Day 668: London Waterloo

Day 668: London Waterloo

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Reference image: Network rail link

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, were at the final stop of our journey here in London Waterloo, a station that a lot of you have probably at least heard of as it is the countries biggest and most important railway station (though, as we’ve shown in sketches in the past, definitely not the only one in London). Again I did this one as a overview as it really is a huge building. I also choose to actually add some very basic outline sketches of the buildings that can be found around it as accurately as I could in the time that I was giving myself and I like how it turned out, though, ideally I would have liked to have made the buildings around it more detailed and just had the actual station done in a thicker line to make it pop out.

Still, I like the sketch and think its a nice way to finish our rail journey from Axminster to London Waterloo.

Till next time!

Day 666: Basingstoke Station

Day 666: Basingstoke Station

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Reference image: google image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop is Basingstoke where we have a rather cropped sketch of the station showing two trains waiting next to eachother on platform 2 (and I’m assuming 1). Not entirely sure why I didn’t get a lot more done on this given that it took the usual 30 minutes but oh well, even in its unfinished state you can tell its trains waiting at a station and. Not much else to say I’m afraid so I’ll leave you with the sketch and move onto getting some more of these uploaded so we can catch up a bit!

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Day 664: Whitchurch Station

Day 664: Whitchurch Station

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Reference image: image link

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next station along the line is in Whitchurch. Again another place that I can’t ever remember having stopped at but there we go. Thought this view of the station with its footbridge made for quite a nice sketch although there isn’t a train present which is a shame. Also tried the whole fractured line technique that I liked in the last one but I think I may have gone a bit over the top with it here and the image looks very blurry and out of focus, though, you can still make the image out so it’s not awful, just not quite as effective as the last sketch.

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Day 663: Andover Station

Day 663: Andover Station

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Reference Image: google image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, the next station long the line is Andover where we have another shot of a train waiting at the station. Tried a completely different take on the style with this one with a very sketchy look to it that actually makes it just look like its really hammering it down with rain. Still the actual tones look quite nice and I like the fact that I haven’t actually used a solid line it which is nice.

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Day 662: Grateley Station

Day 662: Grateley Station

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Reference image: image link

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, the next station along the line is one that I don’t ever remember having been called as a stop while on route but nevermind, its on the route list so I’m not going to argue with it. Pretty weird sketch to be honest as I was coming down pretty heavily with a strong cold while sketching this, and it resulted in this sketch, where the train looks really nice and then everything else is a bit out of scale but oh well, it’s probably one of those things that you guys would never have really noticed had I not actually pointed it out, but there we go. Anyway.

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Day 658: Templecombe Railway St

Day 658: Templecombe Railway St

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Reference image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop along the way is Templecombe station which has a different look to the other in that the station building looks quite art noveau (not that you can really see much of that from the sketch other than the rounded roof) with its flat and rounded roofs.

Had to use a image from the station platform showing another of the 1 point perspective views that I seem to have become quite fond of with these railway station sketches. Interestingly one of my favourite bits of this sketch is the faded and very losselyt suggested cars in the carpark to the right of the image. Its also funny quite how the two sides contrast with the very dark station building side and very faded carpark side,

Anyway enough waffling from me, another sketch which I enjoyed and I hope you lot will do to!

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Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil

Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was about the best streetview that I could get of Yeovil Junction, which is ironic seeing as its one of the bigger stations on the line but nevermind seeing as it’s a lovely little bridge with some nice design on it. Thankfully the sketch came out really nicely as well which is cool and the brush pen was definitely a good choice in my opinion in defining the shadow areas.

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Day 655: 2 Station Rd, Misterton, Crewkerne (Crewkerne St)

Day 655: 2 Station Rd, Misterton, Crewkerne (Crewkerne St)

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next along the Axminster to Waterloo route (technically the route is Exeter – Waterloo but seeing as were catching it from Axminster I’m sticking with that) is the station at Crewkerne. Again its a very old looking station with its brick work and the usual awnings. I tried doing this one with my brush pen but decided that the lines were a bit too unpredictable so instead, switched back to the fineliner and used the brush pen for some of the shadows instead which was definitely quicker than cross hatching!

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Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, were back on our rail journey up the coast from Dartmouth, this time coming into a station that’s in a town I’ve never heard of (or a part of Exeter I’ve never heard of as I can’t make out if it’s part of Exeter or not). Looks like a pretty small station so I just did a sketch of the pedestrian overpass that seems to be the main feature of the station. As I said, its pretty basic but I still quite like the look of it and the structure of the actual bridge so am happy with the sketches outcome!

Till next time!