Day 951: Plymouth Architecture

Day 951: Plymouth Architecture

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So, another apology for getting even farther behind with blogging but apparently, I get distracted really easily. Anyway this entry is of some buildings that you can see as you exit the Aquarium in Plymouth (providing your heading back to the car park and not straight into town). Admittedly not the most interesting of architecture for sure but I quite liked how it looked so why not sketch it? (Ironically enough, I think it stood out because of the colours on it which obviously don’t really come across in a black and white sketch but nevermind, you can pretend its whatever colour you want it too be). Other than that its just a nice little sketch.

Till next time!

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Day 949: Unicorn Fish, Plymouth Aquarium

Day 949: Unicorn Fish, Plymouth Aquarium

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So, apologies again for the long break in posting these blog posts. I will try my hardest to get caught back up before it gets too far back (currently on day 959 in actual sketch terms) starting with a quick post of the last of the Aquarium fish in the form of, what is definitely one of the weirdest fish that I saw there, this Unicorn fish. Not really all that sure why it has a long nose on the front of it but it sure makes it look unique put it that way and definitely worthy of a quick sketch.

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Day 948: Giant Octopus Plymouth Aquarium

Day 948: Giant Octopus Plymouth Aquarium 

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So, this is the second of the sketches from the Aquarium and I think its actually the second time that I’ve sketched an octopus from there. Liked the shape that the thing made as it crammed itself into the rocks (probably trying to get away form the two toddlers trying to get it too come out to be honest but there you go), still it made for a nice photo and hopefully looks like its menat to despite my sketching skills  and the odd shape and look. Still we have a overly weird looking fish for Day 948 so look forward to that.

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Day 947: Lobster, Plymouth Aquarium

Day 947: Lobster, Plymouth Aquarium

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Took a trip to the aquarium the other day to see my sister in law and her family and managed to get a few pictures of a couple of the creatures there including this lobster hiding behind some rocks. Not the clearest of sketches but I think its still pretty obvious as too what he subject matter is and it came out better than I thought it would do while actually sketching it so that was a bonus! Anyway, as I said I took a few photos on the day so lets take a look at a few more of the sketches that I did from them.

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Day 923: Steam Tractor

Day 923: Steam Tractor

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Another photo from Bicton (some of you may have noticed that I accidently stated that the previous Hermitage one was the last from Bicton. Woops). This was one of the engines in the really nice museum that they have there full of old tractors including the steam ones, plenty of other old farm equipment and a room with a load of old motorcycles (like the ones you’d see in the old American films like Smokey and the Bandits). Anyway this was one of the old Steam Tractors that I liked and wanted to sketch. Kind of has a slightly faded look to it but I quite like it!

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Day 921: The Hermitage, Bicton

Day 921: The Hermitage, Bicton

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Another sketch from Bicton in the form of The Hermitage, a small Summer House situated on the edge of the estate (or at least the edge of the current day estate) which I thought would be a nice way to finish up the series of the sketches from Bicton that I have been doing. Quite a nice little building really with some nice wooden detailing which was fun to sketch.

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Day 917: St Mary’s Church, Bicton

Day 917: St Mary’s Church, Bicton

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Another one from Bicton and another rather more involved sketch than the last couple, which, I can only assume is down tot he subject as I didn’t plan for it to be that way in the first place. I think I might have a bit of a soft spot for churches and old buildings in particular, not that religious or anything but I just seem to be drawn to them and they seem to be my most accurate subject matter. Not that I’m complaining or anything seeing as theres quite a lot of the subject matter around if it is a subject I enjoy!

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Day 916: Bicton Swans

Day 916: Bicton Swans

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Once again were at Bicton where there was quite a lot of feathered wildlife to be found, especially around the aforementioned and sketched pond area, including these swans which I managed to get a good photo of (well, ok it wasn’t really a photo of the swans but I could zoom in well enough to actually get a good reference for them, put it that way). Pretty happy with how they came out as well with no problems with the actual Swans. The water was a bit of a pain though and I think I could probably have gone darker with it  which would have helped the swans stand out more but hopefully I’ll remember that for next time!

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Day 915: A La Ronde, High Seat

Day 915: A La Ronde, High Seat

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Another simple little photo from A la Ronde in the form of this lovely wooden seat on the outside of the building. Pretty basic in all honesty but the high back to it makes it look a lot more regal and grand than it is, plus I love the vines on it. Anyway I think the sketch captures the chairs sense and the shape quite well so it does the job and I enjoyed the process as well , as simple as the subject was.

Till next time!