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Dinosaurs are back at the Zoo, and bigger than ever

This Easter sees the release of some impressive prehistoric beasts at Edinburgh Zoo, and I was asked to take a sneak peek.

Who doesn’t love a dinosaur? Well the sketcher clan loves anything to do with them and we have been on many a fossil dig before, and seen many dinosaur bones over the years but they still hold such wonder and intrigue.

Even more so when you can touch and see them up close, realise their scale and imagine being opposite such creatures when they were alive.

I love the big ones, like the Brachiosaurus above, towering above the food trailers below. But I also sketched a couple of squabbling Parasaurolophus, headbutting eat other – which maybe reminded me of my kids!

The dinosaurs are included in a general Zoo admission ticket and you can find more details at the Edinburgh Zoo website.

Saying farewell to the dinosaurs at Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

Dinosaurs_WrappedUpYesterday I was in the Ocean Terminal shopping centre when I noticed these three dinosaurs wrapped up against the Scottish weather.

I was on my way to a meeting but had to sketch these three model dinosaurs which had (with many others) been entertaining the shoppers over Easter. Wrapped in plastic covers and looking out to see they reminded me of the many tourists arriving in the city to our wonderful Scottish weather!


Wrap up warm today everyone, and come back soon dinosaurs!!


I seem to be following these dinosaurs around Edinburgh, HERE is my sketch of what I presume are the same models at Edinburgh Zoo.


The sketch above is drawn in my A5 sketchpad, with a fineliner pen 0.5, with a watercolour wash over the top.