Day 1000: Oscar

Day 1000: Oscar


Reference image: Personal photo

So, we finally made it too day 1000! (Well ok, slight confession that I’m sure a load of you have already figured out. I made it too day 1000 a little while ago but have been a bit sparse in actually uploading these things. My apologies and I’ll try and get back on track). Anyway, we’ve finally reached day 1000 which is awesome as when I first started it I didn’t think I’d make it too 100, let alone 1000! I also didn’t think I’d have people that actually follow me and check in on everything I do so thanks too you lot, new and old that have helped to keep me motivated throughout the blog!

Don’t worry though I don’t plan on finishing here (as mentioned above I’m definitely a fair few days behind so can confirm that I haven’t stopped!). As for the sketch I though one of my son would be a good choice and am I really glad I did as it turned out to be one of the best sketches that I’ve done of him, sat smiling in his trike while on a daddy day-care walk!

He’s also been one of my biggest supporters with his suggestions for sketching trains obviously having a bit of an impact on the content of the blog as well as his approval of most of the sketches I’ve shown him (even though there were a few which he declared outright that he didn’t like!)

So, that’s enough of me blabbering on! Thanks again to everyone who’s been along for the journey so far and here’s to the next 1000 days of sketching!

Till next time!




Day 859: Santa Clause

Day 859: Santa Clause


Reference image: Still life

Time taken: 15 minutes

So, first things first Happy belated Christmas to everyone who’s watching this blog, I hope you all had a lovely holiday! Or at least I hope it went a bit better than this sketch did of aa model father Christmas in my parents house. Definitely not the best of the sketches that I’ve done as I was trying to get it done a fast as possible so that I could finish a Christmas present for boxing day and didn’t have a lot of time, still at least I got actually remembered to get it done which is the main thing.

Till next time!


Day 845: For Honour Centurion

Day 845: For Honour Centurion


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Time taken: 40 minutes

Bit more involved with the sketch from yesterday as it was the first one in a new sketchbook and I wanted to draw soemthign a bit different and choose this pose of the a Centurion from the game For Honour. Think I managed to get the pose down well and the proportion aren’t too bad in it (though the sword should be a bit bigger). I’m particularly happy with how the left arm came out (his left).

Till next time!

Day 496: Santa’s Little Helper

Day 496: Santa’s Little Helper


Reference Image: personal photo

So, for day 496 we have another attempt at drawing my son, this time wearing his Christmas Elf/ Santa’s Little Helper outfit and leaning against the chair.

Unfortunately, once again an attempt at drawing my son didn’t turn out well. As my wife put it, I seem to have aged him a lot in his face though I’ve got no idea what I did to get it that way or how I managed to make it look so different from the actual photo but there we go, at least his eye’s actually look right.

I think, looking at it while typing this I may have made his head a bit bulbous which probably didn’t help with the accuracy as he doesn’t have a bulbous head in real life (or at least not that I’ve noticed lol), anyway I’m going to just move onto the next one for now and maybe try again with a sketch of my son in the future.

Till then!

Day 492: Santa Claus

Day 492: Santa Claus


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So, here we have another Christmas themed sketch for Christmas Eve (which, being entirely honest is only fair, I mean it would have been a bit odd for me to not do a Christmas themed sketch on Christmas Eve) .This time its my attempt at sketching the big man himself , Santa Claus, in this case the one from the movie of the same name (the one that also had the elf played by Dudley Moore in it which I sketched several days back (which I do also now realise that contrary to what I said yesterday in the Reindeer blog, was the first Christmas sketch)).

Anyway, I didn’t really have a lot of time with this one as I had work on Christmas Eve and other things that I needed to get done (what with it being a busy time of year and all) so it was a bit rushed but overall I still like how it came out in the end and I think is still recognisable (as Santa at least, even if not as the actor), which is the main thing.

So, with the jolly red guy having had a sketch that’s the Christmas sketches pretty much done with one last one for Christmas Day which I’ll get uploaded in a minute.

Till then!

Day 490: The Dark Knight

Day 490: The Dark Knight


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So, firstly Merry Christmas to everyone who follows the blog  (a couple of days late I know but nevermind). Secondly, my apologise for getting really behind on posting these blogs. As usual though, I’ve been keeping up with the actual sketches which is the main thing.

Unfortunately though, this means that we now have a load of days to catch up on starting with this Batman to go with day 489’s Joker. Quite happy with this sketch as he actually came out looking quite accurate and I really like the stark black contrast with the black pen.

So, that’s one down, only another half a dozen or so to go before we’re caught up, better get typing tomorrow me thinks!

Till then!

Day 489: Why So Serious?

Day 489: Why So Serious?


Reference Image: Apologies, I closed the tab and now can’t find the exact image that I used as reference.

So, with the best intentions of continuing the Christmas theme I managed to get distracted watching a youtube sketching video and instead, ended up drawing Heath Ledgers Joker looking rather dejected but in his usual evil way.

Really like this sketch as well as I love the expression on his face and how I managed to get some good looking eyes from this sketch which is something I usually struggle with and I love his iconic mouth with its tearing up the side,  overall, just a really nice sketch that I think came out well.

So, another two more to go to catch up but I’m also falling asleep now so will have to do them tomorrow.

Till then!

Day 488: Patch

Day 488: Patch 


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So, as we’re nearing Christmas, I decided to do the first of what I suspect will be several Christmas sketches with the Elf character played by Dudley Moore from the film Santa Claus the movie, one of mine and my brothers favourite Christmas movies (looking back though this film was a slightly over the top explosion of colour but damned if I’m not going to make my son watch it as he grows up!).

Anyway, the sketch came out quite well given how hard it was for me to find an actual image that I wanted to sketch from, choosing this one above (the actual image was a cropped version of the one of the Elf and the evil businessman). Quite like the likeness that I achieved with the sketch as well though the expression is a little bit vacant looking and he looks like a Thunderbird character as my wife pointed out, but still, I’m happy with the sketch which is the main thing.

Right, so that’s day 488 posted and as you’ve probably noticed were a bit behind again so let’s get at least another one uploaded tonight.

Till then!

Day 483: Werejaguar

Day 483: Werejaguar


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So, today we have another Teen Wolf sketch, this time of a Werejaguar (at least I think it’s that but having never seen the show I’m not entirely sure).Probably one of my favourite sketches that I’ve done in a while and it was a quite fun to do as I just didn’t really think much and just drew bits of the sketch between doing other things.

Also, I choose to give this one a black background and the border around it which is something I haven’t done in a little while so that I think actually helps with the sketch (don’t worry it’s not quite as wonky in real life, the camera just did some funny stuff with it).

Right, so were now all caught up again so let’s hope I can keep up from now on (though let’s not hold our breath). We ‘ll have to see tomorrow though.

Till then!