcome of, especially the trussed bridge.

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Day 646: Torquay Station, Solsbro Rd, Torquay

Day 646: Torquay Station, Solsbro Rd, Torquay

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, next on our journey is this station in Torquay which has a similar station with ped overpass on it but this time the tracks run under a bridge rather than being at grade with the road. I think I prefer this station though and liked the way it was surrounded by the vegetation and built into it rather than being in amongst a load of buildings. Again I enjoyed the sketch though am still taking a bit of liberties with placement of the elements of the sketch. As always though, I’m ever hopeful that perseverance will help with making this more accurate.

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Day 619: N, Worple Way , London (Mortlake St)

Day 619: N, Worple Way , London (Mortlake St)

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this has got to be one of my favourite sketches that I’ve done on this blog. Capturing a lovely view of a station on one of the many lines that run out of London, with its interaction with the local road network in terms of the at grade level crossing just before the station (though I’m not sure why everyone is waiting given that there’s also a footbridge right there but there you go).

I just really liked the look of it with the station receding into the distance and am really glad that I managed to get the scale and the perspectives down for the most part. Anyway, I hope you guys like it as much as me and lets hope I can continue with the increased quality of sketches in the future!

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