Day 990: El Patio Cathedral – La Habana, Cuba

Day 990: El Patio Cathedral – La Habana

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Went a bit dark in this one with this lovely looking bell tower as the focus. Not sure why I went dark but no worries it gives a bit of a different look to it. I also think it may have been down to trying to sketch with a different pen that has a slightly wider nib than the usual 0.1mm nib that I usually use. Either way they both produce nice sketches and I think I might so some more with this one!

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Day 966: La Casa del Portuale, Napoli

Day 966: La Casa del Portuale, Napoli

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Another minimalist structure with this building from Napoli. Reminds me a lot of all the futuristic architecture they put in during the 60’s and 70’s and has a bit of a Thunderbirds/ Captain Scarlet vibe to it, probably due to the round protrusion on the left hand side of the building. Loving the weird chimney type things on the top of the building as well though no idea what they are used for. Unfortunately though, the building is no longer standing according to the source image I used.

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Day 965: Yamanashi Broadcasting and Press Centre in Kofu, Japan

Day 965: Yamanashi Broadcasting and Press Centre in Kofu, Japan

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More practical over aesthetic architecture with this huge news building in Japan. Loved how imposing the building looked and how it looked like a mutli storey carpark rather than anything else despite obviously not being one (well I suppose some of it might be). Also loved how the top of the building almost looks like its a fortress or castle with the towers and am happy with how the sketch came out!

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Day 963: Tricorn Centre, Portsmouth

Day 963: Tricorn Centre, Portsmouth

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Moving a bit closer to home this time but still keeping with the brutalist and minimalist style we have this image of the multi storey carpark at the Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth here in the UK. Again, as with most of this style or architecture there’s nothing all that special about it I just liked how all the shapes fitted together to make the form that they have and am actually really pleased with how this sketch came out!

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Day 937: Venice Morning

Day 937: Venice Morning

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Found this lovely little view of Venice and some of the many gondolas that you can find plying the waterways. Really loved the look of the buildings and the boats in the water with the strong shadows in it. Might have accidently messed up the perspective in places but I still really like the boats and the right hand side of the buildings and hope you lot do too!

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Day 858: Paris Riverside

Day 858: Paris Riverside

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Quite a simple little sketch for day 858 with this view of a bicycle in front of some bridges and a river in Paris which I really liked and needed something not too difficult so i could get it done before work.. Not sure the bike is completely correct but it looks like a bycycle which is always usefuland a good start!

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Day 857: Paris Shops

Day 857: Paris Shops 

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Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was a bit of a random one of some nice looking shops in Paris. Only issue is that I didn’t actually managed to finish doing the actual sketch which was a bit annoying (got most of the basic shapes in but none of the shading or the tone down (well ok, nearly none)) but nevermind, I’m not that worried, can’t have a smooth day all the time and for what is there it doesn’t look that bad anyway so it’s all good. Might just have to return to it at some point and try to do a finished one!

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Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

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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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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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