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The WhereArtI Quiz, 7th September

ES_WAI070915WhereArtI time and as its the first of the month I could be anywhere in Scotland… Can you find me?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

The WhereArtI Quiz, 31st August

ES_WAI310815WhereArtI time in Edinburgh… can you name this week’s location?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

The WhereArtI Quiz, 24th August

ES_WAI240815WhereArtI time in Edinburgh… can you name this week’s location?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

The Sketcher Twins in pen and ink

SkecherTwins_Aug2015Here is a portrait of the Sketcher Twins during the week they began their final year in nursery.

They are are growing up quickly and were this week raring to go and excited to see all their friends at nursery.

 

I find drawing portraits harder than buildings, the more detail I add the older the pair seem to look. In fact they are only four and a half although here they look older. I think I’m getting better though, as with most things, practice makes perfect.

 

 

The WhereArtI Quiz, 17th August

ES_WAI_170815WhereArtI time in Festival time Edinburgh… but do you know where I am?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

Tweeting for Just Festival in Edinburgh

JustFestival_SimplySowetoEncha2Yesterday while tweeting for Just Festival I sketched from a couple of shows.

To help publicise my own exhibition, ‘Sketching The Shadows’, which can be seen within St John’s Church Chapel until the end of August, I was asked to take over the official Just Festival twitter feed for a day.

 

The Just Festival strives to highlight the inequality and injustice around the world in the hope that we will then take into account how our actions affect each other and the planet as a whole, and the content can often be serious and thought provoking so I decided to keep my input light.

 

Talking about what I was up to (delivering merchandise around Leith on my bicycle) and adding in a few sketches from some of the Just Festival exhibitions I managed to visit, both at St Johns Church on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, and Central Hall just up the Lothian Road at Toll Cross.

 

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Above is a sketch from ‘Lives Interrupted’, a Mercy Corps commissioned installation of wire frame sculptures by Amy Pickles, in the grounds of St Johns Church yard. Representing the Syrian refugees the sculptures humanise the reports we hear daily and bring their plight much closer to us.

 

Below is the front of Central Hall, where I visited later in the afternoon. Home to many of this years Just Festival performances the venue is very grand and worth a look around for the architecture alone.

 

JustFestival_CentralHall

 

Inside Central Hall I was lucky enough to see Simply Soweto Encha, an a cappella group from South Africa whose infectious rhythm, energy and personality filled the hall and wowed the audience. I loved it and would recommend the show to anyone. The main image at the top of this post and the one below were scribbled down as I watched, clapped and laughed my way through the show.

 

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Just Festival website

Mercy Corps UK website

Amy Pickles

Simply Soweto Encha

 

 

 

 

The WhereArtI Quiz, 10th August

ES_WAI100815WhereArtI time we are back in Edinburgh… but where?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

Great King Street in Edinburgh’s New Town

GreatKingStreet This is Great King Street in Edinburgh’s stunning New Town, drawn in black ink fine liner for a client.

Edinburgh’s New Town is home to sunning Georgian architecture, straight lines and symmetry that stands in stark contrast to the Old Town and its higgledy piggledy closes and cobbled alleyways. I love the contrast, and walking around the grandeur of the New Town from George Street down in to Stockbridge and the Water of Leith is one of Edinburgh’s joys for me, and a must for any visitor.

 

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My commissions start at £75 for a sketch roughly A5 (150x200mm / 6×8”) in black ink and with or without a colour wash.

For a larger A4 (200x300mm / 8×12”) drawing the price is £115 for black ink only, £145 with a watercolour wash.

A larger A3 (300x420mm / 11.7×16.5”) sketch is £195 for black ink only, £235 for black ink with a colour wash.

Further sizes and prices are available on request. Sketches can be framed, for an added £15 (A5) and £25 (A4). Prints start at £18 for 150x100mm and £32 for 290x200mm.

 

The WhereArtI Quiz, 15th June

ES_WAI150615Morning everyone, can you locate today’s WhereArtI and tell me where I am sketching FROM?

 

There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

 

The Scotland WhereArtI Quiz, 6th April

WAI060415Morning and welcome to the monthly Scotland WhereArtI, can you locate this week’s drawing from somewhere in this beautiful country?

 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and would like to have a guess at my quiz. There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week 🙂 Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.

 

If you would like to donate a prize for the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

 

Remember WhereArtI runs every Monday in the Edinburgh Evening News with a fantastic prize each week. You could win a bottle of Edinburgh Gin