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Lest we forget

RemembrancePoppyThis 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.



Sketchy profile

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 🙂