Day 810: Canadian Pacific Freight Train

Day 810: Canadian Pacific Freight Train


Reference image: Did this form my phone but unfortunately I can’t find the reference image again so apologies for that.

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another train demanded by my son for day 810 (ok, he didn’t quite demand it, I asked him if he wanted me to draw a train and he agreed wholeheartedly!). Choose to do this CPR Freight rain as I do quite like the bulky and industrial look of it. Pretty happy with the outcome of it, though by now I should be getting these trains down pretty well given how much I’ve drawn them!

Tiull next time!


Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’

Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this was a quarry scene at Babbacombe (or at least I’m assuming it was a quarry scene, I’m not really that sure). Anyway quite a nice little scene with some industrial going ones so decided to get a photo and then do a sketch of it. Liking how the buildings came out in it and the lorries. Didn’t include a lot of the surrounding foliage (or any to be honest) though I tried to show some of the rocks the scene was set it and was quite happy with how it came out.

Till next time!

Day 762: 104 Calle Matamoros, Mexico City

Day 762: 104 Calle Matamoros, Mexico City


Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 25 minutes

So this was me trying to switch to a much faster way of sketching that is a lot looser and is me just drawing what I see rather than sitting there thinking about it while doing it. After all these are meant to be sketches and not finished pieces (though, given that I really enjoy looking at sketches I don’t mind this at all). Anyway this is a warehouse building in Mexico City which just had some nice features and brickwork to it which I wanted to and I’m happy with the outcome and the speed of the sketch and it was fun to try and do it without thinking about what I was doing!

Till next time!

Day 738: 137 Calle Escalerillos, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City

Day 738: 137 Calle Escalerillos, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City


Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So this was another interesting view that I found in Mexico City and instantly fell in love with, mostly for the Semi truck in it (I think that’s what there called) and was another sketch that I had great fun doing and that actually came out really well given the time taken. Other than that there’s not really much else to say about the sketch, I just hope you lot like the results as much as me.

Till next time!

Day 717: Caterpillar Wheelloader

Day 717: Caterpillar Wheelloader


Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, something a bit different for today as I was struggling to find a building to sketch that I found interesting when I came across this Caterpillar wheelloader (or at least that’s what I believe it is according to caterpillars website) and decided what the hell lets sketch a  vehicle instead of a building today. Didn’t want to spend too much time on it as I have a 10 hour work shift today so its basically just a outline and some very basic shading thrown in but I like it and think it looks like the actual thing. I was a bit worried about the wheels but I don’t think they came out that badly in the end so it’s all good. Hope you don’t mind the quick change, no doubt I’ll be back to buildings tomorrow!

Till then!

Day 709: 47-67 Bridgewater St Brooklyn, NY

Day 709: 47-67 Bridgewater St Brooklyn, NY


Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, bit of a different one for today with a look at a industrial unit rather than the house or a apartment block/ shop front. Quite enjoyed it as well even if it is a really simple looking composition I just really liked the look of the lorry parked in the bay and the shadowed trailers in several of the other bays. Not much more to say about it however other than I tried stippling the sky this time which worked out a bit better than the cross hatched one I tried several days ago (or at least I think so).

Till next time!

Day 671: Water Tower, South Devon Railway

Day 671: Water Tower, South Devon Railway


Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was a quick sketch that I managed to get done of the water tower that’s at the South Devon Railway Buckfastleigh station (the one that I’ve done a load of sketches from a little while ago). Just found it on my phone and thought it would make a nice quick easy subject to sketch. I was meant to actually spend longer on it and get some more of the background in, but my son woke up and I decided to just leave it as it was in the end as I quite liked where it was at and didn’t really think adding more stuff would necessarily make it look any better. Hopefully a choice that you lot will agree with!

Till next time!

Day 665: Overton Station

Day 665: Overton Station


Reference view: instant streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another station that I don’t think I’ve ever noticed us stopping at is in the town of Overton. This view of the station however I really liked, with the footbridge and the factory behind it. Decided to go a bit more solid with this sketch though still using a broken line which worked out a lot better than I think the other ones have done lately which was nice. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to complete the factory in the background but I quite like the extremely the faded look at the back as I think it makes the bridge and the foreground pop a but more.

Till next time!

Day 651: Colyton Tractor Rally 2017 Part 3

Day 651: Colyton Tractor Rally 2017 Part 3


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, the final tractor that I plan on sketching from the tractor rally is this one with a front and back loader. As you can probably guess though I may have screwed up the whole composition a little bit as the back loader isn’t at all in view but oh well. What is in view I really like and was happy with how much detail I managed to get down in the time the sketch took and how the perspective looks pretty accurate throughout. Definitely seeing some improvement with these and I hope you guys are too.

Now if only I could get the scale right so that all of the subject fits into the sketch next time, we’d be well away!

Till next time!