Day 829: Balcony View Paris

Day 829: Balcony View Paris


Reference image: pintrest linkie!

Time taken: 25 minutes

Saw this lovely balcony scene on Pintrest so thought this would make a lovely sketch to try and do, in the vain of the Paris fixation that I seem to have at the moment. Again it was really loose and quick with not much thinking going into it while I was doing it and I really like how it came out despite all the messy lines and scribbles.

Till next time!


Day 731: Otono, Mexico City

Day 731: Otono, Mexico City


Reference view: map street view!

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, things are still a bit weird at the moment so I’m just finding random things to actually draw at the moment so I’ve not really got much to say about them other than they caught my eye for some architectural reason or other (I think I liked the tiled roofs in this one and the trees). Don’t think I managed to push the values enough though which is a bit of a shame (or rather, making the lines bolder) but there we go, its still got everything defined so it’s not a bad sketch of an interesting subject!

Till next time!

Day 153 Avenue B, New York

Day 153 Avenue B, New York


Reference view: mapstreet view

Time taken: 50 minutes

Another sketch from New York to finally get us all caught up again, this time of the front of a house if which I loved the door and the tree out front. Again this one took a little bit longer and I tried to get a cleaner more illustrative look to it than usual which as with yesterday I’m really happy with. I’ve also started adding the white gel pen back into the supplies that I use as this is helping with correcting and stray lines or adding the white bits back in when I accidently get carried away with rendering (in this sketch for example, the white line down the side of the tree. Definitely think that I’ll try and continue like this rather than the looser ones that I was a while back but, given that its me, I could change my mind tomorrow!

Till next time!

(Were also now all caught up again! Yay!)


Day 697: Lichfield Cathedral Door

Day 697: Lichfield Cathedral Door


Reference image: reference image

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, another new sketchbook for day 697 and I wanted to go back to the whole door thing for new sketchbooks so did some searching on google for some interesting looking doors, coming up with this door of the cathedral in Lichfield which had some lovely wooden doors with filigree on it (I think that’s the correct term) and some nice contrast with the shadows and the lights. Pretty loose interpretation of it overall (with some slightly whacky proportions) but a fun little sketch to start, what I think, is the 12 sketch book!

Till next time!