Day 842: Castle House Island in Dublin, Ireland

Day 842: Castle House Island in Dublin, Ireland

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Reference image: pinterest link!

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this was one of the most unusual houses that I think that I’ve ever seen and had to be sketched. Quite why its been built here in the first place I have no idea but I love that someone had the guts to do so (unless it the cause of erosion and originally it was attached to the mainland in which case its still pretty epic how it hasn’t yet fallen into the sea. Anyway I tried to make sure that I put emphasise on the actual house rather than any of the other parts of the sketch and I think it worked well in achieving that aim and was a fun sketch to do!

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Day 831: Boat planters Brittany, France

Day 831: Boat planters Brittany, France

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Reference image: Pintrest linkie!

Time taken: 30 minutes

Lovely scene of this boat sat on a river being used as a planter rather which is quite a nice idea and gives a really nice scene. to sketch. Love the buildings alongside of it as well though all the flowers and plants were quite difficult to get down but I think i just about managed it. Still a lovely scene that I enjoyed sketching.

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Day 827: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton

Day 827: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

Just a quick one for day 827 of the rapidly progressing construction on the Premier Inn in my local town which is pretty much done building wise, just needs some landscaping and other stuff around it till its done. No idea when its due to open but I know that you can book rooms for next year so probably some time around then. Anyway, I liked how this one came out as it looks a lot better than the earlier ones in the series which is good. Roads a bit dark though.

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Day 818: Pele’s Castle, Romania

Day 818: Pele’s Castle, Romania

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Reference image: wiki link!

Time taken: 35 minutes

For yesterdays sketch I decided to ask in a discord room that was chatting in for a building from someone which gave me this castle (because apparently, the people in the room really don’t like giving me a easy time!). So anyway here we have this lovely looking castle (though probably completely useless as a actual castle given that its mainly for show), with spires everywhere and what seems to be a interesting combination of Scandinavian/asisan architecture going on. Regardless it was a lovely sketch to do and one that I tried to be a lot looser and faster with…… which failed but nevermind!

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Day 801: Oblivion Above the trees ‘Alton Towers’

Day 801: Oblivion Above the trees ‘Alton Towers’

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Reference image: RCDB Linkie!

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, wanted another image of Oblivion to sketch but, being entirely honest the coaster doesn’t really do a hell of a lot other than go down and then around! Also, given the fact that Alton Towers has treeline building restrictions, seeing something that’s actually poking above them is quite cool so made for a nice little scene to sketch (or at least I think it did). Pretty happy with the outcome as well, especially the right hand bit of the ride (the bit with the coaster car in it) as I think I managed to get enough details in it to make it look realistic without it taking too long (also the sketch is pretty small so details are a bit limited).

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PS. Please excuse the accidental coffee spots on it! My bad!

Day 791: Babbacombe Model Village, Grand House

Day 791: Babbacombe Model Village, Grand House

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was a rather nice large house made up of several different building types including a stone and brick structure and a wooden beamed structure which I think had something to do with fox hunting though I’m not completely sure to be honest. All I know is that the tow structures together looked pretty nice so thought I would take a picture and then do a sketch of it for you all.

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Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village Harbour Scene

Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village Harbour Scene

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So this was the newest scene at the place, one of a harbour scene that is typical of a lot of the little fishing villages around the coast of the country, with its sheltered harbour and fishing ships. took a really loose approach with this one (though I don’t think it was my original intention I think I just got a bit annoyed at one point and just thought screw it). Quite like the outcome of it though even if it does look quite rough around the edges ad messy and I hope you guys do too.

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Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So this is a slightly less successful attempt at drawing a suspension bridge from the model village. No idea if it was actually based on a real bridge somewhere or not but it was still quite a fun little scene in the village which had the train going over it every now and then (which, predictably my son loved), just wish I had managed to get it drawn a bit more accurately than I have.

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Day 785: Babbacombe Model Village, Funicular Railway

Day 785: 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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