Day 681: Saltram

Day 681: Saltram

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 45 minutes +/-

So, this was the sketch that I did on the train up to London last Friday. Had a bit more time to do this though I’m not sure how much time I actually spent as it was interspersed between talking with my wife.

Really happy with how the sketch came out though I did realise half way through that the actual subject of the sketch, the house at the National Trust property of Saltram, was a bit boring in comparison to the sketches from New York. Still, I think that I managed to get it down nicely.

Till next time!

 

Day 655: 2 Station Rd, Misterton, Crewkerne (Crewkerne St)

Day 655: 2 Station Rd, Misterton, Crewkerne (Crewkerne St)

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next along the Axminster to Waterloo route (technically the route is Exeter – Waterloo but seeing as were catching it from Axminster I’m sticking with that) is the station at Crewkerne. Again its a very old looking station with its brick work and the usual awnings. I tried doing this one with my brush pen but decided that the lines were a bit too unpredictable so instead, switched back to the fineliner and used the brush pen for some of the shadows instead which was definitely quicker than cross hatching!

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Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, were back on our rail journey up the coast from Dartmouth, this time coming into a station that’s in a town I’ve never heard of (or a part of Exeter I’ve never heard of as I can’t make out if it’s part of Exeter or not). Looks like a pretty small station so I just did a sketch of the pedestrian overpass that seems to be the main feature of the station. As I said, its pretty basic but I still quite like the look of it and the structure of the actual bridge so am happy with the sketches outcome!

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Day 648: Shute Hill, Teignmouth (Railway St)

Day 648: Shute Hill, Teignmouth (Railway St)

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

Heading into another station along the Dawlish line (no idea if that is what it’s actually called but lets just roll with it). Another long view up the station though this time there isn’t any trains there so its not quite as interesting. Still it gave me a good view of the actual track and station which was nice so I thought why not and gave it a go. Pretty happy with the angles in this one as I think they gave me some of the most accurate ones that I’ve had in a while and despite how empty the sketch seems, I just seem to really like it.

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Day 647: Exeter Inn, 2 Beach St, Dawlish (Railway St)

Day 647: Exeter Inn, 2 Beach St, Dawlish (Railway St)

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop along the route is Dawlish where we have this interesting and unique station more reminiscent of somewhere in London than along the south coast with its raised railways leading into the station. Very enjoyable sketch as well and one that I’m happy with the outcome of, especially the trussed bridge.

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Day 646: Torquay Station, Solsbro Rd, Torquay

Day 646: Torquay Station, Solsbro Rd, Torquay

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, next on our journey is this station in Torquay which has a similar station with ped overpass on it but this time the tracks run under a bridge rather than being at grade with the road. I think I prefer this station though and liked the way it was surrounded by the vegetation and built into it rather than being in amongst a load of buildings. Again I enjoyed the sketch though am still taking a bit of liberties with placement of the elements of the sketch. As always though, I’m ever hopeful that perseverance will help with making this more accurate.

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Day 645: Paignton Railway St, Devon

 

Day 645: Paignton Railway St, Devon

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, with this sketch I decided to start a railway journey up the south coast of Devon via the railway stations that I can get a good view of in google streetview starting here at Paignton. Quite a nice little station with  a level crossing (that I didn’t realise were as common as they seem to be) which offered a nice view straight up the station rails towards the waiting train. Enjoyable sketch as well, with some interesting perspectives and angles which I think I managed to capture, albeit in a loose way with some artistic licence thrown in and a good start to this railway journey.

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Day 591: Rousdon Estate Church Devon

Day 591: Rousdon Estate Church Devon

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was the other one of the sketches from Rousdon that I was talking about in the last one. This time its of the church that s located on the estate which although not as grand as the other building is still very nice and aesthetically in keeping with the main building as well which was nice to see. This sketch, in my opinion also came out a lot better than the other one did (not that I don’t like the other one, just this one came out neater). Any, as with many of my other sketches random bits seem to be what catch my eyes in the finished sketches, in this case the fence along the bottom which, really isn’t all that interesting or important.

Oh well, such is the way of sketching!

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Day 588: Rousdon Estate Main Building, Rousdon, Devon

Day 588: Rousdon Estate Main Building, Rousdon, Devon

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, bit of a change for today though I thought I’d sketch a photo of a lovely building that I’d taken the other day when I’d been out on a walk with my son. Turns out it is possible to find brand new things right on the doorstep of where you’ve lived for nearly 30 years as I didn’t realise till the other day that the Rousdon Estate had a public footpath through it, so intrigued as to what it looked like I took a wander around and got a couple of photos of the lovely architecture up there.

This sketch is of part of the lovely main building of the estate up there, a huge old mansion that looks like it belongs in some old period drama or a National trust property. No idea how old it actually is I just know that I love how it looks and am happy with how the sketch came out for it, especially the timber framed looking part of it and the tower .

I do also have another one of the photos sketched for a couple of days ahead of this one so if you like this change from urban sketching keep and eye out for that one!

Till next time!