Princes Street during the 2020 lock down

During the second week of the current Covid-19 lock down I cycled through the city and took some photos of the empty streets.

The images are so strange, especially as it was a glorious sunny April day in the capital and yet the streets were empty. There was an eery quietness to the city, you could hear the birds and the steady hum of the tram, still running along a desolate high street.

I sketched this from home and tried to capture the still, quietness I had witnessed. Below you can see a time lapse video of my drawing coming together.

I am taking part in the #artistsupportpledge to support fellow artists who have lost income due to #covid19. I will be drawing Edinburgh lock down scenes, each will cost £200 each and when I have sold £1000 worth of work, I pledge to spend £200 on another artist. Please message me if interested in buying this piece.

My Princes Street Lockdown sketch, with haunting music to match the scene from @talkingknots 😊

‘Princes Street Lockdown’
Ink and watercolour, 300x150mm £200.
Artist: EdinburghSketcher
Email to purchase:

Music: ’Flowers’
Artist: @Talkingknots and @Hennessy_tk
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