Day 1007: Kromhout zwaar transport

Day 1007: Kromhout zwaar transport


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A sketch from a old photo of an old Dutch lorry, pulling what looks to be a very heavy and wide load. Quite funny to see a truck like this pulling this load on its own down a busy street whereas today there would be escorts and people moved to the side for it. It also looks pretty precarious balanced there on the back of it, almost like its going to roll of it goes too quickly round a corner (or probably, more likely roll the truck). Anyway another interesting and enjoyable sketch that I was pleased of the outcome!

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Day 1006: Ruston Turntable demo Yeovil Railway Centre

Day 1006: Ruston Turntable demo Yeovil Railway Centre


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Another sketch from a photo taken at Yeovil, this time looking at a turntable display that they put on using a small Diesel engine and some carriages. Quite a nice little demonstration on a turntable that has seen the Flying Scotsman turn around on it as well. Anyway a nice little sketch to show off the demonstration.

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Day 1005: Old Acid Truck

Day 1005: Old Acid Truck


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So, a little while back now we took our son to have a look at one of the Yeovil Railway Centre open days where they had some activities there mainly for children but also a short ride on the old local branch there. Anyway, I managed to get a few photos of the day including this one of an old acid container wagon (or at least I think it said acid truck on the side, not entirely sure). Quite a nice little truck sat there on a siding, I just wish that I’m given a bit more contrast to the actual sketch. Might come back and try again at some point though.

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Day 1004: Volvo FH16-750

Day 1004: Volvo FH16-750


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Loved this image of a Volvo lorry so thought that I might as well do a sketch of it. Pretty glad that I did choose to do a sketch as well given how it came out. Did a bit of a different take on the stippling with this one as well using dashes alongside the stippling which I think worked pretty nicely and helped to create some more texture to the actual sketch which is always good. The choice of subject also gave me a nice break from the trains and the buildings which was refreshing!

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Day 1003: Old and New

Day 1003: Old and New


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More trains this time with a  side by side comparison of some old and some newer London underground stock (old on the right and new on the left). Love the size different between the two of them hence the choice of subject for the sketch. Also liked how it came out despite it looking a bit faded in places.

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Day 1002: Arriva Wales Class 158

Day 1002: Arriva Wales Class 158


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Another train sketch with another request this time for a Arrive Wales Class 158. One of the few trains that I’ve sketched that I’ve actually been on (though admittedly in South West Trains livery) as they run on the local train line to London.  Another train sketch that I’m pretty happy with as well!

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Day 1001: EMD F3

Day 1001: EMD F3 


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So, to start off the next 1000 sketches we have, surprisingly enough, a train sketch. This time this American locomotive which was another request on a discord channel I’m a member of. Love the look of these engines and really liked how the sketch came out even though I do wish it was easier to see what was on the nose of the train as it came out a bit busy in that area. Still, definitely one of the better locomotive sketches I have on here and a good way to start off the next 1000!

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Day 1000: Oscar

Day 1000: Oscar


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So, we finally made it too day 1000! (Well ok, slight confession that I’m sure a load of you have already figured out. I made it too day 1000 a little while ago but have been a bit sparse in actually uploading these things. My apologies and I’ll try and get back on track). Anyway, we’ve finally reached day 1000 which is awesome as when I first started it I didn’t think I’d make it too 100, let alone 1000! I also didn’t think I’d have people that actually follow me and check in on everything I do so thanks too you lot, new and old that have helped to keep me motivated throughout the blog!

Don’t worry though I don’t plan on finishing here (as mentioned above I’m definitely a fair few days behind so can confirm that I haven’t stopped!). As for the sketch I though one of my son would be a good choice and am I really glad I did as it turned out to be one of the best sketches that I’ve done of him, sat smiling in his trike while on a daddy day-care walk!

He’s also been one of my biggest supporters with his suggestions for sketching trains obviously having a bit of an impact on the content of the blog as well as his approval of most of the sketches I’ve shown him (even though there were a few which he declared outright that he didn’t like!)

So, that’s enough of me blabbering on! Thanks again to everyone who’s been along for the journey so far and here’s to the next 1000 days of sketching!

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Day 999: Abandoned Lighthouse

Day 999: Abandoned Lighthouse


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Saw this interesting looking lighthouse for day 99. Liked how it looked more like a warehouse than a lighthouse, distinguishable only by the tower to the rear of it as a lighthouse. Liked how it came out as well with its industrial look and simple shapes.

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