Reflections of Edinburgh Fringe

Posted on Aug 14, 2019
Reflections of Edinburgh Fringe

This is the Teviot Row House, one of the student union buildings at the University of Edinburgh and throughout the Fringe Festival, the Gilded Balloon. The building has eight performance spaces, eight bars, and a café and is the oldest purpose built student Union building in the world, having been opened in 1889. As the Gilded Balloon each […]

Rain on Morrison street

Posted on Jun 20, 2019
Rain on Morrison street

This week I had a couple of meetings in town and took cover from the sudden downpours we have been experiencing recently. This sketch is drawn on Morrison street from the Pronto coffee bar looking over the busy junction to the striking Scottish Widows building. I tried to capture the falling rain and wet sandstone […]

Rain falling on the windscreen in Edinburgh’s New Town

Posted on Nov 23, 2017
Rain falling on the windscreen in Edinburgh’s New Town

As the rain continued to fall today I sketched from my car. Sitting looking up towards Hanover Street and Goeorge Street I watched the traffic merging with the pipples of the rain falling down my windscreen. Shortly after sketching this I realised the rain wasn’t going to stop so made a dash for my destination. […]

A very wet day in the capital, perfect weather for a new umbrella

Posted on Jun 29, 2017
A very wet day in the capital, perfect weather for a new umbrella

The rain hasn’t stopped pouring down today in Edinburgh, and thoughts go to a Scottish must have: The brolly. Together with wallpaper and lampshades I have always thought my black line art work would look great on an umbrella, especially with the artwork showing through to the inside, and what better a shape to fit […]

Painting Portobello in April showers

Posted on Apr 5, 2016
Painting Portobello in April showers

Today I visited Portobello promenade, a great place to take a stroll along the seaside and feel the sand under your feet. Unsettled is a good word for the weather, glorious sunshine against dark skies followed by brief showers of cold rain. I sketched from the beach between showers to create this piece which includes […]

Reflections on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 10, 2015
Reflections on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The rain in Edinburgh doesn’t usually last long, often drying up for strong sunshine and glimpses of rainbows spanning the city. Days such as these are great for drawing reflections outdoors, the sunshine kept me warm as I drew this strong reflection of the three red telephone boxes on the High Street.   Head out […]

Driving rain

Posted on Jan 17, 2014

On the bus this morning and thoughts can’t help drifting to the missing 3 year old boy, Mikaeel Kular, last seen on Wednesday evening at his home in Drylaw, Edinburgh.   As I stare into the distance and hope for good news and Mikaeels safe return to his family I suddenly focus on the rain […]

Foodies finale

Posted on Aug 11, 2013
Foodies finale

The sketcher family had a great day at Foodies Festival, such a happy vibe around the place. The sun shone, most of the time, and the food and drink were excellent, as were the performers entertaining us on stage. My foodie highlight was a pulled pork sandwich (on gluten free bun) and some Sheppy’s West […]

Rain hiding…

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

Ducking out of the torrential rain today I took refuge (and a delicious cup of coffee) at Cafe Truva on the royal Mile. This place is fast becoming my new coffee local, great beverages and views of the comings and goings on the busy High Street. Although this afternoon the road was more a river […]

And the rain fell

Posted on Jul 28, 2013

Today was a bit of a wash out in Edinburgh. But not so online for EdinburghSketcher as this sketch went Edinburgh-viral on twitter and facebook, even trending in Edinburgh as it was shared and spread around the net. It’s funny what appeals to folk online and I think the sketch summed up what alot of […]

You win Rain

Posted on Oct 17, 2012

I gave it a good try with this doodle in Trinity, Edinburgh. Huge drops of rain kept landing on the pad though, washing away my scribbles.

Olympics rain

Posted on Jul 23, 2012

Ever tried to draw and paint in the rain? Well there’s a reason for that! Interesting effect though don’t you agree?

All aboard!

Posted on Jun 16, 2012

I’ve built us an ark, I think were gonna need it. You’re all welcome, it’s parked in front of the Castle.

24 hours later…

Posted on Jun 6, 2012

We are dashing from shop to shop on Princes Street, dodging umbrellas and soggy tourists!