Day 837: Santa Express 2017

Day 837: Santa Express 2017

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, yesterday it was my mums birthday and also happened to be the date for the Santa’s Express on one of the local heritage railway sites so we decided to have a family day out to it for mum and the little one. Really nice day out and the carriage were very nice and mum loved seeing little one get his present from Santa (a slightly creepy sounding hammer which laughs when you hit things but there you go (sounds like the Jigsaw puppet to be honest))’ which he loves despite the creepiness. Anyway, we were pulled by this lovely locomotive that I managed to get a fairly bad photo of but still, you can see ts a train and I was bale to get the above sketch from it which was nice and made or a nice way to remember and finish a lovely day.

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Day 796: Random Fish, Plymouth Aquarium

Day 796: Random Fish, Plymouth Aquarium

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 15 minutes

So, this was a bit of a weird day as I did half of the sketch before I went to work then forgot to actually finish it off later in the day. Luckily, it was pretty much finished when I lift it before work so I didn’t have to worry too much. As for what fish it is I have no idea, again like the Lionfish it was in the huge tank in the middle of the Aquarium. but I liked how the photo came out so decided to sketch it.

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Day 795: Bioluminescent Jellyfish, Plymouth Aquarium

Day 795: Bioluminescent Jellyfish, Plymouth Aquarium

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another image from the aquarium, this time one of the glowing jellyfish in one of the many small tanks in the aquarium. Again I really like how this one came out, and was a bit worried while sketching it that it wasn’t going to looks anything like the subject and reference photo but once I added the black background into it came out really well and it really helped it pop out of the sketch.

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Day 794: Common Octopus, Plymouth Aquarium

Day 794: Common Octopus, Plymouth Aquarium

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time Taken: 25 minutes

So, this was a rather shy Octopus at Plymouth Aquarium, which I managed to get this shot of as he moved around a bit and revealed a bit more of himself from the rocks he were hiding in. Really like the outcome of this sketch as well and I think it lent itself well to the brush pen that I used in it and the bold lines came out nicely and gave the octopus a shape. Not really much else to say apart from that though so we’ll move on and try and get caught up a bit.

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Day 793: Lionfish, Plymouth Aquarium

Day 793: Lionfish, Plymouth Aquarium

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, for my wifes birthday we headed down to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth to have a day out and while there I took a few photos of some of the fishes and marine life down there  including this one of a Lionfish (or at least I assume its a lionfish, it was in a huge tank with god know how many other fish sdidn’t have its own information board for me to be sure about but, as far as I can tell its a Lionfish). Anyway I used my brush pen for this one for something a bit different and really liked how it came out with this one , with the shading being a lot better than I thought it would turn out while I was doing it which, is always a nice thing to happen. So, hope you like the fish and expect a couple more to come over the next few days as I choose some of my photos to sketch.

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Day 791: Babbacombe Model Village, Grand House

Day 791: Babbacombe Model Village, Grand House

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was a rather nice large house made up of several different building types including a stone and brick structure and a wooden beamed structure which I think had something to do with fox hunting though I’m not completely sure to be honest. All I know is that the tow structures together looked pretty nice so thought I would take a picture and then do a sketch of it for you all.

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Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village Harbour Scene

Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village Harbour Scene

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So this was the newest scene at the place, one of a harbour scene that is typical of a lot of the little fishing villages around the coast of the country, with its sheltered harbour and fishing ships. took a really loose approach with this one (though I don’t think it was my original intention I think I just got a bit annoyed at one point and just thought screw it). Quite like the outcome of it though even if it does look quite rough around the edges ad messy and I hope you guys do too.

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Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So this is a slightly less successful attempt at drawing a suspension bridge from the model village. No idea if it was actually based on a real bridge somewhere or not but it was still quite a fun little scene in the village which had the train going over it every now and then (which, predictably my son loved), just wish I had managed to get it drawn a bit more accurately than I have.

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Day 788: Babbacombe Model Village, Village Houses

Day 788: Babbacombe Model Village, Village Houses

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this lovely little scene from Babbacombe was pretty much one of a variety of British village architectural styles put onto one street (or at least that’s what I assume it is). Quite a fun little sketch as well with all the different styles and varying roof line in it and one that came out quite nicely in the end.

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