Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

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Reference image: pinterest linkie

Time taken: 25 minutes

Back in Paris for todays sketch with this view of one of the sides of the Louvre (no idea which side but I quite like it) as its the sort of architectural style that I like on buildings. Went pretty quickly with it as well and did it in a really loose manner while trying to get the important bits down as well and like how it came out even if there are some scale issues lol.

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Day 832: Arc De Triomphe, Paris

Day 832: Arc De Triomphe, Paris

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Reference image: Pintrest linkie!

Time taken: 25 minutes

Just a random doodle of the famous Paris landmark Arc De Triomphe for day 832. Really chilled out sketch that came out really nicely I think and I like that the detailing is just scribbling but does actually look like it does in the reference (kind of, maybe). Not much else to say other than that though so here it is!

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Day 828: Parisean Street 2

Day 828: Parisean Street 2

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Reference image: pintrest link

Time taken: 35 minutes

Went really loose with this one of another street scene in Paris of some really nice building and café tables. Really liked the arches to the right of the scene with the receding buildings  and the people in the café so thought I’d give it a go. Hope you don’t mind the looseness and like the outcome!

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Day 815: Warsaw Panorama

Day 815: Warsaw Panorama

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Reference image: wiki link

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, something a bit different for yesterday with this panoramic view of Warsaw for the daily sketch. Really didn’t try and be overly accurate with this one either to be honest, just kind of throwing the lines down in the vague hope that they would actually make some sort of readable cityscape and it seems to have worked in most of the sketch. It was also pretty fun to do so I will try and get more of these into the blog from now on (I emphasise on the try, I’ll probably forget tomorrow).

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Day 803: Gdansk, Longer Market

Day 803: Gdansk, Longer Market

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Reference image: (Unfortunately I can’t find the actual photo but I have this one of the same building at a slightly different time) Wikia link!

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, bit random for today but I wanted to just do some architecture sketching for a bit of a change and, after quickly looking at random buildings on google, settled on this one in Gdansk. Not really any big reason for it other than I liked the trim and the detailing on it and just the general shape of the building.

Pretty happy with how the sketch came out as well, though it was a bit more detailed than I envisioned it being before hand but it was all good in the end so that didn’t matter (not that it would have mattered anyway as more detail is never a bad thing). Anyway I think I’m rambling now so I’ll leave it here!

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Day 755: Overlooking the city

Day 755: Overlooking the city (21 de Marso MZ9, San Miguel Testongo, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 20 minutes

Loved this view from the top of this hill, overlooking a part of the city so had to sketch it. Tried to emphasise the foreground and the background using a bolder pen line for the foreground which I think worked out well. It was quite interesting trying to represent the city in the background and trying to stop myself from adding each individual building, instead of going for the random lines that I ended up with. Hope you guys like the small sketch!

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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 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 706: 86 Norman Ave, New York

Day 706: 86 Norman Ave, New York

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Reference view: street map view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, wanted to try a different view for today and ended up also using a different approach to the sketch and the way its sketched, ending up with a much looser interpretation than the ones we’ve seen lately. Not really that sure whether I like this approach though and I have to admit this was my third go at it as the other two had completely whacky perspectives and measurements that really didn’t make me happy with the sketch.

Luckily perseverance paid off in the end and as the finished sketch is pretty nice, and although I’m not sure what I think of the style it was fun to scribble bits of the sketch when laying it down and still come up with something nice in the end. Anyway I need to go to sleep so I’ll see you all tomorrow!

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