Day 885: New tramway Terminal Part 2

Day 885: New tramway Terminal Part 2


Reference image: Personnal photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

Bit of a shorter sketch today of the second image that I’ve taken of the construction of the new local tram terminal in Seaton, Devon. Definitely different to the old one that stood here thats for sure, even from the bare skeleton that it is now. (I think I have some sketches which show the tramway station if only partly somewhere at the beginning of the blog).

Bit of a more basic stippled sketch here though, with it basically being just a skeleton but I think you can still see what it’s menat to be so I’m happy.

Till next time!


Day 827: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton

Day 827: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton


Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

Just a quick one for day 827 of the rapidly progressing construction on the Premier Inn in my local town which is pretty much done building wise, just needs some landscaping and other stuff around it till its done. No idea when its due to open but I know that you can book rooms for next year so probably some time around then. Anyway, I liked how this one came out as it looks a lot better than the earlier ones in the series which is good. Roads a bit dark though.

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Day 779: New Tram Terminal Construction: Part 1

Day 779: New Tram Terminal Construction: Part 1


Reference photo: Personal Photo

Time taken: 15 minutes

So another quick sketch for today, showing some more redevelopment going on, this time the destruction of the old Tram station (can be seen here Day 224: Seaton Tramway Station – Seaton) to replace it with a more modern looking structure. Anyway I thought, seeing as I like sketching construction stuff, I would document this one as well as the Premier Inn starting with this pile driving machine that dwarfs pretty much everything else on the site. As I said above, nice a quick but got the job done!

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Day 751: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton Part 3

Day 751: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton Part 3sketchingdailyDAY751

Reference photo: Personal Photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, they’ve been cracking on with the construction of the Premier Inn in my home town which I have been documenting with sketches so though it would be a good time to get another one done. Seems they’ve added more floors (not sure how high this thing is going to be. Seaton is a pretty small place but we’ll have to see in future parts!

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Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 2

Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 2


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, there’s been a bit more progress made on the construction journal of the new Premier Inn in my local town of Seaton which we can see here in this sketch (the first is this one here Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1). As you can see the basic framework of the first floor has gone up and I liked the angle with the crane in the background lifting more pieces into place. Quite a simple sketch really that didn’t take the full 30 minutes but I still really like the outcome, especially with the crane in there as a focal point. The wire fencing along the bottom is a particular favourite bit as well even if it is a simple and unassuming part of the sketch.

Looking forward to seeing the building take shape and getting some more pictures to sketch of the construction!

Till next time!

Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1

Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, decided that it would be a bit of an interesting project to sketch the construction of a hotel in my local town, seeing as its right next tot he main road through town and easy to take photos of and, well its at the beginning of its construction. Plus I like construction stuff and watching things being built.

As I said though, its the very start of the project (having just put the support pylons or something in, I have no idea when it comes to construction) so the sketch is a bit empty but it has some nice machinery at work in it. Realised I’d made the sketch a bit busy as well so made sure that I outlined the subjects of the sketches so we can actually make them out which worked quite nicely.

Now we just need to wait till there’s some sort of actual progress to get the next sketch done!

Till next time!

Day 618: Thames Path, Fulham London

Day 618: Thames Path, Fulham London


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, back with the construction images again today with another one from the river Thames of this huge construction site in Fulham. No idea what they’re building but it was certainty a large project and as usual, I liked the look of the cranes looming over the construction site in the foreground.

Quite a busy view as well with all the spaces in the shell of the building and all the dark against the light but I think by and large I managed to get a sketchy representation down and I’m happy with it. Still want to get a bit faster with these sketches though so I can try and get more of the scene in but I need to walk before I can run!

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Day 606: 8 Victoria Embankment, London

Day 606: 8 Victoria Embankment, London


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another panorama for day 606. This time of a another bridge in the centre of the city with several high rises in the background including the Shard (or at least I’m assuming its the Shard). No idea what any of the other buildings are in the scene I just liked the way the high rises and the construction framed it and the boat to the left.

Again I’m pretty happy with the sketch and think it portrays the area in pretty good scale and the location of the bits of it are pretty accurate and I hope you like it too!

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Day 603: Lamberth Bridge, London

Day 603: Lamberth Bridge, London


Reference image: google streetview

Tine taken: 35 minutes

So, another Panorama fro today , this time from another bridge, which, ironically enough is looking at the previous St Georges Wharf building being constructed in the centre of the sketch. I didn’t actually realise this until part way into the sketch but thought it was quite a cool little surprise. No idea if the building to the right is a noticeable one but there we go it looked nice anyway.

Really enjoyed the sketch and how it came out. Quite liked watching the skyline appear on the page as I worked outwards from the tower under construction in the centre of the sketch and really happy (and quite surprised) that I have the perspective, proportions and positioning pretty much spot on.

Anyway I hope you like this sketch and will definitely have to try more of these in the future that’s for sure!

Till next time!