Day 659: Gillingham Station

Day 659: Gillingham Station

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Reference view: instant streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, another stop along the lien with another relatively old and familiar styled station with Gillingham, Dorset. Quite a nice building though with the ubiquitous bridge just about visible in the background. Not much else to say about this one other than the attempt to add some life to it with the traffic outside and the people wandering around which was fun to do.

Till next time!

 

Day 658: Templecombe Railway St

Day 658: Templecombe Railway St

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Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next stop along the way is Templecombe station which has a different look to the other in that the station building looks quite art noveau (not that you can really see much of that from the sketch other than the rounded roof) with its flat and rounded roofs.

Had to use a image from the station platform showing another of the 1 point perspective views that I seem to have become quite fond of with these railway station sketches. Interestingly one of my favourite bits of this sketch is the faded and very losselyt suggested cars in the carpark to the right of the image. Its also funny quite how the two sides contrast with the very dark station building side and very faded carpark side,

Anyway enough waffling from me, another sketch which I enjoyed and I hope you lot will do to!

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Day 657: 5, Station Rd, Sherborne

Day 657: 5, Station Rd, Sherborne

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, this one took a little bit shorted then the others have been taking though not sure why I guess I was just in a fast sketching mood. Again it’s a fairly similar site and style tot he other stations on the line just with the buildings rearranged in a different shape and size. Not sure how I feel about the black areas in this one I think they may be a bit overpowering in the sketch, maybe drawing your eye away from the building but oh well, I enjoyed it!

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Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil

Day 656: Yeovil Junction, Yeovil

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, this was about the best streetview that I could get of Yeovil Junction, which is ironic seeing as its one of the bigger stations on the line but nevermind seeing as it’s a lovely little bridge with some nice design on it. Thankfully the sketch came out really nicely as well which is cool and the brush pen was definitely a good choice in my opinion in defining the shadow areas.

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Day 655: 2 Station Rd, Misterton, Crewkerne (Crewkerne St)

Day 655: 2 Station Rd, Misterton, Crewkerne (Crewkerne St)

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, next along the Axminster to Waterloo route (technically the route is Exeter – Waterloo but seeing as were catching it from Axminster I’m sticking with that) is the station at Crewkerne. Again its a very old looking station with its brick work and the usual awnings. I tried doing this one with my brush pen but decided that the lines were a bit too unpredictable so instead, switched back to the fineliner and used the brush pen for some of the shadows instead which was definitely quicker than cross hatching!

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Day 654: Axminster Railway St

Day 654: Axminster Railway St

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Reference view: google streetview

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, having finished the journey into Exeter on the other line (as far as I can tell seeing as I sketched the terminus for the line a while back) I’ve now decided to sketch the stations and interesting bits along the route that I most often have travelled via train which is the Axminster to Waterloo line. Can’t remember off the top of my head how many stations are actually along the line but I’m using google maps to just follow it and sketching the station names that I actually recognise . Anyway lets get started!

So, this is Axminster station, about 6 miles from where I live. Can’t get a platform view from google streetview but I liked the view of the front of the building anyway so it doesn’t matter. Quite an old looking station with the new addition of the footbridge (I say new it’s probably about 10 years old) when they put the second track back into service. Quite a busy sketch especially with all the cars in the parking lot out front but I got the look fo the station pretty accurately and like the outcome of the sketch. Let’s just hope you lot aren’t getting bored of trains already lol.

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Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

Day 653: 1 Bonhay Rd, Starcross, Exeter (Starcross St)

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Reference image: google streetview

Time taken: 30 minutes

So, were back on our rail journey up the coast from Dartmouth, this time coming into a station that’s in a town I’ve never heard of (or a part of Exeter I’ve never heard of as I can’t make out if it’s part of Exeter or not). Looks like a pretty small station so I just did a sketch of the pedestrian overpass that seems to be the main feature of the station. As I said, its pretty basic but I still quite like the look of it and the structure of the actual bridge so am happy with the sketches outcome!

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Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1

Day 652: Seaton Premier Inn Construction Part 1

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 25 minutes

So, decided that it would be a bit of an interesting project to sketch the construction of a hotel in my local town, seeing as its right next tot he main road through town and easy to take photos of and, well its at the beginning of its construction. Plus I like construction stuff and watching things being built.

As I said though, its the very start of the project (having just put the support pylons or something in, I have no idea when it comes to construction) so the sketch is a bit empty but it has some nice machinery at work in it. Realised I’d made the sketch a bit busy as well so made sure that I outlined the subjects of the sketches so we can actually make them out which worked quite nicely.

Now we just need to wait till there’s some sort of actual progress to get the next sketch done!

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Day 651: Colyton Tractor Rally 2017 Part 3

Day 651: Colyton Tractor Rally 2017 Part 3

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Reference image: Personal photo

Time taken: 35 minutes

So, the final tractor that I plan on sketching from the tractor rally is this one with a front and back loader. As you can probably guess though I may have screwed up the whole composition a little bit as the back loader isn’t at all in view but oh well. What is in view I really like and was happy with how much detail I managed to get down in the time the sketch took and how the perspective looks pretty accurate throughout. Definitely seeing some improvement with these and I hope you guys are too.

Now if only I could get the scale right so that all of the subject fits into the sketch next time, we’d be well away!

Till next time!