Day 841: Spitfire

Day 841: Spitfire

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Time taken: 15 minutes

Right time to do some catching up with these blog posts as I’m beginning to really fall behind again, starting with this WW2 British fighter classic, the Spitfire, another sketch demanded by my son. A nice and quick sketch that was done at a weird angle to see if I could get the perspective correct on it. Not sure I got it completely, but I think I just about managed it, was definitely easier thinking of it as shapes rather than a actual plane, thats for sure!

Till next time!

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Day 837: Santa Express 2017

Day 837: Santa Express 2017

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 20 minutes

So, yesterday it was my mums birthday and also happened to be the date for the Santa’s Express on one of the local heritage railway sites so we decided to have a family day out to it for mum and the little one. Really nice day out and the carriage were very nice and mum loved seeing little one get his present from Santa (a slightly creepy sounding hammer which laughs when you hit things but there you go (sounds like the Jigsaw puppet to be honest))’ which he loves despite the creepiness. Anyway, we were pulled by this lovely locomotive that I managed to get a fairly bad photo of but still, you can see ts a train and I was bale to get the above sketch from it which was nice and made or a nice way to remember and finish a lovely day.

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Day 836: Beech Staggerwing

Day 836: Beech Staggerwing

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Time taken: 15 minutes

So, decided to do another Bi-plane for day 836, this time however I managed to find this more modern version with a fully enclosed cockpit (that I genuinely didn’t know actually existed till I found it on Pinterest lol. Really nice looking plane actually and very quick to sketch which was nice with it also coming out quite nicely. Oh and it has sons seal of approval as well which is good!

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Day 835: Biplane

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Time taken: 20 minutes

Son demanded a bi-plane for day 835 so of course being the dutiful father that I am I decided to draw one for him (I mean it helps that I’m quite fond of the old WW1 style planes and the whole Biggles books). Not actually sure what this bi plane is other than that its a British marked one but by and large they all tended to look fairly similar back then. Son also likes the drawing which is the best seal of approval and a good thing so I’m happy and like that sketching the basic shapes is getting easier for me.

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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 810: Canadian Pacific Freight Train

Day 810: Canadian Pacific Freight Train

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Reference image: Did this form my phone but unfortunately I can’t find the reference image again so apologies for that.

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, another train demanded by my son for day 810 (ok, he didn’t quite demand it, I asked him if he wanted me to draw a train and he agreed wholeheartedly!). Choose to do this CPR Freight rain as I do quite like the bulky and industrial look of it. Pretty happy with the outcome of it, though by now I should be getting these trains down pretty well given how much I’ve drawn them!

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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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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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