The trams arrive in Princes Street

Posted on Apr 9, 2014
The trams arrive in Princes Street

The trams have arrived in Edinburgh city centre and look great, here is my misty day sketch from last week on Princes Street.   Although they have brought a lot of disruption and expense to the city over the past few years, as well as making some fairly treacherous cycle hazards in the form of […]

Edinburgh at Christmas

Posted on Dec 17, 2013
Edinburgh at Christmas

Last week I published my first sketch video, this week the sketch and 150 limited prints are available to buy.   From the Barron Suite on The Scotsman Hotel’s seventh floor I had a superb view of Edinburgh’s Christmas festivities on Princes Street, from the Big Wheel on the left to the new for 2013 […]

‘3 Pods’ of the Big Wheel in Edinburgh

Posted on Dec 13, 2013
‘3 Pods’ of the Big Wheel in Edinburgh

A pen and watercolour sketch from Edinburgh Christmas’s Big Wheel in Princes Street Gardens. I was back to sketching outdoors on my lunch break today, for the past few weeks I have been concentrating on commissions in the run up to Christmas and have let the spontaneous sketching slide.   It felt good to wander […]

Time-lapse video: An Edinburgh sketch at Christmas

Posted on Dec 12, 2013
Time-lapse video: An Edinburgh sketch at Christmas

A time-lapse video of myself sketching from The Scotsman Hotel on Edinburgh’s North Bridge over looking Princes Street and all the Christmas festivities.   My ink sketch with watercolour wash shows Edinburgh’s Christmas festivities well under way, from the big wheel on the left to the Star Flyer high above the shops on the right. […]

All about Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

Not that it’s all about Edinburgh or anything but yesterday when I went to draw a birthday card for my niece, I ended up with a sketch of Princes Street, replacing the Balmoral Hotel with a huge birthday cake. I may need some help…

24 hours later…

Posted on Jun 6, 2012

We are dashing from shop to shop on Princes Street, dodging umbrellas and soggy tourists!

Rain in the city

Posted on Jul 11, 2011

Morning sketch fans, more rain showers forecast for today across the city. Anyone know who the statue of the horse and rider is for…?

Pasteled headquarters

Posted on May 31, 2011

…stands high above Princes Street Gardens on The Mound. I took my Derwent pastel pencils/crayons with me