Day 726: Calle Escalerillas 99, Metropolitana 2da Secc, Mexico City

Day 726: Calle Escalerillas 99, Metropolitana 2da Secc, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

Another rather simple looking scene for todays sketch as I didn’t think I would have that much time to actually do it as it was daddy daycare today. Still I really liked the look of the shop on the left so really didn’t mind how simple the scene was and had a lot of fun sketching it. Took a bit of liberty with the whole values of the inside of the shop and a couple of the other bits of the sketch but I think that they helped with the values so I’m not so worried about it and I hope you guys aren’t either!

Till next time!

Day 725: Ensaladas

Day 725: Ensaladas (Av, Sor Juana Ines de la cruz 83, Metropolitana, Mexico City)

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Reference view: Unfortunately I’ve lost it and can’t find the street even using the address.

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, back in a more built up part of the city today looking at these two little shops with some cars parked out front. Nothing too overwhelmingly interesting with the architecture and look of the actual subject but I just liked how the elements looked together and how they formed the scene. Anyway I hope you lot like it as much as I do!

Till next time!

Day 723: Calle 21 de Marzo, Chimalhuacan, Mexico City

Day 723: Calle 21 de Marzo, Chimalhuacan, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, as you will have probably noticed, I’ve done this one in a bit of a older style than the ones that I have been doing recently and really enjoyed it. No real reason to the change other than I just wanted to try something a bit looser for a change rather than the more refined and controlled stuff that I have been doing.  No real rhyme or reason for the subject choice either to be honest I’ve just always loved the look of favela type structures and although no where near as run down as a normal favela this had some of the shanty town elements and they caught my eye. Also liked the loose look of the style and the just putting down the liens without to much thought so may go back to this style for a bit.

Hope you guys don’t mind too much!

Till next time!

Day 722: 46 Av, 507, Mexico City

Day 722: 46 Av, 507, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

Back to architecture with this lovely looking building in Mexico City (seriously the architecture around this city is so varied and different in every street).  Loved the dark bands on this structure and the shapes on it and just had to sketch it. Happy with the results too for the amount of time it took and I hope you guys like it too!

Till next time!

Day 720: Electrico Neza

Day 720: Electrico Neza (113 Ave, Sor Juana Ires de la Cruz, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City)

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Reference view: (lost the reference view sorry and can’t seem to find it again!)

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another shopfront from Mexico for yesterdays sketch (sorry I missed the upload yesterday, had to visit a family member, this time selling electrical goods (or at least I assume it is). Again I really enjoyed this sketch and am glad that it came in close to the 30 minutes time limit I’m trying to stick to again. Specially liked the inside of the shop as well which seems to be a common point of interest for me along with large roof top signs and I hope you lot enjoy it too!

Till next time!

Day 719: Farmacias

Day 719: Farmacias (144 Alamos, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another random street in Mexico City for today with a look at a couple of shops this time (which I think is a Pharmacy but I’m not to sure) and this rather weirdly shaped building above it which is all kinds of funky, architecturally speaking and looks like it has elements of several things in it including a church but hey, it sure is eye-catching! Kind of wished that I’d spent more time defining some of the lines it (especially around the awning) but other than that I really like the sketch and how it came out with particular to the bit of truck that you can see in the bottom right hand corner. Quite enjoying these Mexican sketches!

Till next time!

Day 718: 99 Villa de Allende

Day 718: 99 Villa de Allende, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, after doing that sketch of a frontloader yesterday I decided that I was a bit burned out on New York City so we’ve headed south to Mexico City where I’m hoping the architecture will be a lot less uniform and have a bit more randomness and different elements to each scene, starting with this random view of a house somewhere int he suburbs. Quite an odd looking building, or rather, couple of buildings with a huge gated area next to the thin house and a random mixture of textures which I found enticing. Quite happy with the sketch as well, not as well defined as usual but I think for the time I had it shows what was there well and I enjoyed it and the various bits of it and I hope you lot will do to!

Till next time!

Day 716: Joes Bakery

Day 716:Joes Bakery (74-1-74-3 Metropolitan Ave, New York)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another speed sketch for today along the same street as the last two, this time though of a bakery with a rather out of place looking house on top of it (well I assume its a house of some sort, may just be the store room for the bakery or something). Quite enjoyed this one and how it came out though if I had had a bit more time I probably would have pushed the values in areas more and defined the shop front but all in all I like it!

Till next time!

Day 713: 1533 Cropsey Ave, New York

Day 713: 1533 Cropsey Ave, New York

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Reference view: map street view

Time Taken: 35 minutes

Another house for today with no other inspiration other than I just liked the shape. I also tried to cut back the amount of time these sketches are taking me as, rather excitedly I have got my first commission so need to be spending time on those as well as this sketch blog. Not a bad sketch for the time that I’ve taken over it though I wish I had used a 0.1 for the shading rather than just using the 0.3 that I had also used for the line work. Still not too worry, I’m still happy with it!

Till next time!