Day 729: Betalla de Loma Alta, Mexico City

Day 729: Betalla de Loma Alta, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, apologies for falling behind again with uploading these sketches but we’ve not been having a brilliant time lately with stuff happening in the family and as such I’ve not had much time to do these sketches let alone write these blog posts. Anyway I have still been managing to get them done starting with this partly finished one of a shop front on a corner in Mexico City where I was drawn tot he random items inside it and the interesting looking bike cart thingy outside. Still, even without managing to finish it I quite like the outcome and the fact that my 18 month old son wandered up at one point and pointed to the tiny, messily drawn car inside the shop  (I think it’s one of them small electric kid cars) and said ‘car’ unprompted was the icing on the cake!

Till next time!

Day 726: Calle Escalerillas 99, Metropolitana 2da Secc, Mexico City

Day 726: Calle Escalerillas 99, Metropolitana 2da Secc, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

Another rather simple looking scene for todays sketch as I didn’t think I would have that much time to actually do it as it was daddy daycare today. Still I really liked the look of the shop on the left so really didn’t mind how simple the scene was and had a lot of fun sketching it. Took a bit of liberty with the whole values of the inside of the shop and a couple of the other bits of the sketch but I think that they helped with the values so I’m not so worried about it and I hope you guys aren’t either!

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Day 725: Ensaladas

Day 725: Ensaladas (Av, Sor Juana Ines de la cruz 83, Metropolitana, Mexico City)

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Reference view: Unfortunately I’ve lost it and can’t find the street even using the address.

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, back in a more built up part of the city today looking at these two little shops with some cars parked out front. Nothing too overwhelmingly interesting with the architecture and look of the actual subject but I just liked how the elements looked together and how they formed the scene. Anyway I hope you lot like it as much as I do!

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Day 722: Street Food

Day 722: Street Food (Tuxpan 11A, Roma Sur, 06760 Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, something a bit different for yesterdays sketch in the form of this street market in Mexico City. Wanted to try and improve on my figures a bit so choose this scene as it had a few standing around in it. and some interesting stalls to draw for the background. not too sure how I like how it came out as I like the figures in it but the actual sketch looks a bit disjointed and not as refined as the ones that I usually do. Still I like the people and as they were my main point of the sketch I’m considering it a win!

Till next time!

Day 720: Electrico Neza

Day 720: Electrico Neza (113 Ave, Sor Juana Ires de la Cruz, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City)

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Reference view: (lost the reference view sorry and can’t seem to find it again!)

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another shopfront from Mexico for yesterdays sketch (sorry I missed the upload yesterday, had to visit a family member, this time selling electrical goods (or at least I assume it is). Again I really enjoyed this sketch and am glad that it came in close to the 30 minutes time limit I’m trying to stick to again. Specially liked the inside of the shop as well which seems to be a common point of interest for me along with large roof top signs and I hope you lot enjoy it too!

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Day 719: Farmacias

Day 719: Farmacias (144 Alamos, Cuidad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another random street in Mexico City for today with a look at a couple of shops this time (which I think is a Pharmacy but I’m not to sure) and this rather weirdly shaped building above it which is all kinds of funky, architecturally speaking and looks like it has elements of several things in it including a church but hey, it sure is eye-catching! Kind of wished that I’d spent more time defining some of the lines it (especially around the awning) but other than that I really like the sketch and how it came out with particular to the bit of truck that you can see in the bottom right hand corner. Quite enjoying these Mexican sketches!

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Day 716: Joes Bakery

Day 716:Joes Bakery (74-1-74-3 Metropolitan Ave, New York)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another speed sketch for today along the same street as the last two, this time though of a bakery with a rather out of place looking house on top of it (well I assume its a house of some sort, may just be the store room for the bakery or something). Quite enjoyed this one and how it came out though if I had had a bit more time I probably would have pushed the values in areas more and defined the shop front but all in all I like it!

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Day 715: 4 Metropolitan Ave, New York

Day 715: 4 Metropolitan Ave, New York

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 35 minutes

Another shop front along the same street as yesterdays shop front, this time though a little farm shop chosen mostly for the veg and fruit displays out the front of it. Pretty happy with how managed to get the fruit and veg boxes done though the sketch isn’t my favourite and I really need to work on my figures in scenes like this. Overall though, another nice sketch to add to the growing collection of New York ones!

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Day 714: 0 Metropolitan Ave, New York

Day 714: 0 Metropolitan Ave, New York

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 40 minutes

So, wanted to try and do another quick sketch today as I wanted to get some time into the drawing I’m currently working on. Decided to try and do this row of rather plain shop fronts as I wanted a simple subject. Turns out however that I got a bit carried away with details in it as I only got one of the street drawn rather than the several buildings that I wanted still, I like what I did get down, especially the contrast between the car at the bottom and the building. So, not quite as interesting as usual but I hope you all like it anyway!

Till next time!