Day 849: Viking Style Dwelling

Day 849: Viking Style Dwelling


Reference image: Pinterest link

Time taken: 25 minutes

A lovely little Viking style dwelling that I found on Pinterest is what I’ve done for day 849. At least, I assume its a Viking style building, I’m not really that sure. It looks nice though and made for a fun sketch so thats what I wanted which came out well and is slowly getting quicker.

Till next time!



Day 848: Old village Scene

Day 848: Old village Scene


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Time taken: 25 minutes

Another sketch of a village somewhere, this time showing a street scene seen through a gate with what looks like it could be a old mill or forge in it. Quite liked the look of the beam structures ot the left and the shadows in it. Not sure its the best sketch I’ve done but I enjoyed it all the same!

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Day 847: Onate little cottage, France

Day 847: Onate little cottage, France


Reference image: I managed to lose the reference image for this one so apologies, its somewhere on Pinterest

Time taken: 30 minutes

This is a quick sketch of a wooden framed building located somewhere in France.  Liked the medieval look of it and the wheel that was in the bottom half. The details in it are panels are also quite nice and overall I just liked the image and the sketch that came out of it, even if I didn’t manage to finish it completely.

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Day 819: Raveljin Set, Efteling

Day 819: Raveljin Set, Efteling


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Time taken: 35 minutes

Right, another discord chat suggested image for todays sketch in the form of the set for the Raveljin show in Efteling. Decided to try and do a focussed sketch but still place it in its background setting which I think came out ok (though I may have made the foreground a bit too bold looking at it now). Really enjoye sketching this though, especially the front part of it and the mechanical dragon sat behind the set piece.

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Day 642: St Petrox church, Dartmouth

Day 642: St Petrox church, Dartmouth


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this was a lovely little church that we walked past a month or so ago when we visited Dartmouth Castle (which this church is attached too). Really nice place as well that had a lovely view overlooking the mouth of the river Dart (apparently you can occasionally see dolphins here as well).

Really liked the how the sketch came out for what was a shorter sketch than the other ones have been even if it does look a bit rough in places.

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Day 597: 4 The Sanctuary, Westminster London (Westminster Abbey)

Day 597: 4 The Sanctuary, Westminster London (Westminster Abbey)


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 1 hour

So, started a new sketchbook yesterday so decided to do a bit of a more involved sketch as the beginning of the sketchbook (plus, it had to contain a door as per standard to a first sketch in a new sketchbook. Admittedly though, the door is a bit of a stretch in this one). As you can see this also took me twice as long but I was really enjoying the sketch of Westminster Abbey and wanted to try and get as many details into it as well.

Pretty happy with how the sketch came out as well, especially with the amount of detail it had and how much of it I managed to get down. True it’s not entirely accurate but oh well I like it and I hope you do too!

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Day 561: Ballysaggartmore Castle Ireland

Day 561: Ballysaggartmore Castle Ireland


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So this was another one of the days where I ran out tf time to get this sketch of this small castle in Ireland done. Quite a shame that I ran out of time as well as I was quite enjoying doing it so I think I might return to this one some day and actually get a finished sketch done from it. As for the sketch though I still Like the fact that proportion wise I think I managed to get what I have done down quite accurately. Unfortunately I don’t really have a whole lot more to say about this sketch so let’s just get on with posting the other missing ones and getting us back up to date!

Till then!

Day 558: Whitby Chapel, Yorkshire

Day 558: Whitby Chapel, Yorkshire


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So, for today I decided to sketch this old ruined chapel in Whitby, Yorkshire. Something I would imagine was quite a grand abbey at one point given how large it seems to be though it does seem to be a bit isolated (though this could just be the photo). Anyway it was a fun little sketch where I tried to not go too heavy on the shading it to try and make bits stand out but I’m not too sure if I like it (I definitely prefer the style of yesterdays sketch over this one).

Still the actual sketch is pretty nice and fairly accurate given that it was done quite quickly, though I’m hoping the actual image is a bit more interesting than this blog post as I don’t really have much else to say so yer, at least were all caught up again. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow!

Till then!

Day 556: Boldt Castle, Germany

Day 556: Boldt Castle, Germany


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So another castle for day 556, this time without the tanned paper effect. Again it was just a random castle that caught my attention and that I thought wouldn’t take me all that long to sketch. Luckily though I had a bit more time than I thought I would have to do the sketch so it came out a bit better than I expected it too.

I especially really like the roofs and funnily enough the tree to the side . I think the water could probably have been represented a bit better but all in all I like how the sketch came out and learnt from it, that dark foliage can really help to frame a image, even if the reference photo shows it as a lot lighter.

Again I will try and get caught up tonight but given how the last couple of times I’ve said that have gone I wouldn’t advise that you hold your breath!

Till then!