The WhereArtI Quiz, 25th May

ES_WAI_250515Monday morning, and a tough one for you today – can you tell me where in Edinburgh I am drawing?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

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The WhereArtI Quiz, 18th May

ES_WAI180515Here’s a brand new WhereArtI – can you tell me where in Edinburgh I am drawing?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

 

Sketching reflections

WaverleyGateWindowReflections of The National Records of Scotland offices in the windows of Waverley Gate, at the east end of Princes Street.

Today I had a whole heap of meetings spaced throughout the day, all located around North Bridge and Waterloo Place. Whilst walking from one to another I noticed a clock tower of the National Records office (behind the Wellington statue) reflected in the windows of the building opposite.

 

Here is my sketch, in pen using a Uni pin fine line 0.5 point.

 

The National Records of Scotland website.

 

 

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay still being felt in Princes Street Gardens

PrincesSGToday’s sketch is from the Mound in Edinburgh’s city centre overlooking the East Princes Street Gardens. 

During the Hogmanay celebrations in December the area was home to a winter wonderland of roller-coasters, rides and family fun. Unfortunately three months on the ground is still left scarred and off limits to those enjoying this afternoons sunshine.

 

Hopefully the gardens will soon be re-turfed and looking beautiful once more for both the residents and the many visitors to Scotland’s capital.

 

 

Edinburgh Zoo has a new exhibit

Dinosaur_EdinburghZooFrom the 3rd April to 1st November 2015 a number of animatronic dinosaurs will be visiting the city zoo.

On a recent visit to Edinburgh Zoo what I first thought to be a crane towering above a fence in the distance turned out to be this beautiful dinosaur.

 

For a number of weeks the highest part of the 82 acre site has been kept under wraps, as a number of animatronic dinosaurs have move in.

 

Dinosaurs became extinct around 65 million years ago, and these man made replicas have been brought to Edinburgh as part of ‘Dinosaurs Return!’ highlighting the plight of animals around the world close to extinction.

 

Dinosaurs Return! opens to the public on April 3rd. But if you are at the zoo before then keep your eyes peeled, you may get an early glimpse.

 

Edinburgh Zoo 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.