Day 925: HMS Victory

Day 925: HMS Victory

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Another old ship, this time a British one in the form of HMS Victory. (or at least one of the many ships to sail under that name throughout history) A large 104 gun, First rate Ship of the Line that served as flagship for a number of Admirals, most notably Lord Nelson in the battle of Trafalgar and apparently the oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world (though admittedly, its current commission is as a museum in Portsmouth). Another nice sketch that I enjoyed doing. Actually really enjoying these ship sketches so expect to see a few more in the future!

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Day 874: Gylen Castle, Scotland

Day 874: Gylen Castle, Scotland

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Time taken: 50 minutes

Another one of Scotland in the same vein as yesterdays sketch this time with a bit more than just landscape in it with this lovely ruined castle overlooking the bay beside it. Quite like the look of it though I do prefer yesterdays sketch as I think it has a bit more detention in it over this one, not that this one looks bad or anything and I’m still really enjoying these landscape and stippled sketches and hope that you guys are as well!

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Day 860: The Eiffel Tower

Day 860: The Eiffel Tower

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Pretty sure I’ve sketched the Eiffel Tower before now but not that I can remember from this angle. Got some new pens from my wife for Christmas so thought I would give them a go and they actually work really nicely (there a pilot V5 grip hi-techpoint   in case anyone is wondering). Don’t know if the ink is archival and its not waterproof so I wont be using them for any finished pieces but for these sketches they work really nicely. As for the sketch it also came out really nicely and I like the sketchy look to the bottom legs of the tower, with me trying to quickly show the details in the ironwork.

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Day 858: Paris Riverside

Day 858: Paris Riverside

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Quite a simple little sketch for day 858 with this view of a bicycle in front of some bridges and a river in Paris which I really liked and needed something not too difficult so i could get it done before work.. Not sure the bike is completely correct but it looks like a bycycle which is always usefuland a good start!

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Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

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Time taken: 20 minutes

So, just another quick write up for this one, with the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral showing what I assume was one of the towers of the Cathedral. Love the rather precarious look of the tower as it looks like its goignt o collapse at any point and I loved the arches in the windows so decided to make this quick, fun little sketch of it!

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Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

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Time taken: 25 minutes

Back in Paris for todays sketch with this view of one of the sides of the Louvre (no idea which side but I quite like it) as its the sort of architectural style that I like on buildings. Went pretty quickly with it as well and did it in a really loose manner while trying to get the important bits down as well and like how it came out even if there are some scale issues lol.

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Day 832: Arc De Triomphe, Paris

Day 832: Arc De Triomphe, Paris

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Time taken: 25 minutes

Just a random doodle of the famous Paris landmark Arc De Triomphe for day 832. Really chilled out sketch that came out really nicely I think and I like that the detailing is just scribbling but does actually look like it does in the reference (kind of, maybe). Not much else to say other than that though so here it is!

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Day 815: Carmelite Church, Warsaw

Day 815: Carmelite Church, Warsaw

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Time taken: 23 minutes

So, this was a relatively quick sketch that I got done before I headed off to work yesterday of a church in Warsaw with some rather grand and detailed facades on it. Loved the columns and the shadows that they were casting on the walls behind it as well as the black spot points on it. Quite happy and suprised with how much I managed to get down for it only taking just over 20 minutes but I was listening to a art vlog and it obviously helped to focus me (or I just didn’t spend loads of time in between getting distracted by stuff, which is probably more likely).

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Day 812: Winalow Palace, Warsaw

Day 812: Winalow Palace, Warsaw

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Time taken: 35 minutes

So, this was a bit of a panoramic sketch for day 812 of the royal Polish palace of Winalow. One of the few buildings to actually have survived all wars complete and as such, a rather big part of Polands history. Not that this made me draw it, I just really liked the grand sweeping look of it and the details that were found throughout the building and wanted to see if I could get them down on a small scale in a reasonable amount of time.

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