Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

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Time taken: 20 minutes

So, just another quick write up for this one, with the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral showing what I assume was one of the towers of the Cathedral. Love the rather precarious look of the tower as it looks like its goignt o collapse at any point and I loved the arches in the windows so decided to make this quick, fun little sketch of it!

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Day 815: Carmelite Church, Warsaw

Day 815: Carmelite Church, Warsaw

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Reference image: wiki link

Time taken: 23 minutes

So, this was a relatively quick sketch that I got done before I headed off to work yesterday of a church in Warsaw with some rather grand and detailed facades on it. Loved the columns and the shadows that they were casting on the walls behind it as well as the black spot points on it. Quite happy and suprised with how much I managed to get down for it only taking just over 20 minutes but I was listening to a art vlog and it obviously helped to focus me (or I just didn’t spend loads of time in between getting distracted by stuff, which is probably more likely).

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Day 808: St Alexanders Church, Warsaw

Day 808: St Alexanders Church, Warsaw

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Reference image: wiki link!

Time taken: 35 minutes

So this was another building that I liked the look of in Poland, though this time in Warsaw, not Gdansk, and seemed like it would be quite a simple one to sketch out as I didn’t have a lot of time. As usual though I managed to take a while over it and give it a bit more detailing than I initially meant to but I guess that’s the sign of a good sketch, when you stop taking notice of the time!

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Day 723: Av, Victoria Ote, Mexico City

Day 723: Av, Victoria Ote, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, found this interesting looking modern church a couple of streets over from where we did yesterday’s sketch, which, with its striking shape and the framing from the trees and the lovely shite fence for contrast made me instantly want to sketch it! Pretty happy with it as well wonky lines and all and I like that I managed to get the white fence to actually look like a white fence which I normally struggle to do.

Also, the figure at the bottom actually looks like a figure so it looks like Day 722: Street Food did help me out a bit!

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Day 693: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Guangzhou

Day 693: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Guangzhou

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Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was a bit of a departure from New York with a random look at a rather unusual place of worship in Asia. I also departed slightly from my previous style that I had with this one being a lot more dark and having more contrast. Mind you I think the whole zoomed out and small scale of it helped with being able to easily push values as there isn’t a lot of flat surfaces to worry about unlike the other sketches.

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Day 679: 20 Rudgers St, New York

Day 679: 20 Rudgers St, New York

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another building in New York, this time a church built amongst the apartments buildings which I thought was interesting so decided to sketch it. Not my favourite sketch that I’ve done lately as it came out a bit messy but its not too bad and is recognisable as a church. Not really much else to say about it so I’ll move onto the next sketch which will finally have us all caught up!

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Day 642: St Petrox church, Dartmouth

Day 642: St Petrox church, Dartmouth

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this was a lovely little church that we walked past a month or so ago when we visited Dartmouth Castle (which this church is attached too). Really nice place as well that had a lovely view overlooking the mouth of the river Dart (apparently you can occasionally see dolphins here as well).

Really liked the how the sketch came out for what was a shorter sketch than the other ones have been even if it does look a bit rough in places.

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Day 641: 5 Embankment, Dartmouth (Dartmouth Harbour)

Day 641: 5 Embankment, Dartmouth (Dartmouth Harbour) 

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, decided to do this one as quickly as possible and a little looser than I had been doing as I wanted to try and get a panoramic view of Dartmouth Harbour which, has got to be one of the strangest harbours ever as its basically a square reservoir connected to the river Dart by a low tunnel which passes underneath the main road and a wide promenade so yer, not the most boat friendly harbour (definitely no sails anyway). Quite like the outcome of the sketch too. True its very loose and some bits a unclear but I like the amount of detail I managed to get into it!

Day 597: 4 The Sanctuary, Westminster London (Westminster Abbey)

Day 597: 4 The Sanctuary, Westminster London (Westminster Abbey)

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Time taken: 1 hour

So, started a new sketchbook yesterday so decided to do a bit of a more involved sketch as the beginning of the sketchbook (plus, it had to contain a door as per standard to a first sketch in a new sketchbook. Admittedly though, the door is a bit of a stretch in this one). As you can see this also took me twice as long but I was really enjoying the sketch of Westminster Abbey and wanted to try and get as many details into it as well.

Pretty happy with how the sketch came out as well, especially with the amount of detail it had and how much of it I managed to get down. True it’s not entirely accurate but oh well I like it and I hope you do too!

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