This year over 40 million poppies will be sold in the UK, over 5 million of them in Scotland. This is mine, sketched yesterday in a cafe on the Royal Mile.
Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War One, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month services throughout the nation will pay respect to the millions killed, injured and effected in that conflict and those since Armistice Day, 1919.
A two minute silence will be held as people stop what they are doing for a moment and remember the sacrifices made. The Royal British Legion are custodians of the anniversary and for more information or to buy a poppy see the link below. You can also pick up a poppy in most shops, for a donation.
‘Not forgotten, and never will be.’
I wear my poppy as a token of respect, a sign that those lives lost are not forgotten, and never will be.
This poppy I have sketched is the Scottish version, slightly different to the rest of the UK. I sketched one of those last year. Today’s illustration is in black ink with a watercolour wash.
Below I have included a cropped version, which you can (right-click, ‘save as’) download and use as your personal icon on social media websites. Show your respect today.
A new twist on an old sketch today as a request for an Edinburgh Castle avatar came in.
A few months ago I drew a number of sketchy avatars for people, sketching a face in a square for people to use as their headshot icon on social media sites and in emails. Prices at only £12 for each one they were very popular and I would usually sketch them from a passport style photo which the client would email me.
Click HERE to see some previous avatars, and HERE to order your own bespoke icon in my shop
Last night though I had an order for a different avatar, not a face at all but Edinburgh Castle. Above are the results, I ended up sketching three versions before I was happy.
I think I prefer number three but what do you think?
Today I sketched another bespoke EdinburghSketcher avatar. Only £10 from the ES shop you simply send me your photograph and I’ll sketch it and send back the avatar usually within 24 hours.
At 200 pixels square it’s the perfect size for twitter, facebook and all your social media sites, so head over to the shop and order one today.
Here’s a photo of the original photo with the sketch.
Thanks to Grant for the order 🙂
For a limited time get your hand drawn EdinburghSketcher avatar for only £10 (usual price: £18)
You can use it for all your social media sites and general online presence, and all you have to do is deposit the readies into my paypal account and send me a photo, easy as that.
You can now order your hand drawn avatar HERE