This morning whilst walking from the old to new town I noticed Princes Street Gardens is once again busy becoming a Christmas Wonderland.
On a rainy day in Edinburgh with the leaves still changing from green to orange to red is it perhaps hard to imagine the city in it’s Christmas guise, but the season will soon be here.
If you are in town during the next few days you will notice the transformation taking place ahead of the grand opening on the 17th November. Find out more about all the shows and attractions on over the festive period via the link below.
Edinburgh’s Christmas website
A quick lunchtime sketch of the Balmoral Hotel clock tower, poking above some trees. Seen from Cranston Street which runs down from the Royal Mile towards the railway station.
I’m loving my non run ink pens which allow me to instantly add a watercolour wash to my black ink sketches.
I’ll add a scanned version later.
Not that it’s all about Edinburgh or anything but yesterday when I went to draw a birthday card for my niece, I ended up with a sketch of Princes Street, replacing the Balmoral Hotel with a huge birthday cake. I may need some help… 🙂
Morning sketch fans, more rain showers forecast for today across the city so I thought I’d draw a photo I took from the bus a couple of weeks ago when a monsoon like downpour hit Edinburgh. Here we are at the top of Leith Street turning onto Princes Street, before heading left on to the North Bridge.
Have fun dodging the showers today 😉
Anyone know who the statue of the horse and rider is for…?
A quick pic of my sketch from East Market St, over the North Bridge and onto the The Balmoral.
Just black ink today, I’ll scan in properly tonight.