Edinburgh Old Town map – how it’s done

My Edinburgh Old Town map is now on sale! The medieval streets and wynds of Scotland’s capital city crammed into a sheet of A2 with a splash of watercolour and some swirly bits. How do I squash tenements, towers, bridges, bars, gardens, galleries – and a whacking great castle – into one illustration? Well… EXAMINING… Continue Reading

A very busy map of Scotland

I’ve just completed an illustrated map of Scotland. And I’m puggled.* But awfully pleased. I have prints in two colourways, hot-off-the-press on gorgeous, textured paper. Ready to sign and deliver to my delightful (and hopefully delighted) customers. And they come complete with a key to 152 items. Which is more than I’d intended. This was… Continue Reading

My Leith map – Trainspotting edition

I’ve been waiting with baited breath for T2 Trainspotting, the sequel to perhaps my favourite film of all time. Partially because it’s set in Leith, Edinburgh’s eclectic port and home for most of my adult life. So I’m pleased to report that the film is funny, gaudy, excessive, frantically paced and oh, so poignant. So… Continue Reading