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Edinburgh Castle form the Grassmarket – Pencil and watercolour
This is the view of the castle from one of the oldest parts of Edinburgh, the Grassmarket. This area was once a place to trade goods, for many to live in and was the spot where executions took place. For years it was one of the most run down parts of the city but, for the past 20 or so years, it has become a place to visit, to look into the past and to enjoy food and drink. Worth visiting if only for the huge outdoor market which now takes place.
What started off as a doodle one lunchtime with pencil carried over into 3 lunchtimes inking it in and using watercolour pencils.
A picture I framed as a present for my sister when she moved to her present home last september. That’s the only photo I keep, and the low-res is because it was taken with the horrible camera of my iPhone. Pencil, pencil and pencil
Castle of Hoensbroek, in the frosty morning light, across the snow filled fields. It’s a large medieval castle located in my home town, in the Netherlands. This is the view from the front lawn of my former house (we moved a year ago).
Ramsay Gardens and The Esplanade from Edinburgh Castle – Watercolour in a Watercolour Moleskine
Nothing special about this one except it marks the beginning of an experiment I’ve been working on with another “Moleskiner”. In order to communicate with others, in different parts of the world, we’ve been playing about with, among other things, small videos. This scene is copied from such a video shot last Monday. In the not too distant future we intend to invite, with Leo’s blessing, interested folks from this site, to join our wee idea. More about this later when we’ve finalised things. In the meantime, suffice to say, can you guess which part of the video this scene was “captured” from?
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