The WhereArtI Quiz, 11th August

WAI_110814Good morning Edinburgh and welcome to my quiz, ‘WhereArtI’ – can you name this week’s city centre location?

 

There are leader board points on offer for the first three correct answers, and keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answers to come later in the week.

 

If you would like to donate a prize for the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

 

Also remember to buy a copy of the Edinburgh Evening News and play along in the print version of WhereArtI too. You could win a crate of beer!

 

The WhereArtI Quiz, 7th July

WAI070714WhereArtI time and as it’s the first one of July I could be sketching anywhere in Scotland. Do you recognise this scribbly sketch?

 

There are leader board points on offer for the first three correct answers, and keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answers to come later in the week.

 

If you would like to donate a prize for the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

 

Also remember to buy a copy of the Edinburgh Evening News and play along in the print version of WhereArtI too. You could win a crate of beer!

 

A cycle and a sketch in Edinburgh city

Bike_CloseUpShowcasing my EdinburghSketcher merchandise across the city on two wheels.

Today I was delivering merchandise to a few shops, Concrete Wardrobe on Broughton Street, ICE retail in the St James Centre and Looking Glass Books in Quartermile near the Meadows.

 

I find the best way to speed around the town centre is on two wheels, so I loaded up the panniers and took the racer into Edinburgh. After climbing from the coast to George Street I needed a wee break, so I sat in the sunshine outside the coffee bar in St Andrews Square.

 

One Americano later and I had sketched this pen and watercolour drawing of my workhorse.

The WhereArtI Quiz, 16th June

WAI_160614_1Morning Edinburgh, and what a beautiful day it. If in town today lookout for this wee fella in the buggy!! Can you name the street he lives on?

 

There are leader board points on offer for the first three correct answers. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answers to come later in the week.

 

If you would like to donate a prize for the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

Valentino Rossi commission

RossiSketch_ColourValentino Rossi, one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time is the subject of this recent EdinburghSketcher commission.

 

Good morning. Last night I showed you a close up of this sketch and asked if you knew who it was. Here is the full version. I love the cross-hatch shading, I find it very therapeutic and relaxing. I used ot doodle a lot and shade shapes, a cube, pyramid and sphere. I never knew the practice would one day make me a few quid :)

 

If you would like a commission created then prices start at just £48, drop me an email for more information contact@edinburghsketcher.com

 

The sketch is in black ink with a water colour wash. The black only version is seen below, I can’t decide which I prefer.

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The Valentino Rossi official website

 

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.