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 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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660: Tisbury Station

660: Tisbury Station


Reference image: image reference

Time taken: 30 minutes

Next stop along the line is Tisbury  which is a single line track and station having had the second line removed a while ago. Pretty much standard fare elsewhere on the station with a iron canopy and brick building. Other than that there isn’t much else on the station and, being entirely honest I can never actually remember the line stopping here so don’t know a lot about the station. Made for a nice sketch though so that’s the main thing!

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Day 659: Gillingham Station

Day 659: Gillingham Station


Reference view: instant streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another stop along the lien with another relatively old and familiar styled station with Gillingham, Dorset. Quite a nice building though with the ubiquitous bridge just about visible in the background. Not much else to say about this one other than the attempt to add some life to it with the traffic outside and the people wandering around which was fun to do.

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Day 658: Templecombe Railway St

Day 658: Templecombe Railway St


Reference image

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop along the way is Templecombe station which has a different look to the other in that the station building looks quite art noveau (not that you can really see much of that from the sketch other than the rounded roof) with its flat and rounded roofs.

Had to use a image from the station platform showing another of the 1 point perspective views that I seem to have become quite fond of with these railway station sketches. Interestingly one of my favourite bits of this sketch is the faded and very losselyt suggested cars in the carpark to the right of the image. Its also funny quite how the two sides contrast with the very dark station building side and very faded carpark side,

Anyway enough waffling from me, another sketch which I enjoyed and I hope you lot will do to!

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Day 657: 5, Station Rd, Sherborne

Day 657: 5, Station Rd, Sherborne


Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this one took a little bit shorted then the others have been taking though not sure why I guess I was just in a fast sketching mood. Again it’s a fairly similar site and style tot he other stations on the line just with the buildings rearranged in a different shape and size. Not sure how I feel about the black areas in this one I think they may be a bit overpowering in the sketch, maybe drawing your eye away from the building but oh well, I enjoyed it!

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