Day 791: Babbacombe Model Village, Grand House

Day 791: Babbacombe Model Village, Grand House

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was a rather nice large house made up of several different building types including a stone and brick structure and a wooden beamed structure which I think had something to do with fox hunting though I’m not completely sure to be honest. All I know is that the tow structures together looked pretty nice so thought I would take a picture and then do a sketch of it for you all.

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Day 788: Babbacombe Model Village, Village Houses

Day 788: Babbacombe Model Village, Village Houses

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this lovely little scene from Babbacombe was pretty much one of a variety of British village architectural styles put onto one street (or at least that’s what I assume it is). Quite a fun little sketch as well with all the different styles and varying roof line in it and one that came out quite nicely in the end.

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

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

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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!

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Day 764: Old and New

Day 764: Old and New

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Reference photo: personal photo

Time taken:: 25 minutes

So this was a quick sketch of a building from my local town which has recently undergone a d top half only renovation where they have converted the top of what used to be a old Woolworths building into some modern looking flats. Unfortunately for the overall look of the building, they haven’t done anything with the bottom half, still I found the who old and new look interesting and quickly took a photo to sketch.

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Day 760: Calle Matamoros, Mexico City

Day 760: Calle Matamoros, Mexico City

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Reference view: Lost the reference link for this view as well and again the address doesn’t actually lead me to the right place lol.

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, again I apologise for losing the actual link to the reference view but it was somewhere in Mexico City (as is the trend at the moment) and on a hill (which was one of the reasons that I wanted to sketch it, to try and see if I could get it to look like it was sitting on a hill). Anyway, structurally it looks pretty similar to yesterdays sketch with many layers to it and levels which always draws me in as they tend to look a little bit ramshackle and thrown together and I like how the sketch came out in the end though I had to make up some of the shadowed areas as the shadow was coming from behind and they looked a bit flat at first.

Anyway, hope you guys are continuing to like these sketches despite my apparent fixation with Mexico City!

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Day 759: Ricardo Flores Magon, Mexico City

Day 759: Ricardo Flores Magon, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, another building in Mexico City this time chosen as I liked the different levels and layers that it had to it and the shadows being cast. I choose to try and give this a much more free and loose look and feel to it and I really think it paid off in comparison to yesterdays sketch which was abit more controlled and didn’t work at all.

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Day 756: Spoke Wheel Windows!

Day 756: Spoke Wheel Windows (183 Huaxotle, Mexico City) 

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Reference view: Unfortunately I can’t find the same street or the bookmark for this one.

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another view of some houses this time showing the downside of using steetview to sketch from as the part that actually caught my attention on this house was the circular windows on the side but this was the best view that I could get of them. Still the buildings behind the gate have some interesting lines and shapes to them so I’m not too worried and the subject is in the sketch anyway so it’s all good!

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Day 752: Calle Flor del Rio, Mexico City

Day 752: Calle Flor del Rio, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, loving the look of these sketches lately and how there coming out even if they arev quite small sketches. Chose this one as I loved the look of the big red gates ( not that you can tell they’re red in a black and white sketch but hey!). Again though the sketch came out nicely and looks like the subject which makes me happy!

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Day 750: Tall House 2

`Day 750: Tall House 2 (42 Tlaloc, Mexico City)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

Another house for todays sketch, this time chosen thanks to the dormer window and the tiled roof that it sat on. Again another fun little sketch with some nice shapes to it though a little bit basic, subject wise. Still, I hope you guys are enjoying these despite how simple they are!

Till next time!