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Deserted George Square, looking splendid in the morning sunshine.

This is George Square, which during August each year, becomes an important hub for events at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Since lock down and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has meant a cancelation of all of Edinburghs Festivals in 2020, then this has left othe square looking very empty indeed.

But as I looked round the sun shone down through the trees and highlighted the natural beauty of the park which is often covered or disguised in lights and stages.

Many of the festivals are of course taking place online this year with lots to see from the Book Festival and the Fringe to name but two.

Enjoy the green spaces this year Edinburgh, as the show will be back soon!.

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: contact@edinburghsketcher.com

Music: ’Flowers’
Artist: @Talkingknots and @Hennessy_tk
Listen to more via www.actoftelling.com