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Sketching a book launch at Waterstones Princes Street

ChitraBookSigningLast night an old friend launched their debut book and I was there to capture the night in watercolour.

‘Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy’ is Chitra Ramaswamy’s first book and goes on sale online and on the high street today. Through a series¬†of nine essays, one for each month of her pregnancy the author shows a fascinating and honest glimpse of being pregnant.


Thanks to Waterstones West End for the photos below.


The illustration was drawn on location on A4 cartridge heavy weight paper, in black fineliner 0.5 and with a watercolour wash. 


Read Scotsman Books Editor Stuart Kelly’s full review HERE


Buy Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy from Waterstones HERE




And now for something completely different

With the afternoon away from the office I took a trip into town with the twins. They opened their first bank account, receiving a story book and money box each for doing so.

After climbing the hill from Stockbridge, and before visiting the bank we stopped at Waterstones on George Street for some refreshment. There is a Costa to the back of the shop. We all had milk, mine with added shots of espresso.

This is a pencil sketch of the twins drinking their milk in the pram. I like the scribble effect, it looks almost ghostly. Very different from yesterdays Where Art I? sketch.