Day 841: Spitfire

Day 841: Spitfire


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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!


Day 836: Beech Staggerwing

Day 836: Beech Staggerwing


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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!

Till next time!


Day 835: Biplane

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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.

Till next time!


Day 730: De Haviland Vampire

Day 730: De Haviland Vampire


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So, firstly apologies for the slightly off coloured photo on this one as the lighting wasn’t the best. So, we finally reached two years a couple of days ago and for the aforementioned family goings on this seemed like the perfect thing to sketch to mark the two years anniversary. Will seem a bit random for all of you I’m sure but there is meaning and reason behind it and I hope you’ll like this rather interesting looking fighter plane all the same!

Till next time!

Day 377: Young Pilot in training

Day 377: Young Pilot in training!


So were back with the planes for the last of the sketches that I have around the subject, this time showing my wife sat in the plane while my mother in law holds our little one who was probably confused as to why he wasn’t allowed to go with mummy.

Another sketch that I really like the outcome of and one that my wife really liked too saying that I’d got a really good likeness of the three of them especially her mother. I like the pushed values again in this one, in fact, weirdly enough the part that I like best in the image is the really dark bit of the inside of the plane and the rivets on the bottom half of the planes fuselage. Bother weird parts to favour but there you go.

Anyway, in my quest to catch back up with the backlog of uploading that I have to do, I have another post that I should be able to do before I have to turn in for the night so I’ll see you all in a few minutes.

till then!

Day 376: Safety Briefing

Day 376: Safety Briefing


Another plane sketch for day 376, this time, it’s my father in law giving us a safety brief just in case anything bad did happen (which thankfully it didn’t) in front of one of the two hangars there.

Another sketch that I really liked, and again with this one I tried to use white to emphasise the main subject of the sketch (which is the plane). Unfortunately, I’ve just realised that although the subject is well proportioned the hangar seems to have well, been blown a bit in the wind. Ignoring that though I really like this sketch again. I’m definitely glad that I’m getting a lot more confident with pushing values as originally the glider in the hangar was a bit obvious and clashed with the main focus of the plane too much, so I had to take it back.

Anyway, that’s another one caught up with and I have a further one more plane based sketch to go for tomorrow. Unfortunately though, I need to get some sleep so will have to try and catch up a bit more tomorrow so will see you then!

Till then!

Day 375: Refueling the Chipmunk!

Day 375: Refueling the Chipmunk!

So, in another attempt to catch up with the blog I have a couple more days to upload tonight (true this won’t actually get us all caught up but it will be a start). Again, although I haven’t had the time to upload any of the sketches in the last 5 days I have been keeping up with t e sketching in this time so let’s start catching back up with day 375!


Well, rather excitingly, my father in law is a former pilot and has decided to get a part share in a small Chipmunk and took us up in it at the weekend. Really nice plane the Chipmunk, thought of as the baby to the famous Spitfire with the seats behind each other and a rather bare cockpit. Still, this gave a really different experience (though true, I have only been on passenger jet planes) which was really fun. Anyway, I got quite a photos taken on the day so I have a couple of sketches revolved around this to upload, starting with this sketch of a photo of my father in law refuelling the plane after the flight.

Really like how this came out as well, in fact, I would go as far as to say its my favourite sketch so far, or at least really high on the list. I really like the perspective of it and the use of the white to create light areas (this might sound silly but you know what I mean). I also like that the actual subject stands out well against the background as I don’t usually get this clear a subject.

It also looks like a plane which helps. Anyway, I have another couple of plane themed sketches to try and get uploaded tonight so let’s get them flying out of the window!

Till then!