Keifuku train, Kyoto

The Keifuku Randen line is an old tram line, actually, the only tram line left in Kyoto. It is an interesting option if you’re visiting Kyoto as it stops close by a number of shrines and temples.

Not entirely sure which station this is, it’s based on a reference from a while back, but I believe it was Arashiyama.

 

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Keifuku train, 5″ x 7″ on Bockingford HP
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Keifuku train, pencil sketch

Rural Shrine – Yamagata

A small rural shrine in Yamagata prefecture.

There is a massive metal utility pole in front of this shrine, literally a couple of feet in front of it, which I’ve removed from the sketch – I was thinking of including it but in the end decided against it.

I used this sketch as an opportunity to try out my Derwent waterbrushes, which I’ve had for a while¬†but haven’t really used them. This is my second sketch using those brushes – I feel I still have some way to go before I feel entirely comfortable with them. Various things went wrong while painting this, the intended result was different to what it is but in spite of my clumsiness I think it still came out sort of okay. Maybe I’ll redo this at some point.

Below the watercolour sketch is an earlier ink sketch I made of the shrine with my micron pens.

 

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