Day 837: Santa Express 2017

Day 837: Santa Express 2017

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, yesterday it was my mums birthday and also happened to be the date for the Santa’s Express on one of the local heritage railway sites so we decided to have a family day out to it for mum and the little one. Really nice day out and the carriage were very nice and mum loved seeing little one get his present from Santa (a slightly creepy sounding hammer which laughs when you hit things but there you go (sounds like the Jigsaw puppet to be honest))’ which he loves despite the creepiness. Anyway, we were pulled by this lovely locomotive that I managed to get a fairly bad photo of but still, you can see ts a train and I was bale to get the above sketch from it which was nice and made or a nice way to remember and finish a lovely day.

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Day 817: Another Steamer

Day 817: Another Steamer

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Reference image: Lost this again sorry. Tried to find it but couldn’t 

Time taken: 35 minutes

Right, another day of daddy daycare so another train sketch. This one looks pretty unique as it seems to have a crane or something on the top of it. Regardless of what it is though, the rest of it is just the normal old steam train which, given that I have a fondness for these old American locomotives makes this a good thing. The fact that they s=seem to be getting better is also a bonus!

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Day 810: Canadian Pacific Freight Train

Day 810: Canadian Pacific Freight Train

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Reference image: Did this form my phone but unfortunately I can’t find the reference image again so apologies for that.

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another train demanded by my son for day 810 (ok, he didn’t quite demand it, I asked him if he wanted me to draw a train and he agreed wholeheartedly!). Choose to do this CPR Freight rain as I do quite like the bulky and industrial look of it. Pretty happy with the outcome of it, though by now I should be getting these trains down pretty well given how much I’ve drawn them!

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Day 785: Babbacombe Model Village, Funicular Railway

Day 785: Babbacombe Model Village, Funicular Railway

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was another little scene of a Funicular railway which I struggled to get a good photo of due to its location. Still I managed to get this one and get this sketch from it so I’m not going to complain too much about it. Funnily enough though my favourite part of the sketch is the little car on the cliff to the right of the scene.

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Day 781: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Virgin Train’

Day 781: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Virgin Train’

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So we took our son and my mum down to Babbacoimbe Model Village yesterday in the south of Devon. It’s exactly what it says on the tin in that its a huge model of, what started out as a English village e and now contains a load of stuff and scenes and we thought was well worth it for a day out, plus the little one loved it, especially the train which leads us onto the sketch above. Basically they have this model Virgin train circling through some of the scenes and I managed to get a few photos of it as our son insisted we stood there and watched it for ages. Anyway decided to make this the first sketch from the place and do actually really like how it came out. My style has also reverted somewhat due to buying a illustrators journey through Devon book there and being a bit influenced but oh well, I like it.

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Day 766: Steam and Snow

Day 766: Steam and Snow

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Reference image: Sorry, I’ve lost the tab that I had for this image. I know it was from Pinterest though.

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, another steam train for day 766, this time one steaming through the snow past this old barn (or some such building). Quite a nice image with the barn and the trees framing the locomotive well and the steam billowing about and I really enjoyed sketching it. Pretty sure I also promised my son that I’ve do him a sketchbook full of trains whilst drawing this too, because, you know, I don’t struggle enough keeping up with this sketchbook and blog!

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Day 765: Claudine at BHLR, Pecorama

Day 765: Claudine at BHLR, Pecorama

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Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this is another sketch of one of the engines sat at the station at Pecorama I took on a visit the other day. This time the engine is Claudine a small boxy little engine sitting at the station about to turn around and get ready for another loop of the track. Another quick sketch done under a bit of time pressure but I still like how it came out and once again it has a train so automatically has my sons seal of approval!

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Day 761: Letting off steam!

Day 761: Letting off steam!

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Reference image: pintrest reference

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, yesterday my son took a look at my sketchbook and declared more trains so I had to listen and today sketched him a train, complete with his input of choclately dribble fingers and ink smears everywhere. Liked the outcome of this and the front view with the steam around it, although it is very similar to one of the previous days sketches and I think it came out nicely and it has the seal of approval from my son so that’s the main thing!

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Day 742: Blanche, BHLR

Day 742: Blanche, BHLR

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this is the final one of the three trains that I’ve sketched from our bank holiday trip to Pecorama. This one was a bit rushed one that was a bit more sketchy than the others and didn’t take as long though I still really like the outcome and how the very front of the train looks especially. I’m also quite like the fact that even though its rushed the perspective is still there which is something that I used to struggle with. Anyway I hope you like the trio of trains that I have shown you over the last couple of days as much as I have sketching them!

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