Day 849: Viking Style Dwelling

Day 849: Viking Style Dwelling

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Reference image: Pinterest link

Time taken: 25 minutes

A lovely little Viking style dwelling that I found on Pinterest is what I’ve done for day 849. At least, I assume its a Viking style building, I’m not really that sure. It looks nice though and made for a fun sketch so thats what I wanted which came out well and is slowly getting quicker.

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Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

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Reference image: pinterest linkie!

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, just another quick write up for this one, with the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral showing what I assume was one of the towers of the Cathedral. Love the rather precarious look of the tower as it looks like its goignt o collapse at any point and I loved the arches in the windows so decided to make this quick, fun little sketch of it!

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Day 841: Spitfire

Day 841: Spitfire

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Time taken: 15 minutes

Right time to do some catching up with these blog posts as I’m beginning to really fall behind again, starting with this WW2 British fighter classic, the Spitfire, another sketch demanded by my son. A nice and quick sketch that was done at a weird angle to see if I could get the perspective correct on it. Not sure I got it completely, but I think I just about managed it, was definitely easier thinking of it as shapes rather than a actual plane, thats for sure!

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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 837: Santa Express 2017

Day 837: Santa Express 2017

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, yesterday it was my mums birthday and also happened to be the date for the Santa’s Express on one of the local heritage railway sites so we decided to have a family day out to it for mum and the little one. Really nice day out and the carriage were very nice and mum loved seeing little one get his present from Santa (a slightly creepy sounding hammer which laughs when you hit things but there you go (sounds like the Jigsaw puppet to be honest))’ which he loves despite the creepiness. Anyway, we were pulled by this lovely locomotive that I managed to get a fairly bad photo of but still, you can see ts a train and I was bale to get the above sketch from it which was nice and made or a nice way to remember and finish a lovely day.

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Day 817: Another Steamer

Day 817: Another Steamer

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Reference image: Lost this again sorry. Tried to find it but couldn’t 

Time taken: 35 minutes

Right, another day of daddy daycare so another train sketch. This one looks pretty unique as it seems to have a crane or something on the top of it. Regardless of what it is though, the rest of it is just the normal old steam train which, given that I have a fondness for these old American locomotives makes this a good thing. The fact that they s=seem to be getting better is also a bonus!

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Day 816: Orsetti House, Jaroslaw

Day 816: Orsetti House, Jaroslaw

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Reference image: wiki link!

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, decided to sketch this random building, done in the Morning before work with the nearest pen I had to hand, which, turned out to be a really cheap biro. Really liked the buttresses on the bottom of this building and the details on the top half of the building and was happy with how the sketch came out, even though it is a bit sort of curved in a  weird way.

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Day 812: Winalow Palace, Warsaw

Day 812: Winalow Palace, Warsaw

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Time taken: 35 minutes

So, this was a bit of a panoramic sketch for day 812 of the royal Polish palace of Winalow. One of the few buildings to actually have survived all wars complete and as such, a rather big part of Polands history. Not that this made me draw it, I just really liked the grand sweeping look of it and the details that were found throughout the building and wanted to see if I could get them down on a small scale in a reasonable amount of time.

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Day 809: Golden Gate, Gdansk

Day 809: Golden Gate, Gdansk

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Time taken: 45 minutes

So, got a bit carried away with this sketch and spent a bit extra on it than I meant to but I really like how it came out so think it was well worth it. The building itself is another one of the famous landmarks in Gdansk and formed part of the fortifications of the city. Having been rebuilt in 1957 after WW2 I’m not sure how much of the original building remains but I still really liked the look of it and hope you guys like the sketch too!

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