Window Shopping in Edinburgh II

Some more window shopping travel sketches from my new sketchbook.

Souvenir shop window in the old town of Edinburgh.

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A cake shop display near Haymarket. Damn, I want that cake!

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Window Shopping in Edinburgh

Went on a stop over to Edinburgh last month. I enjoyed the city just as much as the first time I was there for a long weekend. And it seems I spent too much time drawing foxes the last month, as I started to see them everywhere.


I took the opportunity to stock up on sketchbooks and pens, as those things are rather pricey in Iceland. And of course I had to use them right away.

Inktober – Catch me if you can!

Little fox was still hungry after he caught the fish. So he started chasing after a mouse he saw passing by.

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Inktober 2019 Day 30 – Catch

I´m aware that Inktober finished a while ago, and I also finally managed to finish the last drawing. All my plans of keeping up with drawing daily got interrupted by visitors and spontaneous out of town adventures. But I am not really complaining about it, as it was a lot of fun too.

I really enjoyed the prompt list this year, and I am always curious and excited to see the differences of my drawings between the last years.

Inktober 2017 got me back into drawing, and it was a real struggle in the beginning.

2018 I had a lot of fun with different characters and surrealistic scenes.

This year I wanted to learn how to stick to a character, which eventually developed into little Mr. Fox. What could his first name be? Maybe Emil?

I also started to work on illustrating a children´s book. And this was supposed to be some kind of practice for it. I feel I should also make a story out of the little fox.
Hope you had fun with him too!

He didn´t know where the fish came from. But he tried to catch it anyway.

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Inktober 2019 Day 26 – Dark

When you feel like the night has eyes. Actually I love how this one turned out. I was not really excited in the beginning but decided to go with the idea anyway. Now I am happy I did.

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Inktober 2019 Day 21 – Treasure

Books! A real treasure. I keep accumulating books but I cannot keep up with the reading. So my resolution is, to use the winter months to catch up with it! What about you?

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Inktober 2019 Day 9 – Swing

Of course the only swing that came to mind was an aerial hoop ring. What better way to swing around and have fun in the air!

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Inktober 2019 Day 5 – Build

I loved Tetris when I was young. Would play it hours on end until I would see little moving cubes behind my closed eyelids.

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