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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




A wee Scott Monument moment…

ScottMonumentThe Scott Monument in Edinburgh’s city centre, looking splendid as ever in the spring sunshine.


A passing sketch of the stunning Scott Monument for you today.  The Victorian Gothic structure stands in Princes Street Gardens as a monument to author Sir Walter Scott.

A statue of the writer and his dog, stands underneath the tower, which is the largest monument for any writer anywhere in the world. Look out for them next time you are in town and climb the 287 steps to the top and you will enjoy an breath taking views of the city.




  • The Scott Monument (via Edinburgh Museums)