My latest drawing: Latest at the bottom 2016 – Present
My first drawing of Edinburgh… One of the best views from Calton Hill looking out over the city towards Princes St, Balmoral Hotel and Edinburgh Castle. (Free hand sketch 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen)
Governor’s House and Hamilton’s Obelisk also on Calton Hill. The house is a remnant of the old jail which once occupied the site. Also the Political Martys’ Monument designed by Thomas Hamilton. Among many monuments and memorials on Calton Hill. (Free hand sketch 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen)
Popularly known as John Knox House, a historic house situated on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh associated with the Scottish Minister John Knox. (Free hand sketch 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen)
A popular and picturesque Scottish Castle situated where Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet. Situated in the NW Highlands close to Isle of Skye. (Free hand sketch 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen)
Edinburgh Castle view looking from Bruntsfield Place between the Best Western Hotel and Barclay Terrace. (Drawing with 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen and Pencil)
My first Panoramic style drawing. Showing the many collections of buildings, monuments and memorials on the hill looking out over the city. From Left to Right; Old Observatory House, Dugald Stewart Monument, City Observatory, Political Martyr’s Monument, Nation Monument of Scotland, The Nelson Monument, Governor’s House, St. Andrew’s House, Royal High School of Edinburgh, and Robert Burn’s Monument. (Drawing with 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen and Pencil)
A panoramic detailed sketch showing the amazing architecture in the city from The Scotsman hotel (far left) all the way to the Bank of Scotland building (far right) and all the stunning architecture in between. (Drawing with 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen and Pencil)
Commissioned piece for Edinburgh University. Teviot Row House, the oldest purpose built student union in the world. The building opened in 1889, designed by Scottish Architect Sydney Mitchell. (Drawing with 0.05-0.1mm Fine Ink Pen and Pencil)
Balmoral Hotel through the Scott Monument
The Balmoral Hotel as seen through the Scott Monument.
The Balmoral Hotel (Opened 1902) is one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable buildings. With stunning architecture designed by William Hamilton Beattie, situated at one end of Princess Street.
Since 1902 the hotel’s clock has been set 3 minutes fast to ensure commuters wouldn’t miss their train at Waverley station. This is still the case today (apart from 31st December when it runs on time).
The Scott Monument is a victorian gothic monument to Sir Walter Scott who was a historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. The monument stands in Princess St Gardens in the city. (Drawing with 0.03-0.5mm Fine Ink Pen and Pencil)
My drawing of the Canongate Tolbooth on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Hand sketch using fine ink pen and pencil shading.
The building dates back to the 16th century where it was used to collect tolls for those travelling in the area.
Part of the building was previously used as a Court House and Prison. The front section became a pub in 1820, the Tolbooth Tavern.
(Drawing with 0.03-0.5mm Fine Ink Pen and Pencil)