On Saturday I was lucky enough to sketch at Murrayfield Stadium, home of Scottish rugby as Scotland took on Italy in the RBS Six Nations. These are my sketches from what was a fantastic spectacle, albeit with a disappointing scoreline.
Leading until the final seconds Scotland made the best start with an excellent try securing a 10-0 lead but the Italians came back stron causing the score at half time, as you can see from the sketch above to be 16-15.
With a record breaking crowd of over 60,000 filling the stadium the atmosphere was electric but unfortunately most went home dissapointed. The second half became a case of hanging on for the Scots and as the clocked ticked down Italy took the lead. Click the images below for larger versions.
As the rain came down over Murrayfield the supporters spilled out into the streets, my final sketch below seeing three Scotland fans on the walk home.
Scottish Rugby website
Italian Rugby website
Murrayfield Experience website
Good luck to all the Hibernian players and supporters in this weekends Scottish Cup Final against Celtic at Hampden Park.
One of Edinburgh’s two premier league football sides, Hibernian FC’s home stadium is Easter Road, which I have drawn here ink and watercolour as a good luck sketch.
If they win there will be an open top bus journey through the city to celebrate and show the cup. The match kicks off at 3pm on Sunday and is live on BBC Scotland, coverage begins just after 1pm.
C’mon the Hibs!
For more information visit the Hibernian FC website HERE
So no ‘Sunshine on Leith’ today, but an almost comic strip look at Hibernian’s football ground, Easter Road, between the terraced housing on Albion Place. I thought I had gone too far with the colour, and maybe I have but I like the effect now.
Having lived in both Pilrig Street (in Leith) and Gorgie Road (near Tynecastle) since arriving in the city I count myself as not a die hard fan, more a keen supporter of both Edinburgh football teams, if this is possible 😉
I have been to both stadiums over the years and will have to sketch Hearts soon, to even the balance. Anyone know af a great view of the stadium?