Day 786: Babbacombe Model Village Canal Lock

Day 786: Babbacombe Model Village Canal Lock

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Reference image: Personal Photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, a pretty quick little sketch of a canal system with a boat in a lock for day 786, still in the model village. Not really a hell of a lot to say about it either to be honest, I just like the whole mechanism of a canal lock system so thought I would photo and sketch it and am pretty happy with the outcome even if it is simple.

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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 778: Amity Speedway Radio Van ‘Thorpe Park’

Day 778: Amity Speedway Radio Van ‘Thorpe Park’

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Reference image: RCDB linkie!

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, this is some more of the theming that exists at Thorpe Park, around Stealth in the form of a Radio van which, if I remember rightly does actually (or at least did) function as a working radio shack with announcements and stuff. Anyway, thought it would make a nice sketch and managed to get it done quite quickly given how much I got down in it. Definitely fairly good for whole time to quality ratio (or at least I think so and I hope you do too!).

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Day 766: Steam and Snow

Day 766: Steam and Snow

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Reference image: Sorry, I’ve lost the tab that I had for this image. I know it was from Pinterest though.

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, another steam train for day 766, this time one steaming through the snow past this old barn (or some such building). Quite a nice image with the barn and the trees framing the locomotive well and the steam billowing about and I really enjoyed sketching it. Pretty sure I also promised my son that I’ve do him a sketchbook full of trains whilst drawing this too, because, you know, I don’t struggle enough keeping up with this sketchbook and blog!

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Day 765: Claudine at BHLR, Pecorama

Day 765: Claudine at BHLR, Pecorama

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Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this is another sketch of one of the engines sat at the station at Pecorama I took on a visit the other day. This time the engine is Claudine a small boxy little engine sitting at the station about to turn around and get ready for another loop of the track. Another quick sketch done under a bit of time pressure but I still like how it came out and once again it has a train so automatically has my sons seal of approval!

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Day 761: Letting off steam!

Day 761: Letting off steam!

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Reference image: pintrest reference

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, yesterday my son took a look at my sketchbook and declared more trains so I had to listen and today sketched him a train, complete with his input of choclately dribble fingers and ink smears everywhere. Liked the outcome of this and the front view with the steam around it, although it is very similar to one of the previous days sketches and I think it came out nicely and it has the seal of approval from my son so that’s the main thing!

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Day 746: Tram 13, Seaton Tramway

Day 746: Tram 13, Seaton Tramway

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Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, day 747 was once again a new sketchbook so decided to do a sketch of the tram that we took our son on the other day (the same day as the train filled ones that I got the photos of the miniature trains from). Quite liked this view of the tram coming towards me and thought that it would make a good start to the sketch book. Didn’t quite finish as much of it as I would have liked (wanted to get a bit more of the background in) but I’m happy with what I did get down!

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Day 742: Blanche, BHLR

Day 742: Blanche, BHLR

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this is the final one of the three trains that I’ve sketched from our bank holiday trip to Pecorama. This one was a bit rushed one that was a bit more sketchy than the others and didn’t take as long though I still really like the outcome and how the very front of the train looks especially. I’m also quite like the fact that even though its rushed the perspective is still there which is something that I used to struggle with. Anyway I hope you like the trio of trains that I have shown you over the last couple of days as much as I have sketching them!

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Day 741: Knee Deep Creek Mining Company BHLR

Day 741: Knee Deep Creek Mining Company, Beer Heights Light Railway 

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Reference photo: Personal photo

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this is the second train from the photos that I took yesterday, this time of a replica of what I assume is a old Wild West locomotive (or at least it looks like it) at a very strange angle to draw from. Still I really don’t think it suffered for it and once again it was a fun sketch and one that has the approval of my train obsessed son!

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