Edinburgh Castle, drawn from the south

EdinburghCastle1013Pen in hand, I attacked Edinburgh Castle from the around the back.


A view many of you may not recognise this, it is in fact Edinburgh Castle, as see from Castle Terrace.


I don’t really plan my sketches as such, disregarding the pencil and diving straight in with permanent pen. Originally this was due to time restrictions, but I do love the unexpected results I often now get. Early on in this sketch I realised I wouldn’t have enough room on the page to fit in the top of the castle. Luckily enough there was another page above :)

I love the added dimension this gives though, the rough and real mixed media feel. It shows the sketch in the sketch book which is great. I added a little watercolour to finish.

Edinburgh Sketcher is a sketch blog from Mark Kirkham, an illustrator and designer living in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Using a wide range of mediums including ink, watercolour, pencil, oil paint, charcoal and collage. Available for illustration commission, please get in touch at contact@edinburghsketcher.com for more information.