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Colour for a tree losing its leaves

QueensPark_Tree Today I added colour to this tree, which stands tall in Queen’s Park, Edinburgh and has such a beautiful shape to it.


Yesterday I posted the black and white pen drawing and today this is the colour version. I scanned in the mono sketch and added the colour digitally on the laptop. I love the strong colours you can get this way and the layers you can build up, and take away.

The pen drawing got a be response on line, the simple line drawing appeals, and I think it worked against the autumn leaves which I photographed it on. You can see that photo below.


So how do you like it with colour?




A beautiful tree, shedding leaves in Queen’s Park

TreeLeaves2This is one of my favourite trees, I have seen it in snow, rain and glorious sunshine.


I had no time to colour it this morning, so instead I’ve surrounded it with colour from the ground.

I pass this tree most days and often think I should take a photo of it in all the different seasons. Perhaps a sketch instead, I think it is the perfect shape for a tree. I’ll add colour perhaps digitally and then post them together to show the difference.


Thanks to the car, a new view from the bike

Calton Hill from Queen's Park
Calton Hill from Queen’s Park

Today I had to take the car into the garage. I am now awaiting the dreaded call to tell me what is wrong with it and how much it will cost to put it right.

But on the plus side I put the bike in the boot and cycled from Seafield to work in between Queen’s Park and Arthur’s Seat. This was my view through the park to Calton Hill, with Holyrood Palace below and the old Royal High School to the left.

Now, fingers crossed for some relatively good news from the garage…

Arthur’s Seat sunshine

I’ve not been so well this week and so not sketching at all really. This morning though it was such a lovely day of sunshine in the capital that I took a walk through Abbeyhill and onto the Queen’s Park on my way to the office. I had to quickly capture this scene, the impressive silhouette of Arthur’s Seat overlooking Abbey Lane.

The sunshine can be so therapeutic and there isn’t many better places to go for a stroll than through the Queen’s Park on a spring morning.