Festival fun in full swing

The Mound just outside the National Galleries is packed with performers this August.

I love the colour and excitement of festival time in Edinburgh. The mix of people from all around the world both watching and performing in every available space around the city. It is such a happy and positive time.

There are many places to people watch and I love to find a quiet corner where I can find a wide vista of the performers and watchers all coming together. This particular place was just around the corner from the main entrance to the National Galleries at the foot of the Mound, just off Princes Street.

This is my first festival sketching with a moleskin sketchbook with its recognisably wide double page spread. It was perfect for capturing the crowds and buildings in which all seemed to be watching the acrobatic performer in the middle.

This drawing was made with a fadeproof fineliner, watercolour brush and moleskine sketchpad.

National Galleries Scotland website

2 thoughts on “Festival fun in full swing”

  1. Hello and thank you for your email. Yes all or most of my sketches are available either as prints or in some cases the originals too. Prices start at £18 for a mounted print 150x100mm but drop me a line if you see something in particular on the website.
    This mound sketch is now available as a very high quality giclee print measuring 297x105mm for £24.50 plus postage.
    Here is a link to my Etsy page where you can order:

  2. Your sketches of Edinburgh are so atmospheric and true. Do you happen to sell any? And if so, roughly how much are they? Thank you.

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