Day 1014: Statue at Barrington Court

Day 1014: Statue at Barrington Court

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Reference image: Personal photo

Another sketch from Barrington this time of one of the many statures that are around the grounds. Not sure who its menat to be but it just looks like your usual classical Greek or Roman soldier in a suitably solider like pose. Not the best sketch either unfortunately as I struggled with the proportions and the shape in general. mind you figures have never been soemthign that I’ve had that much interest in or been that good at. May have to try and practise them some day!

Till next time!

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Day 932: Travelling

Day 932: Travelling

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Reference image: pinterest link!

Kind of along the same lines as the previous sketch (in so much as it has a figure and a plane in it) but this time with a lady presumably heading towards here plane to begin her holiday (or more than likely in a going nowhere in a staged photoshoot or hell, even a photoshopped picture but that’s not important.) What is however, is that I wanted to do one with a figure in it and wanted to see how long it would take me to do a mainly dark tone (pretty much black here) so thought this suited down to the ground. Turns out it didn’t take all that long to do the black, or near black stippling and I quite liked the sketch overall.

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Day 856: Railyard

Day 856: Railyard

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Reference image: pinterest link

Time taken: 20 minutes

Another train scene with a  figure as the focal point for day 856, this time of a scene in a railyard with several trains waiting behind the worker in the foreground. Did this one in biro as you can probably tell from how light the pen lines are and enjoyed the brief change in medium (however small a change it is) and enjoyed the outcome of this guys face a lot more than the previous train guy that I had sketched.

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Day 854: Train Drivers

Day 854: Train Drivers

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Reference image: pinterest link

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another train sketch for day 854 but this time focusing more on the figures in the scene (or at least the guy leaning out of the train). Used a thicker nib for this as well and tried to sketch quicker with it, despite not being all that familiar with the main subject of the sketch, figures. Still really liked how it came out and don’t think the face and pose looks too bad or inaccurate, despite its messiness.

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Day 741: Knee Deep Creek Mining Company BHLR

Day 741: Knee Deep Creek Mining Company, Beer Heights Light Railway 

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Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this is the second train from the photos that I took yesterday, this time of a replica of what I assume is a old Wild West locomotive (or at least it looks like it) at a very strange angle to draw from. Still I really don’t think it suffered for it and once again it was a fun sketch and one that has the approval of my train obsessed son!

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Day 739: Street Stalls, Mexico City

Day 739: Street Stalls, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So for day 739 I found another lovely street stall scene in Mexico City where I decided it would be nice to try and get some more figure practise in as I wasn’t all that happy with the last street stall sketch that I did. and thankfully, this one turned out a lot nicer and more accurate and life like (or at least I think it did). Overall another sketch that I like a lot!

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Day 728: Mexican Bike Taxi

Day 728: Mexican Bike Taxi

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, a bit of a shorter one for today but I had to sketch one of these bike taxi things I keep seeing all over the city which appears to combine the idea of a Rickshaw with a motorbike. As said above it was a lot quicker than my normal sketches but I don’t think the quality suffered for it and I’m happy with how it came out though the background elements do look a bit disjointed from the bike and rider, still a fun a slightly different sketch. Also I’ve just realised that I’m only 2 days away from two years of this daily sketching so that’s exciting. Now I just need to find something interesting to sketch for then!

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Day 496: Santa’s Little Helper

Day 496: Santa’s Little Helper

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Reference Image: personal photo

So, for day 496 we have another attempt at drawing my son, this time wearing his Christmas Elf/ Santa’s Little Helper outfit and leaning against the chair.

Unfortunately, once again an attempt at drawing my son didn’t turn out well. As my wife put it, I seem to have aged him a lot in his face though I’ve got no idea what I did to get it that way or how I managed to make it look so different from the actual photo but there we go, at least his eye’s actually look right.

I think, looking at it while typing this I may have made his head a bit bulbous which probably didn’t help with the accuracy as he doesn’t have a bulbous head in real life (or at least not that I’ve noticed lol), anyway I’m going to just move onto the next one for now and maybe try again with a sketch of my son in the future.

Till then!

Day 495: Green Arrow

Day 495: Green Arrow

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Reference Image: Source image was pretty much this one though quite a bit darker.

So, again were really far behind but screw it, lets try and get at least a little bit caught back up before I end up way to far behind starting with this Boxing Day sketch of Green Arrow. Now I have to put my hands up and say that I have no idea who Green arrow actually is but never mind, I really liked the image and wanted to draw an archer so there we go.

Turned out quite nicely, though I think the face could have been a bit better as the eyes looks a little bit off. Still the foreshortening came out well which was probably the biggest part of the sketch so that’s all good and the hand around the bow turned out well.

Anyway given that I have god knows how many days to upload lets get ion with it and move onto the next one shall we?

Till then!