Tag Archives: montage

Stockbridge Commission

StockbridgeMontageOne of my favourite Christmas commissions this year was this montage of Stockbridge, a beautiful area of Edinburgh close to the Water of Leith and full of interesting wee shops and relaxing places to walk.


Before starting a sketch like this I create the montage of photographs either taken by myself or supplied by the client. This one includes a family photo, a favourite walk, the main street in Stockbridge and the family home. Once happy with the composition I run it past the client before sketching begins.


If you would like to commission a similar illustration then get in touch via email at contact@edinburghsketcher.com or you can phone me at 07870991678. Prices start at £65.


Kindergarten sketcher

Tonight a commission from a couple of months ago that I forgot to post, a montage of images from a Kindergarten in Australia, whose manager commissioned this illustration for a long term member of staff when they retired.

I created the montage from photographs sent to me and added the children’s hand prints and the nursery logo in the centre. Keeping the sketch in black ink I thought the use of a single colour picked out the children and made the separate images more recognisable from each other.

A possible new client contacted me recently about a similar commission but for a backpacking expedition, with images from their travels made into a montage. A great idea and one that could be adapted to suit any memory.

If you would like piece of art created from your memories or photographs or would like to discuss further then please get in touch on my email address; contact@edinburghsketcher.com

Kindy Illustration

A busy day ahead of me today so I may not get to sketch, instead I thought I’d share this commission I recently completed for a client in Australia.

This illustrated montage of photos from a kindergarten was a gift for a member of staff who was retiring.

From a number of images of the kindergarten play areas I put together the composition and the drew the illustration from that combined image. Lifting out a single colour in the kids outfits helped to add a little colour and pull out certain parts of the montage, without overpowering the whole image. The hand prints are another nice detail to link to the children at the nursery.

If you would like to commission a similar illustration, or talk over an idea you may have for a drawing then please get in touch at contact@edinburghsketcher.com for more details.