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 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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Day 778: Amity Speedway Radio Van ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 778: Amity Speedway Radio Van ‘Thorpe Park’

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So, this is some more of the theming that exists at Thorpe Park, around Stealth in the form of a Radio van which, if I remember rightly does actually (or at least did) function as a working radio shack with announcements and stuff. Anyway, thought it would make a nice sketch and managed to get it done quite quickly given how much I got down in it. Definitely fairly good for whole time to quality ratio (or at least I think so and I hope you do too!).

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Day 777: Stealth’s Launch ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 777: Stealth’s Launch ‘Thorpe Park’

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So here we have the launch of the rollercoaster Stealth having just come out of the station. Beside it you can see the really nicely themed control booth, made to look like a speedway commentary box (or at least I think it is), which I think has the right look to it and thought would make a nice sketch. Quite a interesting view as well, as you can see under the track and look at all the magnetic brakes in the case of a roll back (the case of the coaster not making it over the top hat) and other gubbins.

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Day 775: Saw- The Ride Sawblades ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 775: Saw- The Ride Sawblades ‘Thorpe Park’

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So, this is another sketch from the Saw ride at Thorpe Park. This time though its the signature spinning blades theming at the bottom of the beyond vertical drop. Quite a cool bit of theming that’s seems a lot closer than it is while on ride and quite a fun scene to sketch, though a little difficult with all the details and lines going everywhere but I think I pulled it off!

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