Day 644: Station Restaurant, Dartmouth

Day 644: Station Resturant, Dartmouth


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another sketch from inside Dartmouth this time of the old station restaurant which, apparently was built as a railway station intended as a terminus but instead, they decided to scrap the idea and just put the station on the other side of the river in Kingswear (which I should probably try and get a sketch of but nevermind). Quite a odd thing to build the station first but oh well, its makes for a interesting restaurant.

Unfortunately the sketch didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. I think I may have chosen a slightly weird angle to have drawn it on and just struggled with it but I learnt some more about perspective so I don’t mind and I’m sure you guys don’t mind the occasional blip either!

Till next time!


Day 643: Dartmouth Upper Ferry

Day 643: Dartmouth Upper Ferry


Reference view: google streetview!

Time taken: 25minutes

So, this was a fun little sketch that came out a lot better than I thought it would while sketching it, where were still in Dartmouth and this time looking at one of the more unique modes of transport that you’ll find there in the form of a chained car ferry across the river. This is the Upper one ( there another one at the other end of the town called the lower Ferry (surprisingly enough)) and something that I’ve been across a fair few times in my life when we visited the town so thought I would give it a sketch as we were in the area.

Plus, who doesn’t like boats?

Till next time!


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.

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!