Day 659: Gillingham Station

Day 659: Gillingham Station


Reference view: instant streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another stop along the lien with another relatively old and familiar styled station with Gillingham, Dorset. Quite a nice building though with the ubiquitous bridge just about visible in the background. Not much else to say about this one other than the attempt to add some life to it with the traffic outside and the people wandering around which was fun to do.

Till next time!



Day 657: 5, Station Rd, Sherborne

Day 657: 5, Station Rd, Sherborne


Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this one took a little bit shorted then the others have been taking though not sure why I guess I was just in a fast sketching mood. Again it’s a fairly similar site and style tot he other stations on the line just with the buildings rearranged in a different shape and size. Not sure how I feel about the black areas in this one I think they may be a bit overpowering in the sketch, maybe drawing your eye away from the building but oh well, I enjoyed it!

Till next time


Day 388: Huge Fossil at Charmouth!

Day 388: Huge Fossil at Charmouth!


Source: Personal photo

So, a few days ago I sketched the Charmouth Coast Heritage centre for you all. Well, this fossil was one of the ones that can be found inside the small centre/museum and it’s huge, easily 60cm+ in width and, given that I really enjoyed sketching the fossil that I drew a while back I had to take a photo of this one and sketch it as well.

So, ignoring the awkward cropping of the table that it stands on I really like the outcome of the actual fossil and I learnt a few things while sketching it to by actually trying to accurately copy the photo rather than assuming that I knew where light would fall (because in this case, I would have been a fair bit wrong half the time). Anyway, I was really happy with the final outcome of the sketch and the actual fossil didn’t really take that long to do either as it was quite scribbly.

Right one more down nd one more to go for tonight so again, I hope you enjoy looking at the fossil as much as I did sketching it and I see you all in a minute with the final upload for tonight!

Till then!

Day 385: Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Day 385: Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre


Source: Personal Photo

This is the really nice looking Heritage Coast Centre found at the beach in Charmouth with its cool looking arches over the entryway.

Sketching it was quite challenging with the arches and the detailing around them but I enjoyed it and really like the outcome of the sketch even if the perspective is off in parts. One thing I think I might need to try and do with future sketches though is to try and cut back on the amount of detailing that I add to them as it took a lot of time to get all the stonework on the building in.

I think it would help int eh future if I practised more of the suggestive style of rendering but I tend to get carried away and fill in everything. Still, it looks good at the end so I’m not going to worry too much. The sky in this one also came out really nicely.

Right, that’s another post done, so we’ve only got another 5 or 6 to go until I’m caught up. I really need to stop getting distracted and actually get them up lol.

Till then!

Day 384: Charmouth Reformed United Church

Day 384: Charmouth Reformed United Church


Source: Personal Reference

Another sketch from Charmouth in the form of this small church that can be found on the highstreet. I choose to sketch just because it looked quite unique standing there on the highstreet and I loved the  photo of it over the cast iron fence.

The sketch itself came out quite nicely with the fence being a prominent part in the forefront which is what I wanted  and the lighter church stands out quite well against the background.

Not a lot more to say about the sketch and seeing as I have a whole load of these to catch up on I should probably get on with it.

Till then