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Saying farewell to the dinosaurs at Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

Dinosaurs_WrappedUpYesterday I was in the Ocean Terminal shopping centre when I noticed these three dinosaurs wrapped up against the Scottish weather.

I was on my way to a meeting but had to sketch these three model dinosaurs which had (with many others) been entertaining the shoppers over Easter. Wrapped in plastic covers and looking out to see they reminded me of the many tourists arriving in the city to our wonderful Scottish weather!


Wrap up warm today everyone, and come back soon dinosaurs!!


I seem to be following these dinosaurs around Edinburgh, HERE is my sketch of what I presume are the same models at Edinburgh Zoo.


The sketch above is drawn in my A5 sketchpad, with a fineliner pen 0.5, with a watercolour wash over the top. 

Fly along to North Berwick for Puffin Fest

PuffinFest_2014This week the sketcher family and I had a fantastic time at Puffin Fest at the Scottish  Seabird Centre in North Berwick.

Until the 26th May if you visit the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick you can celebrate in all things puffin. Promising fun, games, activities and events for the whole family the Sketcher family headed along the East coast full off excitement.


North Berwick beach is a favourite short trip of ours already, the beautiful beach, interesting wee shops and coffee houses to explore and  only 25 miles out of the city. Add to all that the cuteness of wee puffins and we were sold!


The Puffin Fest runs until 26th May so head there quickly to take part in all the puffin activities, we had lessons on how to draw a puffin, watched  birds on Bass Rock on huge screens and even took a boat out to Craigleith Island to see the wee darlings up close.


The twins loved it, almost as much as the ice cream on the beach afterwards! To find out more about the Puffin Fest activities and the seabird centre click on the link below.


The Scottish Seabird Centre website