Day 748: Tall Shop

Day 748: Tall Shop (Calz de la Virgen 178B, Canal Nacional, Mexico City)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

Another tall building for today’s sketch but this time I think its some sort of shop rather than a house or at least some sort of office. Quite liked all the posters all over the walls and windows so decided that it would make a nice sketch.

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Day 745: Small Shop 2

Day 745: Small Shop 2 (Manuela Medina 5A, Culhuacan CTM VIII, Mexico City)

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Reference view: map streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

Another small shop this time I’m not really sure selling what but the upper floor looked interesting architecturally so I decided it was worthy of being a sketch subject. Not much else to say though about but I liked the outcome and the sketching itself which is the main thing.

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Day 734: Pet Shop

Day 734: Pet Shop (Av Canal Nacional, 28A, Canal Nacional, Mexico City)

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Reference image: map streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

Another small shop for day 744, this time a pet shop (most likely specialising in birds by the looks of it and the amount of cages). This was just done the street from the previous sketch and again just caught my eyes due to the amount of detail that is in the scene and this one is definitely my favourite of the two small shops.

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Day 743: Small Shop

Day 743: Small Shop (Av Canal Nacional 28A, 04489 Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City)

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, decided to try and do a series of the smaller shops and buildings in Mexico City as I haven’t had a lot of time to get these done lately, so, decided in some rather illogical way that doing smaller more detailed sketches that take the same time would work. Whatever logic is or isn’t there though I liked this small shop and although the values could have been pushed more I like the outcome of the sketch.

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Day 737: Av, Circumvalacion, Mexico City

Day 737: Av, Circumvalacion, Mexico City

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Reference view: Unfortunately and rather annoyingly I can’t find the reference view and the address doesn’t really help in finding it so sorry about that.

Time taken: 25 minutes

Now this was a really nice scene that I found in Mexico City (which makes the fact that I can’t find the actual reference view even more annoying) of what looks like some sort of chop shop or parts shop for cars judging by the stacks of tires and the random car parts lying on the roof of the building. Went for a bit of a sketchy look to the drawing that I managed to get done pretty quickly and ended up with it looking surprisingly accurate given how I’ve struggled lately with sketches that I’ve taken a lot longer over but nevermind, somethings obviously clicked somewhere. and I’m more than happy that it did!

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Day 735: Calle 7, Mexico City

Day 735: Calle 7, Mexico City

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Reference view: map street view

Time taken: 30 minutes

Another house for yesterday with another quirky little shop built into the ground floor of it selling what looks like random bits and bobs. No real reason again other than just liking the look of the building. Unfortunately the inside of the shop didn’t really come out as clear as what I would have liked it too but there you go (also the flower box out of the front is a bit off but we’ll just ignore it!). Still a nice little outcome to the sketch!

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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!

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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!

Till next time!