Day 820: Old Thatched Cottage

Day 820: Old Thatched Cottage

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So, inspired by watching this guy stream last night twtich link and he was drawing in a non line drawing way (basically he was drawing without outlining) so I decided that I would give todays sketch that treatment. Wanted to try a old cottage again as well and found this lovely image from a blog here on wordpress that I really loved and went for it.

Definitely happy that I did as I love this one. Sure, it could be a bit more defined but I love how light it looks and how more like a traditional pen and ink sketch it is than the usual stuff I do so will have to make sure I do more like it!

Till next time!

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Day 802: SW8 Construction ‘Alton Towers

Day 802: SW8 Construction ‘Alton Towers

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So, this is the current project that Alton Towers has underway in the form of a wooden coaster (which isn’t named yet). Nothing much else to say about it other than that though. Skethc is pretty messy but I expected that with sketching a wooden coaster to be honest and I think I managed to represent it pretty well. Were also now all caught up again so that’s also good news!

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Day 801: Oblivion Above the trees ‘Alton Towers’

Day 801: Oblivion Above the trees ‘Alton Towers’

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So, wanted another image of Oblivion to sketch but, being entirely honest the coaster doesn’t really do a hell of a lot other than go down and then around! Also, given the fact that Alton Towers has treeline building restrictions, seeing something that’s actually poking above them is quite cool so made for a nice little scene to sketch (or at least I think it did). Pretty happy with the outcome as well, especially the right hand bit of the ride (the bit with the coaster car in it) as I think I managed to get enough details in it to make it look realistic without it taking too long (also the sketch is pretty small so details are a bit limited).

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PS. Please excuse the accidental coffee spots on it! My bad!

Day 800: Oblivions Descent ‘Alton Towers’

Day 800: Oblivions Descent ‘Alton Towers’

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So, pretty common view of the coaster Oblivion here in Alton Towers with the hole that you get dropped into and the theming around it. Pretty basic sketch and scene but believe me, when your on the ride its terrifying . Also, I think I managed to get the steam and smoke effects as well in the sketch which is good as I thought they’d be hard to represent. Also, should probably mention that this is out 800th sketch on this blog which is pretty awesome and means were not actually that far away from reaching 4 figures!

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Day 799: Nemesis theming ‘Alton Towers’

Day 799: Nemesis theming ‘Alton Towers’

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So, decided to do another sketch of the brilliant Nemesis coaster, this time though, of some of the theming that you can find around the Nemesis area. Not sure what this actually is but I think it’s meant to be some sort of early warning and lighting system given the general theme of the area. Anyway, I liked the sketch and how it came out and just like the theming element.

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Day 798: Duel, Alton Towers

Day 798: Duel, Alton Towers

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So, back to the trusty old .1 fine liner again and this time were inside Alton Towers and looking at the haunted house style dark ride there, Duel  However, although I didn’t mind the ride I choose the scene to sketch more for the actual building as I really like how it looks and the style that it’s done in, especially the wooden frame middle window bit. Fun little sketch which I managed to work on a lot faster than I thought I would and that I liked the outcome of! Hope you lot like it too!

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Day 797: Altons Tower Entrance

Day 797: Altons Tower Entrance

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So, day 797 was the start of a new book so I decided to sketch the entrance to Alton Towers as the usual door/entrance sketch that I do with every new sketchbook. Choose this image which focused on the iconic tower in the middle of the entrance and went back to using my fineliners. Unfortunately I choose a fineliner that was a .3 rather than my usual normal .1 and I think the sketch suffered slightly for it but oh well, I enjoyed the actual sketching process so that’s what matters

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Day 792: Nemesis ‘Alton Towers’

Day 792: Nemesis ‘Alton Towers’

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So, having been a bit burned out on sketching stuff form the model village I decided to return to the whole rollercoaster sketching thing, this time having moved onto Alton Towers (there was one more coaster at Thorpe Park, the Flying Fish which I have ridden but I didn’t really feel like sketching it though I may go back to it at some point). Anyway, this is probably my favourite rollercoaster that I’ve ridden (as clichéd as that statement is), really forceful and just the right amount of roughness to it with plenty of headchoppers. Thought I’d get this sketch of it going through a loop as it gave a nice view of the coaster and the train and again, I went for a sketchy messy style to it which allowed me to get it done quite quickly (and probably more accurately than if I’d tried to get everything right). Anyway, I hope you guys don’t mind this jump back to coasters, I’m almost as obsessed with them as I am with sketching!

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Day 780: Swarm ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 780: Swarm ‘Thorpe Park’

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So, moving onto another one of the coasters located at Thorpe Park we have Swarm, a B&M wing coaster (where you sit either side of the track rather than above it) that’s a really nice and smooth ride (probably the smoothest coaster I’ve been on. Or at least it was last time I rode it). Anyway this is it going through the barrel roll above the destroyed station building. One thing I’m learning with these sketches is that coaster trains are hard to sketch. Anyway, hope you guys like it!

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