Day 674: 281-285 Church St, New York

Day 674: 281-285 Church St, New York

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, after the day before sketch I hit the randomise button on google streetview and I bought up this (or just down the street I think but this was much more interesting). Really loved the little café with the buildings around it being a lot taller, kind of gave the café itself a lot more charm as it looks like its a bit out of place but still retains the same urban look as the buildings around it.

Anyway, pretty happy with the sketch. Not completely accurate with scale and some placement but I think a lot of these things are just stuff I notice as I’m the one sketching it, and are probably things that the casual observer wouldn’t, so pointing them out isn’t doing me any favours but oh well, you guys are probably used to it by now. Plus having a point to concentrate on improving on isn’t a bad thing right? (provided of course that I actually do improve on it)

Till next time!

 

Day 673: 23 Lispenard St New York City

Day 673: 23 Lispenard St New York City

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, bit of a change for day 671 as we’ve flown half way across the world and gone from a town of 6,000 people to a city of slightly more than that (8,000,000 in the city proper and 20,000,000 in the metro area) as were now in New York, back with the random streetview sketches. Quite an interesting place to sketch as well as, even though all the buildings are apartment blocks there is a lot of variety in them as hopefully I’ll be able to show over the sketches that I do here (there will be a few at least), starting with one of some random apartments with some interesting details to them. Didn’t manage to get all the details down as accurately I hoped with it but I think it was a bit of a learning curve as they have a lot more details on them than I thought they did in the first place.

One thing is for sure though. The sure as hell love external fire exits in the US!

Till next time!

Day 668: London Waterloo

Day 668: London Waterloo

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Reference image: Network rail link

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, were at the final stop of our journey here in London Waterloo, a station that a lot of you have probably at least heard of as it is the countries biggest and most important railway station (though, as we’ve shown in sketches in the past, definitely not the only one in London). Again I did this one as a overview as it really is a huge building. I also choose to actually add some very basic outline sketches of the buildings that can be found around it as accurately as I could in the time that I was giving myself and I like how it turned out, though, ideally I would have liked to have made the buildings around it more detailed and just had the actual station done in a thicker line to make it pop out.

Still, I like the sketch and think its a nice way to finish our rail journey from Axminster to London Waterloo.

Till next time!

Day 667: Clapham Junction Ariel View

Day 667: Clapham Junction Ariel View

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Reference image: ariel image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, were in the penultimate station of our journey to London Waterloo, stopping at one of, if not the busiest (in terms of changes) stations in Europe, Clapham Junction where, as you can probably tell I choose to take a different approach with the sketch and went with a Ariel view of the station so that I could try and show you all the scale of the place.

Really enjoyed the Ariel view of it actually and it was great fun and different to draw it (plus it reminded me of one of my favourite artists, Stephen Wiltshire). I just hope that you all enjoy it too and can actually make things out in it.

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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 648: Shute Hill, Teignmouth (Railway St)

Day 648: Shute Hill, Teignmouth (Railway St)

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

Heading into another station along the Dawlish line (no idea if that is what it’s actually called but lets just roll with it). Another long view up the station though this time there isn’t any trains there so its not quite as interesting. Still it gave me a good view of the actual track and station which was nice so I thought why not and gave it a go. Pretty happy with the angles in this one as I think they gave me some of the most accurate ones that I’ve had in a while and despite how empty the sketch seems, I just seem to really like it.

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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.

Till next time!

Day 645: Paignton Railway St, Devon

 

Day 645: Paignton Railway St, Devon

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, with this sketch I decided to start a railway journey up the south coast of Devon via the railway stations that I can get a good view of in google streetview starting here at Paignton. Quite a nice little station with  a level crossing (that I didn’t realise were as common as they seem to be) which offered a nice view straight up the station rails towards the waiting train. Enjoyable sketch as well, with some interesting perspectives and angles which I think I managed to capture, albeit in a loose way with some artistic licence thrown in and a good start to this railway journey.

Till next time!