Day 885: New tramway Terminal Part 2

Day 885: New tramway Terminal Part 2


Reference image: Personnal photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

Bit of a shorter sketch today of the second image that I’ve taken of the construction of the new local tram terminal in Seaton, Devon. Definitely different to the old one that stood here thats for sure, even from the bare skeleton that it is now. (I think I have some sketches which show the tramway station if only partly somewhere at the beginning of the blog).

Bit of a more basic stippled sketch here though, with it basically being just a skeleton but I think you can still see what it’s menat to be so I’m happy.

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Day 827: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton

Day 827: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton


Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

Just a quick one for day 827 of the rapidly progressing construction on the Premier Inn in my local town which is pretty much done building wise, just needs some landscaping and other stuff around it till its done. No idea when its due to open but I know that you can book rooms for next year so probably some time around then. Anyway, I liked how this one came out as it looks a lot better than the earlier ones in the series which is good. Roads a bit dark though.

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Day 779: New Tram Terminal Construction: Part 1

Day 779: New Tram Terminal Construction: Part 1


Reference photo: Personal Photo

Time taken: 15 minutes

So another quick sketch for today, showing some more redevelopment going on, this time the destruction of the old Tram station (can be seen here Day 224: Seaton Tramway Station – Seaton) to replace it with a more modern looking structure. Anyway I thought, seeing as I like sketching construction stuff, I would document this one as well as the Premier Inn starting with this pile driving machine that dwarfs pretty much everything else on the site. As I said above, nice a quick but got the job done!

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Day 764: Old and New

Day 764: Old and New


Reference photo: personal photo

Time taken:: 25 minutes

So this was a quick sketch of a building from my local town which has recently undergone a d top half only renovation where they have converted the top of what used to be a old Woolworths building into some modern looking flats. Unfortunately for the overall look of the building, they haven’t done anything with the bottom half, still I found the who old and new look interesting and quickly took a photo to sketch.

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Day 751: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton Part 3

Day 751: Premier Inn Construction, Seaton Part 3sketchingdailyDAY751

Reference photo: Personal Photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, they’ve been cracking on with the construction of the Premier Inn in my home town which I have been documenting with sketches so though it would be a good time to get another one done. Seems they’ve added more floors (not sure how high this thing is going to be. Seaton is a pretty small place but we’ll have to see in future parts!

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Day 746: Tram 13, Seaton Tramway

Day 746: Tram 13, Seaton Tramway


Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, day 747 was once again a new sketchbook so decided to do a sketch of the tram that we took our son on the other day (the same day as the train filled ones that I got the photos of the miniature trains from). Quite liked this view of the tram coming towards me and thought that it would make a good start to the sketch book. Didn’t quite finish as much of it as I would have liked (wanted to get a bit more of the background in) but I’m happy with what I did get down!

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Day 672: Seaton Clocktower

Day 672: Seaton Clocktower


Reference image: Personal photo

Time Taken: 30 minutes

So, another sketch of a part of my local town and again one that I’ve sketched before, here day 223: Jubliee Tower Seaton. This time were on the opposite side of the tower and its obviously in black and white rather than the previous sketch which was in colour (and a bit garish and bright colour at that). I definitely think it shows that I’ve improved over the last couple of hundred days of sketching, with a much better composed and accurate sketch which took only 30 minutes as opposed to the previous one which I think I spent over an hour on.

I also really like the foliage in this one as I think I managed to make it look like different plants without making it look messy or overbearing and ruining the focus of the sketch which is something that I usually struggle with.

So, I hope you all agree that I’ve improved since the last time I did this sketch and it’s actually quite interesting and fun to redo sketches that I did early on in this blog, so I might ty and do a few more in the future.

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Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 2

Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 2


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, there’s been a bit more progress made on the construction journal of the new Premier Inn in my local town of Seaton which we can see here in this sketch (the first is this one here Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1). As you can see the basic framework of the first floor has gone up and I liked the angle with the crane in the background lifting more pieces into place. Quite a simple sketch really that didn’t take the full 30 minutes but I still really like the outcome, especially with the crane in there as a focal point. The wire fencing along the bottom is a particular favourite bit as well even if it is a simple and unassuming part of the sketch.

Looking forward to seeing the building take shape and getting some more pictures to sketch of the construction!

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Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1

Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, decided that it would be a bit of an interesting project to sketch the construction of a hotel in my local town, seeing as its right next tot he main road through town and easy to take photos of and, well its at the beginning of its construction. Plus I like construction stuff and watching things being built.

As I said though, its the very start of the project (having just put the support pylons or something in, I have no idea when it comes to construction) so the sketch is a bit empty but it has some nice machinery at work in it. Realised I’d made the sketch a bit busy as well so made sure that I outlined the subjects of the sketches so we can actually make them out which worked quite nicely.

Now we just need to wait till there’s some sort of actual progress to get the next sketch done!

Till next time!