Day 716: Joes Bakery

Day 716:Joes Bakery (74-1-74-3 Metropolitan Ave, New York)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another speed sketch for today along the same street as the last two, this time though of a bakery with a rather out of place looking house on top of it (well I assume its a house of some sort, may just be the store room for the bakery or something). Quite enjoyed this one and how it came out though if I had had a bit more time I probably would have pushed the values in areas more and defined the shop front but all in all I like it!

Till next time!

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Day 715: 4 Metropolitan Ave, New York

Day 715: 4 Metropolitan Ave, New York

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another shop front along the same street as yesterdays shop front, this time though a little farm shop chosen mostly for the veg and fruit displays out the front of it. Pretty happy with how managed to get the fruit and veg boxes done though the sketch isn’t my favourite and I really need to work on my figures in scenes like this. Overall though, another nice sketch to add to the growing collection of New York ones!

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Day 714: 0 Metropolitan Ave, New York

Day 714: 0 Metropolitan Ave, New York

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, wanted to try and do another quick sketch today as I wanted to get some time into the drawing I’m currently working on. Decided to try and do this row of rather plain shop fronts as I wanted a simple subject. Turns out however that I got a bit carried away with details in it as I only got one of the street drawn rather than the several buildings that I wanted still, I like what I did get down, especially the contrast between the car at the bottom and the building. So, not quite as interesting as usual but I hope you all like it anyway!

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Day 713: 1533 Cropsey Ave, New York

Day 713: 1533 Cropsey Ave, New York

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Reference view: map street view

Time Taken: 35 minutes

Another house for today with no other inspiration other than I just liked the shape. I also tried to cut back the amount of time these sketches are taking me as, rather excitedly I have got my first commission so need to be spending time on those as well as this sketch blog. Not a bad sketch for the time that I’ve taken over it though I wish I had used a 0.1 for the shading rather than just using the 0.3 that I had also used for the line work. Still not too worry, I’m still happy with it!

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Day 712: 67-99 Clyde St, Forest Hill

Day 712: 67-99 Clyde St, Forest Hill

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, a small but detailed sketch for today with a look at some more unique and out of place architecture, looking like something you’d see in an English countryside village rather htna in the middle of New York but there you go, more interesting sketch subjects for me! Really enjoyed doing this one as well with all its details, especially the timber framing. Looking at this though I may have to try and make the stippling in the sky either less uniform or denser as it looks a bit like rain here but, I still love the sketch!

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Day 711: 27 – 13 Ericosson St, East Elmhurst, NY

Day 711: 27 – 13 Ericosson St, East Elmhurst, NY

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 45 minutes

Some more houses for today, chosen due to the shapes of them and the random stone pattern on the partially drawn building tot he left. It was also a snowy scene so tried to show that on the ground (which was the only place that the snow was). Buildings turned out a bit narrow but I don’t think it matters all that much to the sketch in its whole and I like the final results so I’m happy with it and I hope you guys like it too!

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Day 710: Dorian Cafe

Day 710: Dorian Café (a98 50th Ave, New York)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 45 minutes

Bit of a another simple one for yesterdays sketch with this look at a café on a street corner. Choose it as it had a subway entrance in it and thought that would be interesting as a subject in the sketch. Unfortunately, I messed up the proportions and composition and only was able to get half the subway entrance in the sketch so in that respects I failed the sketch. luckily though the rest of the sketch came out quite nicely so it wasn’t a complete failure after all!

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Day 709: 47-67 Bridgewater St Brooklyn, NY

Day 709: 47-67 Bridgewater St Brooklyn, NY

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, bit of a different one for today with a look at a industrial unit rather than the house or a apartment block/ shop front. Quite enjoyed it as well even if it is a really simple looking composition I just really liked the look of the lorry parked in the bay and the shadowed trailers in several of the other bays. Not much more to say about it however other than I tried stippling the sky this time which worked out a bit better than the cross hatched one I tried several days ago (or at least I think so).

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Day 708: 99 35th St, New York

Day 708: 99 35th St, New York

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Time taken: 50 minutes

Another house for today with some lovely contrast in the white railings and red brick building. I’m also loving how different the town houses in New York seem to be in comparison to the one next to them, unlike the copy and paste housing estates that I’m used to here in the UK (though I’m sure that the US has a load of copy and paste housing areas too, just these in New York don’t seem to much like that). ANother fun sketch!

Also, as a bonus I did this small A6 piece of my father in law refuelling his Chipmunk plane in pen and ink which I really like the outcome of (The sky looks a lot better than yesterdays attempt lol!)

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