Day 1014: Statue at Barrington Court

Day 1014: Statue at Barrington Court


Reference image: Personal photo

Another sketch from Barrington this time of one of the many statures that are around the grounds. Not sure who its menat to be but it just looks like your usual classical Greek or Roman soldier in a suitably solider like pose. Not the best sketch either unfortunately as I struggled with the proportions and the shape in general. mind you figures have never been soemthign that I’ve had that much interest in or been that good at. May have to try and practise them some day!

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Day 1013: Strode Dining and Tearoom, Barrington Court

Day 1013: Strode Dining and Tearoom, Barrington Court


Reference image: Personal photo

Did this sketch from a photo that I took while we were at Barrington Court, a lovely National Trust property in Barrington near Ilminster, Somerset. Lovely house with some lovely gardens which unfortunately were baking hot on the day. Still I managed to get a couple of photos to do some sketching from one of which you can see above. A wing of the main house, this repurposed part of the building now houses some tearooms (cant remember what it used to be sorry) with lovely ground floor door like windows and some accompanying foliage. Really happy with how it came out as well (and I actually managed to get an accurate number of doors and windows so thats a bonus!) and I really enjoy sketching these old buildings and stately homes and hope it shows!

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Day 1006: Ruston Turntable demo Yeovil Railway Centre

Day 1006: Ruston Turntable demo Yeovil Railway Centre


Reference image: Personal photo

Another sketch from a photo taken at Yeovil, this time looking at a turntable display that they put on using a small Diesel engine and some carriages. Quite a nice little demonstration on a turntable that has seen the Flying Scotsman turn around on it as well. Anyway a nice little sketch to show off the demonstration.

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Day 1005: Old Acid Truck

Day 1005: Old Acid Truck


Reference image: Personal Photo

So, a little while back now we took our son to have a look at one of the Yeovil Railway Centre open days where they had some activities there mainly for children but also a short ride on the old local branch there. Anyway, I managed to get a few photos of the day including this one of an old acid container wagon (or at least I think it said acid truck on the side, not entirely sure). Quite a nice little truck sat there on a siding, I just wish that I’m given a bit more contrast to the actual sketch. Might come back and try again at some point though.

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Day 769: Montacute Minaret

Day 769: Montacute Minaret


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, a bit of a quicker sketch for day 768 and the last of the ones from Montacute house, this time of one of the many minaret towers surrounding the main garden of the house. Quite liked this simple looking structure with its twisted top and the dark trees providing contrast behind them and am pretty happy with how it came out for the amount of time the sketch took.

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Day 768: Montacute House Corner Tower

Day 768: Montacute House Corner Tower


Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another photo sketched from Montacute house, this time of one of the towers house/rooms in the corner of the formal garden with another matching one on the other side. Quite a nice little building with some interesting shapes and details on them given how small they are and quite fun to sketch quickly even if parts are a little bit inaccurate!

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Day 767: Montacute House, Front Lawn

Day 767: Montacute House, Front Lawn


Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, on Sunday we decided to make the most of the day and go do some National Trust visiting at Montacute house. Anyway this is the front view of the house form the driveway leading up to it. Quite a grand house as you can see. Not the best sketch either but its pretty accurate in terms of the features of the building to nevermind.

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Day 658: Templecombe Railway St

Day 658: Templecombe Railway St


Reference image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop along the way is Templecombe station which has a different look to the other in that the station building looks quite art noveau (not that you can really see much of that from the sketch other than the rounded roof) with its flat and rounded roofs.

Had to use a image from the station platform showing another of the 1 point perspective views that I seem to have become quite fond of with these railway station sketches. Interestingly one of my favourite bits of this sketch is the faded and very losselyt suggested cars in the carpark to the right of the image. Its also funny quite how the two sides contrast with the very dark station building side and very faded carpark side,

Anyway enough waffling from me, another sketch which I enjoyed and I hope you lot will do to!

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Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil

Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil


Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was about the best streetview that I could get of Yeovil Junction, which is ironic seeing as its one of the bigger stations on the line but nevermind seeing as it’s a lovely little bridge with some nice design on it. Thankfully the sketch came out really nicely as well which is cool and the brush pen was definitely a good choice in my opinion in defining the shadow areas.

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