The WhereArtI Quiz, 10th November

WAI101114bIt’s WhereArtI time and after last weeks wee excursion to Craigellachie Bridge we are back in Edinburgh. Can you name this city centre statue, perfect for ‘Movember’?

 

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.

 

Plus next week on the 10th of November the Edinburgh #WhereArtI is set to return to the Edinburgh Evening News with a brand new sponsor and a fantastic prize each week. More information to come soon.

The WhereArtI Quiz, 27th October

WAI_271014Morning Edinburgh, I hope I haven’t confused you by reverting to the original 8 o’clock slot on the day after the clocks went back. I originally started WhereArtI for the commuters of Edinburgh so 8am suits better than 10. Anyhoo, can you locate this 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.

 

The Fish Eatery restaurant in Edinburgh

FishEatery_rollmopsAs the second restaurant in Edinburgh for chef Jason Wright Fish Eatery at 12 Picardy Place had a lot to live up to.

The new fish restaurant is located next door to Jason’s flagship restaurant Steak, which has proved a huge ssuccess I myself can testify to having the best steak not only in Edinburgh but in my life there earlier this year. A sketch of which can be found here.

 

I started with ‘Rollmops in a tin’ which were presented as if just opened, extremely fresh and tasty. Accompanied with tempura gherkins, light and crispy on top of a dill mustard sauce. Delicious.

FishEatery_seabass

The main of ‘Roast Sea Bass’ was extremely hard to sketch before eating, the enticing aromas making my mouth water. Sat upon seared spiced cabbage and a potato purée the sea bass didn’t disappoint. Crispy on top, succulent and meaty underneath, perfect. Dotted around the fist were chestnut mushrooms on a garlic butter sauce.

 

After reliving that meal I need to visit again! To book your table follow the link below and let me know what you think. All sketches are in black ink in my A5 pad with a water colour wash to finish.

 

The Fish Eatery website

 

 

FishEatery_interior

The WhereArtI Quiz, 13th October

ES_WAI061014Morning Edinburgh, ignore the cold outside and the Monday blues inside, and play my weekly sketch quiz. Can you name this week’s sketched 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.

 

Standard Life building on Lothian Road, Edinburgh

StandardLifeThis impressive sand stone structure is the head office of Standard Life on Lothian road, at the west end of Princes Street.

Bit chilly today eh? Not sure if was the stunning architecture or the warmth of Cafe Nero but here is todays sketch – Standard Life on Lothian Road… from a comfy chair in Cafe Nero. Brrr :)

 

The sketch is in black ink using a fine liner, and later coloured digitally after scanning.

 

Bonus tip for coeliacs: Cafe Nero serve excellent gluten free chicken sandwiches. 

 

Standard Life

Cafe Nero

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.