Edinburgh Sketcher joined us for the September Bank Holiday to run two fantastic sketching classes at the Museums.
As it was the September Bank Holiday, I was asked to host two sketching events looking at the exhibits on show inside The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which was initially established as a medical teaching resource but now welcomes one and all to discover the mysteries and wonders of historical medical science.
I find looking at the specimens, ailments and medieval looking implements (that were used not that long ago) so interesting, and being able to spot similarities to items found in hospitals today. Seeing and reading about the many ailments that at one time would have been fatal leave me with a feeling of gratefulness of being born in this age!
Museums and galleries are a favourite of mine as I spent a lot of time there as a youngster, especially on rainy days. They are such an inspirational place to be in.
On the day we took pens and paper around the museum drawing different objects, sometimes as a group and sometimes on our own before heading to the Anatomy Lab to add watercolour and charcoal to our drawings.
Below are some of the very good results from the two workshops. Thanks to all who came along and had a go.
Drawings all made with watercolour, fine liner pens and charcoal.
This blog was originally featured on Edinburgh Sketcher’s own webpage