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WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 20th July

Can you tell me where I have sketched?

Do you recognise this ink and watercolour sketch, of a place recently reopened to visit.

Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do before the end of the day.

I will pick a random winner from all correct entries and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month one of those will be picked to receive a prize.

The prize for July is a screen printed tote bag featuring my Victoria Street illustration.

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Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed later today, and I will pick a winner for the Winners Wall before the end of the day.

Keep looking up and noticing the beauty in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next!

If you would like to buy an Edinburgh Sketcher tea towel you can find all 4 designs in my Etsy shop.

Giving thanks to my trainers

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed, busy and anxious lately. Not one thing to blame but getting out and getting a little exercise this morning has helped.

Just a little jog but I think it’s easy to get a little round up if you don’t let go.

Below are a few photos of the sketch coming together. I have never noticed the subtle stripes on these trainers before. Sketching something really makes you stop and take in what you are looking at. Good for the soul, or should that be sole 🙄🤣

I do have a handful of other jobs I should be doing but I think it is important to take time for yourself now and again.

I always say in my workshops, don’t forget about the final layer of shadow. Makes such a difference and gives a grounding to your drawing. 

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 17th February

Can you tell me where I have sketched this week?

This doorway caught my eye whilst travelling through the city, but can you name the shop?

Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do so before the end of the day.

I will pick a random winner from all correct entries and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month one of those on the wall will be picked to receive a prize.

The prize for February is one of my screen printed tea towels featuring a sketch of The Shore in Leith.

Your comment will not show up until the winner is announced. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed later today, and I will pick a winner for the Winners Wall before the end of the day.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the beauty in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next!

If you would like to buy a tea towel you can find them in my Etsy shop.

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you name this week’s sketched location?

If you know leave your answer in the comment box below. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month one of those on the wall will be picked to receive a prize.


The prize for February is a set of my Edinburgh coasters.

Printed right here in Scotland. Each one is a premium glossy 9cm x 9cm hardboard coaster, they’re great quality and the colours really pop. 

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Leave your answer in the comment box below …

Your comment will not show up until the winner is announced. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed later today, and I will pick a winner for the Winners Wall tomorrow afternoon.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the beauty in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next!

If you would like to buy a set of my coasters for 12.95 plus postage then you can order one HERE from my Etsy shop.

 

 



Have a colourful happy Halloween

Pumpkins Halloween 2017 cropBright autumnal colours in this sketch of pumpkins growing in a field, you know they’re ready to pick when they open their eyes!

I love this time of year, so much colour everywhere, including in my kitchen at the weekend as we carved a couple of pumpkins, which are already collapsing and morphing their cutout images into unrecognisable shapes.
I’m trying to capture that colour with my new Spectrum Noir blending markers, I need some practice but am finding the shading abilities of these pens great fun. I have in the past shied away from markers as I thought they were unblendable and too bold but the subtle shades and vibrancy I achieved with the pumpkin picture has made me think again.
Below you can see the blend achieved on the side of the drawing, plus the pen numbers I used. The line drawing was done with a Spectrum Noir Fineliner 0.8mm.  Pens can be bought in colour ranges and in small or large packs to suit your budget, have a look at the links below for more information and where to buy them.
spectrum pens

WhereArtI : 25th September : Edinburgh

ES_WAI250917Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched?

If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw to receive a prize.

The prize for September is one of my Edinburgh Mugs. Available in Victoria StreetLeith or Edinburgh Castle they are perfect for an autumnal warming cuppa!

Click HERE to enter your answer

Usually the answer will be within the Edinburgh boundaries, but on the first Monday of the month the competition is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the details in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next time!

Enter via the link above or email contact@edinburghsketcher.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 25th September 2017’.

Edinburgh Sketcher online store.

WhereArtI : 19th June : Edinburgh

ES_WAI190617Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched?

If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw to receive a prize.

The prize for May is one of my Edinburgh cotton bags, either the blue Leith print or the purple Victoria Street version. 

Winner will receive one of only six prints chosen by Edinburgh Sketcher.

Click HERE to enter your answer

Usually the answer will be within the Edinburgh boundaries, but on the first Monday of the month the competition is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the details in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next time!

Enter via the link above or email contact@edinburghsketcher.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 19th June 2017’.

Edinburgh Sketcher online store.

WhereArtI : 17th April : Edinburgh

ES_WAI170417Happy Easter everyone, can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched?

If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw to receive a prize.

The prize for April is one of my brand new stone lithography prints of Edinburgh Castle, which I am currently creating in a class at Edinburgh Printmakers. Here is a photo of the prints so far.

castleprint

Winner will receive one of only six prints chosen by Edinburgh Sketcher.

Click HERE to enter your answer

Usually the answer will be within the Edinburgh boundaries, but on the first Monday of the month the competition is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the details in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next time!

Enter via the link above or email contact@edinburghsketcher.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 17th April 2017’.

Edinburgh Sketcher online store.

The Shore, Leith with India ink

A time-lapse video of myself painting The Shore in Leith using a brush and black India ink.

My India ink sketch shows Edinburgh’s beautiful docks in Leith, and this stretch of gable ended houses line The Shore, and area of restaurants, cafe’s and pubs. Perfect for a late afternoon summers walk.

Using the India ink with a brush allows for a wide range of strokes and with a little added water a dilutted lighter hue can be achieved for shading.

Below is the scanned painting, prints of which can be bought in a mount in two sizes. 150x100mm for £18 and 290x200mm for £32. Drop me an email HERE is you would like a print.

TheShore InkPainting

Illustration painted on watercolour art paper with India ink.

WhereArtI : 11 July 2016 : Edinburgh

ES_WAI110716Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched?

If so click the link below to enter your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘WhereArtI Winners wall’. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw to receive a prize.

Click HERE to enter your answer

Usually the answer will be within the Edinburgh boundaries, but on the first Monday of the month the competition is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feed throughout the day for clues if needed.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the details of Edinburgh, you never know where I will be sketching next time!

Enter via the link above or email contact@edinburghsketcher.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 11th July 2016’.