Day 815: Warsaw Panorama

Day 815: Warsaw Panorama


Reference image: wiki link

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, something a bit different for yesterday with this panoramic view of Warsaw for the daily sketch. Really didn’t try and be overly accurate with this one either to be honest, just kind of throwing the lines down in the vague hope that they would actually make some sort of readable cityscape and it seems to have worked in most of the sketch. It was also pretty fun to do so I will try and get more of these into the blog from now on (I emphasise on the try, I’ll probably forget tomorrow).

Till next time!


Day 755: Overlooking the city

Day 755: Overlooking the city (21 de Marso MZ9, San Miguel Testongo, Mexico City


Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 20 minutes

Loved this view from the top of this hill, overlooking a part of the city so had to sketch it. Tried to emphasise the foreground and the background using a bolder pen line for the foreground which I think worked out well. It was quite interesting trying to represent the city in the background and trying to stop myself from adding each individual building, instead of going for the random lines that I ended up with. Hope you guys like the small sketch!

Till next time!


Day 691: Downtown New York

Day 691: Downtown New York


Reference view: (no reference view I’m afraid as I’ve lost the tab)

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was a bit of a departure from the focused sketches that I have been trying lately (or at least a lot closer than this skyline sketch). The view I liked but I think I may have been a bit too distracted by keeping an eye on my son while sketching and the image looks a bit too busy. Thinking about it now though, I could probably have solved some off this issue by pushing the values in places rather than leaving them roughly the same throughout.

Still as long as I learn from it, It’s defiantly worth while!

Till next time!

Day 641: 5 Embankment, Dartmouth (Dartmouth Harbour)

Day 641: 5 Embankment, Dartmouth (Dartmouth Harbour) 


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, decided to do this one as quickly as possible and a little looser than I had been doing as I wanted to try and get a panoramic view of Dartmouth Harbour which, has got to be one of the strangest harbours ever as its basically a square reservoir connected to the river Dart by a low tunnel which passes underneath the main road and a wide promenade so yer, not the most boat friendly harbour (definitely no sails anyway). Quite like the outcome of the sketch too. True its very loose and some bits a unclear but I like the amount of detail I managed to get into it!

Day 606: 8 Victoria Embankment, London

Day 606: 8 Victoria Embankment, London


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another panorama for day 606. This time of a another bridge in the centre of the city with several high rises in the background including the Shard (or at least I’m assuming its the Shard). No idea what any of the other buildings are in the scene I just liked the way the high rises and the construction framed it and the boat to the left.

Again I’m pretty happy with the sketch and think it portrays the area in pretty good scale and the location of the bits of it are pretty accurate and I hope you like it too!

Till next time!

Day 605: Thames Path, London (Hammersmith bridge)

Day 605: Thames Path, London (Hammersmith bridge) 


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another panorama for day 605, again from the river but this time of one fo the many bridges that span the river Thames throughout central London. This one in particular is Hammersmith Bridge and I really liked the suspension aspect of it and the towers that stand on either side. Just really nice to see a older suspension style bridge into he city that isn’t Tower Bridge (not that I have anything against Tower Bridge mind you).

Really happy with how the sketch came out as well. I think the bridge is nicely focused in  it and the sketch has a nice sketchy look to it that I sometimes lack in my sketches though I really happy with the finish of it too.

Anyway, I hope you all like the sketch as much as me and are enjoying these panorama sketches as I still have at least a couple more to show and in mind to do.

Till next time!

Day 604: 1 Battersea Bridge, London

Day 604: 1 Battersea Bridge, London


reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another of the Panorama that I really enjoyed doing yesterday, this time a bit further up the river from a boat (or at least I assume it is as I clicked on the water way on google maps). Anyway I choose the subject because of the tower complex to the right which caught my eye and stood out nicely. No idea what its called but it doesn’t matter too much, as it was the skyline that I wanted to capture.

Again I’m really happy with how it came out and would say it was a better sketch than the previous days one. Let’s hope you guys enjoy it as well and let’s hope I can find more of these views to sketch as they really are good fun!

Till next time!

Day 603: Lamberth Bridge, London

Day 603: Lamberth Bridge, London


Reference image: google streetview

Tine taken: 35 minutes

So, another Panorama fro today , this time from another bridge, which, ironically enough is looking at the previous St Georges Wharf building being constructed in the centre of the sketch. I didn’t actually realise this until part way into the sketch but thought it was quite a cool little surprise. No idea if the building to the right is a noticeable one but there we go it looked nice anyway.

Really enjoyed the sketch and how it came out. Quite liked watching the skyline appear on the page as I worked outwards from the tower under construction in the centre of the sketch and really happy (and quite surprised) that I have the perspective, proportions and positioning pretty much spot on.

Anyway I hope you like this sketch and will definitely have to try more of these in the future that’s for sure!

Till next time!

Day 601: A202, London (St Georges Wharf Tower)

Day 601: A202, London (St Georges Wharf Tower)


Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, tried a bit of a different view for this steetview sketch with a sort of Panorama of the area surrounding St Georges Wharf Tower, the tallest residential building in the country (8th tallest overall. At least according to Wikipedia). Quite a nice looking building that definitely stands out  in the area due to its height. I also liked the view because it looked alive with all the cranes in the background working on other projects across the city. The building to the left of the tower is also really interesting so might need to have its own sketch in the future but that’s for another time.

Really happy with how it came out and the actual sketch overall. Sure there are bits that are slightly off, but it was just a load of fun to sketch and different than the usual concentration on a single building an all the details on it so will definitely be doing more of these in the future.

Till next time!