Day 661: Parisian Scooter

Day 661: Parisian Scooter

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Wanted something quick and simple for the morning of the day after Boxing Day (not confusing at all I know) so, chose this little picture of a scooter in Paris leaned up against a tree to do before work.

Was going to be quite a challenge because everytime I try and draw bikes they don’t normally turn out very accurate perspective wise but I don’t think I did too badly here (stupid wheels though!)

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Day 860: The Eiffel Tower

Day 860: The Eiffel Tower

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Pretty sure I’ve sketched the Eiffel Tower before now but not that I can remember from this angle. Got some new pens from my wife for Christmas so thought I would give them a go and they actually work really nicely (there a pilot V5 grip hi-techpoint   in case anyone is wondering). Don’t know if the ink is archival and its not waterproof so I wont be using them for any finished pieces but for these sketches they work really nicely. As for the sketch it also came out really nicely and I like the sketchy look to the bottom legs of the tower, with me trying to quickly show the details in the ironwork.

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Day 858: Paris Riverside

Day 858: Paris Riverside

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Quite a simple little sketch for day 858 with this view of a bicycle in front of some bridges and a river in Paris which I really liked and needed something not too difficult so i could get it done before work.. Not sure the bike is completely correct but it looks like a bycycle which is always usefuland a good start!

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Day 857: Paris Shops

Day 857: Paris Shops 

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Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was a bit of a random one of some nice looking shops in Paris. Only issue is that I didn’t actually managed to finish doing the actual sketch which was a bit annoying (got most of the basic shapes in but none of the shading or the tone down (well ok, nearly none)) but nevermind, I’m not that worried, can’t have a smooth day all the time and for what is there it doesn’t look that bad anyway so it’s all good. Might just have to return to it at some point and try to do a finished one!

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Day 847: Onate little cottage, France

Day 847: Onate little cottage, France

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Reference image: I managed to lose the reference image for this one so apologies, its somewhere on Pinterest

Time taken: 30 minutes

This is a quick sketch of a wooden framed building located somewhere in France.  Liked the medieval look of it and the wheel that was in the bottom half. The details in it are panels are also quite nice and overall I just liked the image and the sketch that came out of it, even if I didn’t manage to finish it completely.

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Day 846: French village Scene

Day 846: French village Scene

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Time taken: 25 minutes

Just another quick one for today of this lovely village scene in France built on a hill, making the focus this building in the foreground (in case you didn’t realise that). Loved the brick work on it and the way the windows and doors look so I hope I did it justice!

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Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

Day 838: Palacio do Louvre, Paris

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Time taken: 25 minutes

Back in Paris for todays sketch with this view of one of the sides of the Louvre (no idea which side but I quite like it) as its the sort of architectural style that I like on buildings. Went pretty quickly with it as well and did it in a really loose manner while trying to get the important bits down as well and like how it came out even if there are some scale issues lol.

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Day 834: Provence Sketch 2, France

Day 834: Provence Sketch 2, France

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Another one from Provence in France with a very similar look to the previous days sketch, also done in a similar way to yesterdays (but maybe even looser than yesterdays). Loved the courtyard look of this one and the planters dotted around it and made them a bit of a focus for the sketch (or at least tried too).

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Day 833: Provence France

Day 833: Provence France

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Time taken: 25 minutes

Moving out of Paris we head back to Provence (which I think I have a couple of sketches from previously). Found this lovely image of some of the architecture that can be found there and had to sketch it. Again its in a very loose and scribbled style but I think this is probably more successful at rendering than it is when I try and do things neatly.

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