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Doodling from the Quartermile

QuartermileAlleyA quick black and white sketch from a favourite area of mine for sketching.

Quartermile is the marketing name given to the mixed use redevelopment of the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site,  overlooking The Meadows. Now home to many luxury apartments and swanky restaurants the area is a mixture of stunning modern architecture and equally beautiful original Royal Infirmary buildings.


This and the park in close proximity makes the area a great place to sketch. In this one I havve caught the old on the left, the new on the right and in between the park and the trees.


Quartermile website


As tough as…

BootsSketch1Today I started a new commission, a pair of old walking boots. I love the detail in an old pair of shoes. I think my sketching really brings out the many wrinkles in a pair of well used foot wear, you can tell they have been on a few good adventures.

I have sketched trainers before, here is an early EdinburghSketcher lunchtime sketch. I remember I was in the Parliament gardens on a summers day and took off my shoes to draw… https://edinburghsketcher.com/2011/09/30/comfy-footwear/