Day 671: Water Tower, South Devon Railway

Day 671: Water Tower, South Devon Railway


Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this was a quick sketch that I managed to get done of the water tower that’s at the South Devon Railway Buckfastleigh station (the one that I’ve done a load of sketches from a little while ago). Just found it on my phone and thought it would make a nice quick easy subject to sketch. I was meant to actually spend longer on it and get some more of the background in, but my son woke up and I decided to just leave it as it was in the end as I quite liked where it was at and didn’t really think adding more stuff would necessarily make it look any better. Hopefully a choice that you lot will agree with!

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Day 668: London Waterloo

Day 668: London Waterloo


Reference image: Network rail link

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, were at the final stop of our journey here in London Waterloo, a station that a lot of you have probably at least heard of as it is the countries biggest and most important railway station (though, as we’ve shown in sketches in the past, definitely not the only one in London). Again I did this one as a overview as it really is a huge building. I also choose to actually add some very basic outline sketches of the buildings that can be found around it as accurately as I could in the time that I was giving myself and I like how it turned out, though, ideally I would have liked to have made the buildings around it more detailed and just had the actual station done in a thicker line to make it pop out.

Still, I like the sketch and think its a nice way to finish our rail journey from Axminster to London Waterloo.

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Day 667: Clapham Junction Ariel View

Day 667: Clapham Junction Ariel View


Reference image: ariel image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, were in the penultimate station of our journey to London Waterloo, stopping at one of, if not the busiest (in terms of changes) stations in Europe, Clapham Junction where, as you can probably tell I choose to take a different approach with the sketch and went with a Ariel view of the station so that I could try and show you all the scale of the place.

Really enjoyed the Ariel view of it actually and it was great fun and different to draw it (plus it reminded me of one of my favourite artists, Stephen Wiltshire). I just hope that you all enjoy it too and can actually make things out in it.

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Day 666: Basingstoke Station

Day 666: Basingstoke Station


Reference image: google image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop is Basingstoke where we have a rather cropped sketch of the station showing two trains waiting next to eachother on platform 2 (and I’m assuming 1). Not entirely sure why I didn’t get a lot more done on this given that it took the usual 30 minutes but oh well, even in its unfinished state you can tell its trains waiting at a station and. Not much else to say I’m afraid so I’ll leave you with the sketch and move onto getting some more of these uploaded so we can catch up a bit!

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Day 665: Overton Station

Day 665: Overton Station


Reference view: instant streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another station that I don’t think I’ve ever noticed us stopping at is in the town of Overton. This view of the station however I really liked, with the footbridge and the factory behind it. Decided to go a bit more solid with this sketch though still using a broken line which worked out a lot better than I think the other ones have done lately which was nice. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to complete the factory in the background but I quite like the extremely the faded look at the back as I think it makes the bridge and the foreground pop a but more.

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Day 664: Whitchurch Station

Day 664: Whitchurch Station


Reference image: image link

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next station along the line is in Whitchurch. Again another place that I can’t ever remember having stopped at but there we go. Thought this view of the station with its footbridge made for quite a nice sketch although there isn’t a train present which is a shame. Also tried the whole fractured line technique that I liked in the last one but I think I may have gone a bit over the top with it here and the image looks very blurry and out of focus, though, you can still make the image out so it’s not awful, just not quite as effective as the last sketch.

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Day 663: Andover Station

Day 663: Andover Station


Reference Image: google image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, the next station long the line is Andover where we have another shot of a train waiting at the station. Tried a completely different take on the style with this one with a very sketchy look to it that actually makes it just look like its really hammering it down with rain. Still the actual tones look quite nice and I like the fact that I haven’t actually used a solid line it which is nice.

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Day 662: Grateley Station

Day 662: Grateley Station


Reference image: image link

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, the next station along the line is one that I don’t ever remember having been called as a stop while on route but nevermind, its on the route list so I’m not going to argue with it. Pretty weird sketch to be honest as I was coming down pretty heavily with a strong cold while sketching this, and it resulted in this sketch, where the train looks really nice and then everything else is a bit out of scale but oh well, it’s probably one of those things that you guys would never have really noticed had I not actually pointed it out, but there we go. Anyway.

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Day 661: Salisbury Station

Day 661: Salisbury Station


Reference image: wikipedia image

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, next stop is the slightly bigger station at Salisbury. The train splits here on the way back from London and you have to make sure your in the front 4 coaches or you end up going to some random place that isn’t one of the stations that I’ve previously sketched (which is something I’ve luckily never managed to do). Loving this view of this train sat at these buffers and the sketch came out really nicely and was a joy to do with the added bonus of being pretty accurate to the actual reference image.

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