Drawing in the gardens

Not the Tory Party logo. This was a practice sketch before adding trees to the following picture.

These were drawn in the Princes Street Gardens, at a free session tutored by artist David C Forster. The view was from near the Ross Fountain. For a nicer composition, I only included 2 of the benches and moved them. And the central path is imaginary. This was drawn on dark paper with pencil, charcoal and chalk.

In the next session, I drew Edinburgh Castle. This was made from a similar location to the previous drawing.

Just as with the first picture, David Forster gave much helpful advice that greatly shaped the results. I was very pleased to learn he was giving a watercolour course that Autumn. That was to be my next course – not before doing a sketch in the gallery.

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