The WhereArtI Quiz, 7th April

WAI_070414WhereArtI time folks and as it is the first Monday of the month, the answer could be anywhere in Scotland. Can you tell me where I’ve been sketching?

No clues just yet but I’ll back later if you are having trouble. Have a great Monday :)

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 get in touch HERE.

Added colour to a walk in the Meadows

WalkMeadowsA quick sketch from Edinburgh’s city centre green space with added digital colour.

 

I had a lovely if chilly walk through the Meadows park today on the South side of Edinburgh. Long tree lined walkways criss cross the city centre green space. It’s a great place to idly wander in the peace and quiet.

Just remember to stick to the pedestrian side of the main North/South thoroughfare through the park, a near collision from one of the cyclists on the other side soon woke me from my daydream!!

The WhereArtI quiz, 31st March

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WhereArtI time once again sketch fans. Let’s see if you recognise this Edinburgh scene. 

No clues just yet but I’ll back later if you are having trouble. Have a great Monday, Edinburgh :)

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 get in touch HERE.

A wee Scott Monument moment…

ScottMonumentThe Scott Monument in Edinburgh’s city centre, looking splendid as ever in the spring sunshine.

 

A passing sketch of the stunning Scott Monument for you today.  The Victorian Gothic structure stands in Princes Street Gardens as a monument to author Sir Walter Scott.

A statue of the writer and his dog, stands underneath the tower, which is the largest monument for any writer anywhere in the world. Look out for them next time you are in town and climb the 287 steps to the top and you will enjoy an breath taking views of the city.

 

 

 

  • The Scott Monument (via Edinburgh Museums)

 

 

Inspirational running

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I sketched this runner on Arthur’s Seat this morning, the park near Holyrood House Palace in Edinburgh.

 

It was a real speed sketch moment, one I would of once upon a time reached for the camera I now pull out the pad and pen and start scribbling away.

The runner made a great silhouette, racing up the side of the hill then back down again, repeating this an impressive number of times. I think I moved on before he stopped. Although it was nippy in the park when standing still.

The quote is from Steve Prefontaine, an American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics.

 

 

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.