Day 817: Another Steamer

Day 817: Another Steamer

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Reference image: Lost this again sorry. Tried to find it but couldn’t 

Time taken: 35 minutes

Right, another day of daddy daycare so another train sketch. This one looks pretty unique as it seems to have a crane or something on the top of it. Regardless of what it is though, the rest of it is just the normal old steam train which, given that I have a fondness for these old American locomotives makes this a good thing. The fact that they s=seem to be getting better is also a bonus!

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Day 815: Warsaw Panorama

Day 815: Warsaw Panorama

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Reference image: wiki link

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, something a bit different for yesterday with this panoramic view of Warsaw for the daily sketch. Really didn’t try and be overly accurate with this one either to be honest, just kind of throwing the lines down in the vague hope that they would actually make some sort of readable cityscape and it seems to have worked in most of the sketch. It was also pretty fun to do so I will try and get more of these into the blog from now on (I emphasise on the try, I’ll probably forget tomorrow).

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Day 805: Pumpkin

Day 805: Pumpkin

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 15 minutes

So, its a day later than actual Halloween but I needed something quick to sketch for day 805 and my pumpkin seemed like a completely appropriate subject that would fit the quick bill. Unfortunately, there’s not much else to say about it other than a late Happy Halloween to everyone and I hope you all enjoyed it!

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Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village Harbour Scene

Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village Harbour Scene

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So this was the newest scene at the place, one of a harbour scene that is typical of a lot of the little fishing villages around the coast of the country, with its sheltered harbour and fishing ships. took a really loose approach with this one (though I don’t think it was my original intention I think I just got a bit annoyed at one point and just thought screw it). Quite like the outcome of it though even if it does look quite rough around the edges ad messy and I hope you guys do too.

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Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

Day 789: Babbacombe Model Village, Suspension Bridge

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So this is a slightly less successful attempt at drawing a suspension bridge from the model village. No idea if it was actually based on a real bridge somewhere or not but it was still quite a fun little scene in the village which had the train going over it every now and then (which, predictably my son loved), just wish I had managed to get it drawn a bit more accurately than I have.

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Day 788: Babbacombe Model Village, Village Houses

Day 788: Babbacombe Model Village, Village Houses

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this lovely little scene from Babbacombe was pretty much one of a variety of British village architectural styles put onto one street (or at least that’s what I assume it is). Quite a fun little sketch as well with all the different styles and varying roof line in it and one that came out quite nicely in the end.

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Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’

Day 783: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Quarry Scene’

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this was a quarry scene at Babbacombe (or at least I’m assuming it was a quarry scene, I’m not really that sure). Anyway quite a nice little scene with some industrial going ones so decided to get a photo and then do a sketch of it. Liking how the buildings came out in it and the lorries. Didn’t include a lot of the surrounding foliage (or any to be honest) though I tried to show some of the rocks the scene was set it and was quite happy with how it came out.

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Day 781: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Virgin Train’

Day 781: Babbacombe Model Village ‘Virgin Train’

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So we took our son and my mum down to Babbacoimbe Model Village yesterday in the south of Devon. It’s exactly what it says on the tin in that its a huge model of, what started out as a English village e and now contains a load of stuff and scenes and we thought was well worth it for a day out, plus the little one loved it, especially the train which leads us onto the sketch above. Basically they have this model Virgin train circling through some of the scenes and I managed to get a few photos of it as our son insisted we stood there and watched it for ages. Anyway decided to make this the first sketch from the place and do actually really like how it came out. My style has also reverted somewhat due to buying a illustrators journey through Devon book there and being a bit influenced but oh well, I like it.

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Day 777: Stealth’s Launch ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 777: Stealth’s Launch ‘Thorpe Park’

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Reference view: RCDB linkie!

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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