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Christmas haircuts done!

Thanks to the stylists of Charlie Miller in Ocean Terminal the Sketcher Twins are looking fab for the big day.

I’ve been so busy with commissions lately I haven’t had much I can post on here, but now as I delivered the last one this morning I can now relax.

But there is plenty to do, including getting the twins hair cuts done before Christmas. And the bonus was having a little time to sketch them at the same time!

This sketch was drawn with a fineliner and watercolour wash brush.

Charlie Miller website

Filling the shelves at the Scottish Design Exchange

SDXshopphotoAfter a few days away relaxing with the family last week this last few days has seen me catching up in all directions.

Replying to new enquiries, sending out quotes and packing up merchandise orders is great, as is returning to a voice message from the Scottish Design Exchange in Ocean Terminal, asking for more stock as the shelves are running low!

I spent the morning refilling with new and established lines, well the first hour doing that and then the following two tweaking the display  until I was happy. Have a look in to see a whole range of Edinburgh Sketcher items including totes bags, wooden postcards, magnets, tea towels, mugs as well as mounted prints.

Working for yourself can definitely have its down side, it can be stressful and at times require long hours but the highs far outway the lows, especially when your work is selling 🙂


Thanks for all the support you have given to myself and Edinburgh Sketcher, I appreciate the chance to create and use my passion as my living.

Scottish Design Exchange website

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. 

Head to Ocean Terminal for beautiful original artwork at the Scottish Design Exchange

SDEdisplay_280116Yesterday I was restocking at the Scottish Design Exchange in Leith’s Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

After a busy Christmas for the relatively new art gallery and all round creative hub that is SDE is was good to take a step back and freshen up the shelves, adding a few new lines, such as this puffin illustration available as an A4 mounted print for £28.



The not for profit shop concept, by founder Linzy Leroy is to bring artists and designers together to share a retail space that benefits the community. Proving a great success, and still in its first year, the super location in Ocean Terminal provides a retail outlet for many independent designers and makers that wouldn’t usually have access to sell on the high street.


I love the idea and the community of creatives that is being built there. Get along yourself and have a look around, there is some truly original pieces to see, perfect for a bespoke gift, for a friend or yourself!


Ocean Terminal has plenty of free parking and is on the bus route for numbers 11, 22, 34, 35.



The Scottish Design Exchange website