Pussy cat portrait

Posted on Jun 15, 2020
Pussy cat portrait

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 […]

Cafe portraits

Posted on Apr 4, 2019
Cafe portraits

‘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 […]

My cat and I, sitting watching the telly the other night

Posted on Feb 16, 2016
My cat and I, sitting watching the telly the other night

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 […]

Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015
Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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 […]

Sketchy profile

Posted on Dec 7, 2012
Sketchy profile

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.

Sketchy avatars

Posted on Oct 3, 2012

Would you pay £10 for a EdinburghSketcher personal avatar?

You can use it for all your social media sites and general online presence, and all you have to do is deposit the readies into my paypal account and send me a photo, easy as that.

Cousins across the pond

Posted on Sep 15, 2012

Edinburgh Castle, the Cuilin Hills, a Highland cow and some heather all add up to give this portrait a definite Scottish twist.

Siblings sketch

Posted on Sep 15, 2012

A proud brother and his newborn sibling. A simple black and white sketch captures just enough detail to show the viewer a beautiful moment in time.

Brum brummm

Posted on Jul 31, 2012

An A4 illustration like this one costs £65 mono and £78 in colour. If you are interested in ordering an EdinburghSketcher original then please get in touch HERE to talk it over.

The Haven Cafe

Posted on Jun 16, 2012

Be sure to head down there early to grab the comfy chairs by the fire!

Today’s close up

Posted on Feb 12, 2012

I didn’t want to post the whole picture as they haven’t seen it yet, plus it’s a gift


Posted on Jan 25, 2012

Although I never met Barney I wish I had he looks full of energy. Rest in peace pal.

Four wee doogies

Posted on Oct 18, 2011

‘It’s exactly what I hoped it would be, thank-you’

The morning after

Posted on Oct 16, 2011

I’m glad I was disciplined last night and worked on a couple of commissions, so no more today.