Day 338: Oblivion, Alton Towers

Day 338: Oblivion, Alton Towers

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So today’s sketch is of the famous dive coaster Oblivion in Alton Towers Me and my wife went to Alton GTowers several years ago where this was the coaster that terrified us both the most. This thinking about it, made no sense whatsoever as we had rode Nemesis several times that day already and, as it turned out, Nemesis was a lot more intense than Oblivion.

It also made very little sense due to me having rode SAW at Thorpe Park many times in the past and the vertical drop on that is steeper than the one on this (which is what was scaring me). However, as it was the last coaster we needed to ride in the park, we wen’t for it and realised that it really wasn’t all that bad (I mean it honestly didn’t really do a lot but we were expecting that as it is basically a gimmick coaster).

Anyway, I thought that made it a fitting sketch subject so decided to do that and am pretty happy with the result. I did find it slightly awkward when it came to the coaster train but still, its definitely recognisable as the coaster its meant to be so that’s the main thing.

Anyway I;’m out of time so will have to upload today’s sketch tomorrow and leave you with Oblivion here.

Till then!

Day 337: Thorpe Park Entrance

Day 337: Thorpe Park Entrance

So, one of my other hobbies is playing sim games and yesterday I got the new Parkitect game so decided to do a theme park based sketch with the entrance to my favourite and most frequented Theme Park, Thorpe Park.

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Really happy with how this one came out as well especially the foliage as that came out really nicely. I also like that I’ve learnt that you can use black areas to represent subjects as a negative (I don’t think I’m explaining this well. I mean like in the case of the railings where I used to try and draw the outline of everything but drawing the space in between the railings works even better).

Again I should probably have used some very light shading to differentiate the path from the sky but I’m still really happy with this sketch. Only trouble is now I want to play my new game loads and go to a Theme Park.

Oh well I’ll have to placate myself with maybe doing another Theme Park themed drawing tomorrow.

Till then!