Day 792: Nemesis ‘Alton Towers’

Day 792: Nemesis ‘Alton Towers’


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Time taken: 20 minutes

So, having been a bit burned out on sketching stuff form the model village I decided to return to the whole rollercoaster sketching thing, this time having moved onto Alton Towers (there was one more coaster at Thorpe Park, the Flying Fish which I have ridden but I didn’t really feel like sketching it though I may go back to it at some point). Anyway, this is probably my favourite rollercoaster that I’ve ridden (as clichéd as that statement is), really forceful and just the right amount of roughness to it with plenty of headchoppers. Thought I’d get this sketch of it going through a loop as it gave a nice view of the coaster and the train and again, I went for a sketchy messy style to it which allowed me to get it done quite quickly (and probably more accurately than if I’d tried to get everything right). Anyway, I hope you guys don’t mind this jump back to coasters, I’m almost as obsessed with them as I am with sketching!

Till next time!


Day 782: Babbacomb Model Village ‘Adam’s Family House’

Day 782: Babbacomb Model Village ‘Adam’s Family House’


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, for the second sketch from Babbacombe we have the Adam’s Family House which was a really nice little mansion and the first of several mansions throughout the display. The sketch unfortunately didn’t come quite as well as the train did but I still like it and it looks like a mansion so I achieved that. Not sure I got the whole effect of the foliage behind it though (all the miniature conifers, without which, foliage would be a whole lot more difficult here) which is annoying but I’ve got some more photo’s to try and nail it!

Till next time!

Day 489: Why So Serious?

Day 489: Why So Serious?


Reference Image: Apologies, I closed the tab and now can’t find the exact image that I used as reference.

So, with the best intentions of continuing the Christmas theme I managed to get distracted watching a youtube sketching video and instead, ended up drawing Heath Ledgers Joker looking rather dejected but in his usual evil way.

Really like this sketch as well as I love the expression on his face and how I managed to get some good looking eyes from this sketch which is something I usually struggle with and I love his iconic mouth with its tearing up the side,  overall, just a really nice sketch that I think came out well.

So, another two more to go to catch up but I’m also falling asleep now so will have to do them tomorrow.

Till then!

Day 486: Goblin

Day 486: Goblin


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So, here we change from vampires to Goblins, specifically, those that resides in Goblin Town from the Hobbit films. Another film series and book that I really like and have already done several sketches from (Radagast was the most recent one I think).

Again I like the outcome of this one though didn’t think it would work out at all whilst actually doing it. Admittedly though it does look a lot better now as originally I did have several other goblins in the background but unfortunately, there wasn’t anywhere near enough contrast in the goblins and it looked like a mess, hence why I went with solid black background.

I also really like how I managed to successfully forshorten the goblins hands and thank god for the white gel pen or none of this would have stood out in the end. I’m also really happy with his expression, overall just a really fun sketch.

Right one more for tonight as I don’t have today’s photogrpahed so lets get as caught up as wer goign to tonight!

Till then!

Day 485: Marishka

Day 485: Marishka


Reference image: Lost the reference image I’m afraid, but if you search for Van Helsing vampire brides it should be one of them.

So, another Van Helsing themed sketch for day 485, this time though in the form of one of Dracula’s brides that are seen attacking the town early one in the film (no idea which bride falls during the fight though). Anyway, I choose a snarling image or her from this scene though blacked out her background.

Really love the look of this sketch, in the end, especially the expression on her face and her mouth. I think the black background helps portray the horror and evil look as well.

So, another Van Helsing themed sketch and another blog post down, at this rate we may just catch up tonight!

Till then!

Day 484: Van Helsing

Day 484: Van Helsing


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So, once again were miles behind and I plan on having a bit of a blitz this evening to catch us back up starting with this sketch of Van Helsing.

No idea why I really choose to sketch Van Helsing. I assume it was a google search result for some other search that I was doing but there we go. Quite a fun and quick sketch that came out quite nicely when it comes to my normal figure sketches as most of this one seems to be in proportion, and although a little cartoony the face still doesn’t look too far removed from the actual actor.

Really liked the added background as well and how I tried to make it sit back from the focus of the sketch. Not sure if it’s a style that I want to do with every sketch but I think it worked here.

Anyway, this is just one of the 5 days or so that I have to upload so I think we should just try and push forward with it so I'[ll see you all again in a minute!

Till then!

Day 483: Werejaguar

Day 483: Werejaguar


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So, today we have another Teen Wolf sketch, this time of a Werejaguar (at least I think it’s that but having never seen the show I’m not entirely sure).Probably one of my favourite sketches that I’ve done in a while and it was a quite fun to do as I just didn’t really think much and just drew bits of the sketch between doing other things.

Also, I choose to give this one a black background and the border around it which is something I haven’t done in a little while so that I think actually helps with the sketch (don’t worry it’s not quite as wonky in real life, the camera just did some funny stuff with it).

Right, so were now all caught up again so let’s hope I can keep up from now on (though let’s not hold our breath). We ‘ll have to see tomorrow though.

Till then!

Day 482: Berserk

Day 482: Berserk


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So were back in the whole fantasy theme again but this time we’ve moved away from StarWars to Teen Wolf. Now I’ve no idea what Teen Wolf actually is having never seen any of the series but this monster looked suitably dark and evil enough to sketch from yesterday sketch.

Quite a fun sketch of a monster known as a Beserker. As you may have noticed I’ve kind of given up with the whole Frank Miller style comic look and just gone with the look that I naturally seem to end up doing most of my sketches in as they always end up like this anyway so I may as well just try and develop it.

Really liked the outcome of the sketch as well. It was pretty quick and ended up looking a lot more accurate then I thought it would as I was doing it. Definitely want to do more sketches that contain ribs/bones in them as I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to get them looking correct

So, we’ve got another random Teen Wolf sketch that I did this morning so let’s  get that one uploaded too and then we’ll all be up to date!

Till then!