Day 875: Babbacombe Model Village, Funicular Railway

Day 875: Babbacombe Model Village, Funicular Railway

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was another little scene of a Funicular railway which I struggled to get a good photo of due to its location. Still I managed to get this one and get this sketch from it so I’m not going to complain too much about it. Funnily enough though my favourite part of the sketch is the little car on the cliff to the right of the scene.

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Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’

Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’

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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.

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Day 769: Montacute Minaret

Day 769: Montacute Minaret

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, a bit of a quicker sketch for day 768 and the last of the ones from Montacute house, this time of one of the many minaret towers surrounding the main garden of the house. Quite liked this simple looking structure with its twisted top and the dark trees providing contrast behind them and am pretty happy with how it came out for the amount of time the sketch took.

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Day 768: Montacute House Corner Tower

Day 768: Montacute House Corner Tower

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another photo sketched from Montacute house, this time of one of the towers house/rooms in the corner of the formal garden with another matching one on the other side. Quite a nice little building with some interesting shapes and details on them given how small they are and quite fun to sketch quickly even if parts are a little bit inaccurate!

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Day 696: 192-200 Lincoln Ave, Staten Island NY

Day 696: 192-200 Lincoln Ave, Staten Island NY

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Reference view: reference view

Time taken: 45 minutes

So, spent a bit more time on this one as I was enjoying it so much. Pretty simple image really with a some quiet houses outside of New York with a  bit of variety and different characters to them. Got pretty excited about how the vehicles turned out as well though, this sketch does show that you should stop when you think there’s enough there and not push it, as I really don’t like how the sky came out. Shame really as the rest of the sketch I really like. Still, a sketchbook is for experimenting in so experiment I will!

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686: London Architecture Sketch 3

686: London Architecture Sketch 3

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, this is the last of the sketches that I’ve made from photo’s that I took in London (I have a tendency to accidently forget to actually take any photos while on holiday which is a bit annoying). This was a lovely piece of arch work in a random park somewhere in London (yep, I genuinely have no idea where this is. We spent so long wandering around London on Friday that it could have been in a whole load of different places). I did this one a lot quicker than the previous two days and also in .3 nib rather than the usual .1 nib which appears to have given it a cleaner outcome without the thicker line really affecting the quality of it like I worried it would do, instead giving me a fun and quick little sketch of this lovely ornamental archway.

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Day 681: Saltram

Day 681: Saltram

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 45 minutes +/-

So, this was the sketch that I did on the train up to London last Friday. Had a bit more time to do this though I’m not sure how much time I actually spent as it was interspersed between talking with my wife.

Really happy with how the sketch came out though I did realise half way through that the actual subject of the sketch, the house at the National Trust property of Saltram, was a bit boring in comparison to the sketches from New York. Still, I think that I managed to get it down nicely.

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Day 674: 281-285 Church St, New York

Day 674: 281-285 Church St, New York

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, after the day before sketch I hit the randomise button on google streetview and I bought up this (or just down the street I think but this was much more interesting). Really loved the little café with the buildings around it being a lot taller, kind of gave the café itself a lot more charm as it looks like its a bit out of place but still retains the same urban look as the buildings around it.

Anyway, pretty happy with the sketch. Not completely accurate with scale and some placement but I think a lot of these things are just stuff I notice as I’m the one sketching it, and are probably things that the casual observer wouldn’t, so pointing them out isn’t doing me any favours but oh well, you guys are probably used to it by now. Plus having a point to concentrate on improving on isn’t a bad thing right? (provided of course that I actually do improve on it)

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Day 673: 23 Lispenard St New York City

Day 673: 23 Lispenard St New York City

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, bit of a change for day 671 as we’ve flown half way across the world and gone from a town of 6,000 people to a city of slightly more than that (8,000,000 in the city proper and 20,000,000 in the metro area) as were now in New York, back with the random streetview sketches. Quite an interesting place to sketch as well as, even though all the buildings are apartment blocks there is a lot of variety in them as hopefully I’ll be able to show over the sketches that I do here (there will be a few at least), starting with one of some random apartments with some interesting details to them. Didn’t manage to get all the details down as accurately I hoped with it but I think it was a bit of a learning curve as they have a lot more details on them than I thought they did in the first place.

One thing is for sure though. The sure as hell love external fire exits in the US!

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