A recent commission of a beautiful cat had me stepping out of my comfort zone, which is always good if a little daunting. I love how this puddy cat turned out. One of my first commissions of the lock down and as it was a gift I couldn’t share it right away. Here are a […]
‘Catching up over a cup of tea’ I was up sketching in the cafe of John Lewis this week, early for a meeting. I love trying to capture people in my sketches, although I find it hard. It can be tough to communicate the movement, curves, colours and characteristics of a real life person, compared […]
The Sketcher cat, Mocha. Not one for hogging the limelight, or even looking at you when sketching or taking a photo. Mocha is a beautiful tortoiseshell cat, fifteen years old and on the cold nights in Edinburgh she likes to curl up on my, or Mrs Sketcher’s knee. I love to draw her fur, beautiful […]
This week I visited the current exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh. ‘Photography: A Victorian Sensation’ runs until November 22 and chronicles the birth of photography, from early shadows on a copper plate with the pioneering inventors, Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot through the hugely popular stereoscopic photography […]
Today I sketched another bespoke EdinburghSketcher avatar. Only £10 from the ES shop you simply send me your photograph and I’ll sketch it and send back the avatar usually within 24 hours. At 200 pixels square it’s the perfect size for twitter, facebook and all your social media sites, so head over to the shop and order one today.