Day 985: Balliudallock Castle, Gate House, Scotland

Day 985: Balliudallock Castle, Gate House, Scotland


Reference image: pinterst link!

More architecture for day 985 with this lovely looking gatehouse of a castle in Scotland. turns out theres a fair few nice looking castles and estates in Scotland looking at Pinterest. Not much else to say though about the sketch but I’m happy with how it came out and hope you guys like it!

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Day 919: Glenfinnian Viaduct, Scotland

Day 919: Glenfinnian Viaduct, Scotland


Reference image: pinterest link!

Another Scottish sketch to start off another new sketchbook and my first one that will be solely stippled. Thought this train running across this viaduct seemed suitably epic for the occasion. Seriously though, look at the reference image thats a pretty high viaduct. Architecture and trains, what’s not too love? Plus, predictably my son liked it and that’s the best sort of praise!

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Day 918: Leonach Cottage, Culloden, Scotland

Day 918: Leonach Cottage, Culloden, Scotland


Reference image: pinterest link!

Another old style building, this time from Scotland in the form of this traditional cottage. Loved the look of it and how I was able to sketch it in a very suggestive way without having to add much tone but was still able to get the idea across. All in all a very nice sketch that I’m really happy with!

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Day879: Castle Stalker, Scotland

Day879: Castle Stalker, Scotland


Reference image: pinterest link

Time taken: 45 minutes

Another sketch from Scotland of my current apparent obsession with ruined castles and random lakes, showing, you guessed it, a ruined castle in the middle of the a lake. Not the best place I would have thought for a castle or tower but there you go, I suppose its easily defendable.

Anyway liked the view with the different layers to it and wanted to sketch it. Bit annoyed that I didn’t get any of the sheep in the bottom half of the image in the sketch (well ok I kind of got one just below the tree line on the right hand side of the image but not it looks that much like a sheep if I’m being honest). but other than that I’m happy with the sketch (though I do wish I could have got a better photo of it too but hopefully I’m goignt o get a scanner soon so that problem will be gone!)

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Day 878: Loch Lochy, Boating

Day 878: Loch Lochy, Boating


Reference image: pinterest link!

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, this was a bit quicker in terms of the stippling sketches that I’ve done recently and one of my favourites, of a place called Loch Lochy (apparently that is actually the name of the place) with a lovely boat and reflection make up to the image that drew me in, and made me really want to sketch it. didn’t really go as dark in places as the actual reference image but I think this may have helped make the boat pop out a bit more which is nice as it is the focus point of the sketch and overall is just a sketch that I’m really happy with!

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Day 877: Dunnottar, Scotland

Day 877: Dunnottar, Scotland


Reference image: pinterest link!

Time taken: 1 hour

So, this was a bit more of a time consuming stippling sketch today of another ruined castle in Scotland. Loved the reference image because of the lightning crashing down behind it but I’m not too sure I managed to actually capture that in the sketch. Was definitely struggling with the contrast between the sky and the lightning with trying to make it stand out as the stippled technique didn’t really work with defining the flash. Might just have to try it again and see if I can get it a down a bit better!

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Day 874: Gylen Castle, Scotland

Day 874: Gylen Castle, Scotland


Reference image: pinterest link

Time taken: 50 minutes

Another one of Scotland in the same vein as yesterdays sketch this time with a bit more than just landscape in it with this lovely ruined castle overlooking the bay beside it. Quite like the look of it though I do prefer yesterdays sketch as I think it has a bit more detention in it over this one, not that this one looks bad or anything and I’m still really enjoying these landscape and stippled sketches and hope that you guys are as well!

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Day 872: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Day 872: Isle of Skye, Scotland


Reference image: pinterest link

Time taken: 45 minutes

Finally caught up again with this lovely view across some of the rocky landscape of the Isle Of Skye. Though rather annoyingly, I can’t seem to get the picture to stay at the correct size and as such, it appears a bit blown up compared to what it looks like in the sketchbook, I still really like the outcome and think it was a lot easier to represent a landscape with this method than with the usual sketching method that I’ve used up until this point with my daily sketches. Skies are definitely a lot easier this way as well.

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Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

Day 843: St Andrews Cathedral Ruins


Reference image: pinterest linkie!

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, just another quick write up for this one, with the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral showing what I assume was one of the towers of the Cathedral. Love the rather precarious look of the tower as it looks like its goignt o collapse at any point and I loved the arches in the windows so decided to make this quick, fun little sketch of it!

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