Day 1007: Kromhout zwaar transport

Day 1007: Kromhout zwaar transport


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A sketch from a old photo of an old Dutch lorry, pulling what looks to be a very heavy and wide load. Quite funny to see a truck like this pulling this load on its own down a busy street whereas today there would be escorts and people moved to the side for it. It also looks pretty precarious balanced there on the back of it, almost like its going to roll of it goes too quickly round a corner (or probably, more likely roll the truck). Anyway another interesting and enjoyable sketch that I was pleased of the outcome!

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Day 1005: Old Acid Truck

Day 1005: Old Acid Truck


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So, a little while back now we took our son to have a look at one of the Yeovil Railway Centre open days where they had some activities there mainly for children but also a short ride on the old local branch there. Anyway, I managed to get a few photos of the day including this one of an old acid container wagon (or at least I think it said acid truck on the side, not entirely sure). Quite a nice little truck sat there on a siding, I just wish that I’m given a bit more contrast to the actual sketch. Might come back and try again at some point though.

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Day 1001: EMD F3

Day 1001: EMD F3 


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So, to start off the next 1000 sketches we have, surprisingly enough, a train sketch. This time this American locomotive which was another request on a discord channel I’m a member of. Love the look of these engines and really liked how the sketch came out even though I do wish it was easier to see what was on the nose of the train as it came out a bit busy in that area. Still, definitely one of the better locomotive sketches I have on here and a good way to start off the next 1000!

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Day 999: Abandoned Lighthouse

Day 999: Abandoned Lighthouse


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Saw this interesting looking lighthouse for day 99. Liked how it looked more like a warehouse than a lighthouse, distinguishable only by the tower to the rear of it as a lighthouse. Liked how it came out as well with its industrial look and simple shapes.

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Day 993: Tipper Lorry

Day 993: Tipper Lorry


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So, this will be a nice one to prove the point in the reply that I left to yesterdays comment that not all my sketches come out that well or show constant quality, when compared to yesterdays . I think the perspective may have been a bit skewed in places and I made the pen marks a bit too dark in places. Still, I do quite like the cab area of it and you can still pretty easily make out what it is so I still think as a visual image and representation it works and that’s pretty much the point of sketches!

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Day 991: Volvo N88

Day 991: Volvo N88


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Gave the choice of subject matter to my son for day 991 and he choose lorries so I found an old one to do a quick little sketch of in the form of this Volvo N88. Lovely looking old dump truck type lorry with the usual front hood you found on them back then and a very nice little sketch which got my sons approval!

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Day 988: EMD SW1500, Pennsylvania

Day 988: EMD SW1500, Pennsylvania


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When it comes to trains I have a bit of a soft spot for all the small shunting engiens that can be found working in the freight yards, moving trucks and carriages around and forming the trains up for the bigger locos to haul away so enjoyed doing this small sketch of one pushing some wagons up a track!

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Day 976: Unusual Road Traffic

Day 976: Unusual Road Traffic


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Loved this really unusual image of a train travelling down the middle of the street. Something I’ve yet to see in the UK so very unusual and interesting. A bit annoying that it came out pretty faintly but still like the sketch and the actual scene.

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Day 975: Old Pulley

Day 975: Old Pulley


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Loved the look of this old hook and pulley with its tones and the links of the chains. Really happy with how it came out as well with the definition that I managed to get into the chain and the wheel. Not really that much else to say though other than I really like the outcome and hope you lot do too!

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