Time-lapse video: An Edinburgh sketch at Christmas

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

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.

Thanks to The Scotsman Hotel for allowing access to the impressive Barron Suite on their seventh floor. From my amazing view point I could see right along Princes Street as the crisp winters day turned into night and the Christmas lights changed the scene entirely.

The accompanying song is by singer song writer, Stephanie Kirkham. Follow the link below to hear more of her beautiful melodies.




  1. EdinburghSketcher
    2nd January 2014

    You can now buy one of a limited number of signed prints here: http://edinburghsketcher.com/products-page/prints/edinburgh-christmas/

  2. neil mccracken
    12th December 2013

    Is the Edinburgh at Christmas watercolour for sale

  3. Lis Watkins
    12th December 2013

    Really great to see how you work! Always enjoy looking at the sketches. Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year, Lis.

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