Day 792: Nemesis ‘Alton Towers’

Day 792: Nemesis ‘Alton Towers’

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Time taken: 20 minutes

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!

Till next time!

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Day 780: Swarm ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 780: Swarm ‘Thorpe Park’

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Time taken: 25 minutes

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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Time taken: 20 minutes

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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Time taken: 20 minutes

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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Time taken: 30 minutes

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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Day 774: Saw – The Ride, Lifthill ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 774: Saw – The Ride, Lifthill ‘Thorpe Park’

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Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another coaster from Thorpe Park, this time Saw – The Ride. A coaster with a 97 degree drop which makes for some pretty big suspense while going up the lifthill that I really enjoyed riding. Made by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH theres actually a fair few of these or very similar rides around but this is the only one I’ve ridden, though given the chance I’d love to try some others.

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Day 773: Colossus Corkscrew ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 773: Colossus Corkscrew ‘Thorpe Park’

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So, another sketch of a rollercoaster from Thorpe Park, this time of the one time record holder for most inversions, Colossus (held it with 10 inversions for several years) made by Intamin AG. Was one of the first extreme rollercoasters that I ever rode, and although its beginning to get a bit rough (and gives my wife a headache), I still like it and its a fun coaster!

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Day 771: Nemesis Inferno Lifthill, Thorpe Park

Day 771: Nemesis Inferno Lifthill, Thorpe Park

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Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another sketch of Nemesis Inferno for todays sketch this time as it goes down the first drop with the lifthill in the background and one of the themed buildings in the Amity Ville area of the park (which is separate to the actual area that the rollercoaster is in). Again another fun little sketch that came out really nicely which I hope you guys also like!

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Day 770: Nemesis Inferno, Thorpe Park

Day 770: Nemesis Inferno, Thorpe Park

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Time taken: 30 minutes

So, decided to combine two of my loves in life, drawing and sketching and Theme Parks and rollercoaster (plus, I recently bought Planet Coaster and so, Theme Parks are kind of stuck in my head at the moment). Anyway this is one of my favourite rollercoasters in the form of Thorpe Parks Nemesis Inferno, a B&M invert with some decent inversions and theming. Choose this image of the ride going through one of the turns over one of the bodies of water as I thought it made a nice scene and was interesting and fun to sketch. Quite happy with how it came out and I think it looks recognisably like a rollercoaster which is the main thing so that’s good. Definitely going to be doing some more of these sketches for you guys, so I hope you like them as much as me!

Till next time!