Edinburgh Castle

I came across a photo on Twitter, taken by Ian Rankin, the renowned Scottish crime novelist. It’s the view of Edinburgh Castle from Vennel Steps. When I visit my sister in Edinburgh, I always try and fit in a day for sketching in the city – this view was my focus this time.

I managed to get there around 3pm which meant I only had about 2 hours before it started to get dark. So this had to be a quick one!
Local/base colours were added on location, but it got too dark to continue beyond that.  Shadows and highlights were added inside Greyfriars Bobby Bar round the corner, with a whiskey in hand.

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